we had a blackout last night. it happened right when i was on my way to bed, like i was just leaving my room to grab my book, and it cut out. bummer. the thunderstorm was cool, but the pitch-blackness and lulu-freaking-outness was pretty intense. so i stayed up a little while and helped hunt down and light candles. and then osiris and i spent a romantic 22 minutes in bed and watched an episode of upright citizens brigade on my laptop by candlelight. so old-fashioned.
you can click on this picture for a breakdown of the utility of each item in the case of a blackout: