Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Whirling Minion of Overhead Evil

Curse you ceiling fan, and the house you rode in on!

Explanation: Our bedroom ceiling fan is possessed. Well, either that or there's a short in it that causes it to behave erratically. I prefer to just assume it's possessed. The fan has an overhead light and six speed settings in each of two directions. Only one speed (the top speed) works. In order to attain the top speed, you have to hold down the "Fan" button while it cycles (slowly) through the five non-working speeds. When you turn the fan on, the overhead light comes on automatically. When you push the "Light" button to turn the light off, sometimes the light goes off and sometimes it doesn't. This is an irritating feature at bedtime during a heat wave. The light is quite bright and is not something you want on in your bedroom all night.

Anyway, last night, after about five minutes of trying, I managed to get the fan on and the light off. We went to bed with a comfortable breeze in a comfortable room. Life was good.

Then, at 3:00 in the morning, the power flickered and the overhead light turned itself on. It is a bright light. On top of that, it was a very dark room. Furthermore, I was in the middle of a dream where I was using a microwave* and I awoke thinking the room was on fire. That got my heart racing a bit, and as a result I did not get back to sleep for quite some time. I'm a little bitter about that this morning.

*Don't ask, I've given up trying to understand my subconscious.


Willie Y said...

Dreaming of using the microwave is a little bazaar. Calling Dr. Freud. You should be dreaming of fixing the fan.

SpakKadi said...

At least the fan didn't fall on your bed. That happened to a coworker of mine.

And the title of your message got me thinking about the evil overlord list. If you ever consider taking over the world (and who doesn't from time to time?), it's a must read.