Last night, for the second time in the past month, I've come home to a dark house. Due to weather-related electrical failure.
I've always been more comfortable with the electrical conveniences in life. But today with the Internet and the inter-connectedness to all things it provides, I feel so isolated and in the dark (figuratively and literally) without the power to connect to it. And not only that, but no TV, and no movies, no PS2, Gamecube or XBox (and no GBA either until I get my Afterburner kit).
So for the second time in the past month, I've come home to a dark house and in response, we all pile into the van and head to Uno's (our favorite). Trusting that by the time we return, power will have been restored.
(Yes, I know-- it's pathetic. Yes, I realize there is a 12-step program for my condition.)