Quote of the day: “Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable.” ~Fran Lebowitz
Song of the day: “The Show Must Go On” by Queen.
State of mind: optimistic
Date: 2/20/06 President’s Day
Good news on the vague project front: the first hurdle has been cleared, leaving only 20 thousand to go. When I’ve cleared three more, I’ll actually spill about my evil plan because then it will be too late for the forces of good to stop me!! Mwuhahahaha…
On Friday, the power went out. If anyone has been paying attention, the Northeast got hit with some pretty strong winds and it knocked down trees and power lines all over the place. But that wasn’t why my power went out. My power went out on Friday, a day before the windstorms. A preemptive power outage? Maybe. Whatever it was, it was annoying.
There I was sitting in front of the TV minding my own business when the lights flickered and the streetlights went out. I got up to see how much of the street was out when the lights flickered again and went dark for good. Crap. And I was standing exactly in the middle of my living room with no reference point available to navigate by, so of course I stubbed my toe on the footstool. I was hoping the lights would come right back on, but no joy. I got out all my candles (that luckily my sister sends me for every Christmas. Thank goodness for pre-packaged no thought Christmas gifts!) and got the place glowing like a gothic church, then I settled in for the night to live like our brave forefathers: I did sudoku by flashlight while listening to my battery powered CD player and had a bologna sandwich and Doritos for dinner. Yep. Just like the pioneers.
Health update: I’m thinking of ordering some more exercise videos. ;)
Firefly quote of the day:
MAL: Well, you were right about this being a bad idea.
ZOE: Thanks for sayin', sir.