I'm pretty sure my umbrella is busted now.
Things I shouldn't have done today, but did anyway:
Go to the beach in Typhoon-strength gales.
Walk to the edge of the sea and almost get blown over.
Drive back to beach ten minutes later with a camera and an umbrella.
Open said umbrella on beach in gales.
Watch serenely as large pieces of debris soar towards my car.
Smile merrily all the while.
Things that could well have happened.
Death by drowning,
Death by being shredded by a million flying shells.
Death by shattered glass
Death by cardboard box
Death by lightning.
I'm glad none of those happened today, but hey, it's only 15.35!