Wednesday, September 2, 2009

All-Nighter and Emergency Siren

As I suggested in my last post, I have to work.

I haven't been to bed since I got up late yesterday morning. It's now just past noon.

Three Red Bulls. Dinner last night. Breakfast and lunch at my desk today. I did take a shower thank you very much ;)

A little "happy hour" break yesterday for Beer #7 (Brusge Zot) at Beer Academy -- I will post pic later -- is the only time I have been out of the apartment.

Today a loud siren went off outside.

We noticed it was exactly noon. It is the first day of school so I thought it might have something to do with that.

A quick Google search however revealed the following:

Nationwide, every first Wednesday of the month at noon (12:00), the emergency sirens which operate nationwide are tested. The sirens can be heard wailing as the are tested in three sequences of 1 minute 41 seconds each, separated by a silence of five seconds.


See http://paris.angloinfo.com/information/6/em_no.asp.

There was another siren burst at 12:10. Don't know what that was about.

Now, can I make it two nights in a row.

Like I said, I REALLY have a lot of work to do.

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