It was a dark and stormy night. The rain poured down, the winds buffeted the trees. And what does that mean in Northern Ontario? A power failure. The lights flickered for most of the evening before giving up for good about 9:00 pm. It was just me and the cat here – Emile was playing poker with the boys – so I sat quietly in the dark for a minute, trying to think of something to do. I could go to bed, but a little early really. I could . um . . make some tea. No, Susan think about this. There is NO Power. Um . . .I could read a book. No, candle light is not enough light and I don’t want to read via flashlight. I could make something to eat. No, I can’t open the fridge or use an appliance to make food because the Power is Out. Susan, pull your head together. I could use the comp. . . No. I could play games on my cell phone. Yes, I could do that! Okay, that lasted a minute.
So, in the car I got and headed to a friend’s house. She was watching American Idol. So I watched American Idol. I remember why I don’t watch the show any more. Children prancing around in too short skirts, judge’s inane comments (“You’re the best singer I’ve seen in 50 years”) and ridiculous Ford music videos. But there was power and company.
May 3rd, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: The moment in the yard before getting into the car. So dark, so still, so quiet.
Maintenance May Day 3:
Pre-paid at Well Fed Deli for my friend the owner to treat someone’s lunch on May 4th. (Soul)
Drove to Newmarket for a job interview. (Career)