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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The Hairy Widow

So my little suburban Houston town has been experience rolling blackouts over the past week, in order to conserve energy for the following reasons:

1.) We have been under a heat advisory for the past million years. Everyone has been running their A/C's at full blast, just to cool their houses down to a comfortable 95 degrees, which, in turn, has been sucking every last drop of electricity from Entergy.

2.) Hurricane Katrina. (The ho-bag.)

3.) Hurricane Rita (The big tease.)

So last night, when I finally came home from work, my power was out. It was about 7:30 pm and I had about 5 good minutes of daylight left before all was about to fade to black. What's the first thing you would do in this situation? Unpack your flashlight? Find your stash of Hurricane-Rita-D-batteries? Start lighting some candles? Not me. The first thing I did was shave my legs. You know, just in case Guy #6 came around later on...I didn't want to be unprepared.

Cost of Razor? $0.99
Cost of Shaving Cream? $2.99
Cost of having legs as smooooooooove as buttah? PRICELESS

posted by The Merry Widow at 4:41 PM |


Commented by Anonymous Nilla:

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September 28, 2005 5:00 PM 
Commented by Blogger mrtl:

There's something to be said for preparation.

September 28, 2005 8:22 PM 
Commented by Blogger Pissy Britches:

I would have done exactly the same thing. You fucking rock MW!

September 28, 2005 8:40 PM 
Commented by Blogger Freebird:

At least you have your priorities straight!

September 28, 2005 10:42 PM 
Commented by Blogger pack of 2:

Good answer!

September 28, 2005 11:21 PM 
Commented by Blogger zona boy:


September 28, 2005 11:29 PM 
Commented by Blogger madmanan:


September 29, 2005 8:47 AM 
Commented by Blogger Dazed:

Priorities MW, love 'em!!!


Ugh, can you imagine stubble in the dark? *GASP!!!*

September 29, 2005 9:45 AM 
Commented by Blogger The Recovering Straight Girl:

oh I'm with you MW.

September 29, 2005 10:22 AM 
Commented by Blogger Nessa:

you ARE the best! rolling black outs suck - and our cool front today? where the fuck is it, I'd like to know! Our wood floors were actually hot under our feet when we came home from work yesterday. Honestly, why do I stay here? Oh yeah - I'm a dorky proud Texan married to a dorkier Houston firefighter. crap.

September 29, 2005 10:59 AM 
Commented by Blogger Fuzzball:

*looking up from adjusting the thermostat to 68 degrees*

Huh? ;)

September 29, 2005 12:06 PM 
Commented by Blogger The Merry Widow:

Nilla!!! How did you find that? It's freakin awesome.

SillyNessa, Freebird, Fuzzball, and any other Houstonians: Cold front??? What cold front? Is it really in the 80's today?

September 29, 2005 4:02 PM 
Commented by Blogger Cathy:

So, I'm curious, did guy #6 show?

September 30, 2005 2:16 AM 
Commented by Blogger The Merry Widow:

I never kiss and tell.

OK, yes I do.

He always shows.

September 30, 2005 12:33 PM 
Commented by Anonymous debutaunt:

Yay for consistency. And smooth legs! And for Centerpoint - our power hasn't crapped out yet.

Although I'd rather be in the dark with a dude than in the AC without.

October 03, 2005 9:53 AM 
Commented by Blogger DebbieDoesLife:

I like your blog because you have your priorities straight. I can't believe ya'll are still having these brown/blackouts up there! I thought if you lived in WhitePeople Land then life was perfect!!!! I have Reliant so I am soooo happy!

October 06, 2005 4:43 PM 

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