October 10, 2014
At the exact moment I sat down to write this newsletter, the power went out! Argh!
Here’s what transpired that made me realize just how dependent I am on electricity….
Went to the bathroom and hit the light switch without thinking. Muscle memory I guess…or maybe because it was dark and scary in there. Lights don’t work without electricity.
Then I decided to wash the dishes before Amelia gets home from her business trip. She likes to come home to a clean kitchen and not the bachelor pad swirling vortex of entropy kitchen that exists the entire time she’s gone.
After I finished washing and rinsed all the gross stuff down the drain, I hit the garbage disposal switch. It doesn’t work without electricity.
Wondering what time it was, I looked at the microwave for its glowing little blue numbers, but the panel was dark. It doesn’t work without electricity.
Washing dishes is hard labor…worthy of a refreshing glass of filtered ice water from the refrigerator. As I stood in front of the fridge with my glass pressed against the little magical beverage dispensing lever, I realized: It doesn’t work without electricity.
Usually when I take a break from working or want to waste some time, I flip on the telly, but of course it doesn’t work without electricity. However, that didn’t stop my mind from telling me to go sit on the sofa in front of it.
That’s when I had an epiphany. My beautiful, wonderful iPhone! It doesn’t work without electricity, either. But it packs its own power for just such an emergency!
Business call? Check! Email? Check! Facebook? Check! Solitaire? Check! Check! Check!
I’m reminded of a humorous meme I saw a few weeks ago. In it, Facebook and Google were fighting over which one the most people couldn’t live without. Meanwhile, “Electricity” was standing off to the side saying, “Suck it!”