Today is a complete ice day again. The schools are all closed, including the college where I teach. The county closed also, so the go to court or not go to court question was solved. They claimed the county closing wasn't due to the icy roads, but "due to possible rolling power outages and reduce energy usage during peak demand periods". Okay. Whatever.
I decided I was in the baking mood. I combed through cookbooks last night only to then discover that I had but one stick of butter in the house. A catastrophe, a true catastrophe I tell you! You can bet that as soon as I can get out of my driveway, I'll be making a trip to the store to stock up on butter.
So fingers are crossed that we don't experience any of the blackouts today. I like my electricity very much and do not wish to be without it. Probably a more true statement is I like my television and do not wish to be without it.
Speaking of television, I was glued to the Egypt coverage yesterday. Things were getting dicey folks! Katie Couric was very close to being maced, Christiane Amanpour was told by a mob that they hated her and she needed to leave, but the total crazy was surrounding my favorite silver fox, Anderson Cooper. He was punched over 10 times. A total chaotic scene that he managed to capture on his flip. He had found a safe place for the broadcast of AC360, but it became very unsafe just before airtime, so he ended up broadcasting while hunkered down on the floor of an undisclosed building, without professional lights, and the door barricaded. Then they kept cutting to Ivan Watson (if you are a CNN junkie like me, you know Ivan's always in a hotspot). He was in the square and there was constant gunfire. Total nutso. I was stressing!
So today, I'm not baking due to the butter shortage of 2011 (I made these instead), but I am reading, and watching more tv. Stay sane. Stay warm.