Friday, January 18, 2013

Be Careful What You Wish For...

I guess I did the snow dance a little too vigorously the other day because my wish came true....a little too well!

We got the day off today....HOWEVER.....I lost power last night around 9:30 and woke up to 2 downed power lines, three uprooted trees, and a partridge in a pear tree. 

There were power lines directly behind my car and in front of my car...I was trapped!

See the evidence from blurry camera phone below (I didn't want to get TOO close to the power lines as well)
It is a little hard to see but that is one of my downed power lines and a pesky broken branch in my driveway
Oh look, an uprooted tree than split in half!
Though you cannot see it in this picture, this tree is being held up only by a lone power line (But the other one was ripped right out and is laying in the grass/snow below

Due to the fact that I was without power and no heat, I read most of the day underneath blankets and animals to keep warm. 

I finished:
Amazon Summary:
It follows the story of Tim Macbeth, a seventeen-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is “Enter here to be and find a friend.” A friend is the last thing Tim expects or wants—he just hopes to get through his senior year unnoticed. Yet, despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential “It” girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy. To Tim's surprise, Vanessa is into him, too, but she can kiss her social status goodbye if anyone ever finds out. Tim and Vanessa begin a clandestine romance, but looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s version of a senior year thesis, assigned by the school’s least forgiving teacher

I really liked this book! I would recommend it if you are looking for a new read!

And then read:
Amazon Summary:
R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.

And then he meets a girl.

First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.

It was okay. It's one of those books that starts of really great an interesting and then becomes a little overdone. 

The power guys showed up tonight around 7 and got my power back on. Now I am nice and warm in bed and plan to enjoy the rest of my 4 day weekend!

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