Help! I'm stuck at home in the midst of this frickin' Hurricane

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    Aug 21, 2008 6:22 PM GMT
    The high winds are banging against my bedroom windows like a banshee bashing its brains in. The electricity keeps going on and off. Phone and internet service are intermittent. I obviously can't go outside. Work is shut down for the day. So I've been in the house furiously alternating between re-organizing my home office and working out. I'm already up to 350 pushups and 140 pullups. Someone, please. . . TALK TO ME
  • qalbi30

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    Aug 21, 2008 6:41 PM GMT
    How long is it expected to last ? Wish you well and keep up the press ups.

    Regards,R.
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    Aug 21, 2008 6:43 PM GMT
    Where I'm located. . . they say the worst is yet to come, late this afternoon and tonight. But everything may be closed tomorrow also. Not sure yet.
  • joeindallas

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    Aug 21, 2008 8:24 PM GMT
    Hope you come thur with this with only memories
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    Aug 21, 2008 8:33 PM GMT
    What hurricane? icon_wink.gif

    When Fay was over me, it was a lot stronger and the wind wasn't nearly as bad as you're saying it is up there. Have you been through a tropical storm before? Hurricanes are WAY worse as far as the wind goes. Fay's got TONS of rain though which really sucks for flooding.

    Cleaning is good. Organizing, working out. Reading. I'm assuming your power isn't out for good since you can post. Do the things you normally don't have time to do because you're busy doing more important things. I always enjoy times stuck indoors every once in a while.

    Just hope your power doesn't go out for long periods of time. Then it really sucks unless you have a lot of friends around. Our power was out for TWO WEEKS after Wilma in 2005. It was "fun" for a week, but then it started getting really annoying. Plus, without power, we couldn't even get gas, cash, drive (traffic lights were mostly all gone), shop (no registers), go out to eat, etc...
  • auryn

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    Aug 21, 2008 8:37 PM GMT
    Would have been a good time to take a vacation if you could have managed it. icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 21, 2008 8:39 PM GMT
    You need an update, halltd

    You got off easy

    All schools and businesses in this area are CLOSED today and probably tomorrow

    The winds are increasing -- it's a slow moving storm that has regathered strength

    Some of the flooding is at record levels and the Governor calls it "catastrophic"

    Yes, I am sure we'll all survive, but it's more than an afternoon thundershower

    Electricity, TV, computer, phone are intermittent

    I'm stuck here at the house

    I'm tired of watching DVDs

    I'm up to 450 pushups and 200 pullups

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    Aug 21, 2008 8:50 PM GMT
    We had the same winds as you, so I don't think we got off easy. The worst of it down here was overnight on Monday. So, everyone slept through most of it. But, my power went out like 5 times (I have a UPS on electronic equipment which beeps annoyingly when the power goes out), we got really bad winds, driving rain, downed trees, palm frawns littering the road, etc...

    I do think you're getting more rain and flooding because it's sorta camping out up there which really sucks. But, I'd be happy you're not in an actual hurricane. THOSE suck.

    Hopefully the flooding subsides and Fay leaves soon though.
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    Aug 21, 2008 8:55 PM GMT
    Dude, I feel your pain. I'm down here in St. Augustine. Been trapped in doors all day...just me and my cat and she is SOOOOO sick of me!!!

    -Den
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    Aug 21, 2008 8:55 PM GMT
    It's on the edge of becoming a Category 1 hurricane

    68,000 people with no power

    Pushup total so far: 500

    Dinner menu (assuming electricity is on):

    Salmon
    Sweet Potato
    Broccoli
    Quinoa (a whole grain similar to rice, but much better for you)
    Green Tea
    V-8 Juice

    DVD choices for tonight, assuming electricity is on:

    Michael Moore's documentary, "Sicko" (about the health care industry)

    "Gods and Monsters" (very fine film, Academy Award winner)

