Ice Storm

15 12 2008

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 I would have posted these ice storm pictures sooner but I had no Internet. We only lost power for about 18 hours. We were very lucky. The SLM family has moved into a hotel. They said they heard that it could be up to two weeks until their lights go back on.  I think it’s kind of cool because they will be coming to my house most nights to cook dinner. I like having them around. Of course I hope they can go home soon but I’m looking forward to regular dinner guests.

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 The power went out around midnight on Friday.  When I got up at four, there was no water in the basement. By 5:30 it barely covered the floor. By 6:15 there was maybe two inches and I started to try to remove it.

 Did I mention I was the only one home?

 The Room-Mate made it home around eight. Off we went in search of something to provide us with power. Generators were sold out by six. We camped out in front of Best Buy and waited for them to open where she purchased a power inverter that I hooked to the car battery. The sump pump was plugged in and water was flowing out. By this time there was maybe five inches of water down there. Another forty or so minuets and the brand new wicked expensive furnace would have been submerged. Whew. 

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 Dispite the damage it sure was pretty. By nightfall, I started a fire downstairs. We planned on camping out in Ma’s livingroom for the night in front of the fireplace.  After a few hours enjoying the fire, the lights came back on. I was really happy to be able to take a shower.

 Now, the Room-Mates new girlfriend and her two kids are here until there power comes back on.  The Chili’s, and I am assuming, Auntie Teacher have power now. No school though. I am returning to work today. Auntie Teacher told me yesterday that there is a 200 plus person waiting list for generators. Wow.

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 Happy Monday!

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Yeah, I Got Distracted

7 12 2008

I know I just put up a post and I said I was going to write my paper. Well, I decided while I was writing that post that I would watch some of the Giants/Eagles game. Just before I go to shut the tv off, I saw this commercial.

Are you fucking kidding me? There is no reason this woman needs to go to a personal trainer! I hate how the media tries to make women think of themselves!! So your boyfriend dumps you for some other chick and that automatically means that there must be something wrong with you?

How about this? That guy is a stupid prick! Why don’t you say that, Yellow Book people? Oh, sorry. I guess you don’t say that because so much money is made by making women think there is something wrong with them and you have (or in this case, will help them find) the product they need to make them better.

How these advertising people sleep at night I don’t know.





I Can’t Think Of A Title For This Post

7 12 2008

 I am guessing you don’t give a crap if I even have a title. Do you? 

 A lot of things have happened since my last POST post last week. It was nice to having a break from blogging and now I am back to writing whenever the hell I feel like it. 

  •  First, I am going to tell you another true story. Again, I swear I can’t make this stuff up. Anyway, I am talking to this woman about her job and here is what she says;

“You know that woman who works here part time?’

“Yeah, she seems really nice.”

“She is but God love her, she is as dumb as a POST!”

 I wish we had that conversation last week.

  •  Hey Chili? When did wordpress go and change the format of the dashboard? Chili? Hey Chili! Put the damn iphone down and answer my question!

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 Speaking of Chili, last night I roasted a chicken but I couldn’t remember what side went up so I took a picture of it and emailed it to her.

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 When I called her back she said ” Yeah. Flip it over.” It came out yummy. Thanks Chili.

  •  It’s that time of year again. Did you notice the snow? It’s snowing outside too. Just a dusting but still it’s fun. Me and the Room-Mate went out to get our Christmas tree today. She promised me last year we could go cut one this year. Then she said there were some nice ones at the plaza up the road. I really did not want to get a lot tree. I really enjoy walking around the tree farm with a hot cup of apple cider then cutting it down myself. I didn’t argue because I have a ton of school stuff to do. We were gone less than a half hour.

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 The back is totally flat but who cares. We will decorate it tonight. Oh, can someone please remind me to wipe the lens of my iphone before I take pictures? Thanks.

  •  Mr. Security really liked being on my blog. I think he will need to make regular appearence from now on.  Anyway, hear he is checking himself out on the net. 

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 Peace out peeps. I gotta get back to writing my paper so I can watch the Pat’s at four.