Hurricane Irene Hates Bloggers

I’m over 36 hours without electricity because Hurricane Irene also hates trees.

Hurricane Irene

So I’m typing this post on my phone from a tiny corner in my home that gets 3G Internet if I point my phone towards Mecca and wait 509 years. It took me 5 hours to upload that picture above so feel free to ooh and ah profusely. This blog post is also brought to you by auto-correct, which mocks my ability to spell by deciding that my constant struggles must be new dictionary entries. And by thinking 500 must mean 509.

I’ll write more when I can.

Ps. No need to feel sorry for me. But you can feel sorry for Huckle. A black cat in an electricity-less house gets stepped on A LOT.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

17 thoughts to “Hurricane Irene Hates Bloggers”

  1. How long do they think??

    And what will you do with all that wonderful time off the internet?

    Clean, that’d be what I’d do.

    Because that needs to be done in this house.

    SO SORRY!!!

  2. Thoughts coming your way! We have family in Eastern North Carolina who took it pretty bad, too. Friends of the family lost everything. Irene was not a friendly wench, that’s for sure. Here’s hoping you get power soon!

    PS: That’s the best picture I’ve seen on a blog all day! Scratch that—it’s the best picture I’ve seen on a blog, ever! (Feel better?)

  3. Right there with you! It makes you feel even more bummed when your sister living behind you has every light on in the house just because she can.

  4. We once had power out in college for a week in the winter due to an ice storm. It’s not easy. But then Internet was not available yet so I wasn’t pressured to get a blog post out.

  5. Oh, I’m so sorry you don’t have power yet. We have a lot of friends down there and a house…and I’m pretty sure everything is good – at least that’s what my realtor is telling me.

    Good luck!

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