By the way, in case you were wondering, DAIRY MILK=MILK CHOCOLATE.
Right now, Queensland is preparing for their worst cyclone in possibly 100 years. This will affect some of the most beautiful resort areas on the Great Barrier Reef (Cairns, Townsville and the Whitsundays may sound familiar to you). Cyclone Yasi will hit land in a little under 4 hours. You can view the live coverage here, and look here if you want to grasp how large this storm is. Really, you should look.
Queensland is having a very bad summer, but it will get through these disasters. It's incredibly scary, though.
Also, I can't believe these snow storms in the US! Despite the wacky winter weather, I still miss snow. Am I crazy? I don't like driving in it, but I love watching it fall and seeing the world around me covered in white. I'm sure that Chicago is beautiful right now. Just be safe and smart (and make sure there is plenty of windshield wiper fluid in your cars)!