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post #49426 of 64940
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

This has been the trip from hell.
This sounds really awful. I hope you're not having to deal with jet lag, too.
post #49427 of 64940
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

This has been the trip from hell.

I'm in a different country, there was supposed to be a hotel for me, apparently there isn't. Literally, every room in this city is booked.

I can't get what I need to go do work. And that wouldn't be a big deal if I had somewhere to go tonight.

NO ONE i was talking to has responded to an email or call from me about any of these issues for 24 hours now.

I honestly have no idea what to do. I'm camped out in the lobby of this hotel just waiting for an answer on something. Supposedly some people here are trying to find me a room. The worst part is is that I just knew this trip would be a disaster and I had a chance to pull out earlier this week but told my boss I would go.

Oh, and flying down I got upgraded to first class but it was an odd bulkhead so I had less room than in coach, and sat next to a dude who wouldn't shut up. Like I had headphones on AND was going back to sleep and he was still talking, It was a midnight flight.

ETA: because the Bar is next week, my GF isn't helping because she's stressed out and I just can't deal with that at the moment.

Ugh. Sorry, man. What city are you in?
post #49428 of 64940
maybe a SFer can put you up, Edina. unless you're in Miami, in which case that is a terrible idea that you shouldn't pursue
post #49429 of 64940
Where are you, Edina? Somewhere nice, I hope.
post #49430 of 64940
Thanks, all. Edina, didn't realize your gf was taking the Bar. good luck to her.
post #49431 of 64940
edina is out of town, of course his gf is taking the bar.

OH
post #49432 of 64940
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

Pissing me off today:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
There has been a ridiculous rash of break-ins in my neighborhood lately. A few weeks ago, some of the break-ins (literally on our block - people a few houses over) were "hot," i.e. with residents home. They've lately been breaking into homes in broad daylight when nobody is home. They knock on the door to see if anyone is around; if not they circle to the back or basement door, kick it in, and smash and grab electronics and jewelry. At least once, they were caught in the act but there was a getaway driver.

They hit the house 5 doors down a few days ago; we live at one end of a block and at least four homes on a block of ~16 homes have been hit in the past few weeks. At least several other homes on nearby blocks have also been hit. Our next door neighbor (Sally's mom, ha!) reports that an 8-10 year old boy knocked on her door yesterday and she answered. He asked if she needed someone to mow her lawn; he was clearly not of lawnmowing age or capability.

Everyone suspects it's more or less a bunch of kids; maybe 15-18 years old. One neighbor caught them walking up his driveway wearing ski masks, grabbed his pistol, and shouted them off.

I don't think they are necessarily violent given what's gone down to date, but we basically feel like sitting ducks. We have an alarm and cameras, though for the moment, I am having trouble with the DVR software to let me access the cameras, which appear to be on but I can't tell for sure. I fear for my dogs, who are just little Yorkies; not much use for home defense and may prove too much temptation for someone to steal. I'm not sure if the stories of little dogs being used as bait dogs for dog fighting are true, but they frighten me, but even if it were just to sell or keep for their own it bothers me. Or more likely, they'd just get punted as they tried to defend the home. My shit is insured; we went through and photographed all our valuables, watches, jewelry, etc. last night but it's just really shitty to be hiding your own stuff in your own house in case you get smash-and-grabbed.

It's also hard not to start seeing Zimmerman parallels when you are pretty sure there's at least one very small kid peripherally involved, and you're pretty sure it's a bunch of adolescents breaking into homes when residents are there. It's brazen and frightening and if you don't want to defend your home with a gun, well, the fact is you're just letting them get away with it. They've been getting away with it for weeks now, hitting the same blocks, repeatedly, even in a community with private security and supposedly a stepped-up police presence.
It's galling.

ugh. stay safe.. I admire your stalwartism for your city, but this sounds crazy for me.. and look where I LIVE!
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

This has been the trip from hell.

where the hell are you?

