Thursday, March 4, 2010

TRAPPED

Someone come save me...

So this morning the lights went out. How did I first notice? The lights on my router were off! I mean completely off! I immediately knew it was no good.

I also grew to realize how dependent on electricity my whole life has become. See, I barely leave the house. Nathalie, she likes it outside. Me too, however, I can go on for 3 days without leaving the house.

I panicked a little when I realized all my computers where down. Yes even my PS3s. Argh! What to do? I decide to go make some coffee only to find that it too, of course is out of commission as it works purely from the main source. I realize I can't use gas because I don't have gas.

I feel a big empty void inside... I can't use my laptop as I don't have the music I need on it and anyway, the fucking Internet is down!

I take a shower. At least that works for now with the reserve of hot water that electricity has already heated... I start thinking about the fact that our lives have completely evolved since this great invention. I realize I may have to step outside as there is nothing else to do but walk the dog.

I decide it is the right thing to do. I can visit a second degree aunt that works around the corner. Anyway i need to buy a new Iberico ham. The cinco jotas gets me out of the house. I call joy, the live-in helper we have and she doesn't respond, she must work off electricity as well.

So I step outside. We live on the 6th. As I call the elevator I realize, horror, the it too works off of main. I stare down the dark shaft. It looks like a matrix movie shot. I give up.

I come back home. I remember
my iPod. God bless the iPod. I can't wait for the Jesus tablet. I type this blog entry on the iPhone.

4 comments:

Bill Burke said...

We had an ice storm last year in my area. Knocked out power for some for 10 days. For us, 3 days. What does that mean?

No heat, no water (we're on a well)

We ended up staying at a hotel. If shit really hit the fan, people would be fucked...

Anonymous said...

No Laptop with filled up batteries and a 3G card available? I mean every kid has that stuff these days...

... and ...


get a life :D

Andrew C. Oliver said...

Ummm what did you call all of us when we bought macs? hummm? (this was directly before you hurt yourself figure skating IIRC)

Jörg F. said...

I have gas in my home, however the stove needs electricity to open the security valves :-)