Interview With A Tornado

Written by Chelsea Roy

I gave my daughter, Chelsea, a science project this week. She was to write an article on something interesting. She chose tornadoes. I liked it enough I thought I would share with you all.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. My child is a nut!


Sparky the Tornado
Sparky the Tornado

Hi. I’m Chelsea, and that tornado up there is Sparky, we’re here at the Instatoot of Young Learning to tell you all about tornadoes, and what you should do if one ever happens to stop in. So we’ll jump right into the Q and A…you in the back, do you have a question?...the bathroom’s down the hall on the left…anyone else have a question?

"How fast do tornadoes go?"

That’s a good question Joe. The average tornado travels 40-100 mph, though some tornadoes can travel over 250 mph…that’s fast enough to knock down Harry Manboobs!

"What makes a tornado?"

Well Sally, tornadoes are rapidly spinning (duh) funnels of…air. They come out of thunderstorms, usually with hail. They occur more in the afternoon, because that’s when more thunderstorms occur, and tornadoes come more often in spring and summer.

"What do I do if the tornado siren sounds?"

Excellent question Timmy! Sparky, why don’t you tell everyone what they should do?

1. Do not run around in circles screaming

2. Hide in your basement (or in Timmy’s case in the well)

3. If you don’t have a basement, go to friend/relatives’ house with a basement. (or a well)

4. If you have no friends/relatives that live walking distance from you, hide in your bathroom.

5. If you live in a trailer, hide outside in a ditch

6. If you have no ditch….run around in circles screaming.

"What if I don’t live near a tornado siren?"

Well little Jimmy…

You’re dead

"Why should I learn about tornadoes?"

Well since you missed most of this Mr. Ivegoddagotodabathroom…

Because the more you know, the less you DIE.

And here are some interesting side facts:

The actual tornado is invisible; it becomes visible when it picks up dust/ debris or when water droplets from the surrounding storm condense.

Line dancing tornadoes?
Line dancing tornadoes?

 A tornado traveling on water is called a waterspout, waterspouts don’t suck water up, the blueness of them is actually condensation.

That's HUGE
That's HUGE
HOLY CRAP! That's a picture from ABOVE the tree tops!
HOLY CRAP! That's a picture from ABOVE the tree tops!

 

Fire tornadoes (also called fire whirls and fire devils) rise up from the ground, unlike a regular tornado, which comes out of the sky, fire tornadoes are usually formed in wildfires, when a warm updraft converges with the surrounding fire, they can top 160mph, they can be anywhere from 32 to 164 feet tall, and they can uproot trees up to 49 feet tall.

One in 1923, Japan, killed over 38,000 people in just   fifteen minutes. THAT’S what I call a Hellstorm. Now, do you run uphill from the fire, or to the basement from the tornado?


Well, I hope you enjoyed my and Sparky’s talk about Tornadoes, here's a picture of Sparky in action!

That's why he's called Sparky
That's why he's called Sparky

These are my sources, in case you want to see more about fire tornadoes or waterspouts!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_whirl

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterspout

nationalgeographic.com

and here are a coulple cool videos for you to enjoy!

I included all the tornadoes metioned above, except sparky.

FIRE TORNADO! I guess this person couldn't decide whether or not to go uphill or in the basment, so they just video taped it!

That thing must have literally scared the crap out of those people.

Okay...those are BIG tornadoes

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great Job! I see you have your mother's great sense of humor :)

Up awesome funny beautiful and useful!


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

Fabulous...and why am I not surprised that your daughter is a nut...they never fall too far from the tree, you know! Great hub!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Susan- Chelsea said, "Thanks". That's teenager talk for, "OMG, I'm so happy you like what I did!!"


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

DIYweddingplanner- She's not allowed to wander too far from the tree... she became a nut out of self-preservation. She was hoping to be a soccer ball.


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sunflowerbucky 5 years ago from Small Town, USA

Super cool! Looks like your daughter has inherited your writing talent! Great job!


