What To Do When The Lights Go Out

Welp … Hurricane Sandy is about to show her heinous face any moment now, and here I am just waiting patiently … and nervously … for her. Listen, I’ve lived in New Jersey my whole life and never once (besides last year) did we EVER have hurricanes to deal with. And now this bitch decided to hang a Louie and storm the Northeast. Could it be rapture? The apocalypse? The Mayans being proven correct? A simple freak act of nature? Who the hell knows.

But since this hurricane business is so foreign to me and probably most of the people in the northeast, all I can think about is this concept of evacuation. We can take a blizzard like champs … but give us 80mph winds and we crumble. Seriously though, if I was told tonight that I had to pack a bag and get the eff out … what would I take? I love all of my clothes, shoes, accessories, makeup … and quite frankly not all of it would fit in one bag. So do you just take stuff that is conventional or do you take stuff that you want to keep safe?

So if I had to evacuate tonight (which horrifyingly enough may happen) and I only could take one bag, after much contemplation, here is what I would take, ahem:

1. Pair of skinny jeans, a pair of yoga pants,  my circle scarf, a jacket of some sort, and a few plain long-sleeved T’s (keep calm and comfortable)

2. Makeup (I don’t need to look like Sandy bitch slapped me)

3. My Macbook and my work computer (someone SOMEWHERE will have electricity and wireless, right?)

4. Toothbrush, toothpaste, makeup remover wipes, moisturizer, baby wipes, soap (Again … don’t need to look and smell like Sandy took advantage of me)

5. My spiked Sam Edelman suede heels (Just … because)

So yeah conventional yet crazy … story of my life. The rest of it I would slash am trying to hurricane-proof if shit starts going array, which involves making sure it is all probably hung in my closet and all of my accessories in one place that if I needed to, could just toss in a bag and hide somewhere high. I feel like the big key here is to stay organized. Again, I’m a hurricane neophyte so I’m just following my instincts.

In the meantime, I’ve done all of my laundry just incase I don’t have power for a week or so and in the next hour will be taking a nice long hot shower… in case, you know … showering isn’t an option in the next few days. Sigh. No Internet and no hair straighter make Kate go something something …. Crazy? DON’T MIND IF I DO! (You get bonus points if you know what movie that is from).

Alright, well anyone who has been or who will deal with the wrath of Sandy … please be as safe as safe can be. Take care of your loved ones and friends! Life Sucks In A Strapless Bra will be hunkering down for the next for days and will return if and when I have Internet :::chills:::

Now I’m going to go kick it old school in my Hunter boots, pop a bottle of wine … and wait for the wrath to begin.


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