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Mickey Vandeverre
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02-05-2010 11:18
Generally there are about 150 users online. Count now = about 80.

The Elvii are leaving the building......
Mickey Vandeverre
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02-05-2010 11:30
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Brenda Connolly
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02-05-2010 13:22
From: Mickey Vandeverre
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Remember, Mickey. Parts of the East Coast are bracing for a blizzard. They are probably out buying milk and toilet paper.
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Damien1 Thorne
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02-05-2010 13:31
From: Brenda Connolly
Remember, Mickey. Parts of the East Coast are bracing for a blizzard. They are probably out buying milk a toilet paper.

or alchohol.
DaQbet Kish
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02-05-2010 13:34
From: Brenda Connolly
Remember, Mickey. Parts of the East Coast are bracing for a blizzard. They are probably out buying milk a toilet paper.

and bread.
snowing hard here in Indy but only expecting around 8"
Washing DC area is expecting up to 30".
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02-05-2010 14:18
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Minus at least one (moi) who walk away from the keyboard or otherwise leave a window open for hours at a time.

Leaving ........ 7?
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Tengu Yamabushi
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02-05-2010 14:43
Yes, I'm right in the path of the storm, and it's coming down very hard now.

I did my shopping early early, before the crowds hit. From memory:

Grocery (on top of an already-mostly-adequate pantry):

1 gallon of milk
2 large loaves crusty San Francisco Sourdough (artisan, sliced)
2 large skinned/boned chicken breasts (for scappolini)
2.5 lb beef roast (will slow roast for dinner, then sandwiches)
1/2 lb sharp new york cheddar
1/2 lb white cheddar
6 gala apples
3 lbs russet potatoes
1.5 lbs white onions
3 heads garlic
5 lbs short grain/sticky rice (Nishiki)
0.5 lb grape (like 'cherry' but different) tomatoes
8 oz. sour cream
12 oz. uncured apple-smoked bacon (thick sliced)
obligatory extra TP

Alcohol (from the State store, we're one of those old states):

1.5 litres Reisling
2 bottles 'barefoot' champagne, extra dry (http://www.barefootwine.com/our-wines/overview/bubbly/ExtraDry.html)
3 litre jug of Sho Chiku Bai sake (Tengu fuel :))

So, just finished dinner (the scappolini), watching the snow come down at about 45 degrees, and sipping a Reisling.

Let it snow.
Lias Leandros
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02-05-2010 15:11
30 inches of snow - that is a new ice age. If I were in Washington I would be running for my life.
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Brann Georgia
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02-05-2010 15:19
From: Tengu Yamabushi

I did my shopping early early, before the crowds hit. From memory:
Grocery (on top of an already-mostly-adequate pantry):

Ummm, Tengu...
Those of us a bit more familiar with lengthy snow events would suggest that you invest less in perishable foods and more in stuff that keeps well when the power goes out.
Like chocolate.
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Isablan Neva
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02-05-2010 15:20
Plus, it's 5 pm on a Friday on the East Coast. All the people who hang out here during their work day are headed home.
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Brenda Connolly
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02-05-2010 15:20
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Ummm, Tengu...
Those of us a bit more familiar with lengthy snow events would suggest that you invest less in perishable foods and more in stuff that keeps well when the power goes out.
Like chocolate.


If the power goes out, you just put the perishables outside in the snow. :cool:
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Tengu Yamabushi
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02-05-2010 15:38
From: Brann Georgia
Ummm, Tengu...
Those of us a bit more familiar with lengthy snow events would suggest that you invest less in perishable foods and more in stuff that keeps well when the power goes out.
Like chocolate.


I live downtown - if things got _really_ bad I could trudge 3 blocks down my street and have my choice of pizza, chinese, middle-east, (excellent, though pricey) Thai, and oy-vey deli.

(but yes, I have a thoroughly stocked non-perishable pantry - I grew up out in the boonies ;))
Brann Georgia
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02-05-2010 16:12
Who remembers the big power failure that knocked out most of the US north-east a few years ago.
Fun times, that was :)

I had planned a barbecue for friends and all I still needed to pick up on the way home was gasoline for the car, beer and ice cream! Figures that those were all things that were not to be had.

