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September 12th, 2005


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03:13 pm - O_O
Holy friggin' CRAP.

Okay. We just spent 2 1/2 hours without power, in the middle of the day. Roughly 1pm - 3:30pm. I work in my company's Burbank office, and the first thought was that the construction next door had cut the wrong line.

Until one of my coworker told us that the radio had been reporting widespread power outages in Downtown Los Angeles.

People started calling friends, family, etc... Pretty much all of LA County was without power. We didn't hear why for quite a while, and actually got the news through someone who called his family on the East Coast and had them tell him what was being reported on CNN.

Naturally, the assumption was (because of the terror threat yesterday, and the coincidence of the date) that this could be a terrorist attack.

So far, it looks like it isn't. As you can guess, power is now back on, and I am posting.

Wow, I've had enough adreniline for the day. Trying to work in half-darkness, not wanting to drive home because the traffic lights would be out, totally not knowing when the power might come back or what might have caused it....

Well. The prayer reflex got a good work-out. :-)

And at least I can't say my Monday was boring!
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From:kerravonsen
Date:September 12th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
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Trying to work in half-darkness,

Heh, I wouldn't have tried to work. Computer programmer: no computer, no work.

But yeah, it would have been a bit scarey, what with the timing. Glad you're okay.
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From:izhilzha
Date:September 12th, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
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Heh, I wouldn't have tried to work. Computer programmer: no computer, no work.

Yeah. Most of my work is on the computer as well; I got shifted to another part of the floor to do menial tasks with them. I kept thinking, geez, they should just let us go home. And then thinking about the 30 blocks or so between here and there, and the insanity of LA traffic without traffic lights, and being glad I was here instead.
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From:jd3000
Date:September 12th, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC)
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My folks are in LA right now. As soon as the news hit Yahoo!, I called them (thank goodness for cell phones). They were on the freeway heading toward Long Beach and didn't even know about it. Phew. I was wondering if it caught you at work.

LA traffic during a brown-out? Hideous! I don't even live there and it makes my skin crawl. :-D

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:September 13th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
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Wow, glad your parents were out of the actual blackout area.
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From:whitemartyr
Date:September 13th, 2005 05:53 am (UTC)

Just say no to terror!

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Well at least you don't have to run a till...when the power fluctuated at work when I was on till I just about had a heartattack cuz um, me and math, as you know, don't get along. :p

Glad you're okay, and prayer reflex work-out is a good thing. :)

HUGS
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From:izhilzha
Date:September 13th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)

Re: Just say no to terror!

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Well at least you don't have to run a till...when the power fluctuated at work when I was on till I just about had a heartattack cuz um, me and math, as you know, don't get along. :p

Meep! No, that would be extremely unpleasant. Yikes.

Have I told you ever how much I like that Spike icon?
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From:mistraltoes
Date:September 13th, 2005 09:59 am (UTC)
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Glad you're okay, anyway.
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From:izhilzha
Date:September 13th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! Me too. :-)
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From:scorptilicus
Date:September 15th, 2005 07:05 am (UTC)

JD dragged me into this

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This LJ thing.

I heard about that, though I was surprised I didn't hear it on the news before I read about it on a forum.

Letterman actually had a clip pertaining to that tonight. He showed Wolf Blitzer trying to contact their L.A. correspondent, but they couldn't reach her. Apparently, she had no power at the time. ;)

-Josh
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From:izhilzha
Date:September 15th, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC)

Re: JD dragged me into this

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Whoa! Josh-as-in-Rikard?

*friends you right away*
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From:jd3000
Date:September 15th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC)

Re: JD dragged me into this

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Shame, Josh, I didn't do a speck of dragging. I merely pointed out all the COOL LICCers were into it. :-D

-JD
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From:scorptilicus
Date:September 16th, 2005 02:28 am (UTC)

Re: JD dragged me into this

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Right.

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