Thursday, July 07, 2005

This is what happens when I go on vacation to London and when it is my birthday.
This is also the most horrifying event I have ever witnessed, as I was in the middle of it

London Blasts Set Off Chaos, Confusion
Thursday July 7, 2005 2:01 PM
AP Photo LJRM117
Associated Press Writer
LONDON (AP) - Buses had to be used as ambulances. An emergency medical station was set up at a hotel. Rescue workers, police and ordinary people streamed into the streets to help.
Nearly simultaneous blasts at subway stations and on a red double-decker bus brought chaos to the streets of London.
Ambulances sped from the wreckage of the bus torn apart by a blast near central London's Russell Square. Its mangled upper deck was open to the sky and debris littered the street. The facade of a nearby building was blackened and scarred by shrapnel.
Buses were pressed into service as ambulances as dozens of casualties were taken to hospitals. At the scene of several blasts, specialist emergency workers in orange biochemical suits searched for evidence of biological, chemical or nuclear agents.
At the London Hospital, a medic pumped the chest of a man who lay on a stretcher, clothes ripped and body blackened.
``There was an explosion and the flash of flames down the side of the train,'' said Derek Price, 55, who was on a subway train near Liverpool Street station. ``It was all very quick - a loud bang happened in a matter of seconds.''
Emergency workers set up a medical command post in a Hilton hotel near Edgware Road subway station, where an explosion ripped through a crowded train.
Deep undergound, a Swedish woman riding the subway toward the station said she heard the blast behind her train.
``Everything went black, and people threw themselves to the floor in panic,'' Cornelia Berg told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet by phone.
``The car quickly filled with smoke and a lot of people used their umbrellas to try to break the windows so that we could get air. A mother with her two small children sat next to me and cried desperately.''
When passengers were evacuated, there were body parts scattered around them, she said.
Another Tube passenger, American Sean Barron, 20, said he helped treat the wounded at Edgware Road station.
``One gentleman told me that the floor of the train he was on was blown out, it was just gone. I believe another gentleman was ejected from the train,'' he said.
Gary Lewis, 32, was evacuated from a subway train at King's Cross station and described a scene of panic as medics tended to casualties brought to a ticket hall.
``People were covered in black soot and smoke. People were running everywhere and screaming. It was chaos,'' he said. ``... The one haunting image was someone whose face was totally black and pouring with blood.''
As police shut down subways and buses across the city, central London streets became all but empty of traffic. Some commuters tried to make their way to work or home on foot. Groups gathered around corner shops with televisions, watching in silence pictures of a mangled red bus.
The mood was somber and subdued, but there was little outright panic in a city that had celebrated winning the 2012 Olympic Games only a day before. People tried to call loved ones on cell phones, and many loaned their phones so strangers could make calls.
``They've been talking about this kind of thing in London, but you never think it's really going to happened,'' said Biage Arnold, a transport worker at Euston Station, near the site of the Russell Square bus blast.
``Yesterday we were quite glad that we got the Olympic bid,'' said her colleague Arvind Mavji. ``Today we are wonderng if it was worth it.''

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Come to my going away get together. It will begin at 7pm at my house as a prebar of sorts. I willl provide snacks, but bring some alcohol please. Then I would like to go out to a bar. There could possibly be an Abar, so be prepared.
I leave in less then 2 weeks and I would like to see everyone on this blog before I leave.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

I think maybe they're trying to poison me :'-(

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

I think most of us already have enough crap, but my friend Yotchi is moving back to Japan and is trying to get rid of her inkjet printer and her microwave--both free. I'm sure they both work great, because she and her husband are responsible adults who take care of their belongings. If you want these things, let me know before June 10th. Also, I checked, and D is not going to die.

Monday, May 23, 2005

I'm in a world of discomfort and pain right now. I've just gone through six hours of being prodded, penetrated, and poked pretty much everywhere you can think of. Eight weeks later and they still have no answers. I do, however, get to take some more pills now. I know you all wanted to hear about it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Happy Summer!

happy summer
Originally uploaded by perplespoon.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

is dah-t's the same as dotty's? If it is not I have no idea what you are talking about. Whereever you want to go is fine, I will be able to find something I can eat.