The Sledgehammer – Version 2.0

May 28, 2009

June is National Non-Dairy Creamer Month

Filed under: Food, Random Stuff — Tags: , — Brian Lutz @ 11:21 pm

As you wander through the aisles of your friendly neighborhood supermarket, every so often you seem to across some sort of sign touting some food-related holiday you’ve never heard of, much less celebrated.  For example, March is Frozen Food month (Just in time to provide relief when you get sick of Canned Food Month in February,) May is National Beef Month and National Egg Month (just in case you need an excuse to have the Steak and Eggs,) and National Pork Month falls in October, as does National Seafood Month.  Within the next few days the calendar will be moving over from May to June, which has since 1939 been celebrated as National Dairy Month by the National Dairy Council.  Although the month originally intended to help boost sales and consumption of milk and other dairy products during the late Spring and early Summer when grass was most plentiful and cows were able to produce more milk as a result, the modern feeds available for dairy cows tend to make this effect far less pronounced today.  Even so, National Dairy Month continues to be recognized and celebrated, mostly in the form of Dairy Festivals and other celebrations in Wisconsin and other dairy producing states.

For most of us though, the opportunity to celebrate the wonders of bovine mammary secretions in style will be sadly lacking.  Around here, it seems that the most we ever see of National Dairy Month is a handful of scattered TV Commercials and some promotional materials in the stores, as seen above.  Of course, on seeing some of the other posters (or whatever it is that you’re supposed to call the things you stick on the floor because you’ve crammed the shelves with too much stuff to have anywhere to put it) being used here, one begins to get the sneaking suspicion that there seems to be a bit of scope creep going on here.

Take these, for example.  Technically I guess you could put these in here because butter is a major ingredient in the traditional Toll House cookie recipe (although with the prepackaged stuff like this, who knows what sort of ungodly artificial substitute they might be using in the stuff.)  There’s also the whole “milk and cookies” thing that’s been going around pretty much forever.  I guess I can go ahead and give them this one.

 

This, on the other hand, is really pushing it…

…And this one I can’t think of any possible excuse for.  At least in the case of the Coffee Mate you can kind of make some sort of justification based on the fact that Sodium Caseinate (one of the major ingredients in non-dairy creamers) is derived from milk and thus has at least some connection to actual dairy products (flimsy though it may be.)  Margarine, on the other hand, is to a large extent considered an enemy to dairy, and has been for practically as long as it has existed.  Over the years, a number of punitive legislative measures have been enacted ranging from bans on added color in margarine products (at least one of which remains in effect today in the state of Missouri) to excise taxes or even outright bans of the product altogether.  As a result, the illicit sale of bootleg margarine was commonplace, both here in the US and in Canada.  In fact, the Canadian Government banned margarine entirely between 1886 until 1948 (aside from a period between 1917 and 1923 when dairy shortages forced a temporary lifting of the ban.)  The Wikipedia article on margarine provides a good summary of the various efforts to legislate margarine out of existence, mostly at the behest of the dairy industry.  Needless to say, if you are familiar with the long sordid history involved here, it seems rather odd to see promotional materials for National Dairy Month being used as an advertisement for margarine.  In fact, of the four posters being shown here, only one of them contains anything that could be unambiguously considered to be a dairy product.  I suppose they could always rename the whole thing to “National Dairy and anything that bears a vague resemblance or might in some way be associated with it Month,” but that might be a bit tough to fit on the poster, don’t you think?

May 26, 2009

And the Fans are Going Wild

Filed under: Random Stuff — Brian Lutz @ 7:31 pm

Yesterday for Memorial Day, we had one of our standard Vanderhoeven family get-togethers down in Bonney Lake, complete with quite a bit more food than we actually needed (in fact, if I hadn’t managed to foist some of the chips and dip I brought off on for snacking after the main meal, I would have ended up bring back all the food I brought down, which would be a really bad thing for whatever diet I happen to be pretending to follow right now.)  Our numbers were a bit smaller than usual, since a number of people were off climbing up to Camp Muir at Mount Rainier for some inexplicable reason, but sometimes having everyone there at once can be a bit overwhelming anyway.  I’m sure someone else will blog it (or already has) so I’ll just leave it at that. 

