Frankenstorm Update: Naked Girl Opines on Hurricane Compatibility

October 29, 2012

in Relationships

FrankenstormHurricane Sandy, also known affectionately as Frankenstorm, is coming. What it meant for our area was mass panic over the weekend. Purchasing water, food, and any other item deemed a hurricane essential became the priority. Securing outdoor items, filling up gas tanks, and preparing for the loss of power was also part of the preparations for residents in our region.

In the flurry of activity for Sean and me to prepare, I realized something important about this relationship: we are hurricane compatible. Here are a few examples:

  • The first step in hurricane preparation was to plan our dinners for several nights.
  • Wine to pair perfectly with our meals was more important than shopping for water.
  • A strategy for keeping our six Apple products charged at 100% until we lost power was devised.
  • Menu and recipe planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner with our Saveur, Bon Appetit, and Cuisine at Home magazines is one of our first activities once we lose power and internet connection.
  • We are both panicked about the loss of Pandora radio as well as internet connection.

Frankenstorm preparations has been a wonderful opportunity to realize being simpatico with emergency preparedness might need to be added to the list of qualities I am looking for in a man. It’s that important. And thankfully, Sean exceeds my expectations.

If you are being affected by this storm, what do you feel are hurricane essentials?

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Sean October 29, 2012 at 6:34 pm

“…loss of Pandora and Internet connection”… Is THIS what breaking out with hives feels like? Somebody send help.


Naked Girl in a Dress October 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm

We don’t need help, love. We will be fine! I think. Actually, probably not. Okay, we are screwed when we lose internet. Crap.


kath galasso October 29, 2012 at 7:58 pm

It’s a whole world of new priorities. Keeping my iPhone charged is pretty close to the top of the list. Along with alcohol for two reasons. If we are not having a simpatico evening without power, I can drink myself into oblivion. If we are having a very simpatico evening…well a cocktail or two is always a good thing.



Naked Girl in a Dress October 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

It sounds like you had a great plan for the storm as well, Kath!


Kimberly October 29, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I’m definitely far from Sandy’s clutches, but know the feelings from planning for midwestern blizzards! Be safe.
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Naked Girl in a Dress October 30, 2012 at 11:59 am

Thanks, Kimberly. We did great with this storm. Maybe it was a warm-up storm for what will come our way this winter.


Vinny C October 30, 2012 at 8:44 am

Making sure you have enough & the right type of wine in stock should always, ALWAYS be on the top of any emergency list. I too hope you stay safe.
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Naked Girl in a Dress October 30, 2012 at 11:58 am

We survived, Vinny! The good news is we have great leftovers for the next few days.


Alice October 31, 2012 at 11:24 am

Of all the horrors this storm has brought to our beloved city, there are many heroes to applaud, one of them is Emily Rahimi. She alone helped countless New Yorkers over the course of 24 stormy hours, armed with nothing more than her keyboard and the @FDNY Twitter profile. Great story!


Naked Girl in a Dress October 31, 2012 at 11:27 am

Thank you for sharing this story, Alice!


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