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California &House/Pet-Sitting &San Marcos dan | 24 Oct 2007 11:33 am

Unauthorized Rant by Dan

Hello, I’m Dan, JDL’s technical consultant (unpaid!) and second most favored
son-in-law. I apologize for my abuse of access in making an unauthorized post
on, but I’m sure I speak for all of us in the following plea to
Joy Dean Lee (hey, that rhymes!)

Joy, you are in the middle of a human interest story of epic proportions. Tens
of thousands of people have been displaced, their homes burned to the ground.
You are surrounded by wildfires raging out of control. Red Cross volunteers from across
the country are in route to your location. The national (and even international)
news agencies cover the story daily. Now even FEMA is getting involved, so
things will soon get even worse. And yet what do we, your avid readers, hear from you?
Nary a peep! Have you, a former journalism teacher, forgotten that a blog is more
akin to a daily newspaper than to a yearbook? How can we live vicariously through
you if you will not quench our thirst for information?

Are you okay? Do you have an evacuation plan? Have you seen flames? What is the mood of the city? Is the smoke affecting you? Are you taking pictures? Did you take my
ex-girlfriend’s advice and pack everything in your car incase you need to beat a hasty
retreat? Are the fires affecting the southern California mango crops?

Inquiring minds want to MUST know!

4 Responses to “Unauthorized Rant by Dan”

  1. on 25 Oct 2007 at 5:19 am 1.Stephnew said …

    Hello Dan,
    Joy did post the following later in the day, yesterday, to an index discussion list regarding the fires. So, we know she is around! I know she has been busy working….

    I’m the “OnTheRoad” indexer and currently house/cat-sitting in San
    Marcos, CA, north of San Diego. I’m just south of Hwy78 and between
    I-5 and I-15. Two fires in San Marcos are under control, but fires
    still rage north, east, and south of here.

    I’m prepared for evacuation if the order is issued. I communicated
    with the home owner and have items she’d want to save (all except her
    computer HD which I’d grab at the last minute) packed in my car along
    with most of my possessions. I’ve had to keep the indoor/outdoor cat
    indoor, so he’s not a happy cat.

    I’m continuing to work each day and luckily have had only one brief
    power outage. Watching the news (I keep the TV on) is heart breaking.

  2. on 25 Oct 2007 at 10:57 pm 2.joydeanlee said …

    Thanks, Stephanie (friend and fellow indexer) for defending me against the Ranter.

  3. on 25 Oct 2007 at 11:31 pm 3.dan said …

    Hey, it worked! Even though I had to call you and tell you to go look at your blog. -T. Ranter.

  4. on 28 Oct 2007 at 3:33 am 4.dan said …

    Speaking of FEMA: FEMA sorry for fake news briefing

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