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How I Spent my Weekend…

Friday, December 12th cold, cold, cold day… inside my apartment. I actually went to bed on Thursday thinking nothing of the ice storm. I know now that allot of people lost power Thursday but we had ours till sometime after I went to sleep… needless to say I was late for work, since my alarm plugs into the wall. I called into work to report being late and make sure they had power, because if they didn’t… I shouldn’t bother going right? I mean… I work on computers. No power, no computers. My boss was not happy, but then he never was… They had power so I went to work.

I left on time too… to pick up Pizza from the Venezia… which was the only place we knew of in town that had power, and bring it to my parent’s house, to stay the night, in the comfort of their fireplace warmth. They had no power either, but a fireplace for heat, and having water that runs was a step up from my place. Rachel came over too, and we had a nice little camp out listening to the battery operated radio news, and chilling.

Saturday I went home to check on the cats and discovered the temperature in the apartment was already down into the 40’s, so I decided, despite the pain in the arse it would be, to bring them to my parent’s house for the duration. they were more well behaved than I expected, settling into my parents house as if it were no big deal, properly using their scratch posts and not Mom’s couches, and not being a pest. The only thing we had to do was put bricks under the woodstove, because Trixie kept trying to sleep under there… where she would bake her tiny kitty brains.

After being evicted from there, she made herself at home in Pixie’s old bed, which my parents hadn’t gotten rid of or put away yet. She was so at home there, that Papa let her take it home with us at the end of the weekend (to the date of this writing, it remains her favorite place.) Frankie played around some, and got past the sheets into the living room a couple times, but mom put up a baby gate, and then he was no longer able to sneak in there. Mostly he just laid on the ottoman in the sun in the Family Room. I honestly think they would have gotten in more trouble were they not so tempted to stay in the family room, as it was the warmest place. I read all day… cause what else was I going to do?

Also on Saturday our across the street neighbors, who had a generator (and were flaunting it, with the Christmas lights on all night) offered us to come over and warm up… but we were already warm with the fireplace. My parents took him up on the offer of hot showers however as they were due at a Christmas Party that night, and the banquet house reportedly had power.

That night Rachel went to her parent’s house, since they had power back, so I was left at my parents house alone and fluish, so I spent the night at the folks eating chicken soup warmed on the top of the gas woodstove (seems a contradiction no?), and when it got to dark to read, playing my Nintendo DS. Yey for battery operated video games, and car jumper boxes that double as emergency power sources! We were also charging the cell phones off the jumper box (in retrospect, that’s probably why it was dead when I needed it in January.) Then I went to bed early…

Sunday was more of the same, mostly keeping an eye on the cats (who spent the night locked in separate bathrooms) and reading… till I got a call from Rachel saying our power was back! Great news because I really didn’t want to have to leave the cats in bathrooms all day when I went back to work on Monday…


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100 Signs You Might Live in the Capitol Region…

Adapted from a few Existing Lists on the Subject, sliced, diced rearranged, and with quite a few additions… I now Present:

100 Signs You Might Live in the Capitol Region…

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*Caugh – Caugh*

Just when you think it’s safe to shake hands again… *Jaws Music.*

The Late Season Cold Strikes.

I’ve been pretty much out of order since Monday evening, and to be perfectly honest have spent most of the past 72 hours sleeping, or attempting to sleep. It wasn’t so hard the first two nights but last night I was up all night caughing my brains out…


I had to go outside today to turn in my RW paper, and I went out there, and there’s no more ice…

Where the hell did winter go?

Well… I’ve had plenty of time these past few days to lay around and try and take my mind off the post nasal drip and stomach rublings, and the pain in the roof of my mouth from the lemon drops I’ve been sucking so I don’t vomit.

And so I’ve managed to do the following:

Catch up on my Strongbad E-mails, and Weeble and Bob cartoons.

I discovered Ozy and Millie, and read them all… from the begining. That Millie Cracks me up.

And oh, yeah, I drew up a comic.

And I’ll go have some soup and take a nap and try and get better FAST so I don’t have to caugh my way through my Midterm tomorow.


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Ice Ice Baby

Well here I am in West Hall… isn’t it loverly? But to get here I had to go down an extrordinarily long outdoor staircase covered in ice. Because EVERYTHING is covered in ice, and no one thought to put down rock salt or anything no heaven forbid we do anything productive. I got here, because I had class at 10, but as it trns out all classes till 12 are cancled.

So here I am, hagning out with the TA, who ALSO didn’t know that the classes till 12 were cancled, Blogging and doing some Maple work… and I go to open an new window in my browser (my homepage is set by default to the college’s info page) and saw a NEW update on the situation… Campus Closing at 12, all Classes Cancled… Sooooo…. now I get to walk all the way back up to my dorm room… up hill on icy paths… in the (literaly) frezing rain.

I’m goin go back to my dorm, and maybe pick up some food along the way, after all, I’m not entielry certian that the food halls will be open past 12…

They have to be… right? I mean… all non-essential staff get to go home… but feeding the on residant students is essential right? It is too me… Oh boy… well… I’ve got some Ramen Noddles if they don’t.

Wish me Luck!!!


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