Warm Up 2, 98% - weather, but rather I have best been...

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Shelby L. Smith 10-27-10 Professor Kennedy EH 102 Rain, Rain, Go Away….At Least For A While Booming thunder, flashing lightning, and howling winds cause many to want to hide, but not me. Severe weather is something that has never been an issue for me. I have always loved playing in the stormy rain actually, but my mother is a completely different story. Growing up in Russellville, Alabama put my family and I in the path of many storms, all of which my mother would be fearful of. She tried to instill this fear in me, but for some reason it never seemed to stick. I had to choose between a stormy day and a rainy day, honestly it would be hard for me to choose because both have amazing qualities. The only problem I have with storms is when they do not want to leave. As previously stated, I do adore storms and the rain that comes with them, but what I do not like is when the bad weather continues. It is not that I am scared of the
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Unformatted text preview: weather, but rather I have best been described as a flower. Just enough rain will make me happy, but too much will kill me. Several times my mother and I visited a hospital during a particularly dreary month with my body displaying flu-like symptoms and also mild depression. Come to find out, I actually had a diagnose disorder the doctor called rain depression. When the sky is overcast, my body does not produce enough vitamin D on its own which causes other chemicals in my body to become unbalanced. In laymans terms, when there is no sun for a few days, there is no happy Shelby. This revelation is one that nearly made me laugh, mostly because the whole idea of rain depression was completely ludicrous to me. Now I am a firm believer. I still love to appreciate the awe and majesty of a good summer storm or winter blizzard, but nearly a week without sun will send this flower into hibernation....
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2011 for the course EH 101 taught by Professor Mr.joeykennedy during the Fall '10 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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