Wish You Were Here

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Wish You Were Here

Postby vertigo25 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:13 am

You guys missed all the fun. We just had a nice little 4.2 with several aftershocks.
The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He'd been climbing down the chimney... his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that's how I found out there was no Santa Claus.
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Postby rec|use » Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:37 am

is this some kind of sex thing??
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Postby vertigo25 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:35 am

The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He'd been climbing down the chimney... his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that's how I found out there was no Santa Claus.
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Postby Sir Diddimus » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:06 am

You know, that's just the Earth's not-so-subtle way of whispering..... "Get Out...."
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Postby Bigun » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:38 am

I was playing Enemy Territory with a friend from Cali when it hit. She described it as "scary"
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Postby vertigo25 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:34 am

They're usually only scary after the fact. You don't have time enough to build it up.

I can remember one night in Knoxville, sleeping in the middle of my living room and moving my daughter in with me because of severe thunderstorms and tornado watches. "Stay away from windows" and whatnot. The weather back there often terrified me.

I should also mention that last year I took a training course on earthquake and disaster preparedness. I'm actually a certified community first responder. That course made me a lot less afraid of earthquakes.

The death toll for the last major quake in this area (The 1989 Loma Prieta, or "World Series" quake) was 69 + 3 due to indirect causes. On the other hand, Katrina killed over 1500 people in Louisiana, alone (add to that about another a couple hundred more in other states and Cuba, and an estimated 700+ still missing).

By far, the deadliest kind of disasters in the US are floods and tornadoes.

I should also point out that Tennessee lies on a major fault. The only non-man-made lake in Tennessee was created by an earthquake. Seismologists predict a 90% chance of a major quake of 6.0 or higher will hit the region by 2040. Of course, out there you have no earthquake proof buildings, first responders, expectation, or response plans. When it hits (and trust me, it will), it will be more like Indonesia or Pakistan getting hit. The death toll will certainly be in the 1000s.

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The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He'd been climbing down the chimney... his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that's how I found out there was no Santa Claus.
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Postby Hardcoregirl » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:41 am

Well Andy at least we aren't paying as much in rent while waiting to die! ;)

I text messaged Auralfixation to see how he fared, and he was like "there was an earthquake??!" Apparently he's in Colorado with the 'rents for a month, lol.
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Postby vertigo25 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:45 pm

He lives here? I thought he always lived in CO.

He should email me when he's here. We could hang out n' shit.
The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He'd been climbing down the chimney... his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that's how I found out there was no Santa Claus.
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Postby vertigo25 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:47 pm

Oh...

and rent's not *that* bad.

A friend of mine just got a place $650/month. Nicest damn refrigerator box I've seen, too. He cut a window in the side, and it has this *amazing* view of the overpass. :)
The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He'd been climbing down the chimney... his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that's how I found out there was no Santa Claus.
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