February 27th, 2008

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

The power outage in South Florida yesterday left millions without power for a while. What a scary time that must have been.

Traffic lights malfunctioned, Internet access was cut off (eek!!), lights went out and refrigerators stopped working. 

That got me thinking, Please, people, save your steaks!!!

Well, that might not have been the first thing our friends in Miami were thinking about, but man, I saw photos of people in tank tops and shorts riding out the power outage with some Margaritas. The least they could have done was grab their steaks out of their non-functioning freezers, thawed them in that hot Miami sun for, what, 30 minutes?, and grilled those babies up.

It’d be a shame for them to be ruined. And, hey, that grill doesn’t need electricity!

I guess what it really comes down to is jealousy on my part. Here, I’ve been discussing ways to NOT have to trudge out in the snow to enjoy a steak at this time of year and then I see pics of sunkissed people in their skivvies plastered all over the news.

I’m green with envy.

So bless you, my warm, tan, Floridian friends. I hope you and your steaks made it through yesterday’s frightening trauma just fine.

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