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It's the goddamn apocalypse out there
Two feet of water on the streets of the_boke, and a four alarm fire. What? The heavens continue to pound rain on the city, but there's also burning ash raining from the sky.

The local lumberyard caught fire, people are evacuated, power is cut to the area... poor people standing outside of their apartments in calf-deep water. Looks like a massive oil tank in the basement exploded.

Tried to park my car in a decently high patch of land, but this is nuts. Got back inside, but I can still smell the fire through my closed window, blocks away.

Went to Chiller Theatre with mystedraveneyes yesterday, but we hit all the other areas of the convention before the "big name" signing area, and Robert Beltrand had already jetted. Oh well. Shortly after that I saw J.D. Harmeyer, which was enough of a celebrity sighting to make me happy. We both bought toys, and came across a Harley Quinn Barbie that made her wince. Not as much as the oddly-proportioned and disturbingly glowing Harley Quinn art down the hallway of artists. I'm sure _yggdrasil's head would have exploded.

Blah. Tired of working.

Current Location: just North and West of the hellfire and damnation
Feeling: lazy lazy
Listening to: Arrested Development

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towelboy From: towelboy Date: April 16th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC) (Hard link)

The Tides Are Rising

Crazy. Hope you have your Handbook For The Apocalypse and some Easy Listening For Armegeddon.
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kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 16th, 2007 02:55 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Yeah, I just read your post. That's completely insane, I can't believe someone drowned.

I've got my fingers crossed for your brother.
normajean From: normajean Date: April 16th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC) (Hard link)
wow. so that's the crazy shit that's been making the national news. Which made my mom call me, and make sure I was ok. Madison has been fairly quiet. No unusual flooding at Drew (that I can see from my Hoyt view.)

btw, flooding + fire isn't as unusual as fire + -40 degree temperatures (with wind chill). It caused this:
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in January 2004 in Bangor, ME.

Also, I happen to like the Harley Quinn barbie. But then again, I also have pregnant Midge (Barbie's friend who "gives birth" by removing the magnetically attached midsection which houses the baby.) I like the demented barbies. :)
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 16th, 2007 04:22 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Wow, that's completely insane. Snow and fire? Wow.

Check out this thread. People in town are talking about eating tuna for days. Bleh. This is nasty.
normajean From: normajean Date: April 16th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC) (Hard link)
yeah sounds like it. Reminds me of the Bangor flood of 1970s or 1980s, where the entire downtown flooded (from what my parents told me.)

Good luck. I've had my share of wacky weather phenomenons (Ice storm of 1998 which was the only time school was cancelled the days in advance,) but nothing like massive flooding.
feffthekidd From: feffthekidd Date: April 16th, 2007 11:28 am (UTC) (Hard link)
April showers bring May flowers!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 16th, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Heheheh. I'm expecting a bumper crop after this mess.
eeviolet From: eeviolet Date: April 16th, 2007 12:02 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Holy shit! It really is the apocalypse out there! 2nd and Clinton?! GAH!

I'm telling you, man, more and more I believe we're gonna have a "The Day After Tomorrow" on our hands.

Hold on to your hats!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 16th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I was thinking more of Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow, as I had seen that more recently when the waters started to rise.

And it's still raining...
idunn From: idunn Date: April 16th, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
My head would have definitely exploded.

Several train lines have been suspended today. Don't know yet if one of them's mine, as the NJTransit website isn't exactly known for being accurate, so fuck it. I'm holed up and staying in ... and no way am I even contemplating DRIVING to Jersey City!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 16th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Driving to Jersey City, unless you've got a Bondesque car/boat, would be nuts today. And even then, the mudslides might still get you.
angryjonny From: angryjonny Date: April 16th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
If nothing else, this should help you appreciate living on the top floor of a 4th floor walkup...
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 16th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Hahahah, excellent point. As I've been reading nervous people living on the first floor giving hourly reports of how the basement's been rising to meet them on Hoboken 411, I've been appreciative of that. A couple years and a few storms ago I had our landlord get the roof patched, so I don't have a drip on my face in the middle of the night, which was the only downside of living on the top during the rain.

Instead, I've got a fuck of a view of things. Last night I could watch the police leave my road blocked for hours, and see a taxi get stuck in the lake a block East of that. This morning I watched a pedestrian get knocked over into the water, get drenched, and give up.
skagirlie From: skagirlie Date: April 16th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
upper floors are always best to witnessing tragedy.

well I guess now I can't whine about the 4" of snow we got last week.

stay afloat!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 16th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Yeah, I would have much rather had the snow.

Snow is wonderful from a top floor corner apartment with plenty of windows. :-)
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