So swim's area has been hit very hard over the past few days with extremely heavy winds and rain. Due to this; swim, along with 1.3 million other people in his area were without power for 2 days. Some are still without power. Swim acquired some cocaine before work on the first day of the blackouts. Needless to say his plans of the usual coca/internet combo could not happen. Instead I had an amazing time with candlelight, his notebook, and his doc. The anxiety factor which usually starts to hamper his experiences at around 3 hours into a run, was not present whatsoever. After making a few phone calls, he filled up over 35 pages of paper with cocaine induced thoughts and emotions. It was a very great night as swim knows he is powerless to technology when it is accessible, but was very content when he was cut off from the technological world by chance and not choice. Because of the situation (and the resulting darkness) swim also had a lot less random & pointless episodes of walking around looking for things to do, mainly due to the fact that walking around in flickering candlelight tweaking on coke produced a rather unnerving feeling. I would love to say he will repeat this again, but knows how powerful his need for electricity is. So he knows that it won't happen again until the next storm. Either that or until he sells all his possessions move to Greenland. On a side note, the situation makes me wonder what would have happened if he had been peaking on a psychadelic at the time, and suddenly all the power came back on, and the tv, computer, lights, everything fired up @ once. Could you imagine? I would probably have a heart attack.