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poorconservative1 5 years ago

I keep waiting for one of these to come along and whisk me off to never never land or is it OZ. I never can remember those kids stories, but this one I'll remember. I promise...Now where did I put that basement?

Thanks

Chuck


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Whew,this Hub left me winded,Sueroy.Tell Chelsea she blew me over with this piece.;)


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ChrisLincoln 5 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

Chelsea, good job on the writing, nice blend of fun and facts, and you get all the points available for title, illustrations and sources.

Extra points for making sense when your mom doesn't!

Only suggestion to make it over the top better, would be to add a video clip.

Earns an A from me,

Chris

Your Hubprincipal...


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Three-Legged Dog 5 years ago from USA

"The more you know the less you die!" LOVE IT!

Chelsea gets an A from me... a 4th grade teacher. :)


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Bucky- I'd say it was "good schooling" but I know better. She actually wrote the only "informative" hub I have. Thank God she got her daddy's brains (and my good looks). :)


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Poorconservative Chuck- you'd better find it soon, or hone up on your screaming and running in circles skills. (I've heard that actually works.)

I vote for Never Never Land! :)


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Mentalist- you are TOO punny!

I passed your comment on, you received, for your effort, eye rolls and then crossed eyes accompanied by a lopsided grin. (all in less than 5 seconds... a new record!)


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Chris- I almost completely lost it when I read your comment. It looks like the teacher gets an "F".

Chelsea wanted to add a video, and I told her with all the pictures there already, a video would be too much.

I'll tell her I was overridden by the Hubprincipal and let her have her video!

RoFL!!!

Too funny!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Three-Legged Dog- awww. that was Chelsea's favorite line too! She loved that someone else like it as well... esp. a teacher!! Teacher's liking your stuff is way better than MOM liking it!! :O)


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Feline Prophet 5 years ago from India

Like mother, like daughter! Well done, Chelsea! :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

My sentiments are merely echos of what the other hubbers said! A's I read I was thinking your daughter has your gift and talent! Woo hoo for her! She will have a wonderful life then.

I loved the writing - hilarious content Chelsea! Especially the part where you say if you have no ditch run around in circles screaming! A+ and LOL!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Your daughter takes after her Mum without a doubt.You must be very proud of your talented daughter.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Feline Prophet- Thank you!! I think she's a card! (an ace) She keeps me laughing all the time!!

Chelsea says "Thank you"... and grins.


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Realho- I passed your awesome comment on to Chelsea. She loves it when people like something specific she wrote. You should have seen her demonstrating the running in circles and screaming... or maybe not. :)

Thank you again for taking the time to read my (and Chelsea's) hubs! You really have made our day!!!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Eiddwen- I love the fact that everyone thinks Chelsea got her talent from her mom.. the deep dark secret truth is that she actually taught me! It was tough, I'm not such a great student. It's taken her years of hard work! :)

Thanks, Eiddwen!!


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ChrisLincoln 5 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

See mom,

The videos are just awesome,

When you have the chance to go over the top, good enough doesn't cut it!

A+, and a ton of extra credit points for Ms. Chelsea for excellent thematic use of all available media.

Principal C


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Chris- ROFL!... I just read her your comment. She's singing happily.

She actually got up EARLY, found the video's, posted them and then stood by my door until I got up so I could approve them before she hit the "done editing".

I think I have found a way to motivate my little one!

Now if I can just get her to do a MATH hub!


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Oh no! not the dreaded MATH hub! Cut the crap SueRoy and let her do more weather hubs. Math is for people who can't spell.


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ChrisLincoln 5 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

Sue,

Serious head on for a second, some 'making math easy' hubs would be awesome, especially if writen by a creative child...

The fractions just fell to pieces

Where is x, and why do we care?

Negative numbers, math downers...

Just saying...

