I’m ready, Irene.
Went to Target in search of flashlights, all sold out. Got a mirror and batteries and came back, dropped them off in my dorm, then went out to the dollar store, which only had HEADLIGHTS that you strap to your head like a damn miner. I went to the African crafts store, and found two candles in a jar, but let one woman have the last one because she came in right after me (it makes me feel like a good person!)
Bought a lighter at a bodega (I lost my old one catering), went to Walgreens, got 8 tea-lights (apple-scented, hopefully not too gross when they burn) and then stopped at Khim’s for incense and bread/peanut butter.
I actually WANT the power to go out at some point, so I can burn this stuff. I just have this vision of me sitting in a circle with my peeps at candlelight, burning incense with the hurricane pounding at the windows. :)
AND I have the room to myself, because both of my roommates live in the Bronx and Queens, respectively. My one suitemate is staying with her parents in an apartment because their flight to Cali was cancelled. So I’m naked right now with the fan going full blast.
She should hit at 11 tonight.