Friday, June 22, 2007

And the lights went out...


It started pouring cats and dogs the moment we came back from some Friday night shopping. Rolling thunder and intermittent strikes of lightning shredded the sky. I paid no attention to the rain, being safe and snug in the house. And in the midst of it all… the lights went out!

Yup, the house had been struck by lightning, so the circuit breaker (do you call it that?) tripped as a precautionary measure. But in the darkness, there was still a bright glow… it came from none other than… my laptop! Muahahahaha. So laptops do have a second function after all. This entry was typed in complete darkness and silence with only the rain on the awning, the rumbling thunder and my tapping fingertips making noise. It reminds me of Snoopy, sitting on his little red doghouse, typing away on his typewriter. And all his stories start… “It was a dark and stormy night.” LOL!

12 spins:

Misha said...

misha loves snoopy too!!!

happy weekends !!!

may said...

during blackouts, my Mac and iPod are the 2 things that keep me sane. just hope that the blackout doesn't outlast the batteries on both of them!

kyh said...

luckily here no thunderstorm! phew...

L B said...

I adore 'It was a dark and stormy night..' tales!! Happy WEEKEND again! *dragging out the Happy Weekend wishes*

narrowband said...

I used to witness my modem getting zapped by lightning, right before my eyes. A spark, and then I got disconnected - I was using a desktop back then.

These days when it rains, we unplug all electrical devices (and if we're gonna go out esp for long time, we do the same). But I have encountered power failures before, during which my laptop was the only device left switched on, thanks to the battery too.

ehon said...

hehehehe. black out is the time u've got reason to go out and yamcha!!! :D

Chen said...

didnt go zzz? ;)
I hate blackouts, which occurs frequently in my hometown (Sarikei) :(

eastcoastlife said...

苦中做乐!

My moniter konked off during last week's thunderstorm. haiz....

But got new one! 19-inch wide! hehe....

a^ben said...

wah~ shud be thankful the laptop didnt kena struck eh? :)

snoopy so cuteee :D

rinnah said...

misha: 5 Snoopy hugs for you!!!

Happy happy weekend!

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may: 3 sane hugs for you!!

Ya, I normally reach for my MP3 player and the portable electric fan/light! If worst comes to worst, I will head out and sit in my car with the aircon running...

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kyh: 1 relieved hug for you!

Which part of M'sia are you in? To this day I still dunno...

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l b: You just know the "dark and stormy night" tales are the best, right? *wink*

Happy happy weekend to you again! I want the weekend to last forever... sadly it lasts just 1 1/2 hours left here...

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narrowband: Wow... that sounds dangerous! I can't be bothered to unplug my electrical stuff (too lazy!) but I do make sure that everything's turned off.

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ehon: Thunderstorming outside leh... how to go out yum cha? Mamak shop also wet lah...

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chen: Zzzz is normally a last resort if the lights don't come back on! *grin* Blackouts in my place used to happen like once every 3 - 4 months but now not really.

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eastcoastlife: So it was a blessing in disguise then! You have a new 19 inch monitor... *jelus*

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a^ben: Oh yeah! I didn't think of that. Hehe. I was just looking at the glow from the laptop screen...

Snoopy so cute, hor? But boing boing equally as cute!

Giddy Tiger said...

So I was chatting with you and you were in the dark then? You should ask Linus for his security blankie! :P

rinnah said...

giddy tiger: I think the lights and my Internet connection were back on by then. *grin*

I got my own security blankie... but I don't suck my thumb. LOL!