Friday, September 26, 2008

What We Learned From Ike

I am well aware there are still many people who are still without power and are returning to their homes only to find greater damage than they could have even imagined. This post is not to discount ANY of that. I simply could relate to some of the instances below and figured it is always good to laugh.

And the picture of the car that is begging to be made into an Aggie Ike joke.

This list of what we learned from Hurrican Ike is brought to you by Aunt Daray... One of the Godliest and funniest gals I know...and the person who is teaching me to be more fun.

Coffee and frozen pizzas can be made on a BBQ grill

Hot pockets taste pretty good deep fried in the outdoor cooker!

My car gets 23.21675 miles per gallon, EXACTLY (you can ask the people in line who helped me push it)

He who has the biggest generator wins.

Watching children work outside in the yard is a new event for many parents

A new method of non-lethal torture- showers without hot water

There are a lot more stars in the sky than most people thought

The Internet is an addiction and the withdrawal symptoms are painful

A 7 lb bag of ice will chill 6-12 oz Budweiser ' s to a drinkable temperature in 11 minutes, and still keep a 14 lb. turkey frozen for 8 more hours

There are a lot of dang trees around here

Flood plain drawings on some mortgage documents were seriously wrong

People will get into a line that has already formed without having any idea what the line is for

Cell phones work when land lines are down, but only as long as the battery remains charged.

Hampers were not made to contain such a volume

If my store sold only ice, chainsaws, gas and generators, I'd be rich.

Tree service companies are underappreciated

I learned what happens when you make fun of another states ' blackout

MATH 101: 30 days in month, minus 6 days without power equals 30% higher electric bill ?????

Drywall is a compound word, take away the ' dry ' part and it's worthless

I can walk a lot farther than I thought

A MUST for all blackouts with kids... GLOWSTICKS! Cheap, fun, no mess!

A skateboard and a sheet make a great “sailboat” before the rain starts

It is a great time to teach the children the fine art of gambling (penny ante poker) card playing

You can never have too many gas cans!If you fill the bathtubs with water, the water will not go off

5 gallons of sweetened iced tea a day is not enough for 9 teenagers

Neighbors are much more sociable when they are sharing a generator

Just because it is dark and you are in the privacy of your bedroom doesn’t mean we can’t hear what you are doing in there because our windows are open too

What looks acceptable by candlelight in your bathroom will scare you when you look at yourself in the mirror at the office

Rather than campfires, you find families huddled about tiny battery-operated televisions to watch the news.

Peanut butter and jelly is a perfectly acceptable meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the same day

Don’t shun those who use Tylenol PM or Advil PM to get through 11-hour nights

That neighbor who knows how to use a chainsaw is your new best friend

Ice is a form of currency

It’s OK to let the kids keep their stick fort until the debris-pickup crews start rolling in

Coming home from work with a pizza and a charged-up laptop so the kids can watch a DVD makes you a hero

You run out of things to barbecue after Day 2.

Hair can dry without a blow dryer, but it may not look the way you planned

The storm treasures your kids are finding really belong to your neighbors

Baseball caps go with any post-hurricane ensemble

Grapes taste better in the dark

You can’t train yourself not to flip on light switches when entering a room

Lukewarm is the new cold

You have neighbors

It’s easier to ignore a dirty floor when you can’t see it

A new opening phrase when seeing someone: “Got lights yet?”


Watch the video of Geraldo Rivera getting knocked over by a wave during pre-storm coverage

Shut the windows and pretend you never saw your neighbor in those baggy shorts

Turn on the DVD player super loud and have a mini dance party even if it’s 3 a.m

Have a long conversation with TiVo about how he let you down.