Monday, January 28, 2013


In case you were wondering, no, there's still no-one else.

Just me. It's been a little over a month but it feels like a year. Years. Insurmountable time seems to have lagged by. I'm having to fend off or scare away more and more woodland creatures and stray dogs to get to the grocery store. Fortunately I've stocked my house and the neighbors houses full enough of food and supplies that I can probably skip the store, and frequently do when I get down there and find it's the coyote's "turn". They're pretty easily scared off but I'm pretty sure one of these days they'll get rubbed the wrong way by my presence and go for me... course, I have a gun (Well, it's Zac's but I'm sure he wouldn't mind me borrowing it) but I'd rather not have to use it. After all, it does feel like I'm the intruder on their land all of a sudden. Guess it was always that way, but with only me around to stake humanity's claim to anything you can be pretty sure that these animals can have the cities...

Their still not coming anywhere near my house though since I'm still an annoying loud brash human being, so I guess I'm still the dominant species of my street at least....

Anyway - more snow - blah blah blah. Waiting for Spring to decide what to do or where to go, if anywhere.

And given up entirely on trying to figure out what actually happened/is happening or why. Just so we're all clear.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

No Answers

World still fucked, as if I need to tell you.

Still no sun.

Curiously without people, society, jobs and basically anything that I need to be on schedule for I find myself sleeping for an hour or so at a time intermittently throughout the day. I feel more alert this way but I also feel a deep paranoia and those rare instances when you're not sure if you're awake or asleep that only happen intensely once or twice a lifetime, probably - are happening more frequently.
I can't count the number of times I've thought a shadow in the distance - probably just the branch of some tree blowing in just the right way - was a person running by. Or the number of times I've heard what sound like whispers in the running water of the streams outside. Or the number of times I've heard the coyotes saying my name...
I know none of these things are happening but these are the things my mind can't escape lately.

I now have to frequently scare off an ever-more tolerant small herd of deer whenever I need to go to the grocery store. They're getting pretty used to my being there by now, a lot faster than it's taking me to get used to them being there.

Amazing how quickly nature seems to take it's place back.

I've been trying to construct a plan but it's hard because there's no goal, as such. I don't know what it is I need, or that I need to know. However - when the snow goes away in the Spring, since no-one's around to plow it, I'll head to New York City. It's only a few hours drive from here and I figure if there are any more people around they'd be more likely to head to a population center like New York.

Well, maybe anyway, we'll see.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dear Diary

Spent this evening drinking too much liquor, turning on car engines to see how far away I can be and still hear them out of boredom (It's a surprising distance in this fucking silence!), drank way too much liquor, went round to Zac and Joanne's place to watch DVD's there for a bit, drank too much liquor, totalled a strangers car on the drive home and took a sobering walk in the cold the rest of the way home and then proceeded to drink too much liquor to round out the evening.
Fuck this fucking shit piss version of Earth.

Day whatever

Today, no bullshit. On my way to the store I saw a coyote tear apart a dog that I think belonged to Hugo, the weirdo who lived down the street from me.

It barely phased me but then again I did make this post about it, I guess...

Thursday, January 10, 2013

No Sun

I don't know what's scarier: The fact that there is no sun in the sky or the fact that it took me about three weeks to notice there is no sun in the sky.

It started when I noticed a plume of smoke over some mountains.God knows what's causing it but it could be anything really. No fire stations and since I don't know why, when or how everyone in the world vanished there's no telling what the aftermath might have been. did planes fall out of the sky? Cars crash? Who the fuck knows... for about 5 seconds it was going to be my goal to find the source of the smoke (and presumably fire) but that's when I realized that in spite of there being a clear blue sky and few clouds, there was no sign of the Sun.

To be fair it might not have been missing this whole time. It occurred to me that this whole time I've probably just been focusing on ground level, looking for signs of life. Probably why I didn't notice the smoke either.

It might be obvious to point out that the effects of the sun are still in place. I might have had a clue that it was missing had there been no sunlight, or shadows, or heat... but there is.

Frankly I've no clue what's more disturbing at this point. Or even how many things to list.

Well... apologies but understandably today's been a bit of a fuck-off and I spent most of it drinking myself into incoherence and I plan to continue to do so.

Good day!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year: Snow Business

Well it's been a couple of weeks now. Still no signs that anyone else is alive, or dead for that matter... not a single dead body - just one of the many factors which makes this all too strange for me to comprehend. It's really as though something just eradicated everyone out of existence but left all the remnants of humanity behind, and forgot to take me along with them.

Quite a horrific snow storm or two came through at the end of 2012 and I realized quickly just how much we all depended on those snow plows clearing the way. The whole town was quickly blanketed leaving no roads or pathways easily accessible. I spent a full two days trekking back and forth to the nearest store with a make-shift sled I fashioned out of a piece of my fence to carry as much as I could on. I probably had enough canned food and bottled water in my house to last a while but I didn't want to stay put in case more storms came through and made it impossible to leave the house. Fortunately the snow's cleared up a bit and the sun's come back out and I was able to borrow one of the neighbor's trucks with a snow plow attachment and did my best to plow a pathway through so I can get to the main streets of town.
So now I'm fully stocked - probably enough supplies to go for months if I'm ever stranded in my house for whatever reason. I've taken every car in my neighborhood down to the local gas stations to fill them up while there's power to do so without siphoning so even getting anywhere for the foreseeable future should be doable.
What's somewhat puzzling to me is that it does seem to be only people that are gone... I've heard and seen some wild animals, birds, deers and coyotes mainly, but in addition, while getting into the neighborhood houses to search for car keys I discovered several pets, alive and well. Pretty depressing that I can't do very much to help them... but I emptied out any food I found and left all the doors open for those animals that could choose to venture outside. I know, it's the middle of winter and they probably don't stand much chance but at least outside they have a chance instead of being locked up in their homes with no chance of survival.
I plan to spend the next few days getting to all the houses I can and searching for other such survivors and setting them free, and turning off anything electrical I find in the homes too.
I honestly have no clue why the power would still be on, and less of a clue why I can still access the internet (Although, obviously I'm seeing no updates beyond my own blog here), but since I don't understand why the power's on I'm thinking I should do whatever I can do conserve it.
None of this is making much sense to me, nor do I think it ever will but it definitely seems like I'm the last person left on Earth.