Mark Richards


Monday, January 31, 2005

A Cold, Dark Weekend

With the winter storming hitting the Southeast, it made for a pretty crappy weekend. All we got was a half inch of snow/sleet/freezing rain and we were without power for over 15 hours. Yeah, that was a blast.

Before the storm got into town, a trip to Target and Publix (which ended up closing early) was made to get the essentials: DVD's and chips. While at the store, we saw our next door neighbor doing the same thing and we decided have an easy night together. A couple hours later while watching TV, the power went out leaving the evening's plans in disarray. Back to Target.

The second trip to Target had a different feeling. The first trip left me pleased and excited for a lazy night, but the second trip was the exact opposite. We were scrambling for necessities like flashlights, games, and Duralogs. We purchased the cheapest flashlights possible (we definitely got what we pad for), Scattergories, and Harry Potter Uno. All the fake fire wood logs were sold out. They had these Chimney Sweep logs things, but who knows what sort of crap chemicals we would be inhaling all night. Back to the apartment.

Back at the apartment...well...nothing was going on. The parking garage was pitch black as were everybody's apartments. I could not handle sitting in the darkness, so Sarah and I went out to eat. We ate deliciously bad food. I enjoyed it. Back to the apartment.

At this point, our place was freezing and all we had was candle light. There was nothing to do except play Scattergories with our neighbor Laura and her brother. In the end, the night was pretty decent actually (I think it was the rum that Laura brought over). All I know is that I hate the cold, hate the snow, and hate how unprepared the South is for winter weather.


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