(National WAOL Day began 65 years ago to begin the grand tradition of annoying me)
Work was okay, nothing much to report there. They're predicting snow, but so far, nothing. It was raining pretty heavily when I left work. My commute home took a bit longer than usual, too.
So I come home and drive straight into the garage door thanks to the WAOLing garage door opener. I thought I'd just replaced the batteries. I go inside to turn up the heat, but the thermostat has WAOLed. I thought they just fixed that last week!
That's when I realized these things weren't working because the power was out. The entire block was WAOLed! That was pretty upsetting. I was hungry, cold, and wanted to watch TV (I watch a grand total of five shows on Thursday night, which is almost half of my weekly programming).
I milled about in darkness, called my dad to wish him a happy birthday, called my mom, and then I decided to go out and get some food. I didn't want to miss Smallville, but it's not like I could do anything about it.
I went to the mall since they have heat and food, but when I went to Taco Bell, I ordered a cherry Pepsi, and the machine WAOLed on me! Grrr. After eating, I went to FYE to watch the Smallville DVDs, since I had nothing else to do.
I came back home and read a Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man by flashlight, and the power finally came on at 9, so I was able to catch Scrubs and 30 Rock. That was good. Plus I think Smallville was a repeat anyway, so no worries about that.
The final WAOL of the evening was trying to get the Io set up again. It just gave me public access channels for a little bit, but it eventually loaded everything. TV on? Check. Heat? Check. Car in garage? Check. Internet? Check. All I have to do is set my alarm for tomorrow, and I'll be WAOL-free.