Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ugh.

This is the kind of day I've had. It's been a rough one, but as a song -- well, it's one of the best ever (a link for the uninitiated!).

Friday, I'm ready.

8 comments:

Keera said...

Never heard that song before but I like it! Pretty! Now, what the heck did you do to tick off the law of gravity so much? (Or maybe it's just those darn eclipses. They're back to back this summer.)

alice said...

It was a lot of little things, the biggest of which being that I knocked a beautiful tiffany-style lamp off the table and it (and its CFL bulb) broke. Gah.

A Free Man said...

Great track. Phish, no? Hope your weekend has gotten better.

Keera said...

The downside to being "green" - breaking CFL bulbs. I'm told they aren't as dangerous as popular myth claims, but you still can't just toss 'em in the garbage.

alice said...

Yes, Phish. And my weekend has been much better, thanks. Sometimes the niggling little things just clump up in a day.



Keera, I went and looked it up on the internet and followed the protocol for disposing of a broken bulb. It all seemed to be incredibly over the top, but I figured I don't know enough about it to argue.

Keera said...

The latest I heard was run, run away for about 15 minutes to let the mercury fumes evaporate, then come back and sweep up as usual, but dispose of as hazardous waste. I'm waiting for the day when I can use LEDs all over my home.

alice said...

I don't think I stayed out for 15 minutes, and I cleaned up with tape instead of a broom or vac, and then I took to the light bulb disposal kiosk at Home Depot. And now I'm thinking these CFLs are an awful lot of trouble.



Are LEDs being developed for home applications? Existing fixtures? That would be cool.

Keera said...

I've only seen new appliances with LEDs. I guess if the technology gains in popularity, it will pay off to produce adapters for light fixtures, as well as produce more new things. I think I'm hooked because I read of one man who helped light an entire village in Nepal using a car battery and LEDs. The car battery was charged once a day by the village's one generator.