September 11, 2008

Hurricane

The hurricane is going to hit Houston on Saturday!!

If you were to evacuate, what is the one thing that you would absolutely not forget to take with you in your car?

P.S 1. Talk only about things. Not people and pets!
P.S 2. Continue suggesting names for Vrij below!

154 comments:

Solitaire said...

Samantha from SEX AND THE CITY would definitely say HER VIBRATOR!!!!

Carrie would definitely say HER SHOES

Charlotte would definitely say HER FOOD

Miranda would definitely say HER LAPTOP!

Abhishek Khanna said...

beer crates!!!

Ankur said...

My fav clothes and mom ke haath ke besan ke laddu!! :D

but i dont have a car!! :P

Abhinav said...

I would have said
"Houston... Houston!! Mayday mayday!!"
But now the problem is coming to Houston itself, so I would stay longer.. raid people's evacuated empty homes and then when nothing else could have been taken, I will leave quietly..

(Damn! Greedy me!)

carolinagal said...

My computer, old pictures (that are not digital), and my passport!!

Nitin said...

toilet roll ... bhaagte samay shayad zyaad zaroorat padegi ;).....

carolinagal said...

Oh, and all my Coach handbags!

Nitin said...

And one more thing.. padosi ki car...( apni tu hein nahin ) ...

vishesh said...

hmm...my brains...and a map...:P and of course cash and all those jewellery and food and comp and mob and mp3 player...and tv and well most of the valuables :P

ki said...

Books!
As many as I can lay my hands on!

Hemanth Potluri said...

a picture of my family...because even wen i not with them that is the only thing i want even wen i am dying :)...

urs..hemu..

arvind1187 said...

my driving license.. :Dand a nikkon SLR digi cam

Impressionist said...

Yeah, I too would carry beer crates like abhishek! :D
Cheers!! lol

-I

rayshma said...

my handbag. it contains: my & vin's passport/I-20s, flash drive (with imp docs & pictures), fully charged cellphone & charger, 4-5 Tees, sanitary napkins, tissues, wallet, lipstick, hair-brush, basic jewelery, a packet of chips and a book.

and in the car, i'd toss a pair of footwear! :)

Kiran Sawhney said...

my passport, keys of my bank locker, my laptop, credit cards.
now more imp things- my fitness books and dvds.

Ghost Particle said...

food. and food.

Kanan said...

Gosh, I've never thought of this. :(

Until now!!!

Ghost Particle said...

oh and dont forget to wake me up in the fireplace when u leave.

Prakhar said...

ok....i will take Miranda :D

oh u said no ppl...damn...then laptop ofcourse !!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

If only one thing is allowed it would be my mobile..!!

:)

Anonymous said...

My handbag. It contains eveything that I need to survive in such a situation.

--'P'

Cess said...

hmmmm, Minou my stuff animal, yeah yeah I know i m old, but he is my age!!!!, my laptop with all my pics, and my passport cause I don t want to be stuck in this country ;)

Soham Shah said...

google ads on your blog .. wah wah .. want to make some extra money, huh?? ..

U hv got plenty of visitors so I think you will make some hefty amount of money for sure ..

Neeku said...

I suggest,

Passport (afterall we are living with firangis!)

Credit card and money (to buy something!)

Phone!

Some protein energy bars...

Laptop...

a pen and blank book ... so that you can or else you will go crazy with boredom =(

AmitL said...

Passport!Or, ATM card!:)

AmitL said...

Waise,hats off to you!!A hurricane nearing your city and you're still in your full element.:)TC,Sol!

Stupidosaur said...

Arrey bhai sambhalo. Kuchh intezam kiya? Where have you decided to go?
Leave! Anyone with you?

Stupidosaur said...

Don't forget to take lot of fuel in you car fuel tank full!

ceedy said...

Camera

& Passport...

Looks like it has tripled in intensity....be safe...

Keshi said...

**If you were to evacuate, what is the one thing that you would absolutely not forget to take with you in your car?


my iPod



Keshi.