Anyway, after making the drive home from Bonney Lake, I got to my apartment and prepared to settle in for the evening and try to figure out what I’m supposed to do with five pounds of uncooked pork chops when I felt the squish of wet carpet underfoot.  In my experience, there are very few instances in which soggy carpet could be considered a good thing, and I wasn’t particularly inclined to try to figure out what any of those are, especially at 9pm at night.  Frequent readers of this Blog (and other similar mythical creatures) might recall that this isn’t the first time I’ve had this happen.  It was about a year and a half ago that the hot water heater in my apartment decided to fail at around 8pm on a fine Sunday evening, leaking several gallons worth of its contents  onto the nearest available carpet and generally making a big mess out of things.  Thankfully the response at the time was swift, and  although I suspect the neighbors might not have appreciated the carpet cleaners showing up at 11pm all that much, the problem was taken care of swiftly, and by 9pm the next morning a new hot water heater was in place, leaving just enough time to take a shower before work.  Initially I suspected that another hot water heater might have gone out on me (what are the chances of that happening twice?) but further investigation revealed the ominous sound of dripping from within the wall between the office/den where the heater is located and the laundry room on the other side.  Turning off the water at the main shutoff valve seemed to slow down the drips, but also cut off water to the upstairs apartment.  A call to the apartment emergency number was made, but this time the maintenance man didn’t show up until this morning. 

Once he did show up, the problem was identified (this time it was the upstairs hot water heater that had an issue with the pressure relief valve) and the carpet cleaners were once again dispatched with the requisite water extraction equipment, which naturally accomplished in five minutes twice as much as an hour of wringing out soggy towels had done the night before (not that I’d know anything about that…)  When all was said and done, I was left with no less than four big high-speed fans running at full blast in the apartment to try to dry out the space inside the wall, plus an industrial-strength dehumidifier for good measure.  If fans are considered to be white noise then I’ve got a freakin’ blizzard of the stuff right now.  I’ve actually worked in noisy environments before (when you’re a contract software tester, your typical workspace tends to be somewhere wedged in between two server racks and a freakishly huge power unit,) but I think this one beats even the SMS test lab right now in terms of sheer volume.  I also have to use my notebook to write this on even though I’m at my desk in my office because the combination of fans and my computer tripped the circuit breaker earlier, and I’m guessing that repeated circuit breaker trips probably aren’t a good thing for the well-being and longevity of a big box full of high-tech components.  And I haven’t even bothered trying to figure out what I’m supposed to do when bedtime comes around tonight.  It’s not quite as noisy over in the bedroom, but I’m guessing I should probably stock up on earplugs and Tylenol anyway, because

I suppose I can’t really complain much though.  At least the problem is being taken care of properly (I think) and with any luck I won’t be around here the next time the carpets decide to turn up soggy again.  Hopefully if it happens again I can find some way to blame the washer and get a new one…

May 25, 2009

Recycled Newspaper: The Great Redmond Bank Robbery That Wasn’t

Filed under: History, Recycled Newspaper, Redmond — Tags: , — Brian Lutz @ 12:40 am

Update 5/26/09:  Added  details on the sentencing of the seven co-conspirators in this plot based on a Seattle Times article I was able to find.

It sounds like a plot straight out a Hollywood blockbuster. Seven members of an extremist organization devise an elaborate plot to rob three small town banks in one day. And we’re not talking your run-of-the-mill bank robberies either. Surely there would be no way that a small-town police force would be able to respond to three banks being robbed simultaneously. Nonetheless, just to make sure that the police wouldn’t be able to interfere with their plans, they were going to take the police force out of commission. To do this, they were going to bomb the police station and take control of the police airwaves, which would then be used to coordinate the plot. Not only that, but they also planned to bomb the city’s main power transmission lines to cut the city’s power and prevent whatever police remained from being able to call for outside help. In the ensuing chaos, they would rob the three banks, andescape in stolen getaway cars before anyone could even respond.

Even in the movies, an elaborate plot like this sounds farfetched, but this is exactly what seven members of a right-wing extremist organization known as the Minutemen planned to do in Redmond in January of 1968. In the last Recycled Newspaper post, I covered a number of crime stories from Redmond as reported by the Sammamish Valley News in May of 1968. Although stories of a high-speed car chase around Education Hill and a quickly foiled armed robbery attempt certainly grab the headlines, it turns out that just a few months previous to these, there was a much bigger crime story in Redmond that I managed to miss completely.