+++++

woke up early and checked my fb, and saw this post by a friend's wife saying something like "we (her and her husband) will go through this.." so I checked with someone else on what's happening and found out my friend is in the hospital and he had to get opened because the doctors found out he has an enlarged heart and they wanna know what's wrong. his brother later informed us that they found a blocked artery and he has to go through an angioplasty on monday. I'm not that close to this friend, but he's someone I really respect and he's a pretty decent guy and a great family man. he's also maybe a couple of years older than me, and aside from his weight issues is pretty healthy. the reason he went to a doctor in the first place was to get a clean bill since he signed up for an Ironman event.
post #49433 of 64940
Smoke detectors. Of course it's always 2am when their batteries start dying. Who wouldn't want a loud directionless beep once a minute echoing around your house, forcing you to blunder aimless around in the dark until you find the MFing thing? This is exactly why people never replace the damn things.


Also, TIL I actually had three smoke detectors on the top level of my house. Had, because all three have now woken up me in the middle of the night with their death chant.
post #49434 of 64940
Maybe you just have oddly quiet smoke detectors and your house is actually on fire.
post #49435 of 64940
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

edina is out of town, of course his gf is taking the bar.

OH

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I thought Edina was into dudes..
post #49436 of 64940
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

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I thought Edina was into dudes..

gf = guyfriend
post #49437 of 64940
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Originally Posted by donjuan17 View Post

Any idea what the better airline is for going to Hawaii?
Between Delta, American Airlines, United, or Hawaiian.

Qantas


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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Thanks for the insight/advice fellas.
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

Pissing me off today:

There has been a ridiculous rash of break-ins in my neighborhood lately. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
A few weeks ago, some of the break-ins (literally on our block - people a few houses over) were "hot," i.e. with residents home. They've lately been breaking into homes in broad daylight when nobody is home. They knock on the door to see if anyone is around; if not they circle to the back or basement door, kick it in, and smash and grab electronics and jewelry. At least once, they were caught in the act but there was a getaway driver.

They hit the house 5 doors down a few days ago; we live at one end of a block and at least four homes on a block of ~16 homes have been hit in the past few weeks. At least several other homes on nearby blocks have also been hit. Our next door neighbor (Sally's mom, ha!) reports that an 8-10 year old boy knocked on her door yesterday and she answered. He asked if she needed someone to mow her lawn; he was clearly not of lawnmowing age or capability.

Everyone suspects it's more or less a bunch of kids; maybe 15-18 years old. One neighbor caught them walking up his driveway wearing ski masks, grabbed his pistol, and shouted them off.

I don't think they are necessarily violent given what's gone down to date, but we basically feel like sitting ducks. We have an alarm and cameras, though for the moment, I am having trouble with the DVR software to let me access the cameras, which appear to be on but I can't tell for sure. I fear for my dogs, who are just little Yorkies; not much use for home defense and may prove too much temptation for someone to steal. I'm not sure if the stories of little dogs being used as bait dogs for dog fighting are true, but they frighten me, but even if it were just to sell or keep for their own it bothers me. Or more likely, they'd just get punted as they tried to defend the home. My shit is insured; we went through and photographed all our valuables, watches, jewelry, etc. last night but it's just really shitty to be hiding your own stuff in your own house in case you get smash-and-grabbed.

It's also hard not to start seeing Zimmerman parallels when you are pretty sure there's at least one very small kid peripherally involved, and you're pretty sure it's a bunch of adolescents breaking into homes when residents are there. It's brazen and frightening and if you don't want to defend your home with a gun, well, the fact is you're just letting them get away with it. They've been getting away with it for weeks now, hitting the same blocks, repeatedly, even in a community with private security and supposedly a stepped-up police presence.

It's galling.

that is terrible and almost unbelievable ... where are the cops?
Edited by Kid Nickels - 7/26/13 at 1:32am
post #49438 of 64940
Thanks guys. I'm the same timezone at least. Unfortunatley no SFers here (or I strongly doubt there are).

Anyway,I got a room for last night, but the hotel isn't sure if I can stay here tonight. Work didn't pick up on my hints that I want to leave early.
post #49439 of 64940
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Maybe you just have oddly quiet smoke detectors and your house is actually on fire.

Well, I had to explore the whole house to figure out where the stupid beeping was coming from, so I probably would have noticed if it were on fire. Turns out it was in my bedroom. Didn't even know there was one in there.
post #49440 of 64940
Um, dude, you should have a smoke detector in every bedroom. Not having one in your bedroom is, well, just not wise.

I think they tell you to change all your batteries twice a year, but once a year is good enough IMO, not that I'm an expert. Just pick a day, say, Jan. 1, and roll through your whole house with a pack of batteries.
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