Where My Passion Lies....  

amberabercrombie 37F
11929 posts
5/11/2006 12:10 am

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Where My Passion Lies....

Aside from the law, one of my favorite pastimes is watching the weather...one could say it’s a passion of mine...perhaps you could call it an obsession....

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been fascinated by Tornado's...Lighting Storms..Hurricanes..Earthquakes and so much more. I get this secret thrill out of watching CNN... the local Weather Station and reading up on the internet about recent weather related events...I suppose you could say I chase the weather from the comfort of my own couch...to me there is nothing like watching a hurricane develop in the ocean and grow day by day....

I experienced a tornado a few summers back and while it was scary, terrifying and beyond freighting....ill always remember it as one of the biggest exhilarating thrills I’ve experienced to date....ill never forget cowering in that dark closet, the sound of what sounded like a freight train running thru my back yard and of course the aftermath the next day when a huge tree had split my van in halve!......the wonders of Mother Nature truly amaze me....

So now you know my other *secret* passion...I think its only fair I know yours....does the weather amuse you like it does me....have you ever experienced a Weather related event....what’s YOUR secret thrill in life...tell me...what’s your passion?


Nightguy_1961 55M
4866 posts
5/11/2006 12:51 am

Amber,

check out my blog posting, Ridin' the storm out....a memory from a reckless youth...should answer the first part of your question...

I love rainy days and nights...very relaxing, whether I'm at work or at home...

NG61...fading back into the shadows...


puntachueca 105M

5/11/2006 1:43 am

You are just going to have to visit my part of the world in August.
We have a "monsoon" down in Southern Arizona...first we have months of extreme heat (it starts today with our first 100 degree high) and eveyone gets crazier and crazier. It is what we call "the fire time". Each year Fire Time gets worse as more and more of the countryside burns. Last summer there were huge forest fires in the surrounding 9000 foot mountains with towering smoke clouds that looked like volcanoes erupting. Then moisture starts flowing north from Mexico. The humidity suddenly rises one night around July 4th. Eveyone feels this surge of moisture. Towering 30,000 foot high thunderstorms start building up each afternoon over the mountains around us. Each day the skyscape is totally different. The sun sometimes sets behind a line of storms and the curtains of rain falling from the storms turns bright orange and the edges of the thunderheads turn gold. There are spectacular lightning storms each night. It is a favorite pastime to sit outside and watch the lightshows over the mountains. The sky throbbing with white flashes and jagged bolts of lightning. Eventually the storms start moving off from the mountains over the valleys and we get slammed with dust storms and winds and lightning in the city--sometimes 800 strikes in a storm. Then finally serious rain falls in the valley. The first rain is a big celebration because by this time it hasn't rained for months, and everyone is totally brain-fried from the heat. When the storms hit the temperature drops from 100 to 70. Making love during and after these thunderstorms is a big deal down here...
Then, after a few weeks of daily afternoon or evening storms, the countryside suddenly turns green...what was a barren desert of dead yellow grass explodes with life. For about 3 weeks in August the place is transformed...flowers..leaves...the rivers actually run...and then around September 1 the winds shift and we dry out again for a while. In late September we usually get hit by a dying hurricane off of the coast of Baja and get 3 or 4 inches of rain. Afterwards it dries out, the air feels crisp like Fall, and we won't see another drop of rain until December.
There are a lot of weather junkies here.
Come on down in August.


rm_lust2u2 51M

5/11/2006 2:17 am

My passion, apart from interesting women, lies in to be confronted with new things, ideas, activities, etc... alas less, than more, nowadays


alphuctup 40M

5/11/2006 2:37 am

Hi Amber

I visisted India a few years back and spent some time up in the foothills of the Himilayas, the accommodation faced down towards the lowlands to the South. One night I watched as a thunderstorm raged beneath me, it was amazing to see it from above and to watch it slowly work it's way up the valleys.

As for a secret passion, that is an area in which I am sadly lacking, I've tried various different sports and for lack of a better word hobbies, but I've never found that one thing that can utterly captivate me. It is something I crave and continue to search for but may never find!


rm_SoGorgeous 40M
103 posts
5/11/2006 3:19 am

simply put, i am an adrenaline junky and I also love the taste of my blood. To satisfy them both...I jump from bridges, I snowboard, I do kickboxing and lots lots more.

