Funny things happen when all the electricty vanishes! Power was restored for me about 8:30 AM. Sixteen hours without juice. It wasn't too bad. I had a great time. I was prepared with candles and an amazing book to read written by poker legend Doyle Brunson called Super System: A Course in Power Poker, a book all the best poker playes consider "the Bible". It is a 600 plus page monster and I knocked out more than half of that fucker yesterday and last night. I had about two hours of power available on my laptop, but chose to conserve it (just in case we'd be in for the long haul). I am fortunate to have a typewriter at my disposal... add a few candles and I was set to write in the darkness. I listened to the Yankees game on the radio. They beat Baltimore. I got a faint signal of a classic rock station and they played a half hour straight of the Beatles, as well as plenty of Bob Dylan, and the Grateful Dead. Overall, I wasn't affected at all. My cell phone was unable to make calls to anywhere inside NYC, but I could get calls from out of state.
The coolest thing about the blackout was that for the first time ever, I got to see a cluster of stars above New York. Way cool.
I heard some horror stories about people stuck in elevators and subways. Geez. Well that's it for now. Gotta get some stuff done, just in case the power goes bacl out.