7/01/2002 01:54:00 PM   [ link ]

This morning I sat straight up in bed as a fire truck passed blaring underneath my window. Before the sound even moved out of earshot, my alarm started going off.

I'm awake! Jesus. I'm awake, I swear.

Not half an hour later, the monthly tornado warning test went off. Evidently, my current apartment is much closer to the source of this siren than I have ever been or ever wish to be again. It startled me so badly I nearly hit my head on the closet door. I had to stand there with my hands over my ears until it stopped, trying not to go crazy.

Loud noises make me nervous.