power-outage

I AM COINING A NEW TERM: WRITER’S BLIP. IT’S LIKE WRITER’S BLOCK,BUT INSTEAD OF A FULL POWER OUTAGE, IT’S JUST A SHORT FIZZLE IN THE ELECTRICITY, LIKE BEING UNABLE TO FIND EXACTLY THE RIGHT WORD OR PHRASE THAT YOU NEED. WRITER’S BLIP. 

Please fire me. The power went out at work today, and my boss asked me if I could fix it. I thought he was joking—apparently he was serious. I’m a part-time secretary.  He’s a member of MENSA with a PhD.  

Imagine there’s a power outage, but since the sun is finally up, at least you can now read.  Loki barges into your apartment, bored out of his mind, and he sits next to you on the sofa, but you are so absorbed into the book you hardly notice.  His usual antics don’t get your attention, so he leans over and starts reading the text out loud.  You shift so he can’t see the book anymore, but he apparently memorized the page and keep reciting the lines you haven’t gotten to yet.  Eventually he slips a rose made from ice down the spine of the book as a peace offering. 

anonymous asked:

A note about blackouts/power outages you might want to add - if the power's going to be out for days (like if it was from a flood or natural disaster) after you take all the things out of your fridge you're going to want to prop the door open. A lot of people didn't do that when the flood hit here and there were a lot of smelly/stale fridges out there!

Also, when your fridge is entirely empty, that’s a pretty good time to actually fucking clean it. I’m talking deep clean. Wash the walls and take out the shelves and really scrub that baby. Then after everyone’s power is back on and their fridges stink to high heaven, you’ll have the best damn fridge of the bunch.

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in case you needed more proof that Hayley Williams’ voice is flawless just listen her pull off an acapella version of the only exception during the power outage at the reading festival (audio from this video)

spiderforhire asked:

"That’s where I’m gonna end up one day. Trust me."

Every now and then Sebastian would see Jane working at the height of her empire and think of those words she’d told him so long ago. Back then he’d just sort of brushed it off. Every teenager either thought they would conquer the world or get sick of it and leave before their time.

Sebastian and Jane had always been opposites.

One particular day, Jane was busy working on the next piece of a puzzle for Sherlock (who was a recent obsession of hers) and Sebastian caught himself smiling as he watched her. She was neck deep in her personal brand of madness, but it was clear she had no desire to be saved - she took great glee in all of it, and there was something fantastic about it.

More Storms...

Very high winds with hurricane force gusts hit the north of Scotland last night and most homes across northern Scotland and the islands are without power. Algy is connecting to Tumblr very briefly just now - using an emergency power pack which was a rather unusual Christmas present from a friend leaving this storm-tossed land (!) - to apologise for the interruption to his adventues… yet again!

He will be back as soon as possible.

In the meantime, he sends lots of fluffy hugs to you all, and above all to his friends in France, especially the Paris area - Algy is thinking of you xoxoxoxo