Big Stupid Hurricane

Case anyone was wondering, there’s a big stupid hurricane approaching my house at the moment. I’ll be driving over to Fairly’s parents’ house with Chuck and Norris and my computer and some other stuff. I’m backing all my Flash stuff up to DVDs at the moment, I’ll try to keep you guys updated…

[4:43 AM] Update: that didn’t go so well, took us 2 and a half hours to drive 10 miles. So we’re back at the house for now, going to try again tomorrow when all lanes are outbound (Hey kids! Today’s word is ‘contraflow’!). I’m fairly positive that the city won’t take a beating that it can’t recover from (I live in Metairie, we were one of the first to bounce back after Katrina), but any damage whatsoever could destroy morale over here and absolutely kill our ecconomy.


I’m sure we could use as many prayers as possible right now.

That, and European levees, I hear those things rock.

God help us…

[Update, Sunday night-ish] The short story is, heading east would have taken forever with the traffic and road closings, so we headed west to stay at an aunt and uncle’s house, so now I’m here, along with Fairly, all the cousins who live here, a smattering of other family members, and everything that I need to stay dry for work.

While the power’s still on, we’ve been playing Brawl and Castle Crashers, major congrats to Tom and Dan on that one, it’s a blast to play with 3 other players.

Poor Chuck and Norris, they’ve been stuck in a cage in the garage, along with two other cats who are just a bit too old to make new friends… (not all in the same cage!)

Funny, though, I don’t really mind the idea of all this blogging stuff right now, guess it’s because I’m not just going about my boring daily life today…

Anyways, hurricane winds should start up in, oh, about 8 hours from now, fun :-/

[Monday morning] Right on time, power’s out. Cell towers feel like they’re overloaded. Bah.

Tree fail:

[Monday night] Syphoned gas for the generator from my uncle’s car after some trouble. Finishing watching Jurassic Park with Jenna and the family on VHS on my 40 inch LCD I plugged into a backup generator: Serious Business.

For the record, my friend and I played Starcraft on backup power in our college library after Katina hit 3 years ago. Also Serious Business.

Fun fact: The days we got off from school after Katina hit was the first time I started seriously working on FPA.


  1. educkface

    good luck, We are going to go to Baton Rouge, though they might be in trouble also 🙁

    I really hope it misses us, we don’t need another Katrina…

  2. WJUK

    I hope all goes well Brad. And yes European Levees do rock. Although I wouldn’t know. 😛

    If you ever need help, just say the word and I’ll fly my ass all the way over there for ya.*

    *I sure hope you don’t hold me up to that promise, I have no money.

  3. Nyubis

    I was 😯 when I read this….

    Hope you, Jenna, family, Chuck, Norris and the others get through it…
    It would be a pain if your brand-new house was destroyed now; although the hurricane wouldnt be that strong, they say…
    Hav you got insurance for your house?

  4. DrNeroCF

    Well it was fine except for the heat, and me feeling sick half the time because of it. But I could think of quite a few worse ways to spend a hurricane than playing Brawl and Castle Crashers with Jenna and my cousins 😉

    The doom and gloom in my post is for my city’s ecconomy, moreso than the physical damage that I was expecting… (gotta update the post with that news… It’s basically nothing, though, parents are already back and have power, my house is fine too).

  5. educkface

    haha, the hurricane was hitting and shortly after we we playing halo 3 on a huge flatscreen. XD Overall, most of the damage was from trees and poles falling into houses. Hopefully my house will get power back soon.

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