There is an upside to the mess in Japan

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    It's the first weekend of spring break and whale watching season, and I was able to book an oceanfront room with NO problem for tomorrow and the next day, AND got a whopping discount off the OFF season rate.

    The Oregon coast is suffering because of the tsunami & fear of radiation. This is good news for someone who is not very organized, is always on a budget, and wanted to flee to the coast with zero notice.

    I pray for the people of Japan, but damn, how precipitous for me!

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    this is pushing the envelope a bit

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cKA-Pf3qLc"]When you're alone, in dire need, who is at your side in lightning speed..[/ame]
     
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    That is kind of scary. Hordes of paniced liberals fleeing inland from the coast.
     
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    I know, it's awful. But it's true...I was puzzled trying to figure out why I was able to get exactly the room I wanted, where I wanted, on the opening weekend of spring break at SEASIDE (arguably one of the world's best resort towns/beaches). Slowly it dawned on me...and was reinforced when my oldest son freaked out because heed was certain we were going to be drenched with radiation before being swept out to sea.
     
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    God I hope not. Maybe it's time for a move seaward...
     
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    there is no upside to the tragedy in Japan.... it's horrific.... :(
     
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    Have fun. We were there last summer (a little south of Seaside). Think of the plus side. The radiation will warm up the March beach.
     
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    Yes, there is. The upside is that rooms on the Oregon coast are more affordable because of it.

    Christ, take the corncob out of your ass.
     
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    I was raised in Florence, my mom went to school in yachats and waldport. But Seaside is the gem for young kids. Everything you need is on the promenade, it's beautiful, there's an arcade and the aquarium within walking distance. It's fabulous.
     
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    Did you pay for it with your earned income tax credit?

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