Boom

@dawnald (84132)
Shingle Springs, California
June 4, 2009 11:23am CST
If anybody ever tells you "it never rains in California", don't believe them. I was online last night when suddenly *flash of light* followed by *BOOM* and then lots of rain. My little one, Naomi, was scared and came up and got in my bed and put the pillow over her head. My mother-in-law called this morning and said she was so scared she went over to the neighbor's house. Do boom booms scare you?
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
4 Jun 09
If anything that pleases me is the boom and rain and wind with thunderstorm. Now people might think me crazy. But I have had a good rapport with the Nature and I love them to the extent of getting out of the house and drenching in the rain and listen the sky music 'boom'.
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 09
Is the rain warm there? Because I don't mind being in a warm rain, but I don't like cold rain. I don't like spots on my glasses either (but I have a hat for that)...
@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 09
Maybe I can invent some?
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
5 Jun 09
You do not have to invent those wipers as they are already there. And as for rain I have never experienced it warm, what is warm is the weather. Here, I mean the part of the universe where I live its hot and humid during these days and we have plenty of rains these days due to the effect of monsoon. So when its hot cold rain is a bonus to cool down. What say?
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• United States
4 Jun 09
no,not really..but they terrify my godmother. she has a closet she hides in during storms.i think there's a bad memory equated with storms somehow,but she really doesn't talk about it.
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 09
This one was LOUD and really close to the house and apparently there were lightning strike way more often that your average thunderstorm, one every 20 seconds or so instead of one every minute. So no wonder some people were scared.
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• United States
4 Jun 09
yikes. we had lightening hit the chain link fence here the one time.now that was scary. don't know why it picked that over the much taller trees,but..
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 09
Attracted by the metal would be my guess. I bet that made quite a boom!
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
4 Jun 09
"it never rains in California", Honestly, I never heard it in my life, so no point believing or not believing. I can remember only once I got scared of those boom boom. It had that loud sound and it was night time when everything was silent. I thought that it took my heart away with it. Later on it did boom three or four times more but it wasn't that loud, still I got scared. That time I was like 12-13, I dont' remember. Did you get scared?
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 09
It's a song: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/h/hammondalbertlyrics/seemsitneverrainsinsoutherncalifornialyrics.html But this is northern California and the song is about southern California. Nope, I wasn't scared.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
4 Jun 09
Is it a fact that it never rains in california?
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 09
Heck no. But it doesn't rain as often here as in some other places.
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
4 Jun 09
I've got used to them now but when I first moved here to Italy I was terrified! I had never heard anything that loud and intense in UK. They are like the ones on films and go on and on and the 'rumble'. I had to get used to them after I had my son because he was scared so I couldn't convey the fact that I was scared too over to him. I got round it by saying that it was the clouds having an argument and we just used to listen for the next 'bang' and I'm over the fear now.
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 09
I should try that with the twins next time. I like that!
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
4 Jun 09
It worked again two years ago when I was baby-sitting a boy of just over 3 for two weeks. His parents only came at weekends and when they came the first weekend there was a thunderstorm and he ran to his mother, not afraid anymore, but to tell her that they had to listen together to see who was going to win She was thrilled!
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
4 Jun 09
I bet it did! I never used third parties ever in any situation.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
5 Jun 09
Nope---Okay call me weird but I love listening to the rain in general and love listening to the "boomers"---When I was still quite small and living at my great-grandmother's apt (it was her, my grandmother, mother and myself--yikes four generations of women...wonder there wasn't a major war)--whenever there was a thunder/lightening storm my either great-grandmother or mother would have me sit in their lap to look out the kitchen window to look at the storm and tell me not to be afraid--so to this day I'm not. Mmmmm...my one cat Kissy however, freaks out at the slightest pitter patter of rain and hides.
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jun 09
I love listening to it to although I prefer sunny weather, not too hot. But in the office where I work, you can't see the windows because all the offices with real walls are built up against them, so you can't see the weather at all. I hate that!
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@polachicago (19077)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I used to walk at heavy rain and thunder when in grade and high school and my family was warning me not to hold an umbrella, so I end up walking at heavy rain without an umbrella and barefoot...it was great... I am working now in place without any windows, I don't like it at all....
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jun 09
me either...
@polachicago (19077)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I am not afraid of thunder. My younger dog is shaking when thunder and she is looking for place to hide. She needs to be hug and hold when thunder.... I like heavy rain and thunder....it means fresh air after....
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 09
Dogs really freak out in thunderstorms. Doesn't bother me though.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
5 Jun 09
My kitty Kissy runs and hides with the simple sound of rain...why she is scared no idea..it's not like the rain or lightening is going to come inside....poor thing-- Now Pyewacket? He might wake up when he hears a "boomer" then nods off to sleep again
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jun 09
Apparently it started thundering again around 2 AM and one of the cats freaked out, jumped on the bed and then ran under the bed. But I was all snug under the covers with my earplugs in when that happened.
