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Do you ever have one of those moments where you think, "HA! I am sane!" Then you step in dog poo with your bare feet and remember it was your idea to get the puppy...?

Thursday, November 12

Blackout List

As if turning 30 weren't traumatic enough, the day after my birthday? We had a hurricane. In Ohio. I can't help but wonder if the two events were related. We spent an entire week without electricity, and I spent a lot of time taking notes. Here is the top ten list I wrote (over a year ago, btw) about things I discovered while the electric was out.

10. At night, when Monsoon is sleeping, I just want to sit on the couch and be mindlessly entertained. I miss TV.
9. I do not miss cooking. Well, baking cookies maybe... but nothing else.
8. I still don't understand how my closet is full but I have nothing to wear b/c everything I like is dirty so I'm feeling the need to pile up most of my stuff for Good Will while I can't see it and I'm wondering how on earth does laundry pile up so fast?
7. Hubs does not like me without "electronic buffers." (that would be: tv/ computer/ radio/ etc... things that he can really pay attention to while he pretends to be paying attention to me)
6. I hate washing dishes. It's just gross!
5. I don't mind using candles and flashlights. I suppose if I was dating or a newlywed it might be romantic, but mostly for me it's just great not to see all the dirt around the house that I don't want to clean.
4. After the last hour and a half of scrubbing, I've come to the realization that my fridge was in desperate need of bleach... and I was right not to want to clean it when I didn't have to. In fact, I'm pretty sure it would have been more efficient to just fork out a few hundred bucks for a new one. (yeah, there's still bleach stuck in my nose and my brain might be currently affected).
3. I'm prettier in the dark (or maybe that's the bleach talking?). Mirrors aren't so bad when there are no horrible light bulbs illuminating every flaw.
2. I HATE washing dishes. Worth repeating, 'nough said.
1. Dresses with sequins still sparkle a little in the dark. So yeah, those dresses you see in the pictures of my birthday party? I've been wearing them around the house singing "Dancing Queen" by ABBA.

So this post might be outdated, but I needed something to be finished by the time my coffee was ready this morning - and I can't use my left index finger b/c I cut it. So there ya go.

24 comments:

Corinne said...

Dishes and dirty refrigerators are for the birds! :)
I think my husband feels the same way about electronic buffers...

Jenny-Jenny said...

Agreed. But why were you cleaning out the fridge when you didn't have electricity?

Amy said...

I love your list. When things go out I find myself cleaning places I did not know needed to be cleaned. I hope your finger gets better. Be careful...

AmericanTribal said...

Stopping by from SITS :)

Your blog is hilarious... I was giggling hysterically at the part about stepping in dog poo!

adrienzgirl said...

Why do we love Dancing Queen so much? It's like the ultimate theme song for FABUlousness!

Shay said...

I LOVE washing dishes! We have a dishwasher, but I never use it!! I like standing at the sink and being able to just wash and think. lol.

H F W said...

lol! I don't even want to go near cleaning out our fridge!!

Happy birthday, and I'm sorry you had a hurricane come celebrate with you. I was wondering what was up around these blogging parts.

Grand Pooba said...

And there I go. Um, I think my husband and I would die if we had to live a week without electricity.

DIE

joanofalltrades said...

You are too funny! I love #7 and #3!

{lorelai♥lette} said...

Congratulations on being featured today!!! thats absolutely fabulous!!

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Cathy Heck Studio said...

Happy SITS day! I love your header!

San said...

Prettier in the dark? Man... U said the words right out of my mouth! :D I'm 30 too this year, btw. How totally horrid, ya?

Mindi @ B.A. Bookworm said...

Ha! Happy belated birthday, and my pet peeve is laundry... I really hate folding laundry.

Christine said...

Don't you know it! Everybody is prettier in the dark!
And I can so relate to #8!

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

I just turned 30 at the end of October, and I think your list of thoughts is hilarious. I've had those same thoughts many times. Uhm, I don't have any sparkly dresses though. But I love the thing about never having anything to wear and the pile for Goodwill. HAHA!! Happy SITS day and congrats on being the featured blogger. You definately deserve it!

Anna

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

Um I'd rather clean the bathroom than wash dishes... No joke.

Joey said...

I also despise washing dishes, but not as much as ironing. UGH!

Holly Ann said...

this is an awesome post... i love it... and i agree with it all, but i don't have a sequin dress... i might need to get one...

Ams said...

I SO need to clean my fridge and I really don't want to... maybe a new one is in order?!
Congrats on being the featured blogger on SITS :) Just checking your blog out!

Lisakay said...

Im with you! Dishes are the worst and why is there ALWAYS a pile of them even though I can't really cook?

aforestfrolic said...

Hilarious!!

Jamie :)

AJ said...

This is good stuff! My husband also doesn't like me with the buffers... I wonder if this is common?!

Visiting from SITS.. but didn't want to comment UP THERE... so I scanned down. BYE!

Sara said...

I hate blackouts and mostly because it means no TV.

I mean, what else are you supposed to do in a blackout?

Nishant said...

love your list. When things go out I find myself cleaning places I did not know needed to be cleaned. Work from home India