I was half-asleep on my couch watching iZombie when I heard a gigantic crash and all the lights went out. They flicked back on momentarily, but then there was a slightly quieter crash and they went off and stayed off.

It’s not just my building that’s down, or even my complex — the entire block is dark. Apparently (per my neighbor, since I didn’t walk that far), there was a one-car accident at the major intersection down the street, and it took out two poles, hitting so hard a bunch of wires got pulled out of the ground.

I was hoping to work from home tomorrow, since I’m still feeling lousy from the fucking flu that will not die, but I’m guessing that’s not going to happen. Also I am learning the issues with having books on a tablet that you can’t access without the internet. Why am I persecuted?