Why the hell do they give tropical storms/hurricanes such silly names? No offense if we have any Flossie's on here, but...c'mon. I don't wanna die because of a Flossie.

Actually, it doesn't look like it's going to be too bad. I went to Safeway and stocked up on water, canned goods, and bread. Just in case. Also bought a Cosmo to hate-read in case the battery on my Kindle dies. Let's hope it doesn't come to that, but I'm almost positive we'll lose power just because we always do, even for minor storms. I've got a flashlight at the ready, and a ton of pretty-smelling candles to burn.

If we do have to evacuate, MitsuBT lives inland in a safe area, and he's offered his place to both me and the kitties if needed. I've got a go bag at the ready, and lots of cat food and water waiting by the car.

I've been through countless tornadoes and scary storms by myself, but never a tropical storm. Kinda scary. I don't know what to do while I'm waiting for it to hit. I guess I'll go put towels around all the windows since they don't seal.

I hope everyone stays safe and well, and I'll check in with you guys tomorrow to let you know how it goes!