Friday, August 19, 2005

something else entirely

ok, so no one has been asking me for sex advice. cmon people!

in the meantime, here's something fun that happened outside my work today.



SAN FRANCISCO - An explosion in a utility chamber under a downtown shopping district critically burned a woman, sent a manhole cover flying and shattered windows at a Polo Ralph Lauren clothing store, authorities said.

Sprinklers doused a flaming awning outside the store as panicked workers were evacuated from skyscrapers, stores and buildings around the Crocker Galleria area, said fire spokesman Peter Howes.

"It sounded like a big poof, then there was a lot of smoke," said Tom Demartini, a construction worker who was sitting in his truck outside the store. He said he heard the explosion and saw the sidewalk rise up six or seven inches.

No utility workers were present when the explosion buckled the sidewalk and shot a manhole cover 25 feet across the street, according to Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White.

kind of exciting for a friday.