Oklahoma City at its finest

After seeing what happened in Joplin, MO. the other day, not to mention the hundreds of other tornado outbreaks in the U.S. within the last few months, I feel VERY justified in saying that the map below doesn't make me feel very at ease with living in Oklahoma at the moment.

Neither did watching the movie "Twister" prior to moving here, and this is exactly why...

I mean, what's the likelihood of anything too serious really happening, right? But let's get real here,  I'm sure the people in Joplin said the same thing, and look what happened. It's sad. And scary. So we've gots to be prepared people!

This morning on our way into school/work, John and I discussed all possible worse case scenarios that could happen to us, say tornadoes really do hit down in OKC while we're still living here.

We came up with some pretty good worse case scenarios. And, if one can have a favorite, mine would have to have been, having a tornado demolish the dental school, thus requiring us to transfer to a new school, in a new state, preferably one on the west coast, in a city that starts with San and ends with Francisco.

Maybe the wheels in my head were spinning, thinking of the possibility of that actually happening, but I quickly pushed that thought aside and wiped the grin off of my face. Because like I said before, what's the likelihood of anything too serious really happening, right?


AJ Candrian said...

You guys should make a storm shelter to hide in, in case you need to. Maybe John can find an old school bus...


Jana said...

I hope you guys stay safe!!! Although UCSF is calling your name :)

Lisa said...

This is Lisa "Davis" Richins (Lorena's Ex SIL) who lives in Joplin who married a boy from OK. lol... Your right We all thought "What are the odds" But dont worry your odds are pretty good you be ok.. Just be prepared. keep your shoes on during the storms :)
PS I love reading your blog!!