Is it weird that I kinda enjoyed this whole hurricane experience? I mean, sure I miss my daily dose of TLC shows, and I am so sorry to those who were injured or lost anything during the storm. But it my little sector of NYC the whole thing was blown out of proportion in my opinion. I was getting emails from my building to “shut the blinds incase something broke through the window.” First of all, the storm outside my window consisted of a “fierce drizzle” and some wind. Second of all, I’m pretty sure if something was powerful enough to break through my window it would be ripping through the blinds as well. Anyway, for the past two days I’ve been living by candlelight. Since the electricity is off so are the elevators. Thank God I only live on the 7th floor but even that’s a schlep, so I’ve only been leaving my apt about once or twice a day. The stairways and the lobby of my building are lined with Glowsticks and everyone’s walking around with their iPhone “flashlight app” shining ahead of them. A little rain and everyone is in disarray! Out of the hundreds of restaurants in NYC it seems only 3 are open and yesterday I had to walk 4 Avenues and 3 blocks to find one. Apparently everyone else found it, too. Waiting for a slice of pizza felt like I was waiting on line to enter Ellis Island. People were practically shaking with fear that they were never gonna eat again! For dinner tonight I found another pizza place with a line out the door but they were only selling cheese pizza and only by THE PIE! And sure enough, everybody bought one for 20 bucks – myself included! The one downfall to this no power thing is not being able to charge my beloved cell phone. I’ve been trekking to my sister’s apartment once a day to charge my phone and computer (there is electricity above 39th Street) so that I can later use my computer to recharge my phone lol. The service has been spotty so I’ll go hours without receiving a text and then all of a sudden and all at once a million will come through. It’s like Christmas! The fridge is no longer cold so I’m living off of M&Ms, potato chips and a bottle of brisk iced tea. Nobody has been emailing me/ calling me about appointments and I’ve even lost track of the days. It’s like I’m in my own little cave. I couldn’t be more content right now.