Here are some of the best entries from an article in the September 19, 2008 issue of the Houston Chronicle.
Fumbling in the dark we've learned:
*Two-year-old canned beets taste better than you think.
*Garage doors aren't magic.
*Spaghetti-Os and canned tuna don't mix well.
*You can't train yourself not to flip on light switches when entering a room.
*Lukewarm is the new cold.
*It's easier to ignore a dirty floor when you can't see it.
*Hair can dry without a blowdryer, but it may not look the way you planned.
*You run out of things to barbecue after Day 2.
*A three-hour line for gasoline is an explosion waiting to happen.
*That neighbor who knows how to use a chainsaw is your new best friend.
*Coffee is possible without Starbucks.
*Manicures are a sign of civilization.
*It seems spooky that the electric toothbrush still works.