Unfortunately for the would-be bank robbers, the FBI had been tipped off to their plot several weeks in advance, and an elaborate investigation by the FBI ultimately resulted in all seven co-conspirators being arrested before their plot could be carried out, with significant amounts of weapons andexplosives in their possession. Ultimately, not only would the seven men be charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, but the leader of the Minutemen would also face conspiracy charges related to the robbery plot. As it turns out, this plot was covered not only by the Sammamish Valley News, but also received extensive coverage from the Seattle Times and P-I as well, and the story even reached a number of national papers, including the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Much of the local coverage of this story can be found in the Redmond Historical Society’s archives in printed form. As with many of the items found here, the Internet also helps fill in a number of additional details, mostly in the form of court documents related to the criminal proceedings resulting from this plot. After the jump, a look at the Great Redmond Bank Robbery That Wasn’t. Oh, and you might want to grab a drink or something, because this one is long.

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May 21, 2009

Out-of-Context Ad: Celery Might Do That to You

Filed under: Advertising, Recycled Newspaper — Brian Lutz @ 2:32 am

For a kid hauling groceries, this little guy seems to be awfully happy about the whole thing.  Just what might this kid be so happy about?  As usual, the full ad will be posted sometime in the next few days.  In the meantime, speculate wildly.  A new Recycled Newspaper is also coming in the next day or two, taking a look at another 1968 crime in Redmond (well an attempted crime anyway) which not only puts the ones covered in the previous Recycled Newspaper installment to shame, but also received a significant amount of coverage from the Seattle newspapers and even made the New York Times.  Stay tuned…

May 17, 2009

To Boldly Nitpick Where Thousands Have Nitpicked Before: The New Star Trek Movie

Filed under: Random Stuff — Tags: , — Brian Lutz @ 3:35 pm

WARNING:  This post is full of spoilers on the new Star Trek Movie.  If you have not yet seen it, and wish to do so, I would recommend that you not read this post until after you have watched the movie. 

Although over the years I have watched quite a bit of Star Trek in its various incarnations, I do not think that I would consider myself to be a Trekkie.  For one thing, I have never really done much besides watching the show itself, and even with that there’s still a fair bit I haven’t ever watched.  I’d say I’ve seen most episodes of The Next Generation, but beyond that I have watched bits and pieces of the other various Trek series (mostly Voyager.)  I haven’t even watched all of the episodes of the Original Series yet.  I’m sure I’ll eventually catch up on all this stuff, but suffice it to say I am not exactly the biggest Star Trek fan out there.

With this in mind, on Friday I finally broke my years-long streak of staying out of movie theaters and joined a number of other people to watch the new Star Trek movie that is out in theaters right now.  I actually hadn’t planned on seeing it, but since all the cool kids were doing it (well, at least the cool kids that weren’t over in  the other  theater for Angels and Demons) and because I began to suspect I might be putting myself at risk for revocation of my nerd license (which is probably already on some sort of probation not only because I took so long to see the Lord of the Rings movies, but because I never bothered reading the books before seeing them) if I didn’t see it, I ended up at a 9:30 showing at the Lincoln Square Cinemas in Bellevue on Friday.  The theater at Lincoln Square actually has an IMAX screen they were showing the film on, but for this one we just stuck with the standard version. 

Although I found the movie to be mostly enjoyable, I found that even taking the loose interpetation of the laws of physics present in the Star Trek universe into consideration, there were still a number of scenes I found to be a bit far-fetched, which ultimately turned into the nitpick post you will find below.  Once again, I will remind the reader that this post is full of spoilers, and is not recommended for anyone who has not yet seen the movie if they plan to do so.  For those of you who might find this type of thing boring and/or headache-inducing, there should be a new Recycled Newspaper post coming soon to give you something more to your liking to read.

As usual,  you will find the remainder of the post after the jump.

