With Hurricane Irene just hours away, everyone here in snoburbia is making preparations. I fairly tackled an overbooked gutter cleaner and cajoled him into charging me a fortune to clean the ecosystem out of our gutters. Check. We tried to buy a generator, to fit in with all our neighbors, to no avail - sold out.
Now for the basics. First, provisions from Trader Joe's: Stacy's Pita Chips, arugula pizza, champagne grapes and wine. I made couscous, and stocked up on ears of local corn, tomatoes and rosemary rind goat cheese from the farmers' market. Oh, and don't tell anyone, but I neeeeed my Cheetos and Diet Pepsi.*
* This is my secret shame.