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Let the stormy clouds chase / everyone from the place

I'm dry. My car's fine. A lot of cars aren't. If I had parked south of where I live, or a few blocks north of where I did, I would have gotten water damage. Fortunately, I got a spot on fairly high ground. The pictures from the other areas are pretty bad.

Took a walk around the "Mile Square City" during low tide this afternoon. Some roads were still blocked off, many vehicles stuck and unable to be towed out, and plenty of businesses closed. Countless basement businesses or apartments had hoses coming out of a window, shooting water onto the street. Beowoof was just about the only basement business that wasn't closed. Sewer grates were backed up, or in some cases seemingly ejecting sewage. I walked by a number of cars that had condensation on the inside of their windows, where water had penetrated the cabin.

As of the evening commute, the only way in or out of the town by road was through the bridges that lead to the Lincoln Tunnel (the worst path due to traffic, even on a good day). The southern end (my usual route) was still completely flooded out and the western bridges were no good due to a wall collapsing into a viaduct. In the video statement from the mayor above, he advised people to not have friends visit, and for outsiders to avoid the town unless they've got a medical procedure being done at our shitty hospital. I've got supplies, I've got homework to do, I'm pretty fortunate.

Current Location: Hoboken Island
Feeling: mellow mellow

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mystedraveneyes From: mystedraveneyes Date: April 17th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Do we have to go to class tomorrow?

My paper is so not done.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 17th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I really hope not. There was a state of emergency today, but there were still classes, right?

Neither is mine. I'm starting to hate my sources now.
mystedraveneyes From: mystedraveneyes Date: April 17th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC) (Hard link)
How would I know? It's not like I leave my dorm!

If I don't get it done in time, I'm faking a story about how I was trapped out of state. I am not pulling a late nighter for this!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 17th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Heheh. Again, how do you eat?

Right now my plan consists of going with a strong thesis, some good posturing, and being weak insofar as sources/facts. He can then slam me on that, I can IMPROVE on that, and show the development you say he gets all excited about. But it's going to be eight to nine pages.
mystedraveneyes From: mystedraveneyes Date: April 17th, 2007 02:24 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Well, I typically leave the dorm once a day for a snack bar run.

Yeah, that's what I feel too. Basically I'm gonna write tonight, get a good amount of sleep, and decide how I feel in the morning. Maybe I'll make it to class. Maybe not! But ten pages never even entered the possibility realm.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 17th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Bleh Crap Bar. I found myself resorting to that between classes, with us having an earlier class and all on Thursday. Grah.

Sounds like a reasonable plan. You free for dinner tomorrow? I want to do something other than work or avoid work.
From: carpe_dvm Date: April 17th, 2007 07:59 am (UTC) (Hard link)
heyhey! welcome to florida!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 18th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Heheh, no shit. I put up with freezing winters and muggy summers so I DON'T have to face natural disasters, what gives?

At least we still have frost and snow to prevent the bugs from getting too big.
agentorrange From: agentorrange Date: April 17th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
"Lightning crash and thunder roll
Angry Gods demand their toll"
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 18th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Just remember what old Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big old storm right in the eye and says, "Give me your best shot. I can take it."
quillter From: quillter Date: April 17th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
You weren't around yet when your dad decided to believe some adventure-seeking kids that the pond in Bayonne wasn't too deep for the car. Your brother may remember when the back seat he was sitting on started floating.

So, coming out for Matt's 1st birthday? My mom is going to try to be there. As are we.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 18th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Unfortunately, it's during crunch time here at school for a number of things, so I don't think I'm going to be able to make it. Which is extremely unfortunate.
quillter From: quillter Date: April 20th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
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