Batten Down the Hatches

As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, I’m a born-and-bred New York City native. And as you may have heard, there’s a bit of rough weather headed our way this weekend. In fact, it seems like freak events are becoming the new normal: first, the absurdly huge blizzards we got this winter, then the earthquake earlier this week (yes, I felt it), and now the hurricane. Sheesh, nature, what did we ever do to you to deserve this? (Don’t answer that.)

There’s no need to fret about me: I’m fully stocked up with supplies, and I don’t live anywhere near the evacuation areas, so I don’t anticipate that safety will be an issue. However, it’s possible that I may lose electricity for a few days, and if that happens, I’ll naturally be a little scarce on the net. I do have an internet-capable phone, and even a solar charger for it – three cheers for ThinkGeek and their catering to survivalist paranoia! – but of course, there’s no way of knowing what the state of the cell network will be. So, if Daylight Atheism isn’t updated for a few days, that’s most likely why. I’ll be back as soon as possible, so don’t miss me too much!

Also, a reminder if you missed the first announcement: I’m coming to Chicago over Labor Day weekend. There’s a meetup being organized; if you’re interested in attending, send me an e-mail and let me know. I’ll see it at some point before I arrive.

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  • Feste

    I was going to say something about this being divine punishment for our continued tolerance of the Gay Agenda, but I’m pretty sure that someone who believes it will say it soon enough. Stay safe! We can wait a few days for more heathenly goodness. :D

  • Jeiel Aranal

    Take care of yourself! Being without internet is maddening, hope it doesn’t happen to you.

  • Scott

    It’s all my fault, I am a gay atheist… Ya’ll can blame me…

  • Le Grolandais

    Scott @3

    _o/ *BLAM !*


  • TEP

    It’s all the Christians fault. Zeus, Hera and Poseidon are clearly angry at them for blasphemously worshipping the wrong god, and have sent forth natural disasters to punish them for their sins.

  • Ebonmuse

    Update: It looks like the worst of the storm has passed. There was very heavy rain for a few hours last night; today was mostly cloudy with relatively little rain, but strong, gusty wind all day. Tree branches are on the ground everywhere, and some are still coming down, but my power is still on and I think it’s going to stay that way.

  • Sarah Jane Braasch-Joy

    I’m so happy that you’re ok.

    I’m glad that it wasn’t as bad as expected, but it still caused a lot of damage. I’m glad that they went ahead and prepared for the worst. Better to be safe than sorry.

    Continue to be safe and well.

  • Charles Black

    Maybe it’s linked to all those greenhouse gases being pumped into the air since the Industrial Revolution. If they interrogate you here Ebon just don’t tell them I said that. :)

  • (Ani) Sharmin

    Glad to hear you’re okay. We lost power in the middle of the night during the storm, but it came back yesterday afternoon.

  • kagerato

    Crosses hurricane off the list. Okay, it’s official. We’ve had every possible natural disaster this year.

    What? It’s only August?

    Eyes dart around with suspicion.