Now there was a a blackout on Manhattanville college on Sunday; March 6th. Although it was the second time this year that this happen, it was different this time around. When I got to my room on Sunday, in which the lights went off as soon as I closed the door behind me, I had no battery life on my phone at all. My original intentions was to charge my phone as soon as I get to the dorm, but that did not happen.
As soon as the lights went off, I realized that there was no was for me to charge my phone. For the some hours that I was in the darkness, all i could think of was how was I going to charge my phone. Instead of thinking about ways to be safe on campus with a light and other resources, all I thought about was how was I going to get some way to charge it. I ended up charging it with my already dyeing laptop. I did not care how I was going to get the energy, but as long as I got it I was ok. Charging a phone from an outlet is very different then charging a phone in laptop. For my phone, I can get about 30% of battery in about 20 minutes through an outlet, but through the laptop it takes me about 2 hours just to get 5%. So I was very desperate at this point. The blackout showed me how connected I am to my phone and media in general. If i don’t have my phone then I get an unsettled feeling within me.