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May 15, 2009

An Aerial View of Downtown Bellevue From 1979

Filed under: Bellevue, History — Brian Lutz @ 10:26 am

I just wanted to put up a quick post this morning to point over to Vintage Seattle, where a number of interesting high-res aerial photos from April of 1979 submitted by a reader have been posted.  Among photos of Seattle Center, Downtown Seattle  and the Opening Day boat parade in the Ship Canal is one that should be of particular interest to readers of this site:  an aerial photo of Downtown Bellevue.  For all the research  I have done on the history of Bellevue and the rest of the Eastside, there are still a couple of surprises to be found there (in particular, the huge chunk of undeveloped land in the middle of the Downtown Bellevue area visible in the photo.)  Perhaps if I get a chance (and permission to do so) I will take a closer look at this and do some analysis on the photo later.  In the meantime, the rest of Vintage Seattle is highly recommended for people with an interest in history on the other side of the lake.

May 14, 2009

I Thik It’s bout Tim For Nw Kybord.

Filed under: Technology — Tags: — Brian Lutz @ 6:51 pm

Around November of last year, I put together a new computer to replace the aging machine that I had been using daily for the better part of four years at the time.  Due to the age of the old system (and the fact that I happened to put it together at just the wrong time so most of the system components were outdated within weeks instead of the usual couple of months) there wasn’t much I could carry over from the old system to the new system.  Inside the case, I think one of the hard drives made it. and the case itself (a popular model that got discontinued) also made it over from the old system (which iteslf got moved to a new enclosure, but hasn’t even been turned on since I got this one up and running.)

Besides those components, about the only other things that made it from one system to the other one were the input devices, including a keyboard so old I can’t even recall when I actually bought it.  If I recall correctly, this nondescript IBM keyboard originally came from the closeout table at the Totem Lake CompUSA store many years ago (back when the place was still almost worth shopping at every once in a while,) and I think I paid all of $4.88 for it at the time.  As you can probably tell from the picture above, the thing has definitely seen better days (I think I’ll go ahead and skip the macro photos, since there might be people out there eating while they’re reading this) and probably should have been replaced ages ago.  Then again, a computer keyboard is one of those things that just seems to work up until one day it decides that it doesn’t work anymore.  Which brings us to now. 

Over the years, this keyboard has probably taken more than its fair share of abuse. At least 90% of what’s on this site has come out of this keyboard (with the rest being mostly from my notebook or the occasional mobile post.)  One of the legs on the back of it got broken off several years ago in a fit of (apparently misdirected) rage, meaning I’ve had to use it at a slightly annoying angle for some time now.  Nonetheless, everything continued to work correctly right up until yesterday, when the keyboard decided it wasn’t going to allow me to type the “>” key when I happened to need to close out some HTML tags.  This, of course, just won’t do, and further investigation revealed that the F5-F8 keys had also been recently rendered non-functional, which is something that probably wasn’t a big deal, but proved moderately annoying when I couldn’t use F5 to constantly refresh my Blog stats refresh various websites, needing instead to go over to the mouse and actually click a button on the toolbar.  Even before this happened, I had been thinking for some time that I was going to need to get a new keyboard somewhere along the line, if for no other reason than the fact that my old one was getting just a tad disreputable.  Knowing a thing or two about hanging onto old and decrepit stuff long beyond the point where I should have gotten rid of it, I never bothered to actually purchase a replacement until the old one finally broke.

For most people, the question of which keyboard to use with their computer is generally an afterthought,  As long as they can press the buttons and have letters come out, there’s no reason to get any fancier than that.  Other people have a preference for the so-called ergonomic keyboards that split the key layout into two halves.  I’m definitely not one of those people.  Over the years I’ve gradually gotten to the point where I can use an ergo keyboard if it’s what I have available, but I still prefer the standard carpal-tunnel inducing layout for my day-to-day usage.  I suspect that if you did a survey, most of the PC users out there would still be using the pack-in keyboard that came with their computer, without the fact that there are other keyboards out there ever occurring to them.  With that in mind, a trip to Fry’s down in Renton reveals a shockingly large selection of keyboards on offer, enough to fill up almost half an aisle in fact.

Based on my prior experience I could probably just grab the cheapest 104-key keyboard I could find on the shelf and call it good, but especially at a place like Fry’s that’s chock full of no-name merchandise from occasionally questionable sources, I’m not so sure that’s such a great idea.  On the other hand they also have plenty of brand name keyboards here ranging from relatively cheap to horrendously expensive (anyone mind explaining who in their right mind would actually pay nearly $300 for a keyboard and mouse?) and plenty of different ones to chose from.  Since it’s been a while since I really went shopping for a keyboard (as you might have been able to guess) I thought I’d share a few observations from the keyboard aisle.

The first thing that I noticed as I worked my way down the aisle is that a significant majority of the different models on offer here were wireless.  Based on this fact I’d have to guess that these are probably fairly popular choices these days, but I just don’t see the point of getting a wireless keyboard here.  For one thing, here in my office my keyboard is pretty much never going to be leaving my desk, which means that about the only thing a wireless keyboard is going to do for me is make it so I have to change batteries every so often.  For another thing, unless people’s systems happen to have built-in Bluetooth support (my notebook does, but my desktop system doesn’t) these wireless keyboards are going to require a separate adapter, which means that it won’t remove any wires from the snake pit found under the typical desk.  

Another problem with a lot of the wireless keyboards out there (and a fair number of the wired ones in fact) is the fact that many still bear the dreaded F-lock key, a misguided fad in keyboard design which fortunately seems to be in the process of fading into a well-deserved oblivion.  For those of you fortunate enough to be unfamiliar with this, on keyboards with this key (Microsoft and Logitech seem to be the main offenders here,) the F1-F12 keys at the top of the keyboard were assigned different functions such as undo, copy, paste and other things like this.  In theory this could be useful, but in practice, these functions overrode the use of the F keys for their normal functions unless the F-lock key was activated on the keyboard, basically doing more harm than good most of the time.  For quite a while, these keyboards were set up for the F-lock to be disabled whenever the system was started up, so the user would have to turn it on manually to use their F-keys normally.  Eventually the keyboards were redesigned to allow the F-lock state to persist when the system was turned off, but the general consensus among power users is that the F-lock keys are pretty much evil.  Still, they continue to be used on a number of keyboards, none of which I have any intention of ever buying.

Moving down the row past the wireless keyboards, I finally reached the wired keyboards at the other end.  Of course there’s been some innovation here as well, mostly in terms of gratuitous bells and whistles.  It seems that aside from the standard issue no-name keyboards, most of the wired keyboards these days are considered to be “gamer” keyboards.  Aside from a few models with outlandish First-Person Shooter oriented key layouts and on-board displays (just in case you need to look up your character’s agility stat during the .2 seconds you’re looking away from the screen during the raid,) the main thing that seems to make a keyboard a “gamer” keyboard is the presence of gratuitous backlighting.  Given the fact that I tend on occasion to be easily distracted by bright shiny objects and that I managed to get a decent price on it, I eventually ended up with the Logtiech G11 keyboard, as seen above.  All things considered there probably wasn’t any real need for me to get a keyboard that glows ominously blue, but the key feel on this one seems decent compared to some of the other models I looked at, and I got a decent price (at least compared to what it’s sold for elsewhere) on it as well.  Besides, my computer already glows ominously blue, so why not have the keyboard match?  I suspect that even having a so-called “gamer” keyboard probably won’t do a blasted thing to make me suck any less at gaming, but at least it looks like it could, right?  Either way, I figure I should be good for another half decade or so in the keyboard department. 

In the meantime, this keyboard seems like it will probably take a bit of getting used to, since the keys seem just a bit smaller than my old one.  There might be a few extra typos scattered in my posts for a bit, but probably nothing I can’t sneakily edit out and pretend never happened.  Now if you’ll excuse me I just need to go figure out some sneaky way to get rid of that old keyboard before the Hazmat team shows up…

May 13, 2009

Disney World Trip Report, Part 6: Park Hopping for Dummies

Filed under: travel, Wanderings — Tags: — Brian Lutz @ 8:10 pm

Note:  If you missed them, the previous installments of the Trip Report may be found here:

Part 1: Getting There is Half the Fun, Right? (Traveling to Orlando and fleeing from the snow and ice in Seattle)
Part 2: Now with Actual Disney in it! (The Hotel Room, and the beginning of day 1 in the Magic Kingdom)
Part 3: Just Another Day in Never Never Land (The rest of Day 1, in which dreams purportedly come true if you sing about them for long enough)
Part 4: It’s the FUTURE! (Sort of.) (Day 2 begins in Epcot, with a trip halfway around the world in 180 minutes)
Part 5: The Disney Version of Christmas (Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party, and other Merry Things you have to wait in line for)

First of all I apologize for the lack of updates on my Blog in general for the last few days, and on my Disney World trip report for the last, oh, couple of months or so.  I’ve been dealing with a combination of various real life issues related to my employment situation (I should be returning to work a couple of weeks from now) and the usual writer’s block.  Of course on the trip report I’ve just been lazy, but that’s another story.  My goal with this thing is to get it finished before I take another trip to Disney World, and although at this point I haven’t got a clue when that would actually be (Once I return to work I’m not expecting to have any significant amount of vacation time available for a while) at the rate that I’m writing this thing it’s looking like it’ll be a toss-up which will happen first.

