Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day 3 of no electricity

A brief but powerful storm on Monday morning brought down trees and power lines all around Chicago and its suburbs. It's the first time we've lost power for more than a few hours. Now it's Wednesday and still no power.

Here's how it stacks up for me:

Doing without:
  1. electricity (most obvious)
  2. car (it's at the shop)
  3. internet at home
  4. air conditioning (or even fans)
  5. hot water (our water heater is actively vented; if the fan can't blow, then it won't run)
  6. food from the fridge (after 48 hours, it's not even cool in there anymore, and most of the food must be thrown out)
  7. one of the bathrooms (it requires use of an ejector pump, which can't run with no electricity)
On the other hand, I have:
  1. electricity at the public library
  2. shanks mare (as my grandma used to say)
  3. internet at the public library
  4. air conditioning at the public library (also the weather has cooled off, so we opened the windows)
  5. bracing showers, a good reason to conserve water, and an excuse for not taking a bath
  6. an excuse to eat out :^)
  7. the other bathroom
Still, I hope they can restore power soon. This is getting boring.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Live tweeting Super Bowl XLV

I'm not much of a sports fan, but I seem to have a special block where (American) football is concerned. Even my ever-patient husband has thrown up his hands and pointed out that although I ask questions, I don't really seem like I want to learn that badly. He's right.

But that didn't stop me from live tweeting the Super Bowl on Sunday evening. I figured my fresh perspective might be just what people need.
I never did choose a team.

Apparently they're not called goals. Then why do they call them goalposts, huh? :^p


The most enjoyable part for me was the tight uniforms until I was told it's nearly all padding.



It's 3 or 6 or 7 points. I think the seventh point is judged on the dance performance.

I'm a little disappointed that I haven't received any offers to be a color commentator yet. :^/