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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby d_baker » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:14 pm

tmathews wrote:
Jerousek wrote:Tmathews, you're killing me, bud. First I'm insensitive, now I'm pretentious. I didn't mean to come off as pretentious, but when I'm attacked in the written form Its a good idea to choose words carefully when replying, especially when a misunderstanding is afoot.


Maybe it's just me, but I wouldn't even conceive of inquiring about such a thing right now. Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow -- maybe. But, then again, I've been taught to exercise more tact and to take others' situations into account before asking. Again, I guess that's just me.

Tomorrow is only a couple of hours away. Come back and ask at 12:01am, mtn time. Then, I will answer your question without calling you an ass. :lol:

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby tmathews » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:17 pm

d_baker wrote:
tmathews wrote:
Jerousek wrote:Tmathews, you're killing me, bud. First I'm insensitive, now I'm pretentious. I didn't mean to come off as pretentious, but when I'm attacked in the written form Its a good idea to choose words carefully when replying, especially when a misunderstanding is afoot.


Maybe it's just me, but I wouldn't even conceive of inquiring about such a thing right now. Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow -- maybe. But, then again, I've been taught to exercise more tact and to take others' situations into account before asking. Again, I guess that's just me.

Tomorrow is only a couple of hours away. Come back and ask at 12:01am, mtn time. Then, I will answer your question without calling you an ass. :lol:


Timing is everything, Darin. :P

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby d_baker » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:20 pm

Oh! Look at that! Someone has a smiley face.

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby SilverLynx » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:21 pm

Fires on top of fires. Fires within fires. :wft: Rain, please!!!
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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby tmathews » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:22 pm

d_baker wrote:Oh! Look at that! Someone has a smiley face.


It's a raspberry, dammit! :-P

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby d_baker » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:23 pm

tmathews wrote:
d_baker wrote:Oh! Look at that! Someone has a smiley face.


It's a raspberry, dammit! :-P

Oh. :thefinger: :thefinger: :thefinger:
One of those is for the fire.

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby d_baker » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:24 pm

We need a pissing emoticon thing.

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby tmathews » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:25 pm

d_baker wrote:
tmathews wrote:
d_baker wrote:Oh! Look at that! Someone has a smiley face.


It's a raspberry, dammit! :-P

Oh. :thefinger: :thefinger: :thefinger:
One of those is for the fire.


Only one?? That's it. :fight:

:P

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby Fisching » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:29 pm

I made a joke earlier today to a few friends about posting a link to Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire," but I didn't want to post it and seem like an insensitive/irreverent a-hole. Now, I feel deserving of that tag just for even thinking that while watching the fires progress in Springs and elsewhere around the state.

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby Tommy Dorr » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:55 pm

Well either way, it's good to be back home. I was at Coronado High School for a while hanging out with the "Fire Staff". Cool people that had quite a surplus of relief supplies and a surplus of volunteer help. I had been told several times that the Manitou Evacuees were the most cooperative ever :)

I recommend visiting the area soon and spending a little money. Maybe mentioning that you're there to help mitigate the hiccup in revenue will help build spirits. The Safeway on Colorado and 32nd could use a couple of bucks too. That was the emergency services hub for most of yesterday.

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby tmathews » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:59 pm

Tommy Dorr wrote:Well either way, it's good to be back home. I was at Coronado High School for a while hanging out with the "Fire Staff". Cool people that had quite a surplus of relief supplies and a surplus of volunteer help. I had been told several times that the Manitou Evacuees were the most cooperative ever :)

I recommend visiting the area soon and spending a little money. Maybe mentioning that you're there to help mitigate the hiccup in revenue will help build spirits. The Safeway on Colorado and 32nd could use a couple of bucks too. That was the emergency services hub for most of yesterday.

Good mojo, ya know


Glad you and your home are safe, Tommy. =D>

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby Tommy Dorr » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:36 pm

tmathews wrote:
Tommy Dorr wrote:Well either way, it's good to be back home. I was at Coronado High School for a while hanging out with the "Fire Staff". Cool people that had quite a surplus of relief supplies and a surplus of volunteer help. I had been told several times that the Manitou Evacuees were the most cooperative ever :)

I recommend visiting the area soon and spending a little money. Maybe mentioning that you're there to help mitigate the hiccup in revenue will help build spirits. The Safeway on Colorado and 32nd could use a couple of bucks too. That was the emergency services hub for most of yesterday.

Good mojo, ya know


Glad you and your home are safe, Tommy. =D>


Thanks dude. Nobody was trippin. It was just kinda hard to find places for people to go. Kids, pets, etc. Hopefully our statewide (and national) community will start to realize the importance that fire has in the ecosystem and it's something that we need to slowly re-introduce. The ecosystem depends on fire and disrupting that balance is very unhealthy and, as we see every "fire season", can be dangerous and costly.
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