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What do you guys do?
There was a blackout at my place last week and it went for almost 24 hours...
I seriously have nothing to do at home without computer ...
I'm just wondering what others do when they are in the same situation..
Well..if it happens during the day time, I go out.
Sometimes I go to friends place, or go to casino to play poker.
If it happens during the night, I normally just try to go to sleep.
But if it is hard to get to sleep, I just call one of my friends and talk until the bettery dies
Hah, I start crawling the walls without my computer too! But the blackout I remember most after a winter storm here a few years ago went on for over a week. That was the real deal.
My answer.....I own a generator now.
There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.-- Herman Melville
Well, when it happend to me last time,,i had no battery on my phone so i was totally lost..
didn't know what to do.
Now i have some sleeping pills at my place so if it happens again.
I am just going to sleep until the nightmare ends.
Been fortunate to never have experianced a blackout. But a serie like Revolution (http://www.nbc.com/revolution/) does make me think.......what if.....but that's maily because of a full blackout.
What I would do with a blackout like 24/48 hours is plenty, mainly because at some point I am sure there will be energy again.
I do admit to be pretty depended on tech, either Phone, tablet, tv, laptop, pc, but seem to be perfectly fine with leaving it all behind during holiday's for 2 to 4 weeks.
Play on my DS, and if that dies, on my PSP. If those die, read a book.
Was once stuck at home with a blackout and a storm, and there wasn't enough light for reading, but enough candles during a meal. The boredom was enough that I was ready to see what happens when you burn a cinnamon roll.
Never going to that dark place willingly.
If it's day time and the power's out I go outside and look around...but my place doesn't that have good view of the world so I don't usually do so. I go to bed if I don't want to go outside....eventually I fall asleep. Even if I wasn't sleepy in the first place, I feel sleepy after a while and eventually I go to sleep.
It's a bit more fun for me if it's night time and the power's out. I pretend it's the middle ages when electricity hasn't been invented yet but modern plumbing/hygiene/bathrooms are available. We light candles around the house it kinda feels like those old times. Hahaha!
If it's a hot day I just sit in our living room with a fan and wait it out.
If it's cold I go to bed and close all the curtains if it's bright outside then just lie in bed and force myself to sleep.
Originally posted by dave6660 Last time I had to deal with a blackout... the wife and I played boards and got drunk.
lolol yaya smartphone and a bottle. get drunk and rage about power infrastructure comparable to north korea on town's facebook~
Last time that happened I was in the middle of a game.
I stared blankly at my monitor for about five minutes hoping that the power would be back soon. It did not. It lasted for about 4 hours. It felt forever.
My son and I are both gamers - and we game for almost all the time we have spare. Some people (non-gamers?) would see this as wasted time but I don't see how time can be wasted doing what you enjoy.. what else is there?
Anyways... this is a massive problem for us when the power goes out as you can imagine! Our power fails maybe 2-3 times a year but it seems to be more often because it sticks in your mind. I also work online so I can't even work without power. I guess the only solution would be to get a generator for the essentials.
As for what do we do? Play games of course! It makes a nice change actually to sit and play card games and board games with the family instead of talking via Skype and Steam!
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