After terrorist attacks, pandemics are my second favorite disaster to worry about.
(natural disasters coming in a distant third since Pennsylvania sees few earthquakes and almost no tsunamis.)
So when they announced yesterday that this "swine flu" had pandemic capabilities I thought
#1, Gross. The only thing worse than a dirty, smelly pig is a coughing, feverish, sneezing pig and -
#2. I don't want to die before "Twilight: New Moon" comes out.
So I said to my husband don't worry- I totally still have all my Y2K stuff like my propane stove and hand-cranked radio and he was all: "a flu pandemic won't affect the electricity." and I was all: "yeah not right AWAY..." because I've read enough Stephen King books to know that people don't become zombies until the virus mutates - then they totally organize into zombie armies and attack the power grids so the non-zombies are at a disadvantage, and the zombies don't need electricity anyway on account of they eat people raw and they have night vision.
And then he said something about antibacterial soap and common sense at which point I tuned out because I realized it was totally up to me to get a preparedness kit ready.
Which will absolutely include plastic sheeting and duct tape because everybody knows that zombie-invasion is the perfect time for a terrorist attack.