C


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Chelsea may be a 'nut' but she is a very talented one, Sue. Delighted to see that the interview style works well for her, too.


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Austin- she said something this morning about wanting to do a hub on... CHEESE. Yes, that's great. I can have a child who's well informed about cheese. Awesome.

I'm trying to push her toward hurricanes.

That didn't sound quite right.

Any won can spell wright if they use there spell cheek!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Chris- you're even funny with your "serious head" talking!!

I will pass the ideas on to Chelsea.

They were all great... and will most likely inspire more from her.

She's in the other room taking a math test right now... she'll probably be ready to make fun!!!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Drbj- It was so funny. I told her I wanted a 300 word article on any thing in her science book she found interesting.

She came up with this. It reminded me so much of your interviews!! I couldn't wait to see what you thought!!

Now that she's done, I'm going to show her some of your interview hubs so she'll know why it's a big compliment that you liked her stuff!! :O)

Thank you!!


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Tammy L 5 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

Good job, Chelsea. You should join HubPages (if you are old enough to). If Math is for people who can't spell, then I guess creative writing (my best subject in school) is for people who can't add?

Does Chelsea intimidate her teachers? I know they don't like for the kids to be smarter than they are.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I think Chesea is awesome and bound for stardom. With a sense of humor at her age - it's just cool. My 11 year old just finished her first poetry assignment. I thought about posting them too because I think it is so neat. She loves to express herself through written word and I couldn't be prouder!

Let us see more from Chelsea! Tell her thanks for making this RealHousewife smile and laugh! There's a gift!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Tammy- Thanks for the kudo's, I passed them on to Chelsea.

She's wanted to join Hubpages for a while now, but she has another 5 years to go. I believe you have to be 18. In the meantime, I'm a generous enough mom that I will allow her to post some stuff on here, if for no other reason than her stuff totally raises my hubscore!

Actually, her teacher is VERY intimidated. Chelsea's homeschooled and often has the answers while I'm still trying to look up the question in the teacher's editions. I'm looking into online teachers for next year!!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

RealHo- Wow! What kind praise for Chelsea.

She had drawn some hilarious cartoons on our laptop, but the laptop had to be swept and we lost them all. I'm trying to encourage her to draw some more.

If you didn't already know, Stan was kind enough to use her drawing of Harry Manboobs.

I think there are a lot of children out there with talent that gets swept under the rug in favor of conformity. If you haven't, you might like to read my "Stupid Homeschoolers" hub, we homeschool, and we're twisted. It's an interesting combination!!

I hope you do publish your kid's poems, there is nothing more motivating to one's creativity than to see your work published... and then praised!!!

Thank you again... you're awfully nice for a realho!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I am a REAL HO! Of course I am nice:). Ha! I didn't know you home schooled! So awesome! I have seriously considered it - I fear that i am not able to teach them as well. My middle girl is very shy and quiet. Very, very smart. She has some issues with feeling like she doesn't fit in. I have been to counselor's with her, and I volunteer at school 2 days a week just because I feel that she needs me to be close to her in her school activities. You know - she needs me to be really involved? I don't interfere with her class at all, I work in the office. But she knows I am there and I know everyone:). It's my best compromise but now I am admiring you so much for that too!

Chelsea - I'll bet your one of a kind. Unique. Very, very cool.

I'm going to put Sydney's poetry on my hub tonight! You have inspired me to do this too! Chelsea watch out for it:). I'd like to hear what YOU think!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Realho- back before Chelsea got sick I used to volunteer at her school too. I really think it helps a ton to know the teachers and the students. And you're so right, just being in the school where they know if they need you... you're there, makes all the difference in the world!!

It's not easy homeschooling, and I swore I would NEVER do it, but circumstances dictated it, and so we do. I have found that she's actually ahead of her public school classmates academically. There is so much out there for homeschoolers now (a billion dollar industry) that the schooling- at least in these lower grades- is not too difficult. Socialization is not an issue for most people anymore as there are TONS of homeschooling groups in most larger cities.

