– Blackout hits downtown

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Boy did it… we were out of service from 11am – 5:30am, which was actually longer than we were out of service with the HUGE blackout.

"The rolling blackouts were Toronto Hydro’s efforts to give a little power to customers while Hydro One works on repairing the problem,"  Toronto Hydro spokeswoman Tanya Bruckmueller said. 

Hunh… "a little power"  and what good is that? We got 2 small blips of service. 

The first was just enough time for me to get the computer turned on and the network up and running… then down she went again.

The second was perfectly timed for us to wait nervously… then blow out the candles, and set up for the much anticipated next episode of Rock Star:INXS… only to have the power shut off approximately 1.5 minutes before the show started.

It has however reminded us to have candle holders preloaded and matches placed strategically about the house.

Alexa Clark

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3 thoughts on “ – Blackout hits downtown

  • August 11, 2005 at 1:40 pm

    Hey Lex
    Interesting about the blackout but what is more interesting is the program RockStar: INXS. Marc and I are addicted to this program. I was a massive INXS fan as a teenager and I guess I still am.
    My top three are Mig, Ty and Marty. I also really like Jordis but I just can’t imagine INXS having a female lead singer.
    Okay, enough babbling about INXS.

  • August 12, 2005 at 11:00 am

    Yup, totally addicted too. Funnily enough the show is being called a crashing failure for Mark Burnett.
    We agree completely with your top 4. What do you think of JD? The near-Ottawa boy?

  • August 15, 2005 at 11:50 pm

    I think it is a great program. Totally beats Survivor.
    I like JD but I think his ego is going to end him. I really think that it will be Marty or Mig – they appeal to a wider audience.
    Mind you, JD does have a certain appeal that is hard to deny…
    Interesting that Tara was the lead singer for Joydrop – a fairly popular rock band out of Toronto.


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