I must be a weirdo but then again...who cares?


closer2u1971 45M

5/11/2006 4:38 am

We call it "Country Television". You hit is spot on about your passion for weather. The same is in me. It's the power and might of nature that put's you in your place on where you stand on this little planet. We can build the dykes, dam rivers, put out forest fires, etc., but momma nature will always have the upper hand.

I walk tall amongst men but nature towers over me...


firestarter665 42M/39F

5/11/2006 4:54 am

I am right there with you on the weather. I tune into Storm Stories on the Weather Channel and anytime there is a hurricane or tornado on the news, I watch it all day. I sit outside on my back porch during thunderstorms. Mother Nature is one amazing woman!


rm_kneel_be4me 48M
457 posts
5/11/2006 5:05 am

Well Living in south west Florida the last two years has been very eventfull we have been hit with three hurricanes.

The first one I had my kids with me so I had to be the responcible parent and make sure they were safe so we went to my brothers house in NC.

The next two it was just me so I stayed and watched it. I was facinated by them watching them rip things apart it was cool. The one hurricane ripped a tree out of the ground in my back yard... the tree trunk was at least 12' accrossed. The pic on my profile is me holding onto a limb on htat tree as it lays on its side.


Djeeper1987 47M

5/11/2006 5:31 am

I experienced that 1989 San Francisco Earthquake. Lets see Oct 18, 5:04 Pacific Standard Time. What a ride that was. Scared the lights out of me when I turned on the radio right after the quake and heard the broadcaster say the Bay Bridge is out and gone.
My passion is art, black and white photograpy. That gets me going. I enjoy its creative process.
You would look good in a black and white photo. Care to let me take one of you?

Carpe Diem


rm_kelli4u2dew 41F
5220 posts
5/11/2006 5:40 am

On the Front Range of Colorado we get chinook winds that often top 100 mph. Very exciting! Seeing the trees, trailers, children, etc. blowing around. Saw a stack of 4x8 plywood peel off, one at a time like a deck of cards, and head towards Kansas.


ilsuconu 56M

5/11/2006 6:45 am

Neat coincidence... I just came from knot4everyone's most recent post where she's waiting for the storm!

Anyway... my secret passion... a fine steak dinner with the baked potato just oozing with real butter and chives, some baby carrots on the side, and of course, a "peach" cobbler for dessert! Tonight I'm throwing a London Broil on the grill... but alas, no dessert, though. (sigh!)


mollen6 34M

5/11/2006 7:33 am

I've never experienced tornados or earthquakes, though I'd love to, As you said mother nature is so fascinating, those powers...
I don't know if I want to be in the middle of it, but I'd love to watch it from a safe place, quite near.
I've experinced some snowstorms and tunderstorms and they are very thrilling, unfortunately they often cause some damage


rm_zahuma2 50M
459 posts
5/11/2006 8:26 am

Temp. here is like 45 C these days, it's very very hot.

We take rain as a blessing & keep praying for the weather to chill.

When it rains, everyone runs to his wife or girlfriend for a quicky.


alphuctup 40M

5/11/2006 8:27 am

    Quoting rm_kelli4u2dew:
    On the Front Range of Colorado we get chinook winds that often top 100 mph. Very exciting! Seeing the trees, trailers, children, etc. blowing around. Saw a stack of 4x8 plywood peel off, one at a time like a deck of cards, and head towards Kansas.
LMAO...I'm sorry but I can't stop chuckling at that, I've just got this image of you stood in your window watching children get blown bye

Whooshhhhhhh..."there goes another 5 y/o".


LocumPampaSloth 46M
8 posts
5/11/2006 9:59 am

I work far away from home in the high arctic - less than a thousand miles from the north pole. Nature here is extremely harsh yet beautiful. The arctic storms are incredible, and there is nothing better than being stuck inside for days listening to the 120 mph winds, feeling our buildings shake for the forces of nature, and watch the complete white-out building up snow dunes covering even buildings.. I completely understand your passion for Mother Nature - the most beautiful woman on earth.

