Monday, January 25

I'm thinking about changing the name of this site to The Apolo-blog. All apologies, all the time!

Sorry for the lack of posts last week. I really did plan on having on every single day last week, and then, suddenly…I didn't. It will never happen again (translation: yes it will).

Cold, rainy day today. Actually, it wasn't that cold, it was in the 50s, but when it's January and it's raining and you live near the water, there's still enough of a chill in the air to call it a "cold and rainy" day. The snow is melting quickly, and though I don't usually like that (I'm a winter guy), it's actually welcome, since the snow that was left from the last snowstorm became hard and brown and ugly. I went out for a walk this morning around 7am, and even at that early hour things were melting. One of my routes takes me down the road that leads to the fish pier. There's still some snow on the sides of the road so it's a little hazardous to walk in the area, especially when cars and trucks are going down a think road at 50 mph. It always amazes me how many cars go down the road at 6 or 7 in the morning and then come back a few minutes later. What the hell are they all doing down there?

In other news, I hate the new light bulbs we're all supposed to use. The CFLs are supposed to conserve energy, make the Earth a better place, make us all younger and more handsome and physically fit. One problem: there's mercury in them. So if you drop one when changing a bulb (not an unheard of thing to have happen), you have to go through an amazing procedure: you have to open all the windows, you can't touch the mercury or the glass, you can't even use a vacuum because that will disperse the mercury everywhere. These new bulbs will be the standard starting in 2012. We won't be able to get the old ones anymore. Buy your haz-mat suits now. Thank you Al Gore.

I'm going to stock up on the old bulbs so that when 2012 comes around I won't have to use the new ones for a couple of years. Hopefully by that time they'll come up with a new kind of light bulb.

Question: how many people does it take to change a CFL bulb? None, THEY'RE ALL DEAD.

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