We have to work really hard at it because we live in a small town- that's probably the only down side at this time.

I'll make sure Chelsea comments on Sydney's poetry. (I LOVE that name!)

I'm so glad you're going to post it!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Well I am sorry to learn that Chelsea is sick:-(. I hope so much that she is on the mend!

Yes, I wouldn't consider homeschooling at all with the other two (Madison & Laurel) they're nick names are: Mad Dog, Syd Vicious and Lil Lulu (she's a tiny 5'2 at 22 yrs old;). But Sydney is special, she is so, oh I can't explain it, deep and thoughtful. An observer like me! So far, she's doing great but each year has gotten better. She has always been A honor roll:)

I'm off on my brrom to pick them up now! Haha!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

RealHo- Chelsea was born with health issues that got increasingly worse as she got older. She has a lot to deal with, but I'm forever proud of the way she finds the good in life regardless!

I completely understand about "Syd Vicious" (love that!)... some children just have that special something that is so wonderful, and yet can be a burden to them at the same time. I think you're an amazing mom to pay such attention to your kids, and search for ways to make their lives better. KUDO's to the REALHO!

I hope you gassed up your broom before you left. (A little burrito should do the trick)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh Sue and Chelsea - I am truly sorry. But you have so much going for you - I can feel it in spirit. That is part of what is so endearing about you:). I could tell that you were a REAL mom too Sue. I love that and think it's really an incredible job and for those of us that find all the wonderful things in it - are the lucky ones. You get amazinger and amazinger! I'm so grateful to have found you two:-)!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

RealHo- Thanks, but it's really OK. We play the cards we're dealt... but we get to pick the game!

Thanks about the REAL mom... I do feel privileged to get to raise this amazing little person. I see you feel the same way! You're a REALmoHO!!

I'm grateful to hubpages where we get to share our fun, and hopefully our talents, and we get to meet other amazing writers... like you!! :O)

Did you make it back home with your broom intact? You might try the vacuum next time, some people say it sucks, but I love the power!!!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I do use it occasionally! It is just a little bulkier for the flying!

Sydney was so excited to read this hub - I wrote one about tornadoes also and in it, I explain how Sydney is really interested in tornadoes. So, she watched the videos and LOL! She loved Harry Manboobs and the (duh) comment. Then she was belly laughing about tip #1 and the rest of the way through!

She is so excited that she rewrote her poems (she turned in the homework:( but she memorized them all! She wants to be a writer like Chelsea so I am going to follow your lead.


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Realho- that is the most awesomest thing I've read today!! It's one thing when we writers inspire one another... but when our kids are inspiring one another... well, there's nothing cooler than a second generation inspiration!

Please tell Syd that Chelsea and I cannot wait to read her poems!!!!

Yippeee!! (I'm so impressed that she memorized them!!!)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Me too! I'm typing them right now! She's picked out a photo so she can introduce herself proper like:-) lol!

This is so totally awesome. I am slow because I'm still trying to figure out how to link them!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Realho- I don't know what you mean by link them... but I've got your site up and Chelsea is anxiously awaiting Sydney's hubs!

I can't wait!!

Go ho go!!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Haha! Sydney typed her part and I put her rear in bed. I'm off just to add her photo now:). This has been so fun for us! Thank you for thinking of this!

HO HO HO gotta go gotta go! Chuckle chuckle


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GusTheRedneck 5 years ago from USA

sueroy333 - Howdy !

I enjoyed your tornado article and learned some new stuff about those fire tornados. Ouch.

