Sunday, January 22, 2006

Clean Room!!!1!

This weekend has been quite productive. I am most satisfied with my newly clean room. For as long as I've lived here, I have had at least one pile somewhere in my room. Now they're all gone. Every single one of them. My desk is clean. There are vacuum lines on the carpet.

I also upgraded my dawn simulator setup. My dawn simulator is a little box (it's next to my alarm clock in the picture) that i plug my lamps in to. It has a clock and a timer. I set it for when I want to wake up, and it gradually turns on my lights over the course of 45 minutes. Previously, I only had it hooked up to my torcheire lamp (right of nightstand) and my ambient IKEA lamp, at the foot of my bed. That worked pretty well. When I bought the dawn simulator, the woman at the store told me that the lights have to be bright and direct. My existing lamps were neither.

Enter the grow lights. I found these lamps at Home Depot for $15 a piece, bulbs included. They are awesome. This morning I tested them out, and then mounted them nicely with some wire hiders. My goal is for my waking experience to be akin to sleeping outside, and experienceing a real sun rise.

Speaking of sun, what is that foreign stripe of photons across my bed? Could it be? Yes, it can. The rain finally let up. Fuck the record, I say. Give me sun. I'll drink it up.

The soundtrack of the weekend has been my new Rockin' Blues station on Pandora. Check it out. Posted by Picasa


  1. Saying that you put grow lights above your bed makes it sound like you think you're too short.

    Now that it's sunny in Seattle, it's cold and rainy in Austin. :/

  2. I asked Pandora for "Without Her" by Al Cooper. It created a great station. Is Seattle still going for the record?

  3. The record stopped at 27 days, I think. It didn't rain last Sunday. However, it has rained practically every day since then.

  4. I REALLY like that lizard thing on the wall. Nice clean room, congrats. Hope it lasts! ;)