When the Lights Go Down

What do you do when the lights go out? Do you take a drive to the nearest beach, and admire the stars, or do you just decide to sit back and tap a nap? These are some things to do while you wait for the electricity to come back on.

Build a fort using blankets and sheets in the house. Make it nice and cozy.

Have a game night. Set up a couple of board games and Cards Against Humanity, and invite a some friends over. Call it a BYOL Party: Bring Your Own Light.

Read a book because those exist, and you will only need a flashlight if it’s already dark outside.

Camp in the house or backyard. Go all out and use an actual tent.

Be physical. Ride a bike, take a walk, go to for a swim, or go to the gym.

Take a nap. You might as well.

Socialize. Make plans, and go out with a couple of friends. Just because where you are doesn’t have electricity, doesn’t mean that you can’t leave the house!

Raid the refrigerator. Food can only be good for so long—use it or lose it!

If your iPod or phone has power, make a Lights Out playlist. Include songs like “Dance in the Dark” by Lady Gaga, and “Lights” by Journey.

Put on a fashion show. Go through your closet and put some outfits together—get as crazy as you’d like, and play some background music. Have fun with it.

Make lists. You realized you’re going to be needing some things for future reference, in case you were unprepared. Make a grocery list, because you will definitely need to make the trip. Make a list of things you’re grateful for, like electricity.

Plan a vacation, because this is definitely the kind of thing that makes you wish you weren’t home at the moment.


Prompt: Electricity is a recent discovery. Make a list of things to do when there’s no power.

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