Oh man, in 1996 we had a lot of big monsoons and lost electricity for long periods of time (once 24 hours). Couldn't even leave my house to go to my parents because all the traffic lights were out also. I was calling up SRP, begging them to get my power (AC!) back on, like the crazy pregnant girl I was. My hub would laugh, knowing they were probably thinking "it's that crazy pregnant woman again!"
eta: girl, look at you standing there in front of an ocotillo!