Monday, January 3, 2011

Can You Survive the Cockroach Uprising?

Imagine this:

A family enjoying a quiet evening at home. Well groomed and polite children playing Scrabble. Mom knitting a a pair of booties. Dad reading the paper and smoking a pipe. Then suddenly, an eerie sound fills the air. A clicking, a scratching, a tap, tap, tapping on the window. Then suddenly two black, beady eyes and a pair of twitching antenna peer through the glass. Aaaaaaaaahhhhh! It's started! The cockroaches are taking over! What ever will we do?

Ok, so the probability of a worldwide cockroach uprising is slim. I mean seriously how organized can they be? It's not like they can use cell phones, right. Right??? But it's the first of the year and its time to update our emergency preparedness kits...or start one. Hmmmmm? (Raised eyebrows. Yep, I'm looking at you) So I figured the threat of an invasion of germ encrusted, disease carrying, gargantuan size flying cockroaches would get your attention.

Our fun family New Year's tradition is to go through and update our emergency kits. Trust me, it's way more fun than it sounds. But that might be because I get a little too excited about anything that involves organization. You should see me with a label's like a Wild West shootout. Zing, zing, zing! Self-adhesive strips flying everywhere.

Anyway, Major Dad and I just went through both our home and car kits, checked all the expiration dates and made a list of what we don't have or need to replace. That's right, who needs Times Square when you can inventory band-aids and duct tape. Plus I got to play with the Swiss Army knife...that's right, party time.

So, consider this your friendly, blog reminder that in case the cockroaches revolt you want to have a 30 day emergency supply of food, water and survival essentials for your home and a 3 day supply for your car. First aid kit, battery powered radio, flashlight, extra batteries. Seriously, its better to be prepared than to be at the mercy of insects with a grudge and a taste for world domination.

Really seriously this time...for more (though less funny) ideas check out The Red Cross or Quake Kare.

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