Thursday, November 1, 2012

Aftermath

Update! My power is scheduled for servicing so with any luck I'll be up and running very soon. 

Here's the thing. Yanno the most obnoxious thing about having the entire eastern seaboard ravaged by a natural disaster? 

I mean other than the chaos, death, and destruction, of course. 

The most obnoxious thing is having the same conversation ad nauseum with every single person I run into. 


"Hey, how's it going?"
"Meh. Not great. How'd you weather the storm?"
"No Power or heat."
"Yeah, me too."


"Oh hey there, how's it going?" 
"Meh. Not great. How'd you weather the storm?"
"We have heat but no electric."
"Ugh, hope you get power soon."


"Oh hey, how's it going?"
"Meh. Shitty. How'd you weather the storm?"
"We finally got electric but no internet."
"Ugh, well could be worse."


"Hey, how's it going?" 
"Meh. Not great. How'd you weather the storm?"
"No Power or heat."
"Yeah, me too."




Oh, I'm sorry, did I already mention that one? I've had that conversation at least 20 times in the past 2 days. And I've only seen like 12 people! Power, Electric, Gas, Heat, Act of Tree, fence down, Basement Flood.... substitute one or two and that's all anyone has to say. It's getting hard to feign business polite here! It's like a competition of who has the most misfortune for the longest amount of time. 

So yeah, that's obnoxious. Though actually maybe it's not quite as obnoxious as...

...the display of ridiculous First World Problems that people feel the need to piss and moan about. 


"Every starbucks is closed and im pissed"
"You can't suffer with instant for a bit?"
"I drink raspberry chai."

"Hurricane Sandy knocked out the power to my Gamestop preventing me from acquiring my fully paid for pre-ordered Assassin's Creed....wa wa wa wa wa"

"My home internet is still out. All I have is Wi-Fi on my phone." 

"What's the point of having a 72" LCD TV if I can't even watch it!"

Batty. Absolutely batty. I have good natured friends taking pictures of themselves lounging on inflatable pool chairs sipping on a beer.... in their basement. I have friends living in shelters because their home is a safety hazard. I have friends that had their entire childhood homes swept away (Ocean Bay).... but yanno what? Not getting to play Assassin's Creed until a day later, that's the real tragedy.

I'm a self-righteously outraged prat at the moment.   


My biggest problem? Having to sit in my car with a book to charge my smart phone while listening to music. Yeah, I have it rough, but then again, I wasn't complaining. Really the only thing that's been bothering me is the constant silence. I hate the silence. Not to be confused with hating The Silence. Heehee. Sorry. I'm the type of person that always has to have some background noise. Even when I'm just reading. I like to have some kind of white noise, preferably a well loved TV series, playing in the background. No noise drives me a little battier than usual. 



Though I did learn one helpful tip today: Don't try to blow out a candle while you are brushing your teeth.

Egads, people. Egads. 










Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Disney buys out LucasFilms

As if Hurricane Sandy ( <---- post from earlier this morning) wasn't bad enough.


LucasFilms bought out by Disney.


Some Thoughts:

1. Prospect of Eps. 7, 8, & 9 of the Star Wars trilogy. Meh. Lucas will still be providing creative support which is pretty much what was wrong with Eps. 1, 2, & 3. I'm tentatively curious, but not overly excited as of yet.

1. Leia is not a Disney Princess. I realize she is a princess, and that Disney now owns the rights to her name, but give me a break. She's a rebel leader. She wouldn't let the Galactic Empire rule her and the Disney Empire won't be any different.


I know. 



I need something other then the devastation of my city to think about, so I'll probably update this post periodically as I think of things.


What are your thoughts?









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Hurricane Sandy

Hello Dear Readers,

Just a quick post. We survived the hurricane pretty much intact. No damage to our condo, thankfully. As of right now, I still have no heat or power. Trees, gas station roofs, power lines... mostly down in the streets, but luckily the flood waters are carrying them away. ::sigh:: Not sure when we'll have power back. Last year when Irene hit it took up to a week for all the power to be returned. I had to drive around for an hour just to get a half charge on my Droid (I refuse the iMovement) to do this update. 

I feel bad about not updating my blog as usual, but not that bad. I think Hurricane drowning the East Coast is a pretty legit excuse. 

Now I just have to survive Hurricane Doc&Monroe and I'll be good. Fell asleep on the couch last night to avoid that incoming storm =( 

I'll try to keep up with some smaller updates when I can. Bare with me while all our lives come back on line. Slowly, slowly, but they surely will. 

Love,
Haven 



EDIT:

Here's a pic of one of my absolute favorite venues in Brooklyn. That railing is the 2nd floor balcony. There's over 5ft. of water inside.  =(


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sorry

I'm trying to also pull together my Lucid Analysis but the hurricane is kind of in full swing and I"m worried about power outages. I'll keep you updated, but you don't hear from me for a while, please just assume it's b/c NYC was drowned and the looters got to our complex. Ugh. 
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