Item 1. Yes, I can be a little obsessed, especially on the Mother’s Little Helper, but I’ve been looking for this tiny electrical part for weeks now, and I can’t find it. Y’see, at our farm, we have this overhead ceiling fan with a light in it. The light is not ordinary: it is a “mini candelabra base” (E11) socket, which is even smaller than your run-of-the-mill “candelabra base” (E12) light you find in chandeliers and wall sconces.
They make incredibly bright lights for the mini-candelabra, all the way up to a blinding 500 watts, enough to give you a Cozumel tan and fry funnel cakes. However, with our ban on old-style lights (incandescent and halogen), I’m trying to find an adapter.
A simple goddamn adapter. Something that will turn a mini-candelabra base into a Plain Old candelabra base. They have an adapter for everything else on earth, including all other light bulb sockets. Shit, they have treasonous adapters that turn French light sockets into German ones. But not this motherscratcher. After plowing through the web for almost three hours, I finally found a site that had one, along with a picture:
Gleefully, I hugged my wife and jumped up and down, until I noticed this written at the top of the page:
NOTE: This part is now either discontinued with no available replacement or completely out of stock with no estimated in-stock date.
GOD DAMMIT! Can someone PUH-LEEEEZE tell me if they know anything about an E-11 to E-12 adapter before I explode in golden spasms of geek asscockery?
Item 2. I’m writing a FAQ for a semi-redesign of this site. What questions would you like answered?
Item 3. Looking at my statistics, I started getting a bunch of hits from something called Blogger’s Choice Awards. Lo and behold, the awesome Ms. Cluver had nominated me for both “Best Blog of All Time” and, hilariously, “Hottest Daddy Blogger.”
Now, I don’t need kudos of this kind to assuage my ancient demons, but my 8-year-old self does, and if you vote for me, I get to go back in a time machine and tell that weird-looking kid with the violin that he might get to be one of the Hottest Daddy ANYTHINGS if he can just make it through another thirty years of acne.
So here are the image links if you’re inclined to login and vote. Feel free to add snarky commentary while you’re there!