In other news, Austin has been experiencing rolling blackouts last night and this morning as Central Texas power providers struggle to keep up with power consumption during our recent cold snap. At my house we had our own series of blackouts, with power cycling on and off throughout the night and morning. The power company said that they initially intended to only shut off power for about 7 minutes for each blackout, but they ended up shutting it down for forty minutes or more each time (and it was off several times at my house).
So I guess I don't really understand this whole rolling blackouts thing. It sounds like some parts of town were repeatedly affected by the rolling blackouts, while other parts of town didn't suffer blackouts at all. I don't get that. Somehow it doesn't seem entirely fair. In addition to my heat cutting out, my commute in to work took twice as long as usual because the blackouts knocked out a lot of traffic lights. I'm just saying that if this is a series of scheduled blackouts, shouldn't we all be sharing the inconvenience equally?
In other news, here's a picture from a lawyer coloring book that Amy sent to me:
I found the picture pretty funny, so I taped it to my door. Here's what our office support staff did with it:
Clearly I inspire fear and command nothing but awe-struck respect from everyone around me!!