Archive for September, 2004

Guess what?

Yes, my electrical power has been restored! Just as I was getting ready for yet another humid evening sleeping on my back porch the wonderful people at Progress Energy flipped that magical switch.

Metroblog Flyers…

I messed around at work with the idea of the flyers. This is what I came up with. I know, it’s not much or fancy, but it will work for now. I have also printed out on another sheet on the same color neon paper the link to the site a bunch of times so people can tear them off instead of write it down. I’ll staple them to the bottom once I post them around Orlando areas.

So what do you think??

Random Ideas…

Okay… I thought about what Solonor said in an earlier entry. We need Orlando Metroblog to SHINE. Shine brighter than Las Vegas if thats possible. So I was thinking of making a few flyers and at the bottom have the web site address and go post them around my side of town. I can hit UCF, which I know for a fact there are quiet a few bloggers there, I have come across their blogs thru search but probably don’t know about us here.

I saw a picture on one of Sean’s buzznet photo gallery of something similar to this and I thought why not. I have been on the UCF campus many times and find my self using their library when I need more info on stuff than I can find at any other plus the net. So I pretty much know where all the posting boards are and why not. If we even just get one.. it would be worth it!

I could even place flyers at places that people who blog might hang out in Winter Park section too. Anyways enough of me rambling… what do you guys think??

Got a Question…

Okay.. I know, I know. It’s not Hurricane related. Dare I say, but I have a question. I’ve been reading the other metro blogs and they all have pictures at the top like ours from some where in their city.

Is ours suppose to be Epcot?? Thats what I see when I look at that.
Anyone have any ideas. Forgive me if this has been brought up before, I might not have come across it.

Top Ten Reasons Hurricane Season is Like Christmas

I got this from my good friend Elsa and it had me chuckling and then laughing by the time I reached the Number One reason. Hope it does the same for you.

Top Ten Reasons Hurricane Season is Like Christmas

10. Decorating the house (boarding up windows).

9. Dragging out boxes that haven’t been used since last season (camping
gear, flashlights).

8. Last minute shopping in crowded stores.

7. Regular TV shows pre-empted for “specials”.

6. Family coming to stay with you.

5. Family and friends from out-of-state calling.

4. Buying food you don’t normally buy … and in large quantities.

3. Days off from work.

2. Candles.

And the number one reason Hurricane Season is like Christmas …

1. At some point you know you’re going to have a tree in your house!

Door Blocker…

I just spent the past 25 minutes sitting infront of the front door. The winds are really gusty here in Oviedo, its pushing against the door making a clicking sound, as if someone were about to walk into the house.

Rain just started again and well were thankful for the power still, I guess it will be a matter of time before that shuts off. I’ve never appreciated cell phone games as much as I have tonight. Watching some Dave Marsh & Tom Terry playing Tetris on my phone.

Reporting fron East Orlando

At almost 1 am we still have power. We are not counting on that lasting. The winds are slammin’ out there, you can hear all the whistling and whirring. We even heard a branch crack on the old tree out back. YAY.

At least for now it’s our apartment complex’s problem. I want to go out Monday and see our house, but we probably won’t be able to. I am more worried about that than anything.

We keep getting power surges, but nothing major. Signing out….

Is There A Big Sign…?

…floating in the sky above Orlando that reads, “Hurricanes Welcome”? I swear there must be.

Sorry for my lack of posts. Been working 12 hours a day with FEMA (they let me off “early” today) and it has barely left time for posting in my personal blog. But I wanted to stop in, say “Hi!” and remind everyone to stay safe over the next couple of days.

I was hoping that by the middle of October (when the get together is being planned) that I would have been down to a regular 40 hour week, but now with Jeanne visiting us that probably won’t be the case. I was looking forward to getting to know those of you I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet. Ah well, all good things in their own time.

See you on the other side of Jeanne.

New Message Forums

For your chatty amusement, Metroblogging now has its own Message Board. Each city has its own forum among the growing throng of cities covered by metblogs. So, feel free to drop on over to the Orlando Message Forum to discuss local topics.

Got Plywood?

Just alittle note to all my Orlando friends. I hope you and your family stay safe this weekend. We are in a for a bumpy next 24-32 hours. Kind of reminds me of that ride at DW that tells people to hold on to their hats, it’s the wildest ride in Texas… only it should say FLORIDA.


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