I'm not quoting the lyrics to the new K-mart jingle. It is a catchy one and I started singing along the first seven times I heard it. It's starting to wear on me now but nothing close to the mad woman in last year's Target commercials. The "screamer." Yikes!
No, I'm talking about all the little lights inside my house. In the bedroom alone: red coming from the power strip next to the nightstand, the soooo bright light on my alarm clock (I had to cover it with dark tissue paper), two lights on the phone (I tried blacking out the one on the handset with a Sharpie - no go) and lastly (I think unless I've missed one or eight), the red dot on the TV or is it orange? Who cares.
Now let's leave the boudoir. Thankfully, nothing blinds me in the dining room which I have to pass through in order to make a "pit stop" in the middle of the night.
The kitchen has a microwave light and the stove clock is bright enough to guide me to my destination. No need for a night light in the potty.
The living room: a little red light on the TV, another power strip light and then the grandaddy of them all - the router adaptor! That little thing has a blue light on it so bright we have to close the bedroom door.
Now for the outside. We don't have any exterior lights that we feel need to stay on all frigging night like some people in our neighborhood. I understand that for security purposes people might want lights but I'm thinking motion sensor.
Or maybe I'll just have to get some "black out" curtains, eh?