Thursday, September 13, 2007

Notes on power and/or the lack thereof

  • When Cory laughed at me for buying one of those flashlights that you shake to activate, he was right. Mine, at least, is a piece of shit.
  • A flashlight does you no good if you set it down in the dark and forget where you put it.
  • Just because the power is off doesn't mean I will stop flipping switches or trying to turn things on.
  • I looked at my refrigerator at 8:30 a.m. after being without power for about 4 hours and thought, "I sure hope the power comes on soon so I don't lose everything in my refrigerator." The power came back on at that exact moment.
  • After I was at work for about an hour, the power went off. As I wandered around the office visiting people, I came upon the office manager and a couple of co-workers. I told them about my powers of persuasion when it comes to getting the lights back on. The office manager said, "Do it again." I said, "Hell, no! I don't want the power to come back on here. I just wanted it back on at home." She said, "Aw, come on." I said, "I don't want to say that I wish the power would come back on here." Right then, the power came back on. Evidently, The Universe wasn't listening to the first six words of that sentence. Dammit.


Laura said...

A good lesson in the power of positive thinking! The Universe IS listening!

Laurie said...

Laura - Yeah, I guess I did need to go back to work. Dammit.

pokerboss said...

I wish you had walked a couple of blocks from the office to my house. I didn't get lights until after 3 this afternoon. It was so hot, I had to go to Hooters and drink beer for a couple of hours. On second thought, thanks for not stopping by!

Susan in St. Paul said...

I am calling you next time my power goes out! I am sure the universe up here would love your voice too!

Every since the summer when we had at least one storm every weekend that knocked power out for days 6 straight weeks in a row(!) I have had a system of lights around the place.

kitchen-safeliter by black and decker that plugs in the wall and turns on when the power goes.
Bathroom-touch battery light by everyready on top of the tank.
Computer-stream light
Nightstand- 7 battery maglite that is supposed to double as a weapon, Front closet door handle-cute little phillips halogen flashlight.

I also have a candle system of wall sconces and mirrors so I have light to do stuff in.

I should mention all the above lights and a few more were a gift of my father except the touch one. He also provides numerous other safety devices for my home and car!

He was a boy scout, can you tell?

There is nothing in my studio, I probably should remedy that.

Laurie said...

Susan - Sounds like I need to make a trip to Lowe's.

Laurie said...

Pokerboss - Just let me know next time you need a favor from The Universe. Nothing big, maybe just spicier wings...and waitresses?

Sorry, Peg. ;P

Leslie said...

We've been lucky to only go once without power for just a few hours this past year. Of course, now that I've said that, we'll have a week-long outage. The universe works the opposite way for me. Probably because I belong in the Third Level of Hell.

Laurie said...