Fortunately, my friends brought the beer and we had ourselves a great ol' barbecue (in this case, NEEDING to eat all the perishables due to extreme lack of snow to keep things cool :)
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Mickey Vandeverre
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02-07-2010 09:40
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Still plugging away.
Lindal Kidd
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02-07-2010 18:02
From: Lias Leandros
30 inches of snow - that is a new ice age. If I were in Washington I would be running for my life.


It's over now. Until the next one hits, day after tomorrow.

We shoveled the drive three times in two days. Power was out for over 24 hours and we retreated to the family room and kitchen, heated by our fireplace insert.

Looks like we got about 18" or so, heavy and wet. I hope Al Gore got stuck in it while driving an SUV and froze to death.
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02-07-2010 18:54
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Still plugging away.



Tomorrow will be the one to watch. I'll predict a heavy crowd gathers in anticipation for the moment the plug is pulled.

And a lot of them oldbies.
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02-07-2010 20:01
From: Mickey Vandeverre
Generally there are about 150 users online. Count now = about 80.

The Elvii are leaving the building......



This bugs me. Once I was the only Djamila, but Elvii are eternal. Less than 200 is catastrophic.
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02-07-2010 20:10
From: Lindal Kidd
It's over now. Until the next one hits, day after tomorrow.

We shoveled the drive three times in two days. Power was out for over 24 hours and we retreated to the family room and kitchen, heated by our fireplace insert.

Looks like we got about 18" or so, heavy and wet. I hope Al Gore got stuck in it while driving an SUV and froze to death.


Have you seen a picture of him lately? He froze to death years ago.
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Mickey Vandeverre
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02-07-2010 20:13
From: Isablan Neva
Tomorrow will be the one to watch. I'll predict a heavy crowd gathers in anticipation for the moment the plug is pulled.

And a lot of them oldbies.


There were 145 during the finale of the Super Bowl. How many forums can boast that?
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02-07-2010 21:06
How can you tell how many people are online in the forums? Nothing like that shows up for me.
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Isablan Neva
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02-07-2010 21:23
I was curious when the all time highest number of users were logged in to these forums. The answer was July 19, 2006 when 3632 residents crowded this forum at 4:23 PM wanting to know....

"When will the grid be back up?"

(Apparently, it was an update day and the update had gone ok...then not ok and they took the grid back down again.)

Hehe. Remember update days? You kids ain't got nothin' ta whine about today. Get off my lawn.

Anyway.


What was going on on the forums? Here was the thread list...which just goes to show you, the more things change, the more they stay the same.


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Any SL DJs want a HUGE audience?

If your ban list is empty....

AHA! They're verifying the problem....

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OMG! 8,000 People are on SL!

My Goddess! Even TSO didn't have this much of an Update problem!!!

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Everything is gone....?

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Is there a guide to running a preview version?

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Who makes the best guns in SL?

Ok heres a way to pass the time

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this entire update sucks

cheap but efficient home security

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This is completely Insane

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02-07-2010 21:31
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02-08-2010 04:15
Courtesy of Frank Zappa:

Elvis has just left the building --
Those are his footprints, right there
Elvis has just left the building --
To climb up that heavenly stair

He gave away Cadillacs once in a while;
Had sex in his underpants,
Yes, he had style!
Bell-bottom jump-suits?
That's them in a pile,
But he don't need'em now,
'Cause he's makin' Jesus smile!

Elvis has just left the building --
Those are his footprints, right there
Elvis has just left the building --
To climb up that heavenly stair

The Angels all love him,
He brings them relief
With droplets of moisture
From his handkerchief!
Cher'bim 'n ser'phim
Whizz over his head --
Jesus, let him come back!
We don't want Elvis dead.

Elvis has just left the building --
Those are his footprints, right there
Elvis has just left the building --
To climb up that heavenly stair

So what if he looks like a wart-hog in heat?
He knows we all love him --
We'll just watch him eat,
So take down the foil
From his hotel retreat,
And bring back The King
For the man in the street!

Elvis has just left the building --
Those are his footprints, right there
Elvis has just left the building --
To climb up that heavenly stair
He's up there with Jesus, in a big purple chair
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Cortex Draper
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02-08-2010 05:22
From: Brenda Connolly
If the power goes out, you just put the perishables outside in the snow. :cool:
That will attract the polar bears.
Eva Ryan
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02-08-2010 05:55
So Long, and thanks for all the fish.
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