Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Things We Learned from Hurricane Irene
About a week and a half ago, we were visited by a fickle, fickle friend. Her name was Irene, and like most unwelcomed house-guests, she chucked tree branches at our cars, and forced us to buy groceries we otherwise wouldn't have (really, Carrie? banana crunch cereal and 2 loaves of white bread?). Here are some of the most valuable lessons that Irene taught us...
1. When in doubt about possible power outages, pre-emptively eat all frozen goods just to be on the safe side.
2. You know what? Go ahead and eat all refrigerated goods too. You know, just to be safe.
3. When your power doesn't actually go out, take solace in the fact that your empty refrigerator and freezer are an indication of your level of hurricane preparedness.
4. If you have a boyfriend, hurricanes are a great opportunity to spend some quality, one-on-one time together without distractions.
5. If you don't have a boyfriend, hurricanes are a great opportunity to watch every episode of The Tudors with commentary.
6. When your friends invite you to an "Awesome Hurricane Partay!" tell them that you should probably stay home to secure your valuables outside, even though you live in a 5th floor studio apartment.
7. One Advil PM will help you sleep through wind gusts.
8. Three Advil PMs will cause you to hallucinate halfway through the night, thinking those gusts of wind are angry birds chomping their way through your mesh window screen.