New FEMA lodging for Hurricane Irma Disaster Response Recovery

I was instructed by senior leadership to move lodging again. Now sleeping atĀ Florida Keys International Airport Basecamp.

Luxurious? Nope, just on the airport taxiway at Echo. Right next to an active runway and aircraft are using the airfield all the time at Florida Keys International Airport.

Like any other location, you MUST check in.


You mean I get to pick my own king sized bed? AWESOME!!!


Home sweet home.


Need to shower? Just go into the trailer.


Need to use the bathroom? Just across the way. Always wear your boots because it’s flooded.


Splash splash. Fun times.


I said it before and I’ll say it again: If you dislike using porta-pottys all the time, you are not cut out for disaster response/recovery.

Reporting live from the airport taxiway…

@rusnivek

Some helpful social media terminology #SMEM

I’m often asked about terminology found on social media. Here are the 12 most commonly asked terms (as of 11-06-15):

1. Squad

Definition: Your crew, your team, your trusted agentsĀ aka your BFF (Best Friends Forever)

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SM example: Heading to the White House w/ my squad. #SquadGoals

2. Ghosting

Definition: Ending a relationship by completely ignoring the other person on all social media platforms.

SM example: Dayum! Chastity ghosting Frank because he cheated.

3. Bye, Felicia

Definition: A term used to be dismissive of someone first popularized by the hit movie Friday (1995). Thanks for the team from MT on this info.

SM example: Hold up, you said you were going but now you are bailing? Not cool. Bye, Felicia.

(Note: There is some discussion on the possibility of this statement being perceived as degrading females)

4. On fleek

Definition: On point, looking good

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SM example: @Ohio_EMA Nancy’s first selfie is on fleek!

5. Cray

Definition: Short hand abbreviation of crazy.

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SM example: Overstaffed Friday night at NRFD – It’s about to get cray!

6. BAE

Definition: Before anyone else or a term of affection to another person

SM example: “he was supposed to be bae a long time ago but I got friendzoned so now we’re bffs but you know, that’s better than nothing so.” -(@sosatooturnt_ on 12-22-14 at 0405)

7. FOMO

Definition: Fear of missing out

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SM example: It’s cool, I’ll just sit here nursing my FOMO.

8. Turnt

Definition: excited or super hyper

SM example: He dispatched the heavy rescue team?!? This crash is bout to get turnt!

9. #FF or #FridayFollow

Definition: Primarily on Twitter, this trendy hashtag is used on Fridays to recommend to others to follow.

SM example: #FF #FridayFollow @ReadyGov @PrepareAthon @FEMA @DHSGov @DisasterCTR @TEEX_NERRTC @CDPFEMA @CTOSRadNucTrng @NCBRT @SERTC_training

10. “Swipe-right or swipe-left”

Definition: An action used on the social media app Tinder for social acquaintances. The in app action of swiping on the picture to the left denotes you do not want to have interactions with the person (aka NOPE) and the action of swiping on the picture to the right denotes you have interest in the person featured (aka LIKE).

SM example: Brandy is so fake and under qualified, definitely swipe-left.

11. Troll

Definition: A person who only engages online discussion to create controversy.

SM example: Donald is not helping this convo at all. He’s just being a troll.

12. Doe

Definition: An abbreviation of the word though.

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SM example: SFFD Truck-1! Dat tiller doe

A few other acronyms that still pop up:

  • ICYMI: In case you missed it
  • TBT: Throwback Thursdays
  • MCM: Man Crush Mondays
  • NBD: No big deal
  • WCW: Woman Crush Wednesdays
  • NSFW: Not safe for work
  • AFAIK: As far as I know
  • FBO: Facebook official
  • IRL: In real life
  • YOLO: You only live once
  • SMH: Shaking my head
  • LMK: Let me know

Like many social media apps, these terms will likely expire and new ones will come up.

For now, I hope this helps discern some social media terminology.

@rusnivek