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What To Do During Blackouts?  
User currently offlineUA752 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 142 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 997 times:

This summer were gonna be having lots of rolling blackouts I bet. Weve had a few her in Ca already. I myself kind of like black outs. It gives us all a sense of how primative man lived his life when the sun went down. Anyways, what do you all do to keep busy durring blackouts? I like to sit on my roof and watch the stars. Anyone?

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 963 times:

There is often highly increased activity in maternity wards about 9 months after a major blackout  Smile



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 959 times:

Sleep.


Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 949 times:

We have a generator that we wheel around to the side of the house, plug in, and start up. I watch TV.


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User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 947 times:

Get the candles out or light the fireplace. Invite other couples over and play strip Twister. Also, have a neighborhood cookout and grill ALL the food in your freezer.


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineArchie Bunker From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 949 times:

Go looting.

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 942 times:

Go swimming!
Iain


User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 940 times:

horizontal refreshments, after swimming. Right Iain?


Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 932 times:

I thought the blackouts died out after the war?

We still get powercuts though


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 932 times:

Stretch 8 most certainly!
Iain


User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2601 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 921 times:

Well it would be very unusual for any blackouts to occur in California during the nighttime hours, since it's the heavy use of energy during the workday that drains resources. Energy use appears to peak during the late afternoon/early evening hours and then decline thru the night. That's because: 1) heat is highest at that time; and 2) people are working all day and then go home.

That's not to say a stretch of really, really hot weather wouldn't drain resources so much that it COULD extend into the night, but not likely.

So don't use that as an excuse to boink your significant other by candlelight.....if your looking for an excuse, that is.


User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 918 times:

>>Sleep<<

Me too! Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineTWA From Iran, joined Sep 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 914 times:

SLEEP!!!!!

TWA


User currently offlineCYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 913 times:

build a fire.

User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1663 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 908 times:

Do what people did at my work during a rolling black out in March. Yell and scream and pretend to panic and then go out on to the balconies and wave at the KCAL 9 news helicopter orbiting over head as if it is their only savior, then, when the power comes back on act as if nothing out of the ordinary ever happened.

User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3189 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 905 times:

As I live in a rural area black outs from thunderstorms with fallen power lines are common about 6 per year.
Our family own a laptop, when power black out occurs I dial up the internet and come and have a look here airliners.net . TV doesn't work, no lights but the computer and internet connection available.






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