By now, with Hurricane Irene approaching, I’m sure you’ve heeded your local news warnings and have gone to get all those necessary last minute items to help you during the hurricane. Although these items are definitely necessary, who informs you, the single lady living alone in Philadelphia, what items (aside from those mentioned on Fox News) are necessary for you during a hurricane? That’s right! joltleft.com does, making sure everyone’s bases are covered during the storm.
Aside from your obvious necessary hurricane items, below you will find a Single Lady’s Guide to passing the storm, the way only a fabulous single lady could.
__SINGLE WOMAN’S GUIDE TO PASSING A HURRICANE_
First and foremost, take proper precautions and stock your home with those basic essentials needed to pass a storm. If you’re a little lost as to exactly what those are, you can find a listing of them here.
However, as the fabulous single city lady you are, your hurricane guide should reflect somewhat of your lifestyle. Here are a few tips on some other items you may want to stock up on as well as some activities to help you through the storm.
- Reading Material: This can be a great time to catch up on some reading (assuming you don’t lose power in which case you can still read during the day or with a handy battery powered flashlight). Now your reading material can be just about anything you want; books, a magazine, even an online article. How? Before the storm, go online to whatever website or web article you’ve been meaning to check out (but could never find the time to do so) and print out the article or whatever part of that site you’re interested in. Later during the hurricane you can cuddle up with a book or read the latest news on Libya or on Kim K’s wedding, whatever your preference.
- The Arts: Have you been meaning to sew up that button on your favorite shirt or are you an artsy female who loves to collage or create. Make sure to buy yourself an art pack this can include: Markers, colored pencils, needle & thread, poster bored, canvas, yarn, glitter, paint, etc. You can create new pieces of work or simply organize those photos you have set aside for the new photo album you bought weeks ago. An art project is a great way to pass time, to create something to put up on a wall or a new piece of jewelry to wear, or simply a way of letting out stress or feeling onto a body of work.
- Stock up on Local Wine: If you are a wine connoiseur, Pennsylvania has some of the most amazing local wineries “producing excellent vintages that can stand beside those from esteemed wine regions worldwide.” For those of you loving wine, Red Wine requires no refrigeration so go to one of your local wineries and pick up a bottle and add it to your little bag of goodies. Can’t make it to the winery, most local Wine & Spirits carry various PA wines as well as a wide variety of other reputable wines. For a listing of PA wineries click here.
- Food & Snacks: Sometimes there’s nothing better than a soft Pepperidge Farm chocolate chip cookie or a Reese Peanut Butter Cup or some delicious Strawberries. Make sure to prepare yourself a little snack bag of your most loved snacks. This including fruit. There are a lot of fruits that can be safely stored at room tempeture, for more information click here.
- Android Apps: Unfortunately during a hurricane it’s most likely that the first thing to go is the power. However in some cases you may still have cell phone service. With cell phone technology, you can now download apps that allow you to watch full length movies and/or your favorite TV shows. Its a way of being connected even when you may be disconnected. There is also a flashlight App you can download. Search through your Apps Market to get everything from games to TV programs.
Once you’ve made sure you’ve taken the proper precautions and that you’ve created your own “Getting through a storm” activities and goodies bag then there’s nothing left to do but pour yourself a glass of wine, unwind and wait it out.
Take this time for you to spoil and enjoy yourself.
Be safe & Happy Hunting!