Maybe I'm just jaded from Irene? We all got over crazed, taped our windows, bought a million batteries, non-parishable food, etc and all we had in the City was some fallen twigs.
Yes, the wind is really starting to blow and some friends are texting getting a little more concerned about the weather, but I'm an optimist. I'm not in any evacuation zone, I have a few bottles of wine, so I'm ready.
I think the name Sandy was a poor choice on the weather service, because all I can think of is the Grease song..
I would love it if a weather man dressed as Danny and serenaded Sandy, maybe she'd turn around and go back to High School...
More updates to come as she's supposed to become a Pink Lady and hit NYC this evening.
If anything, pray for me because the rumor is ConEd is shutting down power for certain parts of Manhattan. Hopefully I will never be that certain part.
Here is a pic from of what it looks like outside my apartment. As you can see I have no cause for concern right now. Just some rain and a few gusts a wind every once and a while.
I made a delicious shrimp dinner in honor of Sandy around 6:15 with a nice glass of wine. She is now no longer a Hurricane but a Post-Tropical Storm. Looking outside my window, its just crazy windy but crazier shit is happening around the area. Check out the Daily News live tracker for a feed of the details, its bananas. I might have cabin fever, but everything is still kosher on the UES. I just seriously feel bad for those reporters who are out in the winds having to report "Its windy and the water is rising. No one has seen anything like this ever". No shit, send those reporters home, its all the same the water is rising on the coast and it's windy.
As I'm going to bed, my street looks like any normal night. It is calm with just a few leaves on the street. I hear my neighbors doors opening from them coming and going. I still have power, there is no rain, no flooding and though this entire ordeal I've only had a few major wind gusts. It is times like these that I am grateful that I live on the Upper East Side. I enjoyed a few bottles of my favorite "good" wine and watched way too much tv. Let's hope I wake up to power unlike many friends who are going to bed without because they want to be 'cool' and live in lower Manhattan.