Check out Jerry Zalfas' "almost tornado." We had fun with that one back in the early 1950s. http://hubpages.com/t/cedc3

Gus :-)))


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

SueRoy, RealHo, Chelsea, and Syndey. This is going to be a foursome to ENJOY! 2 Cool!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Party Down Austinstar! These kids are pretty smart!! Sydney loved typing her HUB!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Gus- Loved the hub! You are too funny... in a twister/twisted sort of way! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction (unlike poor Jerry)!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Austin- this could definitely get interesting!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Realho- I LOVED Sydney's poems... how sweet that she entitled her hub "Poems for Chelsea"... Chelsea was blown away!

Your kid sounds like a really neat kid! She looks forward to getting to know her better.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

We just got home now and she is going through the ultra sweet and cool comments! She is having such a great day today!

Sydney is very serious but she has a wicked sense of humor! She is also so excited about having a new friend! Thank you Chelsea:)


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Realho- we're all about the funny! Chelsea's looking forward to getting to know Syd!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh gosh, you should have seen how much Syd liked Chelsea's photos! One of a kind and what a gorgeous face you have Chelsea. I think my hair color is the exact shade as yours! So way pretty:) lol!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

This was so great. I thought I have wrote the same topic with you on my latest hub. I talk about "fire tornado phenomenon". I hope we can exchange useful information like this one. God bless you. Rated up!

Prasetio


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Realho- Thanks! I think Chelsea and Syd actually favor one another in looks! Too funny!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

prasetio30- We checked out your hub and really enjoyed the information there! You always have such interesting subjects, and this was no exception! We especially liked the video where the guy was showing how to make fire tornadoes! Way cool!!

Thank you so much for stopping by our hub and commenting! It's always great to see you!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I thought so too! And please tell Chelsea that Mad Dog begged to friend her too:) Now she is going to find out what it is like to have a naggy little sister that always wants to BUTT into her business:) Way cool!

Side bar: are you going to participate in the contest to write every day for April? Hmm? Are you?


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Realho- Chelsea thought Mad Dog was sweet... she, of course, friended her!

No, I'm not going to do the contest, I have a lot on my plate at home, and I find that if I feel like I 'have' to write, my writing isn't so good.

It's like I have this huge burst of creative gas, but once I belch it out, well, it takes time (and more than a few burritos) to fill my mind back up!

I look forward to seeing what others, more talented than I, with my little gas-filled brain, come up with!!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I feel exactly the same, I am not ready for a big contest yet but I'm excited about it! I can't wait to see what others come up with. It stresses me out to have deadlines:)!


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

I love deadlines! I am so weird.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I can understand that too - deadlines keep us organized but not where my writing is concerned. I haven't developed a good pace yet, but in other areas, I do prefer deadlines. In my REAL work - we live by them. I get 72 hours to return junk, so we even pin it to an hour. That's cool though because I know what I'm doing with all that.

And you aren't weird - your a genius! Dang!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Austin- You are weird, it's what makes you so awesome. You work with blood and love it for God's sake! You totally rock.

When I worked as a staff reporter for a newspaper, I loved deadlines, they made my adrenaline pump, and writing news stories comes as easy to me as eating a donut. (I'm the Queen of donut eating)

However, when I wrote as a humor columnist for the same paper as well... the deadlines would drive me insane. I see humor columns as works of art. Art either comes to you, hits you upside the head until you write it down.. then BAM, masterpiece... OR you strain your cranium for a good idea, then you craft and mold it until it becomes something you're not ashamed to publish. Either way, deadlines are torture to me in this genre.

So, I guess I kind of agree with you both! I'm SUCH a moderate. :O)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Were you the middle child perchance Sue?

And big OOOOoooohhhh, I didn't know you wrote for a newspaper. Quadruple cool! That explains a lot. I must have missed that hub.

You have just said it well again, Sue - ditto what you said above:)


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Oh, you two! I'm flattered, yet oddly encouraged to do better. So much to do, so little time.

Tell Chelsea that being diabetic is very much like being in a tornado! Up and down. Being crazy doesn't help things. Being smart definitely doesn't help things.

Why couldn't I have been born rich? It's all I ever asked for. Is it so much, really, to be the heir of the Hiltons? or the daughter of the Queen of England? Ha!

