right now everyone is freaking out about hurricane ivan. some schools have already canceled, the mayor of new orleans has told people to evacuate the city, my neighbor has boarded his windows and then additionally propped up those boards, the roads in baton rouge are packed with people fleeing from mississippi and new orleans, and the governor of louisiana has declared a state of emergency. all this for a storm that hasn’t even decided where it wants to go. i’m not one of those fools who says “i can withstand this thing” but it all seems a little too soon for me. let’s wait until tomorrow to figure out what is going to happen. then run away like scared little girls.