Rock You Like a Tropical Depression

Sandy is coming!

Also: I watched Evil Dead II last night. One of my absolute favorite horror movies (yes, I consider it horror) to join the ranks of Army of Darkness, Shaun of the Dead, and newly elected Cabin in the Woods (which I plan on writing a review of soon) for funny. Scary include: The Shining, Rosemary's Baby, The Omen, The Grudge, Poltergeist. Such are my preferences for creepy/scary as opposed to gory.

Back to THE HURRICANE. I've read enough blogs telling me what to do that I know I'm supposed to have an emergency preparedness kit. I know the importance of making sure that all of your items/necessities are ready and available in times of crisis (check out what one of my friends is doing to prepare in her blog post). To my detriment, I've lived in Maryland all my life, which is a peculiar area on the outskirts of many common disasters. Sure, we've had hurricanes, earthquakes, blizzards, and tornados. But, much like the way we Marylanders drive in the rain, whenever one comes along we forget that we've ever been through one before. OH MY GOD WHAT IS THIS WET STUFF FALLING WILL I MELT?? is our most reliable reaction to any form of weather outside of the muggyness which we're used to.

So here's what I've casually gathered so far (oh god the power is flickering):

  • Food stuffs (FODMAPs friendly, of course)
  • Wine (important)
  • Water
  • Candles
  • Matches
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries (apparently no matter what we'll be doing, we'll be seeing it)
  • First aid kit
  • Board Games
  • Books

I'm also doing laundry and using my printer, apparently maxing out my usage of power until it's lost. Up until now our little Baltimore home has been a total champ with regards to not flooding or losing power in times of crazyness. Here's hoping it hangs in there!

Also, I'm accepting any and all ghost stories that I can tell in my candle-lit basement tonight. See y'all on the other side! Stay Β safe East Coast!

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