@sacmom (14317)
• United States
5 Jun 09
The booms are scary sounding, but the flashes of lightning scare me more. However, last night's light show didn't scare me near as much as they usually do. Heck, I even drove towards it (only because hubby wanted something to eat and I volunteered). Boy, was it a sight to see! Especially when you can see the actual bolt of lightning come down out of the sky. I was mesmerized and scared all at the same time. LOL Fortunately my oldest and I got home safe and sound. Though by the time we got there the storm was right over us. Did you know that this storm was capable of producing quarter size hail or bigger? Yikes! Talk about scary!
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jun 09
My mom-in-law's in Grass Vally and she said it was hailing there. All we got here was rain...
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@sacmom (14317)
• United States
6 Jun 09
We only got rain as well. A quick downpour and then it was over.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
Oh yeah, it does scare me, but I just had to strengthen myself since I've 2 kids, and if they see me scared, they would also be scared. In our country, there are 2 seasons, dry and wet season, so it rains a lot, and a lot of boom booms :) At night, I just tell my hubby to embrace me when we're in bed so as to feel secured whenever there are boom booms
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Jun 09
Hugs always work. lol
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
The biG n0ice c0ming fr0m the sky scares me al0t then it will f0LL0w by horrifying liGhtning it makes me shiver i d0nt kn0w why my reaCtion is like that,.I guess the sudden change of the climate is really the effect the gl0bal warming thats why we really have to take a stand as s0on as possible on h0w we can c0nserve our m0ther earth f0r the next generation..I just want to inf0rm you that here in the philippines the sudden climate change really happen al0t one m0nent it is very hot then within a few minuTe it will rain ,thats why i want to take care our m0ther nature because we are the one who be benifitted fr0m these and f0r us to be able to avoid destructive force of the globAL warming..
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jun 09
roses are red. violets are blue. here's your response again times two. :-)
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
The biG n0ice c0ming fr0m the sky scares me al0t then it will f0LL0w by horrifying liGhtning it makes me shiver i d0nt kn0w why my reaCtion is like that,.I guess the sudden change of the climate is really the effect the gl0bal warming thats why we really have to take a stand as s0on as possible on h0w we can c0nserve our m0ther earth f0r the next generation..I just want to inf0rm you that here in the philippines the sudden climate change really happen al0t one m0nent it is very hot then within a few minuTe it will rain ,thats why i want to take care our m0ther nature because we are the one who be benifitted fr0m these and f0r us to be able to avoid destructive force of the globAL warming..
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jun 09
Just watched a show on the topic, Earth 2100, showed the best and worst case scenarios as far as global warming. My fear is that certain governments, especially my own, won't take it seriously.
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
5 Jun 09
Nah, the only time the boom booms give me a bit of a scare is if they're those really, really loud ones that rattle the house and I'm half alseep and not alert. Most of the time I quite enjoy them! I haven't heard thunder in a while though. Jeez, I haven't even seen rain for at least 7 months!
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jun 09
You must be in California! It never rains here...
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@carolscash (9501)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I don't like thunderstorms but they don't scare me unless they are really strong or the wind blows a lot. We live in a wooded area with several trees around and I don't like the fact that there are trees that could hit the house if they were to fall. I think that my youngest daughter is more scared of anything that I ever was. She absolutely hates them!!
@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jun 09
I'd be more worried about wind with big trees. But you wouldn't want a lightning fire to start either!
@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
5 Jun 09
No, I live in Texas, we have LOTS of Boom booms! and sometimes funnel clouds and huricanes....
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jun 09
You can keep all that!!!
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@cbjones (1157)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I heard It only rains once every 20 years in Cali. Actually, I never heard anyone make such a claim. I just made it up. If I say it out loud, then I could technically say I "heard" it from somewhere. The source wouldn't be very credible though. Thunder Storms scare me when they happen in the middle of the night. My bed is near a window, so I have reason to be worried.
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 09
Naw it rains every year, just not that many days. :-) I wouldn't put my bed under a window I don't think.
@peavey (16300)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I love a good thunderstorm! I live along the Front Range in Colorado and we get a lot of lightening and thunder. I always go outside to watch it if I can (on the patio, not out where the lightening might strike me). When I used to work in the hayfield, we would get awesome thunderstorms. One time I remember seeing balls of fire running up and down a power line. Quite a sight!
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 09
I like them too as long as I'm inside or under cover!
@savypat (20247)
• United States
4 Jun 09
No, I know by the time the sound comes the danger is over. I love to watch lightening storms, but know enough to be careful and not to go outside or use any electrical equipment, lightening can do some very strange things.
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 09
I don't mind going outside to a covered area like a patio or whatever.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Jun 09
No, I am very good with boom booms but the lightning does scare me. And it is totally illogical as if you see the lightning then that one is not going to strike you is it?
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 09
Yeah but emotions such as fear are not logical.
@katsmeow1213 (29025)
• United States
4 Jun 09
Only really really big ones! We get big thunder and lightning storms a couple times a year. I like to watch the lightning, it's really cool looking.
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jun 09
I like watching too. Doesn't scare me, but the twins sure didn't like it!