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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
#86146 09/29/2005 2:27 PM
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Progress is being made, there's a rumor that some electricity may be rolled out to a couple neighborhoods by this weekend smile Got to have power to pump out the flooded underpasses smash


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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Finally back home, our electricity was turned on some time in the last 24 hours or so smash


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Now now allen, haven't you seen the PeoplePC commercials? hehe


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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I've kept it around for sentimental reasons, mostly mental wink

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Just register on aim.com with that sn and sign up for "AIM Mail" when you cancel wink ...


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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internet connection (cable) is still down half the time - I'm interested in seeing what they bill this next time smash

Spent the last 2 nights cutting downed trees in my backyard (there's 6-8 back there from my neighbor's yard) with a chain saw - my wife calls it the texas chain saw massacre tipsy


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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Hurricane Humberto is passing through town right now - wind is pretty strong - up to 89 mph gusts and lots of rain. eek


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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I'd put on a poncho and go try and fly a kite... But that's just my crazy self and morbid curiosity...


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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Trees and water are everywhere today - most places are closed, a lot of places are without power (we're one of the lucky ones still with power), I've got a cold and am going back to bed.


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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haha... "We had a hurricane, I survived with no problems, other than the sniffles"


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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It was crazy - we didn't even know a storm was coming until last night and even then it was just supposed to be a tropicl storm. It was the fastest storm on record going from a tropical depression to a hurricane. At 4am the trees were bending to the ground and rain was dropping in sheets sideways.

There's still hundreds of roofs with blue tarps from hurricane rita 2 years ago - you just couldn't get people to even bid on your roof because thousands of homes needed them. People's FEMA trailer turned over from the wind. doh


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
AllenAyres #315679 09/13/2007 10:24 PM
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I want a hurricane soooo bad

Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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Ooooooooh no you don't.


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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Are you really sure you wish this upon yourself and your neighbors? Hurricanes are deadly terrifying things that no sane or sensible person hopes for.


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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Dave, she lives in Orlando, i'm sure she knows what a hurricane is :X


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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And if she wants a hurricane soooooooo bad she needs some reminding.


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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Lol didn't one just go through down there?


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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Nobody wants a hurricane, you obviously haven't lived through one if you say that seriously.


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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I've been in florida since 1980, I love them because they cleanse the Earth. I guess I take a more pagan and naturalist point of view on it. Earth = Overpopulated and being destroyed by Chemicals. Hurricane = Cleansing Rain and refreshing forests.

Destruction sucks, I never said I want anyone to die, but destruction is a necessary evil and I happen to enjoy the hurricanes.

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You haven't been through a direct hit from a major hurricane then - they don't 'refresh forests', they remove them. We lost more than 60% of our trees in Hurricane Rita - and we're surrounded by trees and forests.

Rita didn't affect population either... unless you are counting trees. Not sure where you're getting your simplistic view of hurricanes - they're not a nice breezy rain.


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AllenAyres #315815 09/25/2007 12:34 AM
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It's difficult to hug a tree as it passes you...

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I live to be the other side of the fence post. smile

Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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Originally Posted by AllenAyres
It's difficult to hug a tree as it passes you...

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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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Other side of which fence post? The one that Hurricane Andrew flung though the side of a house 5 streets down, at 100 miles an hour?

I was in Andrew, which I've posted a picture of. How you can look at that picture and find something "Cleansing" in that debris is simply beyond my ability to comprehend.


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I didn't quite understand the comment either, it didn't quite fit the conversation smile

Like I said earlier, people who haven't been in a direct hit from a major hurricane really have no idea what it's like. "Cleansing" is not a word anyone can attribute to the millions of tons of debris that get sent to landfills after a major hurricane; or to the destruction of millions of trees.


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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From a purely artistic stance, I'd love the chance to experience one (we only have earthquakes out here, it's rare to see a funnel cloud and it's even more rare that it touches ground) however at the same time I know and understand the destruction and find their wake horrifying...


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
From a purely artistic stance, I'd love the chance to experience one


You can only truely experience one, you have to live there, be part of the community, be part of the long term effects. There's no tv image that can even get close to getting the real feeling.

I am so happy we have no hurricanes, earthquakes and stuff here. We just have a fight with the water, but we're winning that fight for over 50 years now.

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There's nothing 'artistic' about living through/after a hurricane - you lose your stuff, family, history... everything. Nav's pictures are good examples.

I got the chance to visit Amsterdam for a very short while between flights last year Yarp™ - beautiful country.


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I've been involved in far too many hurricanes in my lifetime. Glad we don't have them out here.


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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I'm not saying that the wake is artistic, but nature itself is... You're telling me theres nothing beautiful or captivating about a tornado? nevermind what is actually happening, the pure awe of its power is beautiful...

What it does is horriffic, I will agree there, but nature is beautiful, even lightning, and lightning starts mass forrest fires; a dry summer and hot sun causes forest fires as well... yet fire is beautiful, trees are beautiful, lightning is beautiful...


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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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Maybe artistic in a 'Twister' sort of way with Helen Hunt holding on to some pole, but in real life... if you are in the path of either a hurricane or tornado there's nothing artistic about it. My mother's best friend was ripped from inside her home and thrown against a tree by a tornado - they found her the next morning up against the trunk covered in ants. She died that evening from the injuries. She was in her fifties - spent her life raising her family and caring for cancer patients.

No, I don't see art in this. Those with personal experience don't. Those who do are a bit naive - nothing personal, but 'art' kind of comments... it's difficult to respond without getting very blunt.


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So you see no beauty in this picture?

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I see art in the photography, but that's all.


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Originally Posted by navaho
I see art in the photography, but that's all.
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Re: Here I am! Rock me like a Hurricane!
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There's a difference between looking at a picture and wishing a tornado/hurricane on yourself because you think they're beautiful - that borders on insane with a definite touch of immaturity. smile


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Did I ever wish a hurricane on anyone? I simply stated that I.. you know what, nevermind, my words will be missconstrued and i'll have people pissing and moaning about whatever i say.


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Originally Posted by AshtarRose
I want a hurricane soooo bad


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And i point at the name while being yelled at for the statement lol


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