My brother and I have been under the same roof for 24 hours and I’ve only considered killing him twice! #familyreunion
I’m becoming increasingly perturbed by the ease with which many media influencers, along with the various riffraff on Twitter and Tumblr, continue to discuss Hurricane Irene with obvious snark and disappointment that the storm was so overhyped.
Overhyped? Go look at some photos of the damage done in places like North Carolina, Norfolk, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, and especially Vermont - a very poor yet very lovely state where some of the worst damage was done (I’ve already heard of one instance where one of VT’s treasured covered bridges was swept away).
Was it the apocalypse everyone in New York City seemed to expect? No, and we should be thankful for that - not roll our eyes at this “overhype.”
As you guys know I’m currently back home in Maine and we live right on the coast (literally - I mean that picture I posted earlier was of my backyard) and are so incredibly lucky that the storm went west of us.
Not everyone was so lucky - the hype was real for many, all too real. Have some respect.