However, my life consuming passion is the sport of Triathlon. While staying in shape will always be a priority to me, triathlon training and racing will always be what drives me. It consumes me. I eat, drink, and sleep triathlon. It is my religion, my counselor, my confession stand, my foundation, my reality-check, and my secret lover. There is nothing like feeling life pumping through the body with 164 bpm on mile 20 of the marathon following the 2.5 mile swim and the 112 mile bikeride.

I admit it - I am a triaholic.


digdug41 49M

5/11/2006 10:08 am

I have actually been fascinated by tornado alley but I would not want to experience one theyscare the bejesus outta me
as for my passion thats playing my bass guitar right now i am trying to learn all the new chilli pepper songs off the latest thatcame out tuesday and its alot've fun, its the most fun i can have with my clothes on hehehe cya amber

roaming the cyber streets of blogland


norprin5 55M

5/11/2006 10:21 am

weather, schmeather! you need to get laid!!

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King Nor XVIII


xavier1712 41M
1 post
5/11/2006 10:38 am

blog amberabercrombie
hi amber. interesting, articulate posts. do you work for AdultFriendFinder?


somethingelse40 74M
14676 posts
5/11/2006 11:09 am

“We can’t keep the storms from coming: The beauty is, we don’t have to.” {an anonymous quote}.

STUFF HAPPENS!


jd29992z 54M
3888 posts
5/11/2006 12:44 pm

Working on a boat in the Gulf Of Mexico weather conditions are my life. Watching and planing for weather can be a life or death dissension. I have road our 175 foot boat through 25 foot seas that is exhilarating and scary just like your tornado. Sitting in the wheel house and going down one wave and looking up at the top of the next one that is coming at you is quite a ride. I live in Florida and some of those hurricanes you watched I lived through. Hours of wind trees up rooting debris flying through the air wow man what a ride. Yes it is fun to be scarred sometimes but you must always respect mother nature!!! See you during the next storm JD.


Whispersoftly5 52F
15176 posts
5/11/2006 12:48 pm

I lived in Colorado for a spell when I was a teenager - saw some of the most magnificent electrical storms - loved them!!!

My secret passion? I'm very curious minded - books are my secret passion. I have hundreds upon hundreds of them - book cases are overflowing and closets are filled with them. My favorites are poetry and antique books. I like to see how people lived and reading somebody telling about it versus a book by somebody who was living during a certain time period doesn't compare. Anyway, I love books!!! I'm a big time bookworm nerd!!!

Whisper...


goodatpoetry2 66M
12406 posts
5/11/2006 2:21 pm

Hurricane Wilma took off the three roofs of the upstairs lanais at our condo. One flew over the building and totalled my new car [5000 miles]. We JUST got the condo repairs finished today.
Now THAT was exciting!


NGs_lady 64F
762 posts
5/11/2006 2:49 pm

I see we do have something in common.

Hugs

NGs_lady/Lady STEE


Twister2bed 47M
617 posts
5/11/2006 3:43 pm

HAHA my callsign on here is what a few friends call me in real life.
I was caught in a twister in Kentucky the damn thing just wipped up out of no where fairly close to where I was and it ripped through a house and a bed came flying across a yard and slammed me into a ditch haha (not kidding) I ended up laying on top of it in a mudhole.
People with me said I was spinning in a circle just before the bed hit me so I was stuck with the name.
So no I have seen all the storms I care to in this lifetime.


aussieosaka2 41M

5/11/2006 4:32 pm

I like the feel of a good woman...just a hug or a kiss is the right thing for me


rm_tlaw781 38M

5/11/2006 5:04 pm

In colorado the saying "if you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes" is very prevalent. But if you really want to see the weather you have to do what most don't. Pack your gear go far into the rocky mountains and find a 14 thousand foot mountain you look to conquer. The climb is tough the terrain often treacherous but it's the weather you most have to respect, your life may depend on it. You may wake up and start off near a clear creek to beautiful blue skies on the leeward side of the mountain. You may reach the top hours later and look onto the world below and realize your finite existence. The peak -leeward and winward meet. Cirrus cumulus and all their friends are hanging around. If you want a religous experience with weather just wait. If its spring you have to watch every cloud as if its a dirty old molester uncle waiting to do harm but be able to see all of its beauties. In minutes it can grow from a small puff to merge with other puffs to create a deadly mix of rain sleet and snow all at the same time.If you don't respect it all you have to do is look around and see what look like burn marks. Well they are- from the lighting that could be all around you (and every hair on your body will inform you from nature's electricity) and strangely enough no matter how small you may feel in life you are the tallest thing on that mountain "cause there aint no trees up in there" and the lightings coming for the shortest distance to the ground- you! Then suddenly the skies can break into the most silent awe inspiring sunlight view you've ever seen. You ask yourself how you could be so crazy as you finish the climb with your body bruised and battered.Then you remember why as you think of the suit you'll be donning the next day in the pursuit of happiness. Ah the ironies.
My passion is living life in every small moment no matter how mundane!


