No, I'm not going to whine on and on about it. I'm sure you're disappointed that you don't get to read my latest list of endless complaints. Let's just say it was hot and quiet. FOR HOURS ON END.
I broke out the ciggies and went out back to chill with my copy of E is for Englebert, or whatever the title is of the Sue Grafton novel I'm currently chugging through, and read until dusk fell. Went back inside and used up a chunk of laptop battery by watching some Buffy. Yoko Factor(Seriously? That's a good day? Well, there you go. Even when he's good, he's all Mr. Billowy Coat King of Pain) and Bad Girls (Whenever Giles sends me on a mission, he always says "please." And afterwards I get a cookie.), if you must know the eps. Had a craving for crossovers and early Wesley. Then I sat around and drummed up some tunes on the Ipod.
Then I realized something. I'm a technology whore. An electricity tramp. Without access to email, Twitter, Facebook, and Boooooooooom, I get the shakes.
Overall, though, I think we're a bunch of weenies. Our asses are pansy when we are inconvenienced. Sure, it was almost 100 degrees, but people used to survive without the a/c back in dem dere good ole days. We still have the ability to survive it, I think.
I wonder what would happen to us as a nation if everything just stopped working tomorrow. You know, think The Stand. No easy access to gasoline, central air, or a good can opener. We wilt in minutes if we can't sit in front of a freon-powered box o'chilly air, we have a fit when we can't open our gmail accounts, and we don't really know what to do with ourselves when a television set isn't nearby. We complain when our drinks aren't just the right temperature. We are spoiled, spoiled, spoiled.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not lecturing. I'm right there with the spoiled masses. The second my electricity came back on, I hurled myself at the a/c, flipped the switch, turned on a light, reached in the fridge for my rationed Pepsi, and scampered to the computer to have quality time with my LCD screen.
It's just a little sad that the world comes to a standstill when the electricity stops flowing. Maybe next time the power goes out, I'll make a more concerted effort to enjoy a window of time to just kick up my heels and enjoy the silence.
But until then, I'm just going to go right over here and play with my new TweetDeck.