But Noooooo, I have to have been born in Texas! Well, that's almost as good, LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

It is like Heaven there - my friend since childhood wants to move to Austin! She says it is the nicest area and she lived outside of Galveston. I told her you said it was all full Austinstar and that firecracker told me that she would like you to ask someone to move out:). She wants in! Lol!

I am glad you have been encouraged - that is why you both are in the upper echelon of the hubbers:).

I agree - diabetes is a challenge, I only had gestational and controlled it with a very nasty diet. I thought I was in Hell when they said "no chocolate!"


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Yea, like I'm not going to eat chocolate! In your face, diabetes!

Well, they actually recommend that 70% cocoa now for diabetics. Apparently, cocoa is actually good for you! I like the sugar free Dove bites! Yummmm-eee.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I was at whole foods the other day, they now are pushing RAW chocolate. They say it has lots of anti oxidants and is GOOD for you! I didn't taste it though and I meant to try some. I bet it isn't sweet though.


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Realho and Austin- you guys are way too fast for me!

Let's see...

Ho-no not a middle child, just one with a knack for reasoning and logic.

Austin-Chelsea has a good friend who was diagnosed with type one diabetes, she is sorry that your life is a tornado... although we both hope your tornado is friendly, like Sparky

Ho- No, I don't think real chocolate is sweet.

Austin- If you haven't tried carob... don't. It's totally NOT chocolate, I don't care what anyone says. Eat your chocolate... just keep your insuline shots handy!

Ho- Thank you for considering me to be in the upper ranks there with Austin, but I am so far from that it's just sad.

I do think I'm going to rememdy that a bit. I realize writing this that I need to do some research articles on things that mean something as well as the funny. I have something I'm going to start on tomorrow. I've also got a Daily Weird and an article I'm working on, so now I just have to take a deep breath and get stuff done!

I also need to kick my family out of the house so I can get some writing done. They want silly stuff like dinner, and clean laundry, and puke to be cleaned up, and stuff like that.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Research? You mean these things are supposed to be real? Lol! Oh good a Daily Weird! I can't wait to see what you have done.

Laundry, dinner - ick! I did a bit of both today, a 3 ingredient dinner - spaghetti noodles, butter (I skimmed the fat) and mizithra cheese. 523 calories per serving and the kids love it:)! Yum!


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NJ's Ponderings 5 years ago from Hickville, NY

Excellent hub! Voted up, useful, and funny! Thanks for sharing! :)


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Realho- Thanks, now I'm hungry! :)


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

NJ- Thank YOU for reading, and for voting up! I'll tell my daughter another educator liked her article. She LOVES it when that happens! :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh sueroy! I wish I could make you and your family a big batch:). I think it would be cold by the time I arrived!


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Real, how do you skim the fat from butter? I thought it was all fat!

I need a good recipe for meatballs. Something Italian with cheese in it. Parmesan?


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Austinstar - I put the butter in a pan, heat it and while it browns I skim all the foam off until it is almost a nutty brown, but it burns easily if you don't skim and watch! Of course, there is still fat in it - darn!

I have two great meatball recipes - Sweet Balls of Fire and regular with yep - parmesan! I will email them to you. Also, I bake my meatballs, it is much easier and better for you.


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

I can see that your daughter has inherited her mother's humor. I love her presentation. Tell her she did an awesome job. :)


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana Author

Tip- I gave her an A+, but hubbers liking it means so much more! :)

Thank you! I will be sure and pass your compliment along.


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WillSteinmetz 5 years ago

Very fun and interesting hub, Chelsea!


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gail641 3 years ago from Mason City

Tornadoes are very interesting and Sparky is really good and very funny. I have never heard of fire tornadoes before. Tornadoes sure can be scary. Nice hub! I voted up. Good facts about the storms, too. A hub that is fun is fun to read.

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