One afternoon last week, the power went out. Even though it was the afternoon, I was just starting my day. I had just poured a bowl of cereal, sat down on the couch and grabbed the remote to watch some TV while I scarf down my Kashi rocks. The second I sat down, BeeezOoOOOp everything goes off (that is the sound of everything turning off at once). Now what, I thought?
Kashi is very loud when there is nothing else going on to distract you from the health nuggets grinding around in your face hole.
After I ate my cereal I thought "well, I can go to the gym." No, I can't, because it's in the same building and the power is going to be out there too and the machines won't work. I go through a mental list of things I don't do often and can now catch up on since I won't have the TV or internet distracting me. These include:
Play Wii (can't.)
Play Playstation (still no)
Internet (still no, stupid.)
Go somewhere else?
Play a little Enya while you're at it.
In order to go somewhere else, I'd need to shower first. There's no window in my bathroom. I set up a stool with a bunch of candles on it and took a shower by candlelight. Sounds romantic, right? It was actually kind of nice, I'm not going to lie. It made it more relaxing and like a little treat. I keep my candle stool in there now to do this more often. Sounds dumb, but it's just a little thing to make my day feel a little more indulgent.
By the time I got out of the shower, the power was back on and I could go back to procrastination as usual. The power was out for 40 minutes max, but it felt like eternity. I live in SOCIETY and expect things like electricity, running water and mindless entertainment. For those 40 minutes, I might as well have lived in a shack in the mountains. This is why I will never go camping.