5 Reasons Hurricane Sandy Won't Ruin Our Week

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Hurricane Sandy, and all her fury, is set to pretty much ruin our lives -- and possibly our Halloweens -- some time in the next few hours. Depends on where you live. Depends on how prepared you are. But she's coming. And she's most likely going to strip you of your beloved power. And it's going to suuuckkk.

Or not!

Losing power can be a good thing. Seriously! No one loves power more than I do -- I've been known to turn on every light in my house, fire up my television, throw in a load of laundry, get an ice pop out of the freezer -- leave the freezer door open -- and then leave. Justkiddingnotreally. But being without power genuinely does have its perks.

Look, you can go into this thing with the mindset that it's going to suck; or you can have a positive outlook. Your call. Either way, here are 5 reasons a Hurricane Sandy-inspired power outage shouldn't ruin your week. Do with it what you will. 


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No Internet means actual books. Or newspapers. Or magazines. Chef's choice. But it's nice to read something that isn't on a glowing screen once in a while. Bonus: No nasty Internet comments!

No heat means extra blankets. Ooh, and maybe a fire! When was the last time you cuddled up with your family under a heaping pile of comfyness -- and didn't watch TV?

No phones means actually talking. To, like, people. A weird concept? Perhaps. But try it. The letters "LOL" are much better in text-form, though, so you may want to go for "haha" instead. 

No TV means board games. Come on, who doesn't love an old fashioned board game? Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Balderdash. Classics! 'Member how much fun we used to have when played them? And they're even better when you get to play by candlelight.

No anything means you can drink. A lot. You can only snuggle and talk so long. And board games are more fun when you're hammered.

What will you be doing if you lose power? Please. Tell us. We need more ideas.


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