APOO said...

I guess a bottle of water.

Take care of yourself and be safe.

Veens said...

mobile phone/ bank account docs / jwellery :D

in the end nothing...whats the use of all that.:D

Ghost Particle said...

cnn said Weather service warns of 'certain death' in face of Ike.

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/09/11/hurricane.ike.texas/index.html.

so go now!

Iceman said...

Tough one!

some spare undies.... would be the winner!

Ankur said...

Well I did the best i cud have possibly done for u!! !
check my sidebar for the same!! :)

mayz said...

my phone...n my credit cards

SMM said...

Vrij you have to tell us what name you picked finally for your daughter...and congratulations on becoming a father.


Btw if the name is picked from the suggestions given here you have to give a prize to the person whose suggestion you chose :)

What say Sol?

Raghu Iyer said...

Car Keys, water, food, money...

Nirmal said...

my first pay check in US,,,

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

first the 3 c
cash
cards
clothes..

and then
mobile and laptop...

Solitaire said...

@ Abhishek,

And where would you stop to pee?

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

Koi nahi..Tu bus mein chale jaana laddoo and kapdo ke saath.

Solitaire said...

@ Daydreamer,

The 3 c in my dictionary are

cheese
cake
chocolate

:)

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

Congrats! Looks like you just got it.

Solitaire said...

@ Raghu,

Thanks!

I am sure that if I am driving the car, the car keys will definitely be in the ignition.

LOL!

Solitaire said...

@ SMM,

Vrij is not yet a father!! :p

We don't know yet if he is having a son or a daughter.

But ya..I like the idea of a prize!

Solitaire said...

@ Mayz,

Wise! But what if the power goes out and you cannot swipe credit cards?

Solitaire said...

@ ankur,

Thanks!! I was sooo pleasantly surprised!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So sweet!

Solitaire said...

@ Iceman,

Hahahahahhah!! I would actually suggest diapers for those who will be on the road for days together!

Solitaire said...

@ Ghost,

But I am not in the "certain death" area!

Solitaire said...

@ Veens,

Why would all that not be of any use? When you run short of cash to buy gas, you can sell that jewellery off!

Solitaire said...

@ Apoo,

Ek se mera kya hoga?

Thanks!

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

That's it?

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

Thanks! Trying my best to be safe.

Solitaire said...

@ Stupid,

Gas in the gas stations is no longer available! :(

Solitaire said...

@ AmitL,

Haha!! Hurricane not yet here. So trying to make the most of my time while the power lasts!

ATM ka kya karoge when the power is out?

Solitaire said...

@ Neeku,

These are all good ideas! But why passport? I am not leaving the country. And so what if there are "firangis" around me? Vaise, they are not firangis. I am a firangi.

Solitaire said...

@ Cess,

Hehe! How old is Minou?

Solitaire said...

@ anonymous,

Great! I change handbags everyday and so almost always miss out on the essential things! How are you faring?

Solitaire said...

@ Vinz,

Ok but beware...you also need to take a car charger with you.

Solitaire said...

@ Prakhar,

Miranda????

Solitaire said...

@ Ghost,

I think the fireplace will be safe. Continue hibernating in the summer.

Solitaire said...

@ Kanan,

And so now what comes to your mind?

Solitaire said...

@ Kiran,

WOW! Fitness book and DVDs? I wish I was that motivated.

Solitaire said...

@ Rayshma,

Very girly and practical!

Way to go!

How are you doing?

Solitaire said...

@ Impressionist,

OKIE! People are talking about gas and you about beer!

Solitaire said...

@ Arvind,

WOW! Wanna take great pictures as the water sweeps you away?

Solitaire said...

@ Hemu,

Awww...but you won't die in the hurricane...don't worry.

Solitaire said...

@ Ki,

Sounds so like me!

Solitaire said...

@ Vishesh,

No need for a map. Just follow the entire mob of people! :)

TV kyon? Woh toh bahut sasta milta hai!