honeycomb1974 44M/42F
282 posts
5/11/2006 5:19 pm

My secret passion is driving dangerously fast. I try to keep it to a minimum when some one is in the car with me, but if I'm by myself look out I average about 90. Runt


oldude1946 70M

5/11/2006 6:05 pm

The wonders of Mother Nature, you should see that Bigfoot Bitch that's on my mountain


docdirk 47M

5/11/2006 7:09 pm

I'm actually a bit of a Weather Channel fan myself. But for me, it's a combination of weather and geography. How conditions vary from one location to the next based on thier unique design. Be it warm, humid and tropical coasts, to dry, flat interiors, to stormy mountain highs, tundra, arctic, etc. I don't travel much myself. I guess knowing the conditions of these places settles a bit of my curiosity. Brings me closer to there... wherever there is.

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...


rm_ChiRugger 42M

5/11/2006 8:41 pm

I was formerly a boat captain. My crew never knew that I loved when the weather would get rough, and we were in the shit. I especially loved a good electrical storm. I am still not sure what I liked more the awesome beauty I have seen out there, or the rush of adrenaline I would get when it seemed like the whole world been suddenly lit up by a single bolt of lighting. Just as fast as I got light... I would get utter darkness again. I only had my radar, my gages, and the red lite on the coffee maker to let me know I had not been blinded by the last bolt.

The beauty of waves slamming onto the lake front walkway in late fall almost makes me crash my car into the median on Lake Shore Drive because I can't take my eyes the beautiful potently destructive force.


nedthebundler 56M/59F

5/11/2006 10:08 pm

Amber,
I like sunny days and thunderstorms. As for secret passions, Hmmmmmm will have to give that some more thought!

Madness takes its toll. Exact change please!


rm_kelli4u2dew 41F
5220 posts
5/11/2006 10:42 pm

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!! teeheehee ...


Whispersoftly5 52F
15176 posts
5/11/2006 11:18 pm

Oh, I love all books! My favorite are really scary books and sci-fi. But I also really enjoy, educational, fantasy, biographies and historical books (right now I'm mostly reading about woman's history and African American history). Sometimes I like philosophy, classics and mysteries. Love books about how things work, the environment, our bodies, sociology, science and the list goes on and on. I guess a short list of my favorite authors would include Anne McCaffrey, Stephen King, Ayn Rand, Robert McCammon and Clive Barker. Sorry for the long answer, but I can go on about two things - 1) sex and 2) books!!!

Whisper...


cobra70118 105M

5/12/2006 12:58 am

I've been hit by lightening. I was framing a building and wham, me and the other got it. Had an electrical taste in my mouth for days. Burned the hair on my arm.

In 1996 my family and I were in a tornado while camping out in Georgia. It's just like they say. Everything goes real still and quiet then you hear a faint rumble in the sky above you and gets louder like a train the suddenly, everything is going horizontal.

I absolutely love storms. They exhilerating...


somethingelse40 74M
14676 posts
5/12/2006 1:20 am

    Quoting somethingelse40:
    “We can’t keep the storms from coming: The beauty is, we don’t have to.” {an anonymous quote}.

    STUFF HAPPENS!
"and who would want to?"

