The day after

31
Oct
2012

You would think that my post apocalypse day would be filled with stories of the destruction around me, but alas it was far more banal. I had a rather annoying work day, filled with “crises” from clients far removed from Sandy and the East Coast. And it really made me think how petty are most work concerns. You would think we were rushing to save cancer patients with a new treatment or something, instead of changing some technical specification for a client. By the end of the day, I have to admit that the tension between client work and real problems for people without power, water, homes etc, had really gotten on my nerves. Josh and I went out for dinner and drinks, and all the places in Hell’s Kitchen were hopping, no doubt because that area of the city still had power. As of this morning, many of my friends south of 30th street are still without power and plumbing, and I have invited a few to come take showers at my place and recharge their devices and check emails.

It was a dark and stormy night…

29
Oct
2012

Well, not really. At least not yet. The wind is really starting to pick up though as Sandy approaches. I am at work. And at home. That is one of the benefits of being a freelancer, my office IS my home. (Many businesses are closed in the city because the MTA shut down all service, and people can’t commute.) That said, with the entire city on high alert and the constant well wishing from friends around the globe concerned for my safety, I am not terribly motivated to do much work. By all accounts this will be a bit more serious than last year’s fizzle of a storm, Irene. The Duane Reade across the street from up was thankfully still open this morning, and I did manage to procure a little more food in the event of a zombie apocalypse or some such thing caused by the massive storm. Stay tuned…