So what did we do to piss off Mother Nature. First a freakin' earthquake, now a freakin' hurricane.
I'm sorry, I take it back, Mother Nature!! I didn't mean to insult you! Please don't smite me!
Though on the plus side, the "earthquake" spawned a funny meme:
However, on the negative side, the hurricane sucked. I lost power for 36 hours. My neighbors had a tree fall on their shed, and another one come this close to coming down on their house. Yay, devastation!
The best part was the tree that fell on our street:
Life without power is a sad thing. No Facebook, SparkLife, anything. Heck, no computer at all! No phone, because it died and I couldn't recharge it. No lights. I took a shower in pitch black. All our ice cream melted. And, worst of all, I had no way to update my blog. *cue gasps and screams of horror*
I played Scrabble, Taboo, Trivial Pursuit (we think our is the Canadian edition - about 25% of questions were about Canadian provinces, Canadian politicians, Canadian geography. Really, Trivial Pursuit?). I spent 6 hours on a AP World collage. I ate dinner by candlelight. I tried to convince my mom to buy a year supply of canned food and a wood burning stove in case the apocalypse happens like in Life As We Knew It (good book, check it out), but she said no. Sad face.
However, I did get my own phone in my bedroom! Check it out:
All I can conclude from this powerless experience is that is must have sucked to live without electricity. I mean, how did they go without email???