9.26.2008

Things Ike Has Taught Me

Not so stealthily stolen from Bubba's Sis:
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Things Ike Has Taught Me
  • Coffee and frozen pizzas can be made on a BBQ grill.
  • Hot pockets taste pretty good deep fried on the outdoor cooker!
  • My car gets 23.21675 miles per gallon, EXACTLY 
  • He who has the biggest generator wins.
  • A new method of non-lethal torture -- showers without hot water.
  • TV is an addiction and the withdrawal symptoms are painful.
  • Flood plain drawings on some mortgage documents were seriously wrong.
  • People will get into a line that has already formed without having any idea what the line is for.
  • Hampers were not made to contain such a volume.
  • If I had a store that sold only ice, chainsaws, gas and generators... I'd be rich.
  • Waterfront property can quickly become someone else's fishing hole.
  • Tree service companies are underappreciated.
  • MATH 101: 30 days in month, minus 10 days without power equals 30% higher electric bill??
  • I can walk a lot farther than I thought.
  • Heat makes you be brutally honest!!!!
  • You can never have too many gas cans!
  • Suddenly you realize you DO have neighbors!
  • Neighbors are much more sociable when your trees are being removed from their houses.
  • That neighbor who knows how to use a chainsaw is your new best friend.
  • What looks acceptable by candlelight in your bathroom will scare you when you look at yourself in the mirror at the office.
  • Coffee is NOT a luxury - it's a staple! And withdrawal is hell!
  • Rather than campfires, you find families huddled about tiny battery-operated televisions to watch The Simpsons.
  • Peanut butter and jelly is a perfectly acceptable meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the same day.
  • Ice is a form of currency.
  • Coming home from work with a pizza and a charged-up laptop so the kids can watch a DVD makes you a hero.
  • You run out of things to barbecue after Day 3.
  • Hair can dry without a blow dryer, but it may not look the way you planned.
  • Baseball caps go with any post-hurricane ensemble.
  • You can't train yourself not to flip on light switches when entering a room.
  • Lukewarm is the new cold.
  • It's easier to ignore a dirty house when you can't see it.
  • A new opening phrase when seeing someone: 'Got lights yet?'
  • Daydreaming consists of thinking about what you will do when the freak'n power comes back on!

3 comments:

creechman said...

Wondering how you survived without "Pet Show" or "Pet Smart" or "Pet Hound" or "Pet Fall Cleaning."

Whatever it was.

creechman said...

Pet Star - got it.

Tracey said...

This is funny but yet it's not. And I take those everyday things for granted. shame on me. Want some of my electricity? I'll share. ;)