So does anyone in this area know why we had no electricity for a good portion of last night?
I was taking a stroll on my treadmill when WACK. Everything stopped dead & went DARK. The sprinter next to me went flying a mile and slammed into the girl on the stepper ahead of him. No. Not really. I don’t know how far he went flying. It was too dark.
I just heard the THUD.
Amusingly the spinning class kept going at full pace, the instructor completely undeterred by the lack of hyper-energetic music usually accompanying his screaming. Do you spinners ever give up?!?!?
It was all quite amusing. All the suburbs of my daily life in complete darkness. It made me realise that I can live a completely normal life in the dark. Even get home, make my way through my dangerous parking lot & up 3 flights of stairs (new mace purchase in hand), shower and change, and eat dinner.
Well, I can survive as long as my Kung-Fu Kitchen down the road is still allowed to run at full pace. And if this heat keeps up, cause the geyers can be damned. I’d even have been able to keep gyming my body gorgeous if some guy hadn't stopped me from heading up the stairs to the electricity-free apparatus, claiming I’d hurt something in the dark. Night vision babes, it’s called ‘I’ve-munched-enough-carrots-night-vision’!
I think the heat has completely uninspired me. Excuse me while I take a short break to go lie on the office’s kitchen tiles in the dark and try to equalise my body heat to something relatively normal. My colleagues might be a bit perturbed by this, especially as I am wearing a skirt today, so hardly meant for floor lolling, but what can you do.
………………………………………………………………………….So after my cooling snooze….
Mygod, I admire and feel for miners. In this country a job is a job, and that is one job I would HATE. Let alone the HEAT & claustrophobia and overall crap working conditions, but with the recent incident of five miners trapped underground for a third day now, and reports saying that their discovery looking more and more unlikely….you can only but feel for these guys.
Apparently back in the day (TwoFlower, my little historian, where are you?) there were massive protests overseas for mining in SA to stop as the working conditions were so hard. The miners protested back, telling the foreigners to stop trying to destroy their livelihoods while not giving them other job option in replacement.
Mining continues at full pace.
[Feel free to go hunting and inform me of the proper facts of this situation].
Another fascinating article I came across is about a UK woman wearing a niqab for a day around London as a “social experiment”.
I am getting quite serious these days. I think I will go and read The Onion in a tub of ice now.