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#151 Jersey Thug

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:42 AM

hurricane parties in Ocean City can be epic. i remember once, i had to leave my car 5 blocks away and walk through thigh-deep water just to get TO the party...then stayed for the duration. we partied for 2 days straight :)

#152 deadheadskier

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:06 AM

hurricane parties in Ocean City can be epic. i remember once, i had to leave my car 5 blocks away and walk through thigh-deep water just to get TO the party...then stayed for the duration. we partied for 2 days straight :)


My only hurricane party was an epic fail. 2004 Hurricane Charlie when I was living in Florida. Boarded up in the apartment of my best friend, his now wife and a group of ten others. Copious amounts of booze and blow and the thing was a total miss. :lol: Charlie absolutely destroyed Port Charlotte, but 30 miles to the north where we were it was a mild thunderstorm. Didn't even lose power. We were all strung out and grinding teeth at 7 in the morning and pissed it missed us.

:rolling:

#153 Ginger Snap

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:12 AM

My only hurricane party was an epic fail. 2004 Hurricane Charlie when I was living in Florida. Boarded up in the apartment of my best friend, his now wife and a group of ten others. Copious amounts of booze and blow and the thing was a total miss. :lol: Charlie absolutely destroyed Port Charlotte, but 30 miles to the north where we were it was a mild thunderstorm. Didn't even lose power. We were all strung out and grinding teeth at 7 in the morning and pissed it missed us.

:rolling:


The same hurricane Charlie that seemed headed straight for Clearwater and my whole family was calling my grandparents who lived there begging them to drive to my folks place in Orlando, and the ever faithful missionary Mom Mom was all, "Oh we're fine, we're ready when the Lord feels it's our time, we know where we're going." :rolleyes: Then it took a sharp right before reaching Clearwater and went straight at Orlando. Couldn't get in touch with any of my family the whole day and finally my sister called and all of our friends were at my folks house having a hurricane party surfing the waves in the retention pond out our back yard, hootin and hollerin at the bright green displays of lightening. Fuckers all of them. :lol:

#154 Ginger Snap

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:19 AM

One of these times Ry we'll be in Florida at the same time in the same place together and you will actually have a good time. I promise. :lol:

#155 deadheadskier

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:15 AM

Who said I've never had a good time in Florida? I just described a situation where there was copious amounts of booze and if I recall three 8balls of cocaine. It was a plenty good time even if the hurricane was rude and traveled south of us. :lol:

#156 Jersey Thug

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:40 AM

:lol:

if Jason even glances in the general direction of his board this time, i am tying him down for the duration :grin:

#157 Ginger Snap

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:14 AM

Who said I've never had a good time in Florida? I just described a situation where there was copious amounts of booze and if I recall three 8balls of cocaine. It was a plenty good time even if the hurricane was rude and traveled south of us. :lol:


So long as there were no ants brother. :lol:

#158 Ginger Snap

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:14 AM

:lol:

if Jason even glances in the general direction of his board this time, i am tying him down for the duration :grin:


I'm beginning to see a pattern. :lol:

#159 williscat2000

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:42 PM

why are peeps sweeping leaves off their driveways- is that for the water flows properly?

definitely getting bottled water and rice today. Rice will last thru a nucular bombing.

#160 elder

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:59 PM

Last night I hit Wallyworld for water and batteries, gone. Same thing for most camping supplys, No lanterns.
A&P, no water, no batteries.

But Kings was in full supply, getting more.

I have no idea what that means, I just found it interesting.

I also booked a suite at the Embassy suites nearby (they had power last time while we did not) for 4 nights. Got nervous about the increasing size of this storm, went back this morning to book another 4 nights...prices went up $100 per night!

things are going to get interesting around here I'm afraid....

#161 nancykind

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:04 PM

$100 ?!?? :eek: do you have price gouging laws? :huh:

#162 williscat2000

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:07 PM

thanks elder..
heading to kings

#163 elder

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:23 PM

$100 ?!?? :eek: do you have price gouging laws? :huh:


Yes, I read somwhere yesterday they can't increase over 10%.

I booked to secure the room. Will deal with them later.

#164 In A Silent Way

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:48 PM

she's gonna pants you and steal your lunch money and there isn't a damn thing you can do to stop her.


That's ok. Her sister gave me a handy under the bleachers.

#165 KrisNYG

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:07 PM

why are peeps sweeping leaves off their driveways- is that for the water flows properly?

definitely getting bottled water and rice today. Rice will last thru a nucular bombing.


Yep, it helps to prevent pooling against the foundation. :thup:

#166 hoagie

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:10 PM

Im baking off some brownies for later...

#167 In A Silent Way

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:54 PM

I just scored some D batteries.

#168 jme

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:05 PM

I just scored some D batteries.


me too.. babies 'r us. :beer:

patio furniture is away for the season... gutters cleaned for the most part. gonna take a closer look from the roof in a bit.

