Friday, December 14, 2007

Day Four: Evacuating

It's now day four of the Mr. Shain has no power campaign. Let me assure you, I've given up and moved to an undisclosed, powered location in Oklahoma City (with the dogs of course). However, digital cable is still out at my safe house so don't think my situation is without its misfortunes. The tipping point came when the local meteorologists predicted 6" of snow and highs in the low 20's. While discussing the plight of middle American families with my mother, she told me, "I'd rather freeze to death in my own home than sit in an emergency shelter with 800 people." I think this really explains a lot about how my brain was distorted as a child.

16 comments:

blythe said...

i think our mothers are secret sisters. it explains why we look so much alike. kind of like that movie twins with arnold s. and danny devito. guess which one i am!

p.s. i offered. and we have digital cable with ALL of the H-BO's and showtime.

Mr. Shain said...

except your mom is from Oklahoma is mine is from [redacted New England state].

ha-ha, your family has showtime.

Michael5000 said...

Gosh, it must be fun to get snow! We never get snow out here.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

No, I think your mom is pretty right on that one.

Do you dislike Blythe so much that you'd go to a shelter than spend time with her and HBO? Sadcakes. But for who - you or Blythe - I am not quite sure.

Mr. Shain said...

sorry if my post insinuated otherwise, but i am most definitely not at a shelter. i happen to agree with my mom on that one.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

24 hour gay porn "bookstore"?

Big Daddy said...

Bath house?

Mr. Shain said...

ok people. this is a family blog. lets keep it pg13.

Dave, the Drowsy Jew said...

If it gets to the point where you do have to eat human flesh, start with the legs - there's less chance you'll get germ poisoning. Quads, then calves. I'm just sayin'...

The Yellow Dart said...

Have you seen his dogs? They're walking germ farms. He's doomed.

Shain, I'm sending you a care package consisting of an old DAT HSK, some leftover pastries from Starbucks, and a shotgun with three bullets. Where should I address it?

Mr. Shain said...

DAT HSK--roflmao! oooh... can you imagine how long you could keep a fire going with those!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Wow. Your stove works, right?

5 of 9er said...

But think of the amazing photo ops at the shelter!

Mr. Shain said...

it's electric and i think several people die each year by trying to heat their homes with their gas stoves.

photo ops would abound. talk about blog gold. i thought about going... like david sedaris working as a macy's elf. but then i decided it just wasnt worth it.

blythe said...

blog gold? how do you even know what that is?

G said...

Blog Gold. It's like Goldschlager, only better.