Posted by: Chelsea Novak | August 14, 2002

Godlizza… Try Godzilla

If you ever needed proof of my dyslexia… Anywho, we’re back from a nice Mexican dinner and as Kari reported, it is pretty dark in our nieghbourhood, which is actually a refreshing change from the heaps o’ light coming in the window. Contrary to international reports, the flood waters are receeding (No offense to the international media, but I’m going to go with the Czech media on this one since they’re the ones actually doing all the interviews. Does AP not even check CTK english news service, but I digress). About 10,000 to 15,000 people have been evacuated and some lucky ones are returning to their homes.

Of course we’re not out of the woods yet. I walked down to the river today and had a look at the very high, fast water. Dude, I would not want to be swimming in that (flood ickies aside). It was seriously moving and you could see it from way back across the street. I think the most depressing thing is that all the stores are closed. In many cases in places where they don’t need to be. People are freaked out, and rightly so, but there’s very little hysteria. People here are pretty calm about things, which may be why I’m not as freaked out as people think I should be.

M is watching TV a lot (which makes me think of Signs) and being kind enough to translate the important bits that I’m getting wrong. The government has even set up info lines in English and German. Really, they’ve done a great job so far… except for the civil rights thing… see Wendy’s blog.



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