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Old 08-14-2004, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default One year since the "lights went out"

Here is something to remember, it was the most exciting night of the year!!!
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Absolutely!

The Great Blackout of 2003, happened on August 14th. A power surge at an Ohio power plant forced a cascade shutdown of the power grid along the eastern seaboard.

It was an interesting night, no lights, no electrical humming, and stars...wow, the night sky was a lot different without that city "glow"
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Go Ohio!!! WOOT! It'* funny because eveyone first blamed Canada about the whole blackout...
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It was an interesting night, no lights, no electrical humming, and stars...wow, the night sky was a lot different without that city "glow"
Yeah, that part was nice. What pissed me off though was that my neighbors, just down the block from where I live, got their power back at 7PM. My area didn't get the AC(and the A/C) back until 5AM the next morning. It was a warm night and the house was too hot to get a good nights rest.
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There was alot of activity here that night, just talking about it and figuring out who it affected.
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it sucked for me because I was at work in a restaurant and the power shut off and we had to hurry and take care of all the food, seal the walk-in-cooler, etc. Oh, and the alarm started going off and couldn't be shut off because of a malfunction. :( Great fun.. riiight. lol.
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light pollution sucks... i heart astronomy!!!
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Its a shame that we need a blackout to find that "quality" time

I say once a year, we just shut er down for a night....heh, never gonna happen so I'll just wait for the next blackout.
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last year was the first time a city slicker like me saw the milky way.
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