Lights Out

by Rachel on August 23, 2010

Do you believe in curses?

I had a pretty great day, and I thought things had turned a corner after the terrible weekend. I had a good day at work, had a good workout, and was just making some dinner when when it started to rain. Oh, well. I was in for the night so I didn’t really care. But then a major storm hit and I (along with a large part of the Houston population) lost power in my apartment.

After two hours of  camping out, getting internet from my phone and thanking God my laptop has a new battery, thinking, “Oh, this isn’t so bad!” the reality of not having air conditioning or, well, lights set in and I headed to Eric’s. I am so glad I headed east after leaving my apartment. The traffic heading west was so bad, I honestly don’t know what I would have done if I had been stuck in it. It would not have been pretty.

I’m sitting here watching this video on repeat.

It’s distracting me from thoughts of all my food going bad. I mean, really, it’s hard to be down when you’re watching Janelle Monae dance on a table in a tuxedo.

And anyway, it could be worse. A couple years ago, when I worked at ELLE, my outrageous boss was convinced we had bed bugs after he found a gross little bug on his desk. He used it as fodder for a sort-of-joking-sort-of-not panic attack, but he did that often, so no one took it too seriously.

Today, he’s been vindicated! Elle has bedbugs — which is way worse than not having power!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Leah (Nutritionista) August 24, 2010 at 9:16 am

I LOVE JANELLE MONAE!! Have you heard this song yet?



2 size queens fiance August 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm

When I read the title of this post I thought for sure you were referencing Bobby Light’s 2nd hit song… I miss Rob and Big


3 Kendra August 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm

I have to admit that until a year or so ago I totally thought the bed bugs were mythical, another one of those things that my dad made up when I was little like the monster that would bite off the tips of your fingers or toes if they hung off the edge of your bed.

I still make sure I’m completely on the bed when I sleep.


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