Power outages are always a drag, but when a blackout is accompanied by 95-degree heat, it can feel especially miserable. Yesterday's power outage in the Bloomingdale, Shaw and Truxton Circle neighborhoods hit in the early afternoon when it was still possible to take advantage of businesses with air conditioning and public pools. However, electricity did not return to the neighborhood until roughly 3:00 a.m. While Twitter was a cesspool for (understandable) complaining, we also found a few creative ways that residents coped with their dank, sweaty luck. Check out our favorite blackout tweets after the jump.
Lantern, ice water, book. My way of surviving a power outage in the summer. #thisblows #bloomingdaledc? http://t.co/x3QyO8Q7V5— Caitlin (@caitlindwarf) July 8, 2013
Spending the night in #petworth goodluck #bloomingdaledc folks. I hope the power comes on soon!— Erika Rydberg (@Pancakepopple) July 8, 2013
Neighborhood families still without power are playing wiffleball in the street. Like watching a scene from another time. #bloomingdaleDC— Kelly Barrett (@KellyAlysia) July 8, 2013
Lots of porch #winedrinking and #caraccidents in #bloomingdaledc tonight— Erika Rydberg (@Pancakepopple) July 7, 2013
A lot of yall opened your windows for the first time today. #poweroutage #dc #dmv #BloomingdaleDC #Floridaave #pepco #savemetomcruise— Jason Mendez (@jasonaapmendez) July 7, 2013
And a lot of yall were forced to talk to that annoying neighbor you try to avoid everytime you leave the house. #dc #dmv #BloomingdaleDC— Jason Mendez (@jasonaapmendez) July 7, 2013