Saturday, September 27, 2008

Things That Ike Taught Me!!!

A Little Humor From A Gilchrist Evacuee-Thanks, Amanda! 9-27-2008
Things Ike taught me:
Coffee and frozen pizzas can be made on a BBQ grill.My car gets 23.21675 miles per gallon, EXACTLY (you can ask the people in line who helped me push it).He who has the biggest generator wins. There are a lot more stars in the sky than most people thought.TV is an addiction and the withdrawal symptoms are painful.A 7 lb bag of ice will chill 6-12 oz Budweiser's to a drinkable temperature in 11 minutes, and still keep a 14 lb. turkey frozen for 8 more hours.There are a lot of dang trees around here.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.Cell phones work when land lines are down, but only as long as the battery remains charged.Hampers were not made to contain such a volume.Tree service companies are underappreciated.I learned what happens when you make fun of another states' blackout.MATH 101: 30 days in month, minus 6 days without power equals 30% higher electric bill ?????
Drywall is a compound word, take away the 'dry' part and it's worthless.I can walk a lot farther than I thought.A MUST for all blackouts with kids... GLOWSTICKS! Cheap, fun, no mess!You can never have too many gas cans! If you fill the bathtubs with water, the water will not go off. 5 gallons of sweetened iced tea a day is not enough for 9 teenagers.Just because it is dark and you are in the privacy of your bedroom doesn't mean we can't hear what you are doing in there because our windows are open too.What looks acceptable by candlelight in your bathroom will scare you when you look at yourself in the mirror at the office.Coffee is possible without Starbucks.Peanut butter and jelly is a perfectly acceptable meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the same day.Don't shun those who use Tylenol PM or Advil PM to get through 11-hour nights.That neighbor who knows how to use a chainsaw is your new best friend.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 2.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.You have neighbors.A new opening phrase when seeing someone: "Got lights yet?"~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN THE POWER COMES BACK ON? Watch the video of Geraldo Rivera getting knocked over by a wave during pre-storm coverage.Shut the windows and pretend you never saw your neighbor in those baggy shorts.Turn on the DVD player super loud and have a mini dance party even if it's 3 a.m.Have a long conversation with TiVo about how he let you down.

1 comment:

Les0924 said...

Connie,
Thanks for the reality check. Your spirit obviously makes you special, there are alot of spirited people that call the Bolivar Penninsula home, at the very least, its a place we leave a piece of our heart each time we visit. Thanks again and good luck to you and your family. Our prayers go out to everyone affected by Ike.