bohemian crapsody

i’m not exactly sure WHY the hubs thought it was a good idea to head back home before the city of houston has restored all the utilities to working condition. we’re back in our house and luckily we are one of the 1 in 4 households who have electricity. 

everything’s would seem fine except for one minor detail. my neighborhood is going on 5 days without water. let that sink in for a moment. get the picture? no? well, let me clarify things for you: toilets no flushy. shower no worky.

yeah, it’s gross. plus we’re one of those rare houston families who don’t have a cement pond in their backyard, so there’s no pool water with which to manually flush the toilets.

the yard’s full of debris, i’ve got a refrigerator full of stinky food, a fence that needs repairing, and the schools are closed for the next two days. so what does my employer do? opens the office and tells everyone to come in.  it’s a small consolation, but at least the toilets work here. i think i’ll go take a shatner in the girls restroom…and not flush. thanks for nothing.


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12 thoughts on “bohemian crapsody

  1. Doug at Taunt Vortex

    You know, I was under the impression that you were all witty and pretty and clever. But one look at that photo and I couldn’t help but notice that you’re one of those “toilet paper on top of the roll” as opposed to “toilet paper from the bottom of the roll”.

    I’m going to have to seriously re-think reading your blog now.

    But welcome back to Houston.

  2. Candice

    Hey, I’m a toilet paper over type of gal myself.. And my middle name is Leigh. While I’m making observations here I’d also like to point out we have the same trash can.

    By the way, it looks like Shatner is taking a Shatner in that pic. Priceless!

    Welcome home!

  3. Bex

    Ok – I’m just gonna say it – What kind of FREAK has the toilet paper from the BOTTOM of the roll?! DOUG! Shame on you….

    Leigh – welcome back, and funny post. I grew up in South Florida and remember well the joys and perils of waterless existence. It’s funny how fast we can all go from civilized and refined to shitting in the streets like a wild animal. Glad you’re back and in one (dirty, funky) piece!

  4. Wendy

    No water is the worst. We have power outages here sometimes and get no water whenever the power is out, and I’ve decided I’d rather have the water, in the dark, and cold, than the power.


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