hello xangans. wuts goin on? wut have u been up to? ive just been inhaling smoke and looking at fire trucks and having ppl in my neighborhood getting a peep of me in my underwear. wow such a wonerful day.
so its like 6 sumthin in the morning and i hear my phone ring. it wakes me out of my sleep i go to pick it up, but im too late and it went to my voicemail. i subsequently hear a banging at the door. i kno its not the front door, cuz the sound was way too close to my room. i deduce it’s the hallway that connects my floor wit the apartment above and below(we have a cool chain in my house. only possible cuz we’re all so friendly with eachother).
i yell “hello?” cuz im still wondering if im hearin wuts actually happening and its not my pounding headache or inability to breathe fully thats messing with my reality perception. but a voice replies “cory. its david. r u ok? is there smoke coming from ur apartment?”. then i realize the reason my body is in this condition. there is a massive layer of smoke….i take that baq. the whole apartment was filled with smoke to the point where i could barely c in front of me, yet i didnt panic….
i open the door to the hallway and he’s like omg. open the front door.
in my head im like i cant get to the front door. so i think really fast and i open the top half of my window. (physics principle: smoke rises so if the opening to the outside is higher rather than lower, more of it willl escape in a faster rate of time.) i then proceeded to do the same to my bathroom window.
yes, i skipped my mom’s room. by now she would have already left for work. plus even if she would b home, her door is always closed and she puts towels under the gap(she’s really scared of mice….but we have none) so there’s no way smoke got in there which would explain y there’s so much in the house packed so close to the floor.
and yes, i was doing wut us kids were taught b4. get as low as possible and move under the smoke. i was just really hoping not to have to use the “stop drop and roll thing”
so i get a good amount of smoke out. its still enough to severly hinder my vision and standing upright forced me to pay for it by restricting my breathing capability, but i stand anyway. stupid boy….. by now im looking for all the visible signs of a fire still blazing becuz the amount of smoke ive been able to vent out indicates that wutever started the fire is not producing anymore.
so no excess heat.
and no glowing through the fogged air.
i start to move towards the front door through my kitchen when i hear my mom’s door open. wut a surprise, she’s still home. and of course, wut most ppl who wake up to their house in that condition do, she paniced. “oh god!” “whats going on?!” i watch her run to her window open the bottom half(wrong move), then she yells “how do i get out of here?!”
i this is gonna sound mean, but i was not gonna waste time worrying about wut she was doing anymore, my attention turned baq to the situation. i did this cuz her room…still no smoke and the air flow was already towards the open windows, so it wouldnt fill that room(im just using physics all day). then shes not gonna go towards the smoke, cuz she was panicing too much. ppl in panic tend to avoid the aggressor at all cost, hence her trying to go out the window. then i wasnt worried about her out the window cuz we live on the first floor.
so i get to the front door. i have my keys in my hand…just in case. and i was lucky i had them. she locked the outside door(that door can only b opened with a key from the inside or outside…if its locked). so i get the door open and massive amount of smoke follows me as i swing the door open. it kindof looked cool. but ppl passing by…..and im in my boxers..so not cool.
well thats pretty much it for the main part. oh yea, she got out the window and was in the backyard with my landlord’s wife. but then firemen came…2 trucks and the chief’s truck. also kindof cool. i put on pajamas by the time they got there. i was determined to have nobody else c me in undies.
but the reason i was pissed and not relieved or happy to b alive or those other feelings that ur supposed to get after going through sumthin like this, is that it all started from sumthin i said dont do cuz itll start a fire.
aight so my mom like candles and fragrances and all that crap. she woke up in the morning to go to work. lit her pot of potpourri, and got in the bed cuz she wasnt feeling well. she then fell asleep and the pot was still on.
not let me tell u wuts in this pot. :water and potpourri stuff(the leaves and bulbs hardened with the frangrances on them): now if youve ever played with fragrant candle wax and a match you kno how highly flammable it is. its the same stuff. water, has a lower boiling boint than the frangrance, so its going to evaporate faster. when the water leaves, its just really hot frangrance and hardened bulbs. then the frangrance is gonna evaporate. hopefully it fully dissapates b4 any of it ignites or else u get fire. luckily we didnt have a full flare up. but it was just fire heatin bulbs. that was the problem, they were on fire. when i got in the kitchen they were glowing red….like hot coals. which also happened to look cool(sry, but since i wasnt worried about anything, evrythin was just cool to me). so, the fact that i was right and here lighting those stupid pots led to a fire, really pissed me off
then that stupid door, which i kept telling her to stop locking cuz ur gonna get trapped in here one day, was locked. if i hadnt have instinctively gotten my keys, or i couldnt find them in the smoke(unlikely cuz im highly organized in my room and i have it memorized. navigate blindfolded yo.) i wouldnt have been able to get that door open and the smoke wouldnt have ventilated as efficiently….leading to further smoke exposure….posing a greater health risk.
then i got pissed off even further cuz she kept sayin she wasnt feeling well, to explain y she fell asleep. in my head i was like, if u ever listened to me, especially since im right 99.99% of the time, this wouldve never happened anyway and u couldve slept ur head off.
wutever, its over. i blogged it. now im gonna proceed to forget it, cuz i now kno in case of emergency i kno wut im doing.
til next time. stay frosty