Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Hola all. Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been busy rowing around our neighborhood in the crazy rain. Yesterday we lost power for ten hours. Ten hours. Ten. Hours. Thank you Thomas Edison and Ben Franklin for the wonderful gift of electricity. But why couldn't either of you come up with a way to prevent the power from going out? After spending the day without power, I have compiled a list of things you can do without power:

1. Take a nap.
2. Read to your child (but who wants to do that?).
3. You can take a shower but you can't blow dry your dry your hair so you have to scrunch it 80's style (more on that later).
4. Go to your lovely in-laws home (pending they still have power) for breakfast.
5. Obsessively turn the lights on and off to make sure that you didn't miss the power coming back on.
6. Laundry -- oh wait no...unless you are planning on washing in the sink. Apparently, washers and dryers work on electricity.
7. Drive around the neighborhood wondering if the OG&E guys are ever going to come.
8. Take your kids to McDonald's - where they have power - and let them play.

On different note, but slightly related to number 3 (above), I celebrated the 20th anniversary of Dirty Dancing by going to see it in limited release. How deliciously cheesy is that movie? It's supposed to take place in the early sixties but it is SO eighties. Not that is has the best acting or story of all time, but let's face it, that's not why we love the movie.


swatterson said...

I mean...why didn't you call me to go to dirty dancing with you?