Declogging My Kitchen Sink

"Declogging My Kitchen Sink"

The kitchen sink got clogged all of a sudden. Hours before I had washed a lot of dishes, pans, and fruits. Everything was fine. Then water just didn’t drain away anymore. I was at my wit’s end, pretty aware that the mesh strainer hadn’t been there for weeks. This could have been totally avoidable.

With this unexpected event I couldn’t start cooking dinner. It was 7pm and I didn’t feel like driving to Home Depot for a tool. Nor did I want to call a plumber — no plumber’s number has been on my phone anyway. Then I remembered I had half a bottle of Drano Max Gel in the bathroom. Eek!

I poured all the content into the drain slowly — as directed on the label. Then it was a 30-minute wait. I spent that time looking for an ideal plumbing snake / drain auger / clog remover on Amazon. By “ideal” I mean the most positive reviews, reasonable pricing, and one-day delivery. Unfortunately, no such thing came to my shopping cart eventually.

The HomePod played a chime; 30 minutes had just passed. The last step was to flush the drain with hot water. Wow… Incredible! Water started to drain! Drano worked like a charm!

Now I’m preparing dinner, and writing this blog post on my phone.

Don’t bother to remind me. I’ve just put the strainer back in place. 🙂

The other soundtrack album to Memories of Matsuko has arrived.

The first album, having arrived in mid Janurary, consists of the film’s score, as suggested in the title “嫌われ松子の曲たち (Music from Memories of Matsuka).” The second album, titled “嫌われ松子の歌たち (Songs from Memories of Matsuka),” has all the songs appearing in the film. The music and songs are dope. So is the film itself.

Both listed as used items on the website but in very good (“like new”) condition, they were shipped to Canada from Japan (Yokohama and Tokyo, respectively). It took months to get them during the pandemic, but Amazon is still a trustworthy place to buy old CDs, vinyls, and even tapes.

Music Memos will not be available to new users after March 1, 2021. Be sure to export all your demo recordings to the Voice Memos library.

Good riddance to such a glitchy app and to the situation where I had to make a choice between Music Memos and Voice Memos every time I started recording.

The CPAP mask I’m using is designed to last a month. As I’ve been taking really good care of it, it’s supposed to outlive that lifespan quite a bit. Today is Day 36, and it started to leak. Planned obsolescence? Nice. 🙄️

Went to Costco to buy a shovel, only to be told I wouldn’t find any in the warehouse — shovels are already “out of season.”

Is it that my old shovel just didn’t break in season? 🤷🏼‍♂️

Incidentally, the Photo Centre is being removed.

Kodak developed the first-ever digital camera but has failed to keep up with industry trends. It was not the advent of digital photography that led to its failure. They could have been the trendsetter. It was because they chose to curb the digital trend for fear that digital cameras would eat up the market share of traditional cameras and, more importantly, films.

Likewise, even with face coverings, social distancing, and widespread lockdown in effect, we may still fail to stop COVID-19 from spreading. It’s not that these measures don’t work. It’s because we don’t — and we can’t — do it properly at all times. How many times have you talked with someone within 6 feet? How many times have you pulled your face mask under your nose or chin? How many times have you tried to get around the ban in the face of a stay-at-home order?

Vaccines are not 100% effective in protecting against any virus, either. Yet, it’s horrendously stupid of many to interpret “not 100%” as “0%.” Since there’s not a single course of action to end this pandemic once and for all, we have to take ALL possible measures simultaneously for the highest levels of safety — even so, we’re not 100% safe.

I simply hate the word “colored.” Of course, yellow, brown, and black are colors. But white is ALSO a color. Without any color you would be a proud transparent critter.

An empty 60L SodaStream carbonator weighs 750g. As each full carbonator purports to contain 410g carbon dioxide, it should weigh at least 1160g. Check the weight after an exchange to know if it is properly refilled.

One of my exes left a comment on a song I wrote, saying they would “unashamedly appreciate” me still thinking of them. Well, that song in fact was not dedicated to anyone. Just hilarious. Can I unashamedly presume they are still thinking of me — in such a funny way? 🤣