Ah, blown transformers. I don't think there's anything as inconvenient.
Yesterday we lost power in the dorm. Actually, all of north campus lost power. It wasn't particularly helpful, since not only were our fans unable to combat the rising dorm temperatures, but all of the door alarms armed themselves. A person could hardly exit a building without setting off a fire alarm! I should know; I and another guy attempted to exit the third floor fire escape, since most every other alarm seemed to be going off.
So I took a nap for a few hours. It was delightful.
Troy : Coming out of his room moments after the power goes off OK, I'm going to need that to NOT happen when I'm working on my final paper.