Solitaire said...

@ Nitin,

Haha! Padosi toh car dega nahi..he will be busy driving it away. So you might as well join Ankur in the bus.

Solitaire said...

@ CG,

How many COACH handbags do you have??????????

Solitaire said...

@ Abhinav,

OMG! So are YOU one of those criminals who fled New Orleans during Katrina and came to Houston????

The Paratrooper said...

car keys.....

The Paratrooper said...

passenger seats mpe bahut kuch bhar dinga... dnt want people on the road clamouring for please mujhe bhi andar lelo

The Paratrooper said...

also bike!!>.use bandlunga chhat pe

Keshi said...

yep cos Music is my Oxygen :)


Wut abt u Sol?


Keshi.

mayz said...

thats when i use d phone to call my folks to send me cash :P

AmitL said...

Arre,you're running away from the city-so,ATM kahin to chalega,doosri city mein!:)

Ankur said...

abe bus mai jagah hogi???
bus kiski hogi???

India ka transport system pata hai na!!! :D

Ankur said...

and no need to say thanks... :)

hope u doing alright and nothing troubles u!!
:)

Cheers!!

Kris Bass said...

My guitar!

Prakhar said...

arre i thought ki Miranda (SATC) to laptop le ja rahi hai...so i will take her :D

rantravereflect/ jane said...

i'll carry toilet paper, the gold n the cash in a bag, my lingerie and a pair of running shoes :) hgeeee

brocasarea said...

if had completed my mbbs..then its my certificate!!

ash89 said...

my contact lenses... uske bina to kuch nai milna!

Pavi!!!! said...

Hmm..the imp docs(passports, I-94s, license etc), my boxes of jewellery, my greeting cards n pictures(hard-copy), V's camera, DVDs, DVD-player, the book i bought a few days back, comb, kajal, my big orange hand bag, lingerie, few clothes,laptop, a jacket , a blanket(just-in-case), bottles of water, snacks n will throw in my boots n shoes into the car...
n we'll be ALL-SET for an exciting experience!

Pavi!!!! said...

on reading some commens a few things i forgot n wld like to take..
-my wallet(which will hv my creditcards n moolah)
- an empty book n pen/pencil
- scrabble, cards

D said...

Money and medicines. I'm boring in a crisis like that.

Solitaire said...

@ Paratrooper,

Haha! Car keys to car mein hi rahegi! Bike ud jaayegi toh? And woh aur passengers na lene ka idea sahi tha!! But becharo ko help karni chahiye na...

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

I already did evacuate my apartment so will put up a list of items that I carried with me in another post.

BTW, my list does include an Ipod.

Solitaire said...

@ D,

Its not boring. Its practical.

Solitaire said...

@ Pavi,

***my boxes of jewellery

Shoot I did not take those with me!

***my greeting cards n pictures(hard-copy)

That would be me 10 years ago.

****V's camera, DVDs, DVD-player,

Camera I understand...why DVD player????

****lingerie

???????????????????????????????

****a jacket , a blanket(just-in-case)

Where the temperature still is 95 degrees....not needed!!!!!!!!!

***my wallet(which will hv my creditcards n moolah)
- an empty book n pen/pencil
- scrabble, cards

Done!!

Solitaire said...

@ Ash,


YAAAAAAAAAA!!!! I too brought my chashma!

Solitaire said...

@ Broca,

EH? Certificate hi sirf??? Uska kya kaam hurricane mein?

Solitaire said...

@ Rantra,

Hahahha!! That gives me a funny thought...you running wearing nothing but lingerie and gold jewellery.

Solitaire said...

@ Prakhar,

Lo ek aur joke ka popat kar diya maine!

Solitaire said...

@ Kris,

It was quite obvious!! :)

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

So far so good!

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

Hahahah!!! India ka pata nahi..yaha par toh hogi. Houston se 750 buses nikli hai.

Solitaire said...

