Chelsea residents- apparently, we're going to have a rolling blackout starting at 5:30. Fill your bathtubs if you haven't done so.
Note the moments when you consider yourself blessed; remember them. It's important, especially for the times when they seem to be gone.
Only two things you need for an agreeable life in NYC are black-out curtains, & a nice balsamic vinegar. The rest will fall into place.
Bastille Day: where we remember that special moment in history when the French surrendered to the French.