So today, Thursday, right on time the ice started coming down and the University I work at closed down at noon.
I try not to doubt the not-always-correct-weather-men, but I was mildly surprised when the ice actually showed up at the predicted time.
On my way home I decided I would to go to the grocery story. Everybody goes to the store to stock up on food during an ice storm right? It only seemed like the natural thing to do.
It was the moment that I stepped inside the store that I realized I had no idea what I even needed.
I was simply going to the store because everybody else was.
If everybody was jumping off the cliff I was right there with them.
I walked around for about a good 10 minutes before I even remembered to get a basket to put food in.
It was like I had never grocery shopped before. The ice storm was completely throwing off my A-game.
I then called Luke to find out what we needed during the Ice Storm of 2010. I figured if I couldn't think of any food we needed, Luke, the boy who loves to eat could definitely think of something.
So I called and asked if we needed any necessities for the big storm
To which he replied: Yes, please go check the TV's and see how much they are and maybe get one.
Um....excuse me what?
He then proceeded to explain that during ice storms he likes to play video games on the big TV in the living room but I like to watch TV on the very same TV, so getting a new television would solve our dilemma for the ice storm.
Hm....I was thinking something more along the lines of: bread, milk, a heat generator....not A NEW TV.
Between me and you I didn't even go look at the TV's. Seriously, who buys a TV in the middle of an ice storm?
However, I did get the necessary food items:
I mean, it would be horrible if we found ourselves trapped in an ice storm without Sour Patch Kids or Spicy Munchies.
That would almost be wore than being trapped inside with just one TV in the living room.
Oh the horror.