@ Amitl,

Point hai!

Solitaire said...

@ Mayz,

Hehe! Smart!

ceedy said...

Wow...read threw your comments...

Water seems to follow you I guess....

tc and where are they taking you?

carolinagal said...

Sigh! I've got quite a few..I am a COACHolic!! I need to be in CA.

Be safe girl!

Stupidosaur said...

//So far so good!

Yeah and more far, more good eh?

BTW was your new house a pucca structure or like the usual woodden etc houses that I have impression many places in US have?

The Paratrooper said...

also psp.... there is gonna be lots of traffic... soo... there will be stops...so i will game while the car is stationary...loads of music cds... yes for the same reason.... radio stations to toot gayte honge tab tak isliye...

ceedy said...

shld read as 'thru' and not "threw"

and taking you implies everyone

sorry abt that

The Paratrooper said...

we kinda live together till the time we are bachelors in the army... so no keeping car/bike keys inside... u dnt want anyone blowing your iown cars smoke on ur face and leaving u with a "wtf" look o n ur face... not to forget the hurricane growling behind...

The Paratrooper said...

bike udi to kispe giri ko shoot karne to handycam bhi...if ill survive ill sell the footage to the nes or sum show and earn sum moolah

Ria said...

Well i wud stock myself with some food to take me thru, clothes and money ofcourse coz i knw life is never gonna b the same again.

RADhika said...

Mobile phone with charger (now that is to be counted as one thing :P ) and credit card!

Hiren said...

have been out of touch with the world lately ... didn't knew that the hurricane's intensity has become so dreadful ... hope you have taken the precautionary measures .... take care !!!

and the answer to this post -

- my cell phones and chargers ...
- my mobile hdd ...
- my fav track pants & shoes ...
- my passport/certis ... (if they get lost/destroyed unka duplicate banane mein buddha ho jaaonga :) )

Prakhar said...

chal koi na...next time i will try even hard :D

btw what u'll take?..really wanna know

Kanan said...

Okay so after some thinking, I've started to make my list. Here goes:

- passport/other imp documents
- my external HDDs and CPU/laptop with cables
- cameras & cellphone with charger
- important CDs/DVDs
- any valuable jewelry that sits at home
- wallet/DL/cash/credit cards
- packed food/drinks for use on the way & can opener
- a few gallons of drinking water
- antibacterial
- clean clothes/towels/sweater/jackets
- first aid box
- a blanket/pillow/sleeping bag

I really hope you've gotten out of there now.

Cess said...

Minou was born in 1981, one year before me, here is a pic of him for Xmas 2006 ;) he is still in a good shape, he had a nose job (he lost it during one of my 20th moves ;)
http://cecileire.smugmug.com/gallery/4782214_DVYmq#283880808_CtQNu
I have a pic of him when he was 1, i have to find it, i ll send u the link after ;)

Vandita said...

my laptop, my phone and my wallet with my money and identity cards etc

Keshi said...

yeyyyyyy! @iPod

at first I was thinking I'd take my lappie too. But nah I dun want more emotional 'baggage' lol! I'd rather blog abt it later.

o u poor thing, u had to evacuate and all. TC Sol!

Keshi.

Abhinav said...

# Solitaire

Nops, I didn't leave last time coz I thought Katrina kaif was arriving..!
So I just wanted to take revenge out of someone.. ;)

I'll try 2 be truthful said...

i guess *money* would be a logical ans
but the idiot that i am , i would probably take my *laptop*

Hemanth Potluri said...

even tho i wont die....i wud care only for the picture and nothin else soli...

urs..hemu..

DreamCatcher said...

Clothes, Books, Torch,Fruits, Medical kits, and money..aur kya?

Solitaire said...

@ Dreamcatcher,

Kaafi hai!

Solitaire said...

@ Hemu,

Kewl!

Solitaire said...

@ I'll try to be truthful,

That's what I did! I only have 5 dollars cash on me right now.

Solitaire said...

