After experiencing a loss of power (and fresh water) from Hurricane Irene and now the sudden loss of power from a storm this afternoon, I have begun to realize how much of my life revolves around electricity.

So, as I sit here trying to get things done (and can't) I decided to compile this list. Feel free to contribute.

Things You Can't Do When The Power Goes Out

* Grind coffee beans
* Make a shot of espresso
* Play Glitch
* Book a flight
* Book a hotel (Sure, I could do this by phone, but my phones are all cordless! Ditto for the flight.)
* Read RSS feeds
* Use Skype
* Watch cat videos
* Watch live video streams
* Participate in a Google Hangout
* Tweet
* Facebook
* Google+
* Check web site stats
* Catch up on TV shows via NetFlix
* Look for images to use in a presentation
* Check Google Calendar
* Charge your iPhone (Or laptop. Or iPad. Or any other gadget you rely upon.)
* Listen to music on Spotify
* Stream movies to your Apple TV (locally or otherwise)
* Get a new eBook (exception: 3G eReaders. If you have coverage.)
* See how $AAPL is doing
* Read TechCrunch
* Play Portal
* Pump the rain water from the basement (This one hurts. Bucket anyone?)
* Microwave leftovers
* Remove spam comments from your blog
* Register for a conference
* Post a project on 99 Designs
* Speak with clients
* Cool the place down with an air conditioner
* Play Words with Friends
* Videoconference
* Sync your Evernote database between devices
* Grab stuff from Dropbox
* Post a video on YouTube
* Write a proposal
* Follow-up (on anything)
* Move this list from my laptop to my iPhone (unless I want to retype it)
* Check the weather
* Complete an expense report using Expensify
* Send invoices using Freshbooks
* Find new Podiobooks
* Write a book review on Amazon
* Perform research online
* Send an email to a mailing list using MailChimp
* Clean up the DVR
* Google anything
* Find an answer on Quora
* Drive to the store (The traffic lights are out!)
* Blog
* Wash clothes
* Dry clothes (There's not enough room to air dry _everything_)
* Figure out that actor's name on imdb
* Look something up on Wikipedia
* Watch the last episode of Dancing with the Stars (Yes. I admit it.)
* Rehearse the timing of slides for a presentation
* Record a podcast
* Post a podcast
* Use the new Real-Times Stats in Google Analytics
* Thank someone via email
* Get a phone number from Highrise
* Add a Story to PivotalTracker
* Share UI designs for feedback
* Order takeout
* Charge a flashlight (Oops. Should have kept that plugged in.)
* Read Daring Fireball
* Make a QR code
* Update iPhone apps in iTunes
* Sync an i-Thing (Why does iTunes request access to the iTunes Store when trying to sync?)
* Install the latest iOS5 beta
* Make icons in Opacity
* Buy Google AdWords
* Check the status of an AdWords campaign
* Create and distribute a survey
* Add to this list on Google+

What'd I miss?
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