But when the power does happen and everything turns black, I am now very okay with it. I went and laid down in the sunroom (which is oddly enough the best place to be during storms because of the skylights and all the windows) where I could just listen and watch the storm. I ate some cheese, and thought about opening some wine, but never got around to it. Eventually I just went to bed.
I really don't mind rain or storms; I like driving in them and I love the sound of rain with the windows open (as long as there's not water pouring into the house because no one wants a flooded home). It gives you a chance to completely unplug and let your mind wander, and you can just ease yourself along and unwind until you go to bed.
Unfortunately I didn't realize that my room's lights were on full blast, so when the power came back on my brother and I awoke very sharply and unpleasantly to lights in our face at around 4am. But hey, it is what it is. Was still awesome to watch the storm!