From a Reader (not from me, mind you):
We had a outage at my place this morning and my PC, laptop, TV, DVD, iPad and my new surround sound music system were all shut down.
Then I discovered that my iPhone battery was flat and to top it off it was raining outside, so I couldn't play golf. I went into the kitchen to make coffee and then I remembered that this also needs power
So I talked with my wife for twenty minutes. I have to say, she seems like a nice person. But then the power came back on, thank God.