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Cyclones, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods — it's good news, or at least news, for CNN and the 24 hour "news" cycle (I watched an hour of tornado footage a couple of weeks ago — their bookers must have been out to lunch), but the worst news for the poor folks experiencing the apocalyptic weather whims. I am ashamed to say I complained vociferously about the horrible DC heat the entire weekend — and yesterday I only went outside once. (It's a balmy 73 degrees in my apartment — I really don't care if central air is the devil — without it, it's hell.) The latest horseman can be found flooding the Midwest this time. A swath of storms — including tornadoes — have left a strip of states (Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Oklahoma, Kansan, Nebraska and Michigan) in rough shape. We may be baking out here on the East Coast, but there's an actual death toll in the Midwest. If you've been living with this weather — tell us how your weekend was.