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Friday, June 13th, 2008

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12:56a
Good luck
As <lj user="mysryael" already said, we saw a shooting star tonight, which looks to have landed just north of here. Though today's Friday the 13th, I think the shooting star is a portent of good luck. May everyone's Friday the 13th be blissfully free of ill fortune. As for me? I'm heading up to Bakersfield by the end of the day, and then on to Morro Bay for a week of rest and relaxation.
10:23a
Falling star? Perhaps not.
So mysryael and I thought we saw a falling star last night, but people at work today were talking about a comet. Anyone know exactly what it was?
11:31a
Building Alarm Tests
So the alarms have been going off in the building all day. There was an announcement that they were testing the fire evacuation system on the 5th floor. But it's been non-stop, using some alarms I've never heard before.
1:02p
Evacuating
We've just received orders to evacuate; I guess they just couldn't get the alarms to shut off and TPTB probably couldn't stand it anymore. I'll try and post more once I get to a wi-fi station. But for now, love, I think it's time to come pick me up.
1:56p
Attention! Anyone who can read this!
There are what can only be described as zombies in Pasadena! I'm on the top floor of the KP Walnut Center building on Los Robles and Walnut, with a party of 23 other people, mostly co-workers. We've filled the stairs with enough debris that the creatures can't get up, and disabled the elevators. The top floor is very open and exposed, however, and if the creatures get past our blockade, we won't be able to hold them off for long.

There is a helipad for medical evacuations on the top of the building. Please, if anyone who gets this has access to a helicopter, we need an emergency evac ASAP. No wounded at the moment, but things seem to be changing on a minute-by-minute basis, and we've got at least two elderly people who say they've got heart problems.

mysryael, you're not answering your phone at the moment, but do NOT come to Pasadena! It's not safe!
3:46p
Fire doors!
I never thought I'd get a chance to light a CEO's desk on fire.

One of our party is from maintenance, and he's shown us where the fire doors are, and how to access the building's PA system. Working on the assumption that there are people in the building who are safely in hiding, we plan on getting on the PA system to let them know that we're going to trip the fire alarms, which will cause the fire doors to drop and lock the zombies as much in place as we can. We've found the exit to the roof, and our maintenace guy assures us that our way won't be impeded once the fire doors drop.

We'll stay inside the building as long as possible; we've stocked provisions by the exit, and the fire doors should solve our impending zombie invasion. Which is good, because it sounds like they're making their way up the elevator shafts.

If we hear any aircraft, however, we'll be on the roof in less than 30 seconds.
7:30p
Airlifting out
mysryael's friend in Bishop is flying out in a Seahawk with a munitions stockpile. After heated negotiations, he's agreed to $2,500 per run to the China Lake base in Ridgecrest, which we've confirmed is secure. Unfortunately, the Seahawk only has space for eight passengers at a time, so we've had to draw lots for turns, and some are getting left behind for a while (hence the weaponry). $7,500 is a small price to pay for safety.

Sweetie, if you can read this, let me know where you are. We might be able to pick up you and the girls on one of the trips out. I'll be on second shift out.

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