There was some sort of crazy thunderstorm yesterday morning at 7 a.m. that ended with my power going out.
The only good thing about that is that when the tornado warning/flood watch hit later yesterday afternoon, I didn’t have to worry about my power going out because, well, you know.
If you’ve followed my blog for more than eight seconds, you know that I’m coming off the trauma of a two and a half day outage about a month ago.
I’d like to say something to my power company, and I mean it from the bottom of my heart:
Also, I think @thienkim was right when she opined that we’re situated over a hellmouth. And PEPCO, our power company? Is no Buffy Summers.
I’m not even going to go into all the (online) writing I need to do or all the (via remote server) work I have to catch up on or the (internet research) work I need to turn in. Instead, this:
Fuck you, power company.
Fortunately we were prepared for the power outage because Alex had gone to the grocery store mere hours before the storm.
Wait. That’s not good at all.
Again. Fuck you, PEPCO.
I’ve opened my refrigerator three times today. Once for food, once to put a bag of ice in there, and once to hurl Quinn’s Zhu Zhu pet in there because it was one in the morning and it wouldn’t stop squeaking.
All for naught though. The only thing that hasn’t gone bad in there by this point is the Zhu Zhu pet. Probably.
It was awesome at 3 a.m. when the power went on. I was happy. I was less happy when it flipped off two minutes later. Then on. Then off. Then on.
Then, finally, off.
All that served to do was to make sure I was wide awake at three in the morning and that I had to go to the basement to silence the security system which was frantically beeping to let me know that the power was out.
Thanks, home alarm. I know. Fuck you too.
Imma ’bout to freak out here, people. Fuuuuck you, PEPCO.
Updated to add: The power came on sometime between 7 and 9 this morning. Halle-motherfucking-llujah.
Updated again to add: I’m now Google’s number one search return if you type in “fuck you pepco.” I’m so proud.