#169 Eddie Z

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:09 PM

Chocolate chips, Check
Walnuts, Check
Butter, Check
Flour, Check
Sugar, Check
Eggs, Check

I'm ready...

#170 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:15 PM

Stocked up on edibles at the supermarket last night. We also have candle & flashlights, a radio, beer, wine, booze and cigarettes.

Bring it!

#171 KrisNYG

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:17 PM

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#172 KrisNYG

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:21 PM

You know it's not going be good when the utility co sends you warning e-mails.

#173 sarah b.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:25 PM

I'd be okay with it heading northwest.

#174 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:27 PM

You know it's not going be good when the utility co sends you warning e-mails.


Ugh.

We got robo-called by our County Executive last night. Gov. Cuomo has already pre-declared a state of emergency for NY State so we'll be able to get FEMA help right away where its needed and LIPA is already apologizing.

#175 KrisNYG

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:27 PM

I'd be okay with it heading northwest.


No! :lol:

#176 sarah b.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:30 PM

Are you in jersey, kris? I'd rather the storm hit my dad's house in the woods of rockland than my mom's on the water on Long Island.

#177 KrisNYG

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:33 PM

CT, NW corner. Right now they're saying 65 mph winds and severe flooding for us. I'm going to get some pics of the river today for comparison. Thankfully I'm on a hill, the steeple and the 16' stained glass window are my major concerns. :eek:

#178 sarah b.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:38 PM

That pic you posted doesn't have it touching CT. :)

#179 sarah b.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:38 PM

Time to help my mom bring in her plants and tie up the outdoor things. Yee hah!

#180 KrisNYG

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:42 PM

That pic you posted doesn't have it touching CT. :)


I know. I'm not counting on any map at this time, too soon. Pretty crazy that we may get hit as hard as they're predicting with the present pattern. Better not screw with the hurricane party I've organized for my block! There's a lot of booze and steaks to consume! :lol:

#181 insolent cur

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:48 PM

the only consistency with all of the spaghetti plots is that it will make landfall somewhere in the mid-atlantic states. where it hits and where it goes after that are really anyone's guess. :dunno:

#182 KrisNYG

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:49 PM

the only consistency with all of the spaghetti plots is that it will make landfall somewhere in the mid-atlantic states. where it hits and where it goes after that are really anyone's guess. :dunno:


yep!

#183 hoagie

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:52 PM

a storm surge of 10 ft above high tide would bring seawater to kingsley ave...a storm surge of 15 ft would bring the sea right to the bottom of the driveway here. a 20 ft storm surge would put my car under seawater...

What are the chances an earthquake hits thursday, after the storm shoves west??

:end of the world party:

#184 KrisNYG

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:54 PM

The full moon combined with making landfall at high tide is certainly not going to help.

#185 hoagie

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:02 PM

part of me is crazy excited to witness a 100-years storm

the other part of me is afraid of losing my car to seawater or worse...

#186 TheDHJ

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:06 PM

So get out of Dodge.

#187 hoagie

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:06 PM

"I am not evacuating, Paul. Period." - my gf

#188 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:14 PM

We're heading out to my f-i-l's place to shutter it up since the house is close to the water. We figure if we do that, the storm will track just south enough that the east end of LI will be spared and we'll still have a house to go un-shutter next week.

#189 williscat2000

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:14 PM

"I am not evacuating, Paul. Period." - my gf


I got new extensions for my gutters, so I can run the water about 8 feet from the house. Had to go to 2 home depots. They are sold out in Fairfield, but the one in Parsippany had a few left. Also no D batteries anywhere and Target is out of bottled water. (but I got 3 cases). Charge your batteries today! Also bought 3 big bags of mulch that i can use as sand bags.

Everything is in place..just not sure about how much I can do about the leaves!

#190 cheeseweasel

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:47 PM

Stranded at the grocery store...
Branded...a fool.
What will they say on Thursday
When my living room is a pool?
Why-y-y-y-y, ohhh Sandy!

#191 nikkiblue

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:56 PM

Just slip out the back, Jack.....

#192 Jwheelz

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:18 PM

Jack would probably have more fun if he slipped in the back instead... just sayin' :coffee:

#193 In A Silent Way

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:57 PM

[x] Roof gutters swept
[x] Curbs and storm drains swept
[x] Water bottles frozen
[x] Freezers reorganized
[x] Flashlights and radio loaded with batteries
[ ] Lawn furniture away
[ ] Roof tarped
[ ] Basement pump set up
[ ] Instruments and amps moved out of the basement

#194 Dr. Lostreality

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:05 AM

be safe y'all!

#195 In A Silent Way

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:26 AM

Am I die?

#196 In A Silent Way

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:27 AM

Am I die?

#197 Jwheelz

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:27 AM

No, you have live.

#198 PeaceFrog

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:18 AM

Damn! I should have bought more gold.

#199 PieDoh

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:10 PM

headed to long island for wednesday delivery

#200 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:12 PM

headed to long island for wednesday delivery


What part?