I’m Beginning To Hate The Weatherman
Last year for our 2013 Tourney we suffered a disaster when the tournament was rained out. Hmm! …. I wonder …. it was the 7th annual event which should have been lucky …… but it was held in 2013 …….. Hmm! Anyway, the year was salvaged because of the wonderful people who support our event and our cause. I wrote about it in a previous blog that was subtitled “Proof That We Have The Best People In The World Supporting The Mike Serba Memorial Golf Tournament ….. No Doubt About It!”. You can read that blog by clicking on the link.
In that blog I talked about how those of us that organize the tourney have developed the habit of checking out our weather apps for the long range predictions starting two weeks out from the event. Last year, early on, the weather apps were showing good weather for the day of the event but later on it was showing there might be rain. A few days before the tourney it was calling for rain but was showing the rain would clear out the morning of the our tournament. Even at 8:00 AM on the day of the tourney the weatherman was calling for the rain to end in the morning. Well it sure as hell didn’t! …. in fact it went on until 6 PM.
This year, being an incurable creature of habit…… guess what? ……. two weeks before the tourney I began looking at the long range weather predictions. To make a long story short a few days before and right up until the day of the tournament the damn apps were displaying a despicable little icon showing a dark cloud with lines going through it and little dots underneath to depict rain. It bothered my sleep and I had nightmares about that rotten rain icon. You start to become obsessed and find yourself constantly checking the weather app on your phone to see if anything has changed. Well turns out the we experienced one of the best days within the last week or so and we had a wonderful day and a spectacular event.
I’m going to do my best to avoid checking out the weather predictions prior to next year’s tourney but I probably won’t be able to resist. So, once again, we’ll experience obsessive behavior, nightmares and loss of sleep ….. crap!