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Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Preparedness, Bell Style

1. Back up files immediately, even though you're pretty sure it's all going to be just fine. I use this:
I pay for extra storage, but I can now work from any computer in the house whenever I want. 
2. Pick up bottled water, food, etc. You know, that stuff that makes your body go.
3. Don't eat all the food or drink all the bottled water before the hurricane arrives. Seriously. I hate grocery shopping the day before a hurricane hits.
4. Make sure you take a shower. Use that stuff that doesn't make your body smell. (I needed to remind my boys of this one, especially that last part.)
5. MAKE COFFEE. Lots. Like, freeze some of it, because the other stuff that makes my body go is made in an electrical appliance called a coffee maker, and if the power goes out... well. It won't be pretty.
Only 45 cups? Not sure that'll be enough.
6. Explain to the dog that she's a little too big to be in my lap, even when it's skeery outside.
7. Explain to the cat that he doesn't need to swipe at the dog because she's in my lap. I've got this one, thanks. By the way, did you mean to get me too?
8. Ignore the cat when he ignores you and your question. And your bleeding hand.

9. Watch the Weather Channel obsessively for days, even when you don't understand what they're saying.
What the hell does 941mb actually mean? Stronger winds? I get that when I feed Dusty bean burritos.
10. Edit schmedit. I'm making more coffee.

2 comments:

RoseRaven said...

Stay safe and dry. I live in Florida and part of our hurricane prepardness is makign sure I have propane. I have a propane grill/stove combination, I invested in an old fashioned percolator that I can fix coffee on the stove with. It's a life saver to me. I"m like you. No coffee makes me a very unhappy girl.

lorimeehan said...

You are hilarious.
I hope all is well and that no one is smelly.

Favorite Quotes

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert


"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford