I would just like to say that living without electricity is totally lame.
The power outages in Buffalo are fairly random. By my very unscientific calculations, I would guess that about eighty percent of Buffalo is without electricity. It all depends on if a branch fell on your power-line. I have no electricity because multiple branches fell on my power-line, but the restaurant across the street has full power.
I'd like to offer my thanks and appreciation to the bartenders at Cecilia's restaurant. Tonight I wandered across the street and plugged my cell phone, ipod, and laptop into their outlets. Thanks guys! You didn't have to let me do that, and I appreciate your good neighbor generosity. I had a great time at Cecilia's tonight. Not only did I recharge all of my hardware, but I made friends with some fellow electrically-challenged Western New Yorkers.
One of the things that you have to hate about Buffalo is the freaky weather, but one of the things you have to love about Buffalo is how everyone comes together during rough times. I love that I can walk into a bar full of strangers, unshowered and cranky, and walk out with a couple of new friends and a solid wine buzz. Buffalo may not be the most cosmopolitan place, but it sure is friendly.
On a totally unrelated note, I would like to say that I find it absurd that the electricity and my HEAT are connected. I can accept that I will be living in darkness for four days, but the lack of heat is just retarded. This is America for pete's sake. Stupid nature.