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No EMP For Me, Please

So, I get up about 4AM this morning, thinking I'll eat breakfast and get an early start on butcheringrya_kelley's baby.

I sit with the cats on the landing a bit until an altercation seems imminent, then go down. Still dawdling I play sudoku a while before I get the kettle going.

Power failure. The whole neighborhood.

I consider getting out my lap top but my neighbors aren't going to have any more wireless than I do and it doesn't have much charge on, anyway, it so I can't even watch a DVD.

I think about getting dressed and going to Denny's.

I sit there in the dark, still playing sudoku on my PDA, the tiny screen my only light.

pilgham emerges. "It's too quiet. I can't sleep without all my white noise generators." His AC, his fan, his radio. He rustles up a flashlight and lights the stove with a match to make his coffee and my tea.

It starts to get light out and I open the drapes and can actually read.

Thr power comes back on at 8.

I have survived three and a half hours with no modern conveniences, except my PDA. Life is good.

I gotta get started on that baby.

Mood: calmcalm

Make that candle a flashlight and change the PA Whitney title, and you have me late at night in the '70s! Once I figured that my bedroom light shined onto the backyard grass, where my parents could see it.

Occasionally my dad would wake me up at 8 or 9 a.m. after I'd stayed up until 4:00, reading. No, dad, it was not too nice a day to sleep through!

Never the Whitney fan but the bookmobile came on Saturday afternoon so many a time I read crappy pb romances until 4. And then got up at what my mother considered a Godly hour. It always pissed me off that my brother was allowed to sleep until noon and I never, as far as I can recall, was allowed to.

Now, on the rare occasions when I'm the last to bed, P gets all agitated because he is, you know, very conservative.

Conservative -- he's a Tory? OMG, I never knew.

He says the last decent politician was Pitt, the Younger.

My parents were plagued with always discovering one or another of us half dressed when it was time to go with a sock dangling from the fingers and the nose stuck in a book. I don't think we ever made it out of the house as a family without parental shouts of despair.

Serves them right for letting you all learn to read. I mean, really.