Power outages and killer heat

Jul. 24th, 2006 | 01:45 pm

Ok, folks, Hadrian asked me if I knew anything about the possibility of rolling blackouts so here's what I found out. Not yet. As of 1pm today, the California Independant System Operator declared a Stage 2 emergency, meaning those industrial customers who signed up for it in exchange for a lower rate have been asked to curtail power usage. If we get to Stage 3, boom, rolling blackouts (this may not be true in So. Cal, I know some parts of it are not associated with the Cal ISO). If you're interested, here is the Cal ISO newsroom. That will likely keep you the most up to date.

Please help us out here, folks. We are doing our best to keep up with demand, but we're having trouble, so please conserve. More information on how to conserve energy can be found at www.pge.com, www.flexyourpower.org and in this article.

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Aug. 15th, 2004 | 07:55 pm

Woooh! I went rockclimbing with Possum today! It was fun! ... Ok, no more coffee for you... Honestly, though, it was fun. I climbed 3 easy - to Possum - routes. He had to help me through the harder two, though. I couldn't see where to put my feet so he gave directions. He was happy because now he has someone to belay (or however you spell it) him. I'm happy because it's a lot more fun than lifting weights. Except for that whole terror of falling thing. Yeah, I know I won't really fall because that's what the rope is for, but it's still scary. I also started playing Voodoo Vince today, but I didn't get very far. We'll see how I do next time.

My, wasn't I productive today.

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Aug. 14th, 2004 | 01:29 am

All the photos are UP!!

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Aug. 13th, 2004 | 10:42 am

I'm a BAD girl. Amazon has the extended edition of LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring for $15... so I bought it. and Muppet Treasure Island, so I got free shipping. I'm bad because I shouldn't have. I spent PLENTY of money in Europe. Oh well.

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Aug. 12th, 2004 | 08:29 pm

Paris and Versailles pictures are up. There's a video, too, but I'm not sure it'll work. It's also sideways. Anyone know how to fix that?

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Aug. 11th, 2004 | 03:37 pm

Finally! Pictures are up for England, at least.
http://www.hotlinehq.com/gallery/album27

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Aug. 11th, 2004 | 10:12 am

Well, my little adventure is over and I'm almost back on California time again. Now, of course, I have a problem: What do I do with myself? For nearly six weeks the answer has been simple. Get up. Go sightseeing. Come back exhausted. Sleep. Repeat. Now, though, I'm trying to get into a routine involving exercise (as Serene confirmed that I did lose weight and I'd like to continue that) and getting things back together. For those of you who have been eagerly awaiting my photographic gems, I have uploaded England. Or at least part of it. It stalled on the 65th photo. I'm working on getting the rest up.

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Aug. 10th, 2004 | 01:15 am

So tired. I have now been up for almost 30 hours with only 3 hours of sleep before that. Ouch. But I am HOME!!

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Aug. 8th, 2004 | 10:25 pm

Yay! Last day! The aquarium wasn´t as nifty as I´d hoped, but it WAS air conditioned. I came back to the hostel for a siesta afterwards and then headed out again. I planned to wander Las Ramblas until 20:30 because that´s when Les Quinzes Nits opened and I really wanted to eat there again before I left. Wander I did, but not until 20:30. Only until about 19:30. Then, at 19:45, I noticed a line starting. So I got in it. By 20:15 the line was so long it turned a corner and it took me three photos ot get it all. I couldn´t resist, after all. Dinner brought me to two conclusions: Food is never as good when you´re alone and this trip has been very detrimental to my appetite. Which is a good thing, of course. Tomorrow, early, I catch a taxi to the airport and thus begin a VERY long day traveling.

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Aug. 7th, 2004 | 08:26 pm
Today the River Is: happyhappy
The Babbling Brook: Something on the radio

Buenos dias, everyone! Did lots and lots today. I walked all the way up La Rambla (las ramblas, whatever). They have EVERYTHING!! I even saw pet squirrles for sale. And "tortugas" (tortises and turtles, too, apperantly). Then through the market again. What a madhouse. I wish they segregated the meats and fish from the veggies and fruit. I hate the smell around the fish and meat and only wanted fruit anyway. I had 6 passion fruits for breakfast today. Yum!! Once I finished La Rambla I went to a deli for lunch. Boy was it not what I was expecting. Yes, it was a deli, yes, they had sandwiches, but WOW, what a snazzy place! I thought I was in some upscale, expensive cafe! Then I caved and went to a patisserie for dessert and had a chocolate eclair thing. Yummers. After that it was off to the (closed) post office. Whoops. Guess who forgot it was Saturday. Tomorrow, I plan to go to the aquarium. It´s probably air conditioned and I´ve got nothing left to do. I also plan to hit the Parc Güell again, because it was pretty and there was a really good guitar player there. I want his CD. (I only think it was a guitar. Might have a different name since it was tear drop shaped. Mandolin, maybe?)
Monday, I have even BETTER plans. I get to catch a bus or a train to the airport and fly home! Yay! Diet Coke! Food I can identify! Chibi-chan! Oh yeah, and all you friends of mine, too. And to that end, Chaos, here´s the info:

I land at 11:12pm in Terminal 1 of SFO and the flight number is 463.

I catch said flight from JFK at 7:55pm. Which really sucks because I get into JFK at 1:10pm. Eeeeeewwwwwwwww. and ouch, because add 9 hours to that to get what I feel like it is. But! I shall strive valiently to not sleep so I can sleep at night when I get home. Wish me luck!

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