    "Awake" (Hayden Christensen wakes up during surgery)

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    Aug 21, 2008 8:57 PM GMT
    start posting naked photos of yourself looking fearful/bored/anticipatory/sleepy/hungry/angry, etc...
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    Aug 21, 2008 8:57 PM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidIt's on the edge of becoming a Category 1 hurricane

    500 pushups

    DVD choices for tonight, assuming electricity is on:

    Michael Moore's documentary, "Sicko" (about the health care industry)

    "Gods and Monsters" (very fine film, Academy Award winner)

    "Awake" (Hayden Christensen wakes up during surgery)




    About to do about 2 hrs worth of yoga then my DVD choices for the night:

    Pan's Labrynth
    Aeon Flux
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    Aug 21, 2008 9:11 PM GMT
    metroPAULitan saidstart posting naked photos of yourself looking fearful/bored/anticipatory/sleepy/hungry/angry, etc...


    All in the pursuit of disinterested research, I assume.
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    Aug 21, 2008 9:14 PM GMT
    Gonna trump everyone with one word.. Katrina. Rode that bitch out....
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    Aug 21, 2008 9:17 PM GMT
    Luckydog76 saidGonna trump everyone with one word.. Katrina. Rode that bitch out....


    Sorry guys, LuckyDog wins.
    And I say that as someone who got hammered by Frances, Jeanne AND Wilma.
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    Aug 21, 2008 9:17 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    metroPAULitan saidstart posting naked photos of yourself looking fearful/bored/anticipatory/sleepy/hungry/angry, etc...


    All in the pursuit of disinterested research, I assume.


    extremely disinterested. i would only view them to get some sense of LDWMs emotional mindset during the hurricane...
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    Aug 21, 2008 9:33 PM GMT
    wow .. wish it'll stop soon ...

    Here in Israel we never had a hurricane and we'll never do .. but we have sandstorms sometimes .. it's not as worse as hurricane but annoying enough ..

    good luck .. nature never leaves us alone ..icon_evil.gif
  • cowboyathlete

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    Aug 21, 2008 9:39 PM GMT
    When Tropical Storm Allison was doing the same thing to Houston in June 2001, we were all online going nuts together.
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    Aug 21, 2008 9:40 PM GMT
    and you thing earthquakes are bad!
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    Aug 21, 2008 10:09 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    And I say that as someone who got hammered by Frances, Jeanne AND Wilma.


    do i need to say ANYTHING about that sentence?
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    Aug 21, 2008 10:14 PM GMT
    metroPAULitan said
    jprichva said
    And I say that as someone who got hammered by Frances, Jeanne AND Wilma.


    do i need to say ANYTHING about that sentence?


    Well, you COULD, but you is way too much the gen'lmun.
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    Aug 21, 2008 10:21 PM GMT
    Little dude-- you need some company. Quick (smile). Maybe have a slumber party.
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    Aug 21, 2008 10:28 PM GMT
    You could spend your time thinking up new and creative ways for Florida to fuck up the next presidential elections.

    .... icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 21, 2008 10:39 PM GMT
    hey now. not everyone is party to that fuckup.

    halltd and i are in the same town. while we got "awful winds and awful rains" that flooded everything and ripped buildings apart, i didn't think all that much of it. power went out several dozen times and stayed out many times. i've got a laptop w/ a cellular card, i've got a generator, and i've got plenty of projects around the house i can work on so i was plenty comfy.

    this storm really isn't all that intense.
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    Aug 21, 2008 10:40 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    metroPAULitan said
    jprichva said
    And I say that as someone who got hammered by Frances, Jeanne AND Wilma.


    do i need to say ANYTHING about that sentence?


    Well, you COULD, but you is way too much the gen'lmun.


    and with that, i shall endeavor to stay as such...BUT, come on!!! that was a beautiful set up you gave me there!

    ...and i see LDWM has yet to take heed of my suggestion!