Sandy Update…

Disclaimer:  This post was started Monday morning and was completed Tuesday.  That should clear up any confusion

Stiirrrrr crazy!!!!

Maybe I’ll just blog all day.  Jkjkjkjkjkjk.  I slept on my couch last night.  If I told you the reason you’d think I’m crazy.  Actually, you probably already think I’m crazy.  I slept on the couch, because that’s where the flashlight and the lantern were.  Yes.  That’s why.  I felt like it was a more appropriate hurricane sleeping arrangement.

I woke up this morning with a stiff neck (holy crap, I’m seriously getting old), and turned on the TV to watch the newscasters continue to scare the poo out of me.  I got hungry and went to the fridge to find the spaghetti I made last night.  Ugh.  No.  As Chris Christie’s voice on the TV in the background threatened residents of NJ against leaving their homes, I gathered my things and headed to A&P.

T-Diddy called me as I was walking into the grocery store.

“Did you go to A&P yet?”

“Yes, I just got here.  But… I don’t know what I’m supposed to be buying.”

“Oh… hmmm….” (she’s with my aunt)  “Di, what should she be buying?”

I hear Aunt Diane in the background:  “Beer….  wine….”

“I already have plenty of alcohol… I mean food-wise.”

T-Diddy thinks for a while…. then starts rattling off a list.  I ignored most of the list and just basically  made sure I had enough cheese, celery and hummus to last me a couple of days.  And threw in a rotisserie chicken.

Remember my referral from my friend’s ex-boyfriend?  The one I went out with the night before my birthday?  We’ll call him JR for anonymity-sake. He texted me and asked if we were having a hurricane party.  I obviously said yes, because we all know I can only entertain myself for so long.

He came over soaking wet with his laptop to “work from home,” and a 30 pack.  My downstairs neighbors, Sean and Kim let him in, because they were chilling on the front steps watching the storm.  Got a text from Sean:

So we started out watching movies.  Binge watching TV… savoring every moment as we heard of our friends all losing power one by one.  We actually watched TV for so long, we willingly turned it off to start playing games around 9pm.  Sitting at my dining room table, jamming to country music (not my choice), we sipped wine and played a board game.  All of the sudden– total darkness.  I screamed.  Okay, it’s really not that scary, and I was bracing for it, but I screamed anyway.  Flashlight on.  About 30 seconds later all the lights came back on.  We cheered.  Ten minutes later, it happened again… blackness… I screamed.   A minute later, lights came back on…. we cheered… and high-fived.  Geez, how dramatic.  Our luck only took us so long until the power was out for good.  Got the candles out and went back to work on the board game.

After a while, it got old.  So we made up a new game.  Power hour.  Except we needed beer for this game…which was in the fridge.  And hurricane advisors said DO NOT OPEN THE FRIDGE…. butttt…. we needed the beer!  We got the flashlight, made it a team effort, counted to three while I opened the door, screaming “GO! GO! GO!,” and JR swiped the 30 pack right out of there in a second flat.

Now how does power hour go, without power, you ask?  Oh I’ll tell you.  Each person takes turns SINGING a song for a minute.  Since I’m not very good with lyrics, the minute was about 10 seconds, and the beer went quicker than during a normal person power hour.

So here I sit…. a day after beginning this post.  Alive and well, although the basement is apparently under several feet of water (goodbye beloved chair and ottoman).  My cell is barely working, and there’s a strict curfew in effect banning us from leaving our homes.  Still a bit worried to hear how my family fared this hurricane, and praying everyone is okay!

Should be conserving energy on my MiFi connection, but of course a blog post was essential.  I should probably power down for a bit.  Hope everyone is safe…. over and out.  xo


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cat lover central no power
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 11:43:32

    Our power went out at 4. We met some neighbors, took some shots, and were paSsed out and hugging the toilet by 6 lol.
    The shoprite in JC is open today. If u get power, let us know, we will be right over! Also, our windows and ceiling are leaking


    May 06, 2013 @ 13:29:47

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    So good to discover another person with a few genuine thoughts on this issue.
    Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This website is something that’s needed on the internet, someone with a little originality!


  3. Andy
    Mar 14, 2014 @ 17:28:37

    Just read this blog now. Must have missed it when you posted.
    Great blog, lots to ponder in there. Always keep your spirit.


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