Wednesday, October 24, 2007

It tastes like burning...

It has been some time since my last post. I conquered the stress after all. Now, my state is on fire.

I am surrounded by infernos. I'm not too worried about my location, but then again neither were a lot of recent victims.

It's weird; I watch the news and think, "Wow. I feel so bad for them" then I go to school with bits of ash raining down, a dark sheen over the campus, and the strong smell of 'campfire,' but I don't really feel threatened. I am no more than 30-45(with traffic) minutes away from a blazing fire in either direction, but I still have a feeling of relative safety; or perhaps disconnection.

Strangely, I know people affected by fires up North as well as fires in Irvine and San Diego (friends and family), but I'm still not too worried. Maybe it's the mild attitude of my affected friends that keeps me calm; "Yup, my family was evacuated and my house is probably going to burn down..." (my friend from Lake Arrowhead).

I heard a mention of a "Super Fire," where neighboring infernos combine; that's a scary thought. If all of the fires conjoined, it would engulf all of California. Additionally, some authority stated that the fires will only stop when either the winds stop, or it burns to the beach.

It's starting to be compared to the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Bush is going to visit the fire Thursday. I'm sure he'll give us some fantastic advice; "My job is a decision-making job, and as a result, I make a lot of decisions." - George W. Bush

No comments: