Brautigan wrote a little poem about the light bulb in his bathroom. The last lines are:
it just keeps burning away.
I believe that it is fond of me.
Yeah, well, Brautigan was just lucky, I guess. I can't seem to get a lightbulb to last as long as I think it should last. The ones claiming long life die first. The ones that are supposed to be heavy duty aren't.
We live in the greatest country in the world at the apex of technological history and should be happy that we don't have to burn the porch furniture to provide light or heat. But, damn, I hate it when I flip the switch and get that little popping sound and then have to search around for a new bulb or steal one from another lamp.
And the "links" feature on Blogger. Can't figure out how to put links to my favoritest blogs on the sidebar to this blog. Not strictly an example of things that don't work. More like things that should be easier to learn.