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Jumpin' Jack Flash... - Quizzical Looks

Mar. 22nd, 2007

10:10 pm - Jumpin' Jack Flash...

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What to say, today was one big blast!

And I missed it! :P

Apparently at lunchtime a gas main burst in the park across the road. J was out there at the time, and said that there was a sudden burst about a hula-hoop wide of dirty brown gas that reached up to roof level. They evacuated the buildings along that stretch of Bennett St, and we heard about it when J (another one) came in talking about how they'd evacuated "everything south" of the park, and closed off the streets nearby, with cops guarding the area and trying to decide whether to evacuate our building.

Alas, nothing so interesting happened (not that it stopped some people from evacuating themselves), and I didn't hear anything in more detail. I had to ring Mum to ask her to listen to the radio newsbreaks to get anything at all after that - all the news sites are useless for current happenings in Perth city - that was how I heard that they were letting traffic back through just before I left at five.

All that was left as I walked by (closer than normal, since somehow the nearest doors to the park went "out of order"...) were a few council vehicles gathered around near the corner of I-don't-know-the-street, but it was the same spot I'd seen people drilling in the middle of the street on the way in this morning.

As for other news... that's on hold. I'm taking next week off, but that still means tomorrow I'm at work (all by myself!). I've heard from the company I've ordered the replacement medal from - poor people are waiting on their suppliers for the minitures - they've got other people in the same boat. So it'll probably get delivered to work on my week off, since everything else I ordered is ready. I'll get one of those multifunction devices for Mum on Monday too, so she can do some photocopying without having to go to the library each time, and I can scan her photos without having to take them to work.

Anyway, I'll be back when I get some real news, or at least more to waste everyone's time with ;)

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From:boywhocantsayno
Date:March 23rd, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
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Yikes! I'm glad you missed the excitement. Being blown up could ruin one's whole day.

("Up." I said "blown up." Pervert. ;) )
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From:seandc
Date:April 22nd, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
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Hey, gotta find excitement where you can! :D

While being blown to smithereens would've been a pain, something happening just across the way would've been interesting at least. And better to focus on these things than get drawn into the office politics...

When someone saw a rat out the back, while some were saying "Oh it's so-and-so" and freaking out, I was going "Heeerrreee mousey mousey!" :lol:

Some people are very highly strung lately...
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