I just hate it when that happens.


somethingelse40 74M
14676 posts
5/12/2006 1:38 am

Confidentially of course, my dear crombie, my liege, I like to think of you on days that begin with sex, or a morning, or a storm. We've had some doozies around here lately, thunderstorms: fierce, furious, dark, ominous, foreboding, unrelenting: STUFF HAPPENS!


closer2u1971 45M

5/12/2006 3:00 am

    Quoting amberabercrombie:
    You got that right! Ive always said there is a reason for her unleashing her fury..its sad, but I believe that when the world or place is becoming over populated..is when mother nature strikes, sounds stranger, but kinda makes sense..what do you think?
We are so inline with the ideas of mother nature. YES, I agree and nature must find a way to keep all the balances in check. You cannot expect the world to handle everyone. Not to mention why are we shocked when a Cat5 hurricane comes to a region that was way over built and below sea level (New Orleans)?

Tornadoes and Hurricanes dispurse seeds everywhere, weed out old decaying trees and plants and can even stock ponds and lakes with fish, frogs, etc. Lightning causes fires that behave like brooms. Volcanoes enrich the soil. Floods can raise water tables.

Yes It's horrible when folks are caught in the middle and life is lost however I feel that we are guest on the planet and not the rulers..


Sirnik24 35M
2 posts
5/12/2006 4:09 am

I Adore walking, i will walk for hours at a time, i will find every excuse to be outside, atleast at night and i suppose i am a little postal because i dont care if its raining, snowing whatever i am still going i dont care to be heald back. I have never given weather a single thought past should i dress warmly?

I have never till this day seen or heard of anyone speek so passionately about the weather. I have to say i am impressed, atleast enough to attempt to see how one could enjoy it so.

Regardless thanks for sharing i certianly appreciate it.


rm_single25_dad 35M
7 posts
5/12/2006 7:54 pm

There I was. Just standing there...watching the massive F4 twister rip its way through my neighbor hood. I couldn't have been 15 or 16 at that time. I was aww and amazed at its shear size, speed, and carrismatic flow. Swaying back and forth, side to side. Three or four blocks away now...can hardly stand up with the sandy wind scratching my legs. the door flew back and slammed in to the side of the house, cracking it in two..I didn't even hear it.My ears are hurting from the pressure of the oncoming giant. My dad grabs my arm but I pulled away from him. He cries out to my "Please James, Please" But I have to see it once more. BOOM!!! somthing explodes in the backgrong.. The beast is throwing things at me. Taunting me to come play in the yard. Testing my every move. My dad is relentless. He gets hold of me again, but this time I let him pull me. For there was no way I was leaving that spot under my own power. I hope that my true story has caught your eye. I have a few more encounters with mother nature...chat with me to find out..


rm_bk2nrml 57M

5/12/2006 9:12 pm

the best storms happen when the sky is so dark and the sun behind it so bright, that the sky turns a olivegreen color. thats when you know a good one is coming. they are pretty common here this time of year. the strangest storm i ever experienced was a snow storm here in montgomery, al. 10 years ago. it was the week before christmas. a front came rolling thru. a lot of vivid lightning and loud thunder, all as it dropped 8 inches of snow on us.

a.j.


dtigerhawk 32M
5 posts
5/13/2006 6:55 pm

Well Amber,

I love the weather, i have grown up around it in many ways. My father is retired Navy and did aviation weather, so i was up in his office a lot....it was so cool. when coming home from vacation in florida back to Cuba (the naval base there is where i lived), we flew right next to hurricane andrew and got to see it out the window on its way to florida. More recently, im in college right now majoring in meteorology, i love the weather and hurricanes are awesome. I almost drove down to tampa for charlie to make landfall, but decided since i didn't have a vehicle that could take it and no instruments it just wasn't a fruitful venture, but yes i share your enthusiasm for weather, its one of my many passions in life.


rm_IMHOTEP0069 42M
21 posts
5/19/2006 7:32 am

Ok probably my most wicked weather event...My Dad and I were on our annual 3-day hiking trip. We set up base at a place called Lawn Lake. On the second day, he and I went out for a day hike. The day started off beautifully, nice weather for such a thing. As the day neared noon, the weather moved in on us. By this time we were on to of Mummy mountain ( a mere 13,425 ft). The cloud cover was so thick you couldn't see more than about 50ft. Then the rain and hail started. Ya know how they say when the rocks start to sizzle, look out? They aren't kidding! Lightning hit about 100 yards at the top of the mountain!!!!! Talk about a pucker factor. And to top it all off, because of the weather, we ended up a couple miles off coarse. That was one long ass day!


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