Ahhh, the big '03 blackout. I remember it. I was still in NYC at the time. Really hot and crappy that day. It sucked. We lose power at home more often now that I moved to the philly burbs though, so I just take my car, and go to starbucks or somewhere where there is power. Not a huge deal now, even if it is for a couple of days (which happens once every so often). Laptops help, for however long they can hold a charge, sitting around the fireplace with board games or something is also fun.