That thin veneer...

Nothing quite like waking up to a power outage to remind you that the civilization we've built stands on some pretty precarious ground.

I have zero idea of when it conked out, but I am very greateful for the LA Department of Water and Power for getting things up and running before I had to put every contingency plan I have to the test: possibly even having to scrap this weekend's holiday party.

We're not out from under the weather yet, and the hot water is still out so I don't get to be fully human today, but I'll take the small victory and use it to full effect.