A fine nap this afternoon later and I find that blackouts are hitting many parts of the northeast. Hello, summer blackouts. Apparently Boston is among the northeast cities affected (though all the news angles seem to be focusing on New York, because as we all know, as goes NYC, so goes America) but up here in Somerville, so far, power has been constant and good up here. This is all right by me, as n*star (featuring MISTAH JUSTIN TIMBALAAAAKE) frequently has power problems in Somerville due to exploding electrical thingies and whatnot, so we're kind of used to that. But it's odd -- any day when we enjoy an unimpeded power supply while others lose their grids is a strangely different day indeed.