March 6, 2009

Fire in my NYC apt.

The FDNY does not fuck around. They will barrel their truck straight into the building, smash all the windows, and axe open doors and walls in seconds without knocking and are quite liberal with the hose. It's also not 4 - 5 firefighters like you see with drills; they'll bumrush you 20 - 30 guys at a time. I'm lucky to be alive due to their fast work.

I basically lost a whole lot of shit last night thanks to some homeless dude who decided to light up while hiding underneath our stairs. Most of my stuff is still in New Jersey though so I'm not exactly free from the shackles of materialism and ready to become a vagabond hippy with a clear sense of perspective now that I've "lost it all" just yet. Most of my figures, all my CDs/DVDs, and backups of all my drives are still safe. Stuff I lost in the apartment was about $4k worth of hardware, $2k of clothing (two suits ruined), and $1k worth of figures/posters. Some of you who have been inside there know how closely it's all packed. The rest will probably be looted by people since all the doors were busted open. I'm going to go back there tomorrow to see what I can salvage provided the stairs are safe to climb.

I hauled ass out of there as soon as I smelled smoke but not before saving my harem. No way I was going to let those firefighters bust open my door and see this (had at least some pride left to preserve).

Took the day off and temporarily staying with my parents now. Trying to get this smoke out of my lungs.

What a buzz kill just as I'm about to head off to Hawaii for Momoi Festival too.

Posted by Paranda at March 6, 2009 5:01 PM


Man that sucks, glad you're safe though. Hope you recover as much of your stuff as possible.

Posted by: j1m0ne at March 6, 2009 7:26 PM

Lucky that you're still safe and sound.. I feel sorry about the things you lost, though. But it could have been worse. Hopefully you can claim enough from the insurance.

Good luck saving the wives too, lol.

Posted by: danie~ at March 6, 2009 7:26 PM

..I meant good job. Shouldn't post while I'm sleepy.

And seeing Momoi will help.

Posted by: danie~ at March 6, 2009 8:19 PM

Wow, good to hear that you're okay. Go to Hawaii and rest away your troubles.

(Momoi Festival, huh? Interesting name for it. :P )

Posted by: tenton at March 7, 2009 2:43 AM

I'm glad you're safe. The pendulum always swings back the other way so things are bound to be brighter for you. Now onto Hawaii!!!

Posted by: ObLaCxZ at March 7, 2009 3:36 AM

I'm glad you're ok.

Posted by: 8BB76E1 at March 7, 2009 5:24 AM

Glad you're safe. Hope you'll recover some stuffs...

Posted by: at March 7, 2009 5:48 AM

I liked that place, but I'm glad you're ok :'( Have fun at the festival!

Posted by: Mandi at March 7, 2009 5:31 PM

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