Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Power Paranoia


Remember that storm in November that left me without power for a bunch of days and clearly traumatized me?



Yeah. Well. It’s winter, so there are winter storms coming. This is how I used to react:

Now:



What? It's my bathrobe.





This is my current candle supply for my tiny two room apartment:


I’m a candle hoarder. 

Anyway, this is me now:

I should probably work on this issue. In the meantime, I need to go shower because a storm might be coming and OMG I MIGHT LOSE POWER.

19 comments:

  1. So you are now a doomsday preper? Seems reasonable. Why are they all jar candles? If you add a bowl of walnuts and a couple of rocking chairs it would be my grandma's house. Don't forget jugs of water, sting cheese, your boyfriend, a hand crank radio, psychedelics, a bed pan, some guns for when the looting begins, more psychedelics, flashlights, and some weaker friends you can overpower in case it comes to cannibalism.

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  2. I feel the same way after being without power in the cold. It was awful. For weeks after getting power back, I'd still wake up in the middle of the night, in a panic, just to check if we still had power.

    My town is definitely compromised from the hurricane, people lose power more easily now. The two busiest intersections in town had their components so messed up from being under water that they don't always work, and we have those stop working at least once a week... still.

    I feel your pain on this. I have some LED candles now and lanterns and batteries & candles galore. And now I always keep a hand-crank LED flashlight in my purse (it never needs batteries - you just wind it up and give it inertia power or something)

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  3. I have a lot of $1 flashlights spread around my place.

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  4. I love that all your emergency candles are scented-you might be in the dark, but at least it will smell pretty :) Good luck with the impending storm--you're ready for it!

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  5. I'm obsessed with Archipelago candles. The Bergamot Tobacco and the Lavender Spice are my favorites.

    I know, I'm not helping you with your candle hoarding. Whoops a daisy.

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  6. LOVE the robe!!!
    I am a candle hoarder for the exact same reason... :(
    And Doc H is a wine hoarder for the exact same reason... :)

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  7. I have a generator and lots of wine. What more do I need? Plus, if you drink enough wine, you will be warm. Bam! Problem solved.

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  8. I hope no storms come your way for a while!

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  9. We brewed our own storm in needing a new furnace (one that was not pumping out large amounts of carbon monoxide!) I keep forgetting that the power is on...just no heat. I always used to think it was about the television and computer, but not so much now that it is down to 50 degrees in here! It is 43 outside for goodness sakes! That is a fabulous candle collection!

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  10. I love a fellow candle whore! I cranked my heat too during the last storm threat. My neighbors thought I was starting a nudist colony because the power never went out and cloths kept coming off.

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  11. OK, I seriously cannot remember the last time I was so freaking happy to find a blog. Your posts CRACK ME THE EFF UP!!!!!!!! I am sorry you are freaked about the incoming storm. Shower, charge, wine, repeat! :)

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  12. Living in Wisconsin, we get a lot of snow. The Thursday before Christmas, it snowed over a foot. School was canceled, with a two hour delay on Friday, and my family lost power for over five hours. It was cold.

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  13. Shower, heat, light, alcohol. I can do without all of those things. But god help me if the internet dies.

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  14. All that work and no shotgun? How are you going to thwart looters when they invariably come to steal all of your supplies?

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  15. I have totally been there. When we first moved out here to The Boondocks we lost power every time the wind blew. That meant losing our water, too, because we're on well. So we'd fill the tub with water, put candles everywhere and walk around carrying flashlights for just in case. There are 100 candles scattered around this house. When we light them all it smells like a whorehouse. So anyway, I have been there and done that. Love your drawings.

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  16. Don't worry I'm a candle hoarder too-my mother is a boarderline doomsday prepper and drilled into me to always have candles in... usually while she was winding up her various wind-up torches, lights, cookers etc. I'm pretty impressed that your stash are all jar candles tho... very fancy! Xx

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  17. Oh, that's sad! What you need is a generator. Can you have one of those in a tiny, two room apartment?

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  18. If you power does go out again, your house is going to smell really good with that assortment of candles.

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  19. I'm a candle hoarder too. But only because I don't want to burn them because then I have to go buy more. And I'm cheap like that.

    I'm such a bad blog reader. I've missed weeks! Damn you office!!

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