Friday, February 08, 2013

What they don't tell you about storm preparation

Buy enough milk so that you don't run out for hot chocolate. Tortilla wraps will be going, going, get yours at last. Take in the trash, one lid missing. Find the lid in the neighbor's driveway and run it back home through the slush, like a lost puppy. 

Shower while you can. Shave your legs for the days ahead. Run to the library under thick-falling flakes and obtain your finest haul, a medley of things, because when the electric sizzles out, you'll want an entity without batteries. Hug the Internet close for as long as you can. Vacuum your room, do your laundry, clean your sheets like a guest might be slipping into them tonight, a guest called windchill and cracked shingles. 

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