@ Abhinav,

Tcchhh tcchhh. Who do you think is coming now?

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

I did not realllly evacuate...just moved to a friend's place.

Solitaire said...

@ Vandita,

Good ideas!

Solitaire said...

@ Cess,

Hehehehehehe!! You exposed the poor thing to alcohol!

Solitaire said...

@ Kanan,

I am still here. In a friend's apartment...hearing the howling sounds outside.

Solitaire said...

@ Prakhar,

Sab usual cheezein!!

Solitaire said...

@ Hiren,

Baaki sab toh thik but track pants kyon?

Solitaire said...

@ Radhika,

Haha! I too packed my charger first thing!

Solitaire said...

@ Ria,

:(

A lot many people will have destroyed homes when they come back.

Solitaire said...

@ Paratrooper,

Sahi hai!!! Tu army guy se movie guy ban jayega!

Solitaire said...

@ Paratrooper,

Yeh toh thik nahi...Games bhi khelega and kisi ke saath share bhi nahi karega?

Solitaire said...

@ Stupid,

I am still very poor. Live in an apartment. :(

maverick said...

hmm...my bottle of absolut

Solitaire said...

@ CG,

No worries. You are still close to NY though...

Solitaire said...

@ Maverick,

No drinking and driving!

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

I am not going anywhere. So no one is taking me anywhere. I just took myself to a friend's apartment.

Southpaw unplugged said...

Cell phone, my bottle of rum, no need to mention the first-aid kit and an extra pair of clothes&toileteries coz its always there in my car.

Stupidosaur said...

I asked cos pucca apartment will perhaps stand the hurricane, while a scenic beautiful house of wood will be shattered like in the movie Twister.

Good for you. Now only downside is, you will have to rearrange the things still left intact after you move back. You had just finished setting them up :(

Prakhar said...

now thats not fair....
**what is the one thing...**

evacuate karte karte question evade kar gayi :P

ceedy said...

Ok...good you are at a friends place.

Just watched the news...its grim...

The reason I asked where are they taking them
"Houston se 750 buses nikli hai."

Take care and stay put indoors unless you or anyone want to feel how superman feels :)

Abhishek Khanna said...

why to stop anywhere? roll down the window and there you go!

Stupidosaur said...

About my previous comment..

Am I totally wrong in assuming that you will be returning after the hurricane?

I mean will the city be inhabitable after the destruction?

carolinagal said...

@Solitaire
There are several COACH stores in Philly, so that is not a problem at all.
By CA, I meant COACHolics Anonymous (like AA).LOL!

Aneesh said...

I have lot of nostalgic things, I'll try to get all of it :)

Pavi!!!! said...

DVD player : we have the portable onw (with a screen) that can be battery-operated or charged in the car..so will take that along so we can watch movies

lingerie : to change.why are u so puzzled by it?

jacket: to protect u from the rain n blanket : as insects generally increase once rains stop or water starts stagnating..

Anonymous said...

Hey Sol,
Hope you are doing OK now. We had power outage just for few hours and didn't have water since satruday morning. I think we are far better off the trouble compared to the destruction it caused in Galveston.
Just FYI,
I tried to post this comment on your latest post on psychobabble but you seem to have blocked anonymous comments there. Huh!..ya..you see I didn't give up on posting this even then. Cheers!
-'P'

carolinagal said...

@Pavi
LOL!! I think Sol was puzzled by 'lingerie' because most people in English refer to lingerie when talking about sexy and erotic underwear, as opposed to French where lingerie is referred to when talking about any type of women's underwear.

Pavi!!!! said...

@ CG: ohhhh...thnx for the xplantation.

@Sol: okay ..i meant undergarments just comfy ones :))

chacha said...

Peanuts and Pepsi or may be RC

Satish Bolla said...

i don't know the reason y i'm attached to my stupid mobile but it seems that i can't live without it. it's not something of a gadget to me but more like a friend.

so i think there's need to write here what i'll take with me in my car