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sorry, that Awkward Moment Post(tm) was supposed to be posted entirely earlier today, and, in fact, i had had my finger poised over the left button to click it to post, when....

VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWMP.

the electricity went off. immediately followed by:

VWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEMP?

it came back on. then:

VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWMP.

....
...


....

i froze, my finger still hovering over the clicky button, and my left hand hovering over homerow. i held my breath and listened. and i waited.

and i waited.

finally, breathing again, i figured i would do what i normally do when there's a power outtage: i grabbed my geetar. i played Rufus for a bit, howling along with random tunes i used to play when i was a Rock Star in Training(tm). my left hand cramped up, so i set down the guitar, and ran to the bathroom before i peed myself. i flipped the switch. der, me! silly aubrey. no 'lectricity!

so i peed with the door open.

i stood in the kitchen, assessing the situation. hrm. then i marched upstairs and sat on my bed. and i sat. and i looked at the walls. and i sat. and i stared at the stuff on the floor. and i sat.

i finally realized that the electricity may not be coming on anytime soon, so i got ready for work (ever put contact lenses in by candlelight? NOT FUN.) and set off on my way (i shall note here that #1: i discovered today that we do not have a single clock that ISN'T powered by electricity, and that my watch battery is dead. #2: because of the phone plan we're on, if the electricity is off, we have no phone service.).

i ended up roaming to work, where there WAS electricity, buying new work shoes (and fluffy hello kitty laces for them), hacking my hair off yet again, eating at Quiznos, and ... that's about it.

how was YOUR day?

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aubkabob
Sep. 19th, 2004 09:49 pm (UTC)
indeed.
aditu
Sep. 16th, 2004 10:05 am (UTC)
Ever melted a toothbrush because you left a candle under it which you lit because the lightbulb was out in the bathroom?

I do that all the time. Power's out, go to a new room...duh, the light isn't going to turn on there either.

Power outages are why I think every home should have at least one non-cordless phone. Problem is, corded phones are getting harder to find these days. :P
aubkabob
Sep. 19th, 2004 09:52 pm (UTC)
because of what ever stupid phone plan that we're on, through our cable company instead of through a phone company, if the power is off, the phones won't work, no matter how many corded ones you have.

i hadn't known this when i had gone out of my way to buy a corded phone when i first moved in in order to combat that. i had gone into a mild panic when i realized that it wouldnt' help.
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aubkabob
Sep. 19th, 2004 09:53 pm (UTC)
sounds like my day today.
nothinganything
Sep. 16th, 2004 01:14 pm (UTC)
Man, hurricane Ivan is really a bastard to knock out your power all the way up there.
aubkabob
Sep. 19th, 2004 09:55 pm (UTC)
that's what IIIIIII'M sayin.
hollytrash
Sep. 16th, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC)
We had a power outage at work yesterday. I hoped it[the power] would stay off for an extended amount of time, thus allowing me to go home. However, that was not the case, and I got to finish out my eight hour sentence.

Are you on one of those cable digital lines?
aubkabob
Sep. 19th, 2004 09:59 pm (UTC)
yup, shore am.

silliest thing i ever heard, though it makes it quite convenient to pay the phone, cable, and uh.. cable in one fell swoop.
secret_ninja
Sep. 16th, 2004 01:53 pm (UTC)
Where you working now?

Mine was a tired day.. today is a tired day.. I would say after another couple of weeks of leeping a lot I will not be so tired so much.
aubkabob
Sep. 19th, 2004 10:00 pm (UTC)
i'm still at OfficeMax. not an overly bad place to work, and i have fun there for my $8.40 an hour.
sonatamoonlite
Sep. 16th, 2004 03:47 pm (UTC)
so i peed with the door open

i had to do that at adam's DAD'S house (albeit in adam's bedroom/bathroom suite-thingy, not just out in the middle of the house) when, for no damn good reason, the power went out for a few HOURS. anyway, that's the only time i ever had to do that, and it was weird. then again, his dad lives in the middle of NOWHERE, and adam says that he used to just go out on the back deck and pee out into the yard. eh...

my day was great. thanks for asking. :-P too much junk food though, and all this rain has been giving me a headache. meh.
aubkabob
Sep. 19th, 2004 10:04 pm (UTC)
that reminded me of way back when i was renting a room from a friend and her husband, and how it had a tiny bathroom in it, and since it was my bedroom, i ALWAYS peed with the door open.

i remember one night during a fight between them, the husband threw the door open and demanded that i get the hell out, while i was sitting on the toilet.

i just said 'um. okay. mind if i wipe first?'
silverwraith
Sep. 17th, 2004 05:34 am (UTC)
I'm waiting for the rain. I want some rain, dammit! the surrounding counties are all getting showers, but this one isn't. stupid Ivan.


..watch, now I'll wake up tomorrow and find the garage flooded.
aubkabob
Sep. 19th, 2004 10:18 pm (UTC)
LOL did it?
silverwraith
Sep. 20th, 2004 04:37 am (UTC)
hehehe no! I'm sure the foundation of the house thinks that's a good thing, too. *grin*
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