Apocalypse Now

Yes friends, I think the apocalypse is upon us. Or at least, upon my apartment building. As you heard me whine about incessantly, I had flooding in my apartment last week due to a pipe bursting on a floor above me. Just when you thought things were back to normal, this afternoon an apartment on the 15th floor of my building caught on fire. I was in my apartment on the 5th floor when I heard the alarms go off. There wasn’t any smoke or fire on my floor, but I decided to grab my purse and my computer (yes, I know, geeky) and head outside anyway. By the time I made it downstairs, there were already 4 or 5 fire trucks in the street. I don’t have many details, other than that it was a small fire, and was mostly contained to the apartment. I don’t know if it was occupied or not, although I don’t think anyone was injured. They let us back in the building about a half hour later, and I am happy to report that there is no damage to my room.

So, I am expecting a plague of locusts any day now. Just in case, I am planning to take out a flood, fire, and locust insurance policy. 🙂

Of course, then you see things like this, and realize that a) things akin to the apocalypse is happening on a regular basis across the world, and b) you’re not in such bad shape after all.

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  1. you know, much of this country has cicadas (sp?) right now. The 17 year ones only seem to come out when republicans are in office. Is BushCo bing the apocalypse? I dunno. But the last time they came out Reagan was in office. Previously, Nixon. Before that it was Eisenhower. Then FDR, but he was in there for a long time…

  2. Sarah

    According to my friend Larysa, “The damn cicadas have taken over DC – it’s the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen!” Hmm. I smell a conspiracy.
    After reading my flood and fire email, another friend of mine pointed out that when I moved into my apartment, I actually did have a plague of cockroaches for the first few weeks. May not be locusts, but annoying pests all the same.

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