a) it says "Memorial Day" on the calendar
b) You spend your evening listening for the tornado sirens.
Yes, it's storm season here in the Upper Midwest. We were promised a full afternoon of storms in the Cities. Said storms did not materialize, but now I'm listening to the guys on the radio talk about the Twins' week and they have to keep stopping to tell us where the twisters have been sighted so far. And people say life in the Midwest is quiet.
Last summer we had a day when the sirens blasted outside my house. Note that I say "outside." I was standing in my livingroom watching the wind pick up and the sky turn a sick green, and I thought, "Say- do I hear something?" I had to step outside to make sure. There it was, a distant wail. I don't think this is a very wise strategem, having sirens you can only hear if you go outside. But that's just me. I'm picky.
Anyway we're on alert here. How's everyone else's weekend going?