20 Things To Do When The Power Goes Out

20 Things To Do When The Power Goes Out

We're all adults here, we can handle a little darkness, right?

Welcome to Tallahassee, Florida, where the power goes out more than you might. As you know, this semester has hit hard, class and weather wise. While some apartment complexes have the upper hand fighting a storm, mine ultimately does not. My power has gone out four times this semester alone (no shame to my complex y'all are great). During these little fiascoes we lost food, service, and possibly our sanity. If you're like me, you spend your down time sleeping or binge watching Dexter. Well, when the power goes out, your plans may change just a tad.

So here are 20 things you could do the next time your stuck sitting in the dark (P.S. stalk up on candles now). I may or may not have done everything on this list.

1. Got ice cream? Eat it. It'll be a milkshake if you don't.

2. Go to Walmart.

3. Pick up Hershey's, marshmallows, and graham crackers.

4. Pretend to have a mini campfire with candles.

5. Eat s'mores.

6. Take a nap (hours and hours long).

7. Play Poker/Solitaire (everyone has a deck of cards around somewhere).

8. Have your entire floor throw a party.

9. Have a 20 second dance party.

10. Repeat #9 as much as possible.

11. Dislike people? Read a book.

12. Go outside and investigate.

13. School has power? Grab that free wifi!

14. Do your homework (you have nothing better to accomplish).

15. Play chubby bunny with the marshmallows you bought (please don't choke).

16. Take another nap.

17. Contemplate what you could be doing if the power was on.

18. Phone dies? The apocalypse has begun.

19. Find your inner caveman/woman.

20. Remember that it's just the dark/no service and we've all survived worse.

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To The Friends I Won't Talk To After High School

I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.


So, for the last four years I’ve seen you almost everyday. I’ve learned about your annoying little brother, your dogs and your crazy weekend stories. I’ve seen you rock the awful freshman year fashion, date, attend homecoming, study for AP tests, and get accepted into college.

Thank you for asking me about my day, filling me in on your boy drama and giving me the World History homework. Thank you for complimenting my outfits, laughing at me presenting in class and listening to me complain about my parents. Thank you for sending me your Quizlets and being excited for my accomplishments- every single one of them. I appreciate it all because I know that soon I won’t really see you again. And that makes me sad. I’ll no longer see your face every Monday morning, wave hello to you in the hallways or eat lunch with you ever again. We won't live in the same city and sooner or later you might even forget my name.

We didn’t hang out after school but none the less you impacted me in a huge way. You supported my passions, stood up for me and made me laugh. You gave me advice on life the way you saw it and you didn’t have to but you did. I think maybe in just the smallest way, you influenced me. You made me believe that there’s lots of good people in this world that are nice just because they can be. You were real with me and that's all I can really ask for. We were never in the same friend group or got together on the weekends but you were still a good friend to me. You saw me grow up before your eyes and watched me walk into class late with Starbucks every day. I think people like you don’t get enough credit because I might not talk to you after high school but you are still so important to me. So thanks.

With that said, I truly hope that our paths cross one day in the future. You can tell me about how your brothers doing or how you regret the college you picked. Or maybe one day I’ll see you in the grocery store with a ring on your finger and I’ll be so happy you finally got what you deserved so many guys ago.

And if we ever do cross paths, I sincerely hope you became everything you wanted to be. I hope you traveled to Italy, got your dream job and found the love of your life. I hope you have beautiful children and a fluffy dog named Charlie. I hope you found success in love before wealth and I hope you depended on yourself for happiness before anything else. I hope you visited your mom in college and I hope you hugged your little sister every chance you got. She’s in high school now and you always tell her how that was the time of your life. I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.

And hey, maybe I’ll see you at the reunion and maybe just maybe you’ll remember my face. If so, I’d like to catch up, coffee?



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