October 30th, 2012

beartato phd

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So apparently shit got very real around here. I heard the gowanus canal flooded Bond St. under a foot or two of water, which is like two blocks from my apartment, albeit two very much downhill and long blocks, so I'm not at risk. I still have power, and my internet is back up after going out last night around 8pm I think. I have lots of food, and drinking water is said to be safe according to the mayor's office's twitter, some weird contrary rumormongering by anons on twitter nonwithstanding. I feel like I should refrain from exact speculation on when the subway/buses are back up, but it smells like the answer is "don't hold your breath". Serious flooding on the subways.

Bloomberg's supposed to being doing an updatey sort of press conference any minute now. Was supposed to start at 10am, still waiting as of 10:35.

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Press conference happening. Water supply is still good, some extra chlorination was done just in case. Timetable for bus and subway restoration is still highly uncertain, but the gut-sense Gaussians seem to center on "tomorrowish" for most buses, and "4-5 days" for subway. Serious shit.
beartato phd

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Thankfully uneventful day. Thoughts go out to the many people suffering way less fortunate hurricane outcomes than mine. Ventured out to buy some paper towels when I ran out of them but otherwise puttered around home thinking about maths, playing minecraft, and making food.

Lunch was the usual deal of: throw onions, spices, canned crushed tomato, misc. vegetables, spice-marinated chicken into a pan, applying fire throughout. I think I'm getting a bit better at selecting spices and having a gut sense of proportions. This time I had too much onion and not enough tomato, but it was still pretty tasty.

Dinner was another attempt at pancake science, using the amazing technology of the $7 (!) electric hand-mixer I found in target a while ago. The egg whites turned out VERY FLUFFY with it. So much so compared to last time it makes me think I should have added more milk. The batter didn't flow down once it hit the pan hardly at all.