Tuesday, January 31, 2017
OK, once again I got nothing so I’ll just pick a topic and see where it goes. As I made this decision I saw a lamp on Facebook, so that is the topic. Pretty exciting, right?
Lamp…lamp…hmmm, I don’t much use lamps anymore. We used to have lamps on end tables in the living room growing up, and I would use them lamp to read by. In my bedroom, there was a desk lamp for doing homework, or avoiding doing homework. In our den, now called a family room, there was one of those standing lamp things with a table attached for holding drinks and stuff.
Lots of lamps back in the day.
Today, not so much. We have a couple of table lamps in our living room, but we almost never use that room. It should be called the “No one lives here room” because it is never used…it does stay clean and looks nice for guests, but still is never used, so neither are the lamps.
We do not have any other lamps in the entire house. I don’t need a lamp for using the computer, it has it has own light. I don’t need a lamp to read a book, I read books off a “Nook” tablet thing which also has its own light.
I do have a sort of lamp on my Bbq grill. It goes on when you lift the grill lid and off when you close the lid, but it is only dark when I grill a couple of months of the year, and I don’t grill as often when it is freezing outside.
I have a cheap light that clips onto the brim of my hat, also used for night time grilling…is that a lamp?
I think I should have picked something less boring, but first thing spotted was my rule, maybe next time I need material I’ll be reading a dirty magazine, or looking at guitars, (almost equally exciting to me these days sad to say) but that is about all I’ve got on lamps.
Used to have a lot of them, used them a lot, now they are only decorations for a room we never use, are lamps headed for extinction in our world?
We did use a lamp to get through eight days of no power after super- storm Sandy so they are needed for emergencies.
Wait, that was a lantern…Never mind.