Anyway, when I left off on this trip report, I had just finished the second day in the parks,, which had been split between Epcot and the Magic Kingdom.  Tentatively I planned to spend the day hopping around the parks, but the only thing that I had on the agenda as a “must do” item for the day was the Spectromagic parade at the Magic Kingdom in the evening, since I had missed it on Monday, and this was the only other time on this trip that I would have a chance to watch it.   After spending basically all day in the parks yesterday without taking any significant breaks, I ultimately decided that I was going to try to take it a bit easier today, and not to rush everywhere (yeah, like that would ever happen.)  It is from there that the trip report will pick up after the jump.

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May 7, 2009

Out-of-Context Ad Solution: Tuning In and Dropping Out are Optional

Filed under: Advertising, Recycled Newspaper — Brian Lutz @ 3:15 pm

As you can see above, last week’s out-of-context ad featured this very Sixties-looking family which seems to have a suspiciously large set of plans enveloping their home, a development many of us might find a bit disconcerting.  These people seem oddly unconcerned about the whole thing though, apparently being too preoccupied by the funny pages to really notice.  But what exactly would this ad be trying to sell?  The full advertisement is posted after the jump.

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May 3, 2009

Well, Whaddya’ Want For a Buck?

Filed under: Random Stuff — Tags: — Brian Lutz @ 8:57 pm

I have to admit that right now, my apartment is a bit of a mess.  Without going into too many details (after all, my Mom is probably reading this) it’s been quite a while since I’ve really gone in and done a thorough cleaning of my apartment, and it shows.  Slowly, I’ve been trying to get things back into shape one room at a time, but so far, the whole process seems to be at the stage where it seems like you’ve been working on stuff for a while, but there doesn’t seem to be any visible progress.   Still, in an effort to avoid being too much of a slob, I continue on with my ill-fated spring cleaning attempt.

In the process of doing this, I have been trying to go in and clean up some parts of the bathroom that don’t usually get covered by the regular cleanings.  One of these areas is the shower curtain liner, which really starts to get nasty after a while, and at this point had reached the point of not really being worth cleaning, so I just tossed it.  Fortunately I had an extra one around to replace it with, but while I was removing the old one, I noted that the top of the curtain rod was particularly messy, as were the curtain rings.  For some inexplicable reason, the top of the shower curtain rod seems to accumulate some sort of ominous looking black crud on a regular basis, and a bunch of it had rubbed off on the curtain rings as well.  I have no idea where the stuff would even come from, since nothing but steam and the occasional wandering spider would ever have any reason to go up there.  Regardless of how the stuff gets up there, it was a mess up there, and as long as I was cleaning up there, I might as well take down the rings and clean them up some too, right?

Thus I found myself removing the curtain rings and washing them in the sink, where the water rapidly turned black from all the stuff that had accumulated on the rings.  It seemed to be bad enough that it actually took some scrubbing to get all of the crud off of the things, after which the water was drained and another sinkful of water was drawn to rinse them off with.  It quickly became obvious that even the scrubbing hadn’t really cleaned them off all that well, and another round of scrubbing left the second batch of water somewhat less black than the first, but enough so to be at least mildly disconcerting.  Eventually I reached the point where the rings seemed to be clean, and left them to dry for a bit (not that there was really any need to do so.)  Of course, when it came time to put them back up after their far-too-laborious cleaning…

Sure enough, one of the things breaks, thus rendering the whole process an exercise in futility.  Of course, given the fact that I paid all of 99 centsfor these things at Ikea back when I first moved into my apartment several years ago, I probably don’t have much room to complain when one of the things breaks.  I suppose there’s supposed to be a valuable lesson hidden in this somewhere, but since I’m probably destined to stubbornly repeat my mistake at some point in time, I’m not going to bother looking too hard to find it.  Oh well, guess I didn’t really need a shower tonight all that much anyway…

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