Drinking beer and waiting for the power to go out (it is guaranteed to happen up here on Orchid Ridge).* [UPDATE: Credit Where Credit Is Due]

[Update]: The bit of hilarity below originated here; I should have known.

I was going to acknowledge I stole this Facebook post from Thomas J. Linquist, but he says he stole it before that so thanks to whoever wrote it. It’s funny (I have bold-faced my favorite line):

As Hurricane Irene prepares to batter the East Coast, federal disaster officials warn that Internet outages could force people to interact with other people for the first time in years. Residents are bracing themselves for the horror of awkward silences and unwanted eye contact. FEMA advises: “Be prepared. Write down possible topics to talk about in advance. Sports…the weather. Remember, a conversation is basically a series of Facebook updates strung together…

*Yes, I mean drinking beer as well as the power outage.

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