Friday, February 09, 2007

Powerless

Yesterday's little blackout experience (of the power outage variety not the other kind of blackout) turned out to be the start of something a bit more sinister. When I got home from the theatre last night a few of the lights were on in the house and the digital clocks were all flashing, so it appeared that the power had gone off and then come back on at some stage. When I woke up in the early hours of this morning everything was off again.

And stayed off.

I wandered out into the street about 6.30am and noticed that my neighbours had lights on, and yes I checked the fuse box. So I called the power company and they are sending someone to investigate.

So, here I am in the office unshaved (electric razor) and wrinkled (no iron). Oh, and having washed my hair in the handbasin and had what amounted to a sponge bath, with water I heated on the (thankfully, gas) stove. In my world, no electricity, no hot water. It's like Medieval or something.

It's not my best day appearance wise. (I'm hoping the spritz of Bvlgari and a smile will see me through.) Actually, I probably look more like I've been on the other kind of bender induced blackout...

Then I remembered I'm doing the software testing of applicants applying for my job here this morning. My temp contract is coming to a close and I declined the permanent position because the money is laughable. If I look like a wreck, do you think that'll psyche them out or something?

This job drove me to drink! I used to be young and handsome, then the stress got to me...

::evil laugh::

Of course, I would never do that.

9 comments:

q60sgirl said...

Yes you guys were blacked out while your neighbours enjoyed having power back again for hours. Bodhi wanted me to call him he was so "bored" i don't know whether to be flattered or offended as i assisted in filling in his hours of sensory deprivation.

And YOU Hedwig again (i have already said it at you on Pipedreams) I AM SO JEALOUS ::crying::

The Other Andrew said...

Don't cry! It was GOOD. And they have put out a cast album, which of course I had to buy. Did I just make it worse?...

I had to wake Bodhi up to tell him the electric company guys are coming this morning - hopefully he won't sleep through it when they knock on the door!!

Laubscher said...

Haha, for added effect you should develop a facial tic or tourettes or something.

"Where do you see yourself in fi... *twitch* *twitch* F*CK SH*T"

Hahaha, I'd pay money to see that!

Oh and condolences on the power problem. Do you get to dress down on Fridays?

q60sgirl said...

Hehe if he thinks there is some cute electric guy coming i am sure he'll be up... ;)

Ouch! And yes darling so much worse ::sob:: i bought the movie but i MUST see the play.

Just a private update for TOA (everyone can stop reading at this point ) the ex is now stable with the medication, he has a minor surgery next week to make sure he isn't having further complications and then he sees the transplant team. Hmmm. I however am still wearing the bruises on my arms and wrist for forcing the bugger to the ED against his will after he initially resisted admission. He can thank me later :P little shit...

Try and have a good day. I am off to bed rest and another run through Priscilla Of The Desert...

q60sgirl said...

Addit: Queen darling, Queen of the damn desert...

And yes Bodes talkin' about you sweetie not to you lol. I am sure you'll be up...

The Other Andrew said...

Q, bad news about the bruises but good news about him being stable. So do they teach you 'wrestle the patient' skills in Nursing 101?

My sister is under the knife today for major bowel surgery (and some women's bits related stuff). She's not been having a good time with Crohn's disease these past years, and things took a major turn for the worst. Hopefully she'll be better once she has these two resections.

q60sgirl said...

Very good with your sis, i will speak with you soon.

And yes it is called a "take-down" sweetie. Did i say when i was in the Army the called me the Amazon Woman? But thankfully he was too short of breath and weak to put up a fully fledged fight...

Bodhi said...

For the record, I did indeed arise to the sound of a young man pounding away on my entrance ...

and problem fixed ;-)

q60sgirl said...

Bodes,your entrance? is that what it is called these days ;)