Okay, so, someone's gonna say it. Ash!!
And yes, I am one of those people that are... slightly affected by it, ORZ [my flight back is today... 16:20... w]
Ash... We're being told it's all over the country now. We've been following the news on several news sites yesterday since (early) afternoon, since we got to know that the... eru
ption ... was actually something big enough to get involved with... flights.
I had shortly heard if the eruption in the morning, or well, read Neil mentioning it, but did I have an idea whatbthat would be all about? Ahaha, NO 8D
It's all too bizarre, I can't even... I mean, we got the phonecall and then checked the websites of the flight's company, and several others... Flights started to get cancelled... Heathrow had already shut down completely... And the volcano gladly erupted more... and more, bringing chaos to one nation after the other, and no one can do anything about it... ahah, it's just...
I mean, for one, I am so glad and lucky I'm not one of those poor people stuck at some airport or elsewhere, with fairly little idea what to do... and neither am I one of the poor people who have to come up with solutions.
This is pure chaos... Yesterday evening it were around 7000 flights around Europe that had already been cancelled, and today I heard the number 17000... All the people!!!
I mean... where are they gonna stay, where are they gonna go? I'm lucky I don't HAVE to get back...yet. www
I mean, theoretically... hypothetically, uni starts on Monday. XD
It's so bizarre. A flight has been delayed before due to, erm, Irish fog, and that's why me and three guys from irac (I think) didn't get their connection flight, so we had to stay the night in Netherlands fff...
from a volcano in Iceland laying everything on ice... Ahaha, that's just bizarre.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, try ash today! It's the new gray!
-.0And we actually waited for the ground to be fully covered in ash...
That it didn't, bit we DID see some dark particles on the formerlybso white bits of snow that's left... So I suppose, this must be the ash. Orz.
... Just think of all the consequences there might be... Good and bad, both for the private person, as companies and what not. And this might cost the states billions... I mean, not that I have an idea.
And still, we're here, and we are, truly, amused
You don't get something like that every day. Maybe this will even turn out to be the disaster of the century, haha... Nature is just too great, really. Mankind thinks it is so invincible and all, lord over earth, air and water, an then a volcano, older than anyone could probably imagine, on a fascinating country most people don't even think of usually, totally restricts the airspace over northern-middle Europe in less than a day. Chaos. Hah... It's somewhat amusing.
It's devastating, for sure, but it's also amusing.
No news on ~my~ flight yet yesterday night. There was talk whether or not the Helsinki airport will be closed down... Only some of the news sites updated, the flights' site didn't, and finally they resolved with new information after 6:30 the following morning.
And that was when they said, the airport will close down as well.
It's interesting to "watch" one after the other airport all across Europe closing down...
"You may want to postpone your travels until may the 13th..."なんとか.
And the 'best' is, the volcanoさん hasn't even stopped erupting yet... How do they ever want to recover the flights... Get the people where they have to go... Ahah...
Well, we'll see what's gonna happen. Guess I won't be able to go to 花見 with Irene&Co on Sunday ahaha 8D
"Shank you, ashhhh 8D"ってw
I feel sorry for all the people who are actually struck
by this... We're taking it a bit more easy and relaxed, just like Amanda Palmer is doing, stuck in Iceland, unable to go to her next gigs, instead relaxing spontaneoulsy in the blue lagoon and giving a ninja-gig later that night. She's just awesome w. I find it pretty fascinating actually. And as I said, doesn't really happen every day 8D
So yeah, well, so much about that. Sorry for incoherency, typos and possibly wrong codes and whatnot, this is the first time I'm posting an actual ~entry~ via iPod 8D
might update with more...ASH... At some point later. Orrrz