Archive for November, 2005

Worst Thanksgiving, Ever

Broken PSP

So yesterday I was at my grandparents eating and enjoying time with the family. Everything was going perfect. As we were on our way out the door I dropped my PSP. Immediately I panicked. I handed the PSP to Wendy and told her to check it and make sure it worked. As I proceeded to back out of the driveway I asked her, “Does it work?” and she said “I don’t know. I can’t turn it on.”

Yep, the power switch broke. I can’t turn on my PSP. If anyone has any advice or knows where I can get a cheap replacement for the power switch circuit board, please let me know.

I’ve calmed down a little, I’m really hoping for a Video iPod for Christmas.

Derailed

Derailed

Wendy wanted to go see a movie on Saturday, so we both decided on Derailed. I thought this movie was going to be a chic flick, it was far from it. The best movie I’ve seen in a long time (besides Episode III). I recommend you check it out, now.

Flurry for K2 is Out!

Michael Heilemann, creater of K2, is calling for K2 styles. So I’ve decided to release my personal style, Flurry. You can get it here.

I will be keeping this post updated with the newest flurry updates.

Download Flurry, my personal K2 style.            r114, Jan 8, 2006

A November Nightmare

As a lot of people are aware of, an F3 tornado wiped out some of Southwestern Indiana early Sunday morning. So far 22 people have died, and hundreds are hospitalized or without a home.

At around 1:55 Sunday morning, Wendy and I were woken by the extremely loud thunder. By the time the storm was overhead a tornado warning was issued. We waited for the storm to pass until we went to bed, which was about 2:45. There was nothing reported about any tornado touching ground.

When my alarm went off at 8:00, I turned on the news and it was chaos. There are no words to describe how devastating this is. It just seems so surreal to know that a tornado just turned a horse racing track into splinters just miles south of my apartment. This is the deadliest tornado in 2005, more that doubling the total tornado deaths this year. The rare thing is that it happened in November.

Tornado Path

Here is the path of the destruction. The top red marker is my apartment and the lower red marker is the Ellis Park horse race track. The red line signifies the path. As you can tell, it crossed the Ohio River three times.

The Mobile Home Community

The worst of the damage was in a trailer park community where 17 of the 22 deaths occurred. The five other deaths occurred when the tornado continued into Warrick county. Search and rescue is complete for the most part. Now residents are focused on gathering what belongings are left, and cleaning up.

A Destroyed Home