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What To Do During Blackouts?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 1:45 pm

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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RE: What To Do During Blackouts?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 3:19 pm

There is often highly increased activity in maternity wards about 9 months after a major blackout  Smile
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RE: What To Do During Blackouts?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 4:13 pm

Sleep.
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RE: What To Do During Blackouts?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 11:53 pm

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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RE: What To Do During Blackouts?

Tue Jun 05, 2001 11:59 pm

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.
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RE: What To Do During Blackouts?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 12:03 am

Go looting.
 
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RE: What To Do During Blackouts?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 2:25 am

Go swimming!
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RE: What To Do During Blackouts?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 2:44 am

horizontal refreshments, after swimming. Right Iain?
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RE: What To Do During Blackouts?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 5:57 am

I thought the blackouts died out after the war?

We still get powercuts though
 
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RE: What To Do During Blackouts?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 6:01 am

Stretch 8 most certainly!
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RE: What To Do During Blackouts?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 8:47 am

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.
 
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RE: What To Do During Blackouts?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 8:58 am

>>Sleep<<

Me too! Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: What To Do During Blackouts?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 1:13 pm

SLEEP!!!!!

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RE: What To Do During Blackouts?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 2:04 pm

build a fire.
 
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RE: What To Do During Blackouts?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 2:53 pm

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.
 
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RE: What To Do During Blackouts?

Wed Jun 06, 2001 8:22 pm

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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