Wednesday, November 9, 2011

1 minute of fame...

Sometime this afternoon I started getting texts and facebook messages about hearing me on ABC World News Tonight.

Huh!?

Oh yeah, yesterday a local news station called and interviewed me for a while about the storm of the century. I talked mostly about how we have been living through storms for thousands of years. My grandparents lived through them in sod houses, I remember hanging out in a canvas tent with a wooden frame one time at camp during a storm. As long as everyone stayed safe and prepared, we would all be OK.

Watch HERE .

I did mention we had a plane that had to be tied down, and our car was parked in front of it...

stubbs
This was taken during the "eye" of the storm. Looking great so far!

And our plane did survive. But other people's planes weren't so lucky.

not lucky

But the best part of the ENTIRE interview (I thought) was when I told the interviewer what my husbands facebook status said, "Dear God go ahead and take the House but PLEASE leave the plane alone!" HAhahahahahAHHAhah. Man, they didn't play that part!

Oh well. The good thing about being on National Nightly News for only a small part is that I still have 14 minutes of fame left in my life! Next time I hope they share humor with me!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

So glad you and your family are ok!! I checked your blog last night but no posting. I worried!! Love reading about your town, family, what life is like up there, so much different than where you "ran away" to. I live in Ocala, about 1 hour north of Orlando.
Violet

alaskapi said...

Not so sure news types understand the necessity of a bit of humor in the face of such things as a whopper storm :-)
Glad to hear you are doing ok there.
And you ARE famous now- had an email from a friend in Bristol Bay who was sure she heard one of our favorite AK bloggers on the news speaking from Kotzebue...

basebell6 said...

SO COOL! Glad your plane made it! Wish they would have included the bit about the sod houses though, now that is a history lesson!

Anonymous said...

Oh we, hubby and I and also plane owners, laughed at the plane comment!!
I did tell a friend I thought I heard you on the news tonight and she went to look at saw this post. Chuckle how it all turnes out...have fun with the other 14 minutes left :-)

Janice Bendixen said...

Funny (well, not really) but that's exactly how my Dad lost his beloved Cub in the storm of '74. There was some cussing and the C172 that replaced it just wasn't the same. I'll keep praying that everyone is kept safe. So weird to be watching this from the dead calm of the Butte. Glad Dean's Baby is still safe.

Sabrina said...

Glad you and your plane weathered the storm well! I was hoping you wouldn't lose your electricity and would stay nice and warm! I have to get to the post office this weekend with your marshmallows!

Amanda said...

Glad you and the plane are ok. I had ton's of phone calls and emails, facebook messages, etc here asking if we were okay. I didn't even know we had a major storm come through. We had 70 mph winds and lots of sleet, but for here that is normal. Last year we had 115mph + winds in 2 different storms. That did some damage in town. A bunkhouse collapsed, car windows busted, a shed flipped over and blew out into the tundra, and the massive storage container out front of our house flipped over and slid TWICE barely missing my parked car. Your right, if you are prepared you will be ok. :)