Monday, March 1, 2010

Electricity, E-lect-ricit-y....

Hey now! Good weekend?

Mine was good, yes. I woke up exhausted today despite having gotten enough rest, which is always a great feeling, yes? Nothing like draggin' ass on a Monday.

Last Thursday night we got hit by a killer rain storm here in New Hampshire - hurricane force winds of 95mph were reported, and I believe it! It sounded like a freight train roaring past my house, and as always I worried about little things like trees falling into my home and killing us all dead. Turns out I was right to worry; our friend Mala's house did have a run-in with a 100 foot Pine tree, but thank goodness no one was hurt!! I'm sure she'd love to write about it on her blog but since they're still without power or cable, you'll have to take my word for it.

We lost power for about 24 hours, but our new generator kicked serious ASS so we really didn't have to sweat it like all the other chumps. You see, last winter we had an ice storm that knocked us off the grid for a mortifying FIVE DAYS. Yes, five days without heat or running water, and my 1 year old son came down with a raging case of diarrhea on day 2. NO FUN. We kept saying we'd get a generator, but didn't... until November when the power went out again and stayed out for over a day and I pulled a diva move and took to my bed. When Jim found me in there with the covers over my head, he immediately went to Lowe's and sealed the deal.

So really, my family has my tantrum to thank for being warm and cozy this time around. You're welcome, family. Any time!

The cable stayed off until Friday evening, however, so my half-finished batch of OOBH stew went unposted. Don't worry though, it'll keep.

On Saturday night we got a babysitter and went out to celebrate our friend Laurie's birthday. We had an absolute BLAST, and I'm not gonna lie - I drank like a fish. Glug glug! I don't even know how many drinks I had, but it was nearing double digits for sure. I started off with Cosmos, ended up with Newcastle Brown Ale, and had a few pineappley shot things in there somewhere too.

It was a karaoke party, and I was definitely a little irked that my bum vocal cord kept me away from the mic. Thankfully I also love to dance, so at least I had something to do. I did a stunning interpretive dance that was equal parts Vogue, Thriller, and Burlesque, with just a touch of The Robot thrown in for good measure. I know, you don't have to say it - I rock!

The birthday girl deemed her new signature shot, The Laurie, "DELICIOUS!"

I am a very affectionate drunk. Surprise!

Lean back: I want to make sure to get both my chins in... and if you can see up my nose too, that'd be greeeeeat.

Needless to say, I was a hurtin' puppy yesterday morning. I woke up at 7:30 still drunk, staggered downstairs for water and ibuprofen, then went back to bed till 11:30. Big props to my husband for holding the fort/rising at 6:30 with the kids to make it all happen!

Now I'm back at work with an assload of boring work-type things to do and an irritable boss who just got back from a weeklong vacation in Florida and doesn't seem to realize that we've been in a state of emergency around these parts. Jackass. Time to buckle down and make myself useful I guess. If I must.

Have a good one!


Elliott said...

Glad you had so much fun, extra glad that a) Mala et al are uninjured and b) the generator tantrum worked. No dancing videos, though? For shame.

I need to have a generator tantrum, mainly because I just want a generator. Can't justify it once we blow this popsicle stand, though.

Guess I'll just have to save that tantrum for the new car.

Elliott said...

And waking up drunk is the best way to avoid a hangover. I think...

And waffles. Definitely waffles.

Senorita said...

Sounds like a great weekend. My grandparents have a kick-ass generator too.

If something happened here in CA, we would be the chumps with no power, too.

I am an affectionate drunk, too btw ! If I were there, we would've hugged the whole evening !

MtnMama said...

Go You for the generator!! And I WILL say it, you rock! Whenever I see your party pictures, I think how nice and fun and normal you all look. Almost want to move back East, but sadly, there's an "impediment".

Big hug to Mala - when the Red Cross is done with her! (so glad noone was hurt!)

Elliott said...

Impediment? I see that word, and think 'pediment', like large block of stone. Which sinks. Like a rock.

Just sayin'.

Stacie's Madness said...

looks like a great time, sure glad that Mala and her family and A-OK!

MtnMama said...

Elliott: "An impairment, a bar or hindrance." So a handicapped rock. That can't swim. Sounds like we're on the same page!

Heidi Renée said...

I am envious of your partying skills!

Bev said...

Elliott - Do you guys lose power a lot in America's Wang?

Oh, and waffles definitely help with a hangover... for sure!

Senorita - Awww! I swear I'm going to plan a trip to CA just to get drunk and hug you.

Mtn Mama - Define normal. Ha ha!

Stacie - Thanks, me too!!

Heidi - Oh, I've got mad partying skillz. Never doubt it!

Elliott said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who calls it America's Wang. I think it should replace 'Sunshine State' as our motto. Our power hiccups three or four times a week. So far, only one major outage that locked Lori's truck in the garage for a few hours, but since we both work from home now, it's bad any time we have any outage.

I don't even reset half the clocks anymore, not worth the effort.

Samsmama said...

"America's Wang"...Bart Simpson reference? ;) Lived there for 371 days and hated every minute of it.

Sorry about your voice. Oh, and your hangover. That SUX! But hooray for getting to sleep in! Go, Jim, go! As always, lovely pictures!

Mala said...

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

Jeebus, that SUCKED!

Excellent party pix, Bevs. I would have loved to go with you, you know, if I wasn't curled in a fetal position under my diningroom table chanting "tree go boom! Tree go boom!"

mo.stoneskin said...

Any husband that can look after a hurtin' puppy I mean drunken puppy deserves a beer.

Bev said...

Elliott & Smama - Yes, I cannot take credit for that little gem! That's a Simpsonism all the way!

Oh, and how do I love Samsmama for always getting those? THIS MUCH!

Mala - that comment seriously made me pee my pants. Well done!

Mo - My husband does not need to be told more than once to have a beer. ;)

Cary said...

Falling trees are scary. We have those a lot in my n'hood, but the houses are a lot closer together than where you live, probably. Five years ago my neighbor was killed in his bed when a tree fell on his house. His wife would've died, too, but she had gone downstairs to sleep with her kids, who were frightened by the storm.

/buzz kill

Frank Irwin said...

This is why I live under a rock.

Well, one reason.