And Then There Was Light

Home Depot has become the new Tiffany’s since it too is open for breakfast.

Rather than Elsa Peretti you’ll find Black and Decker winking from the shelves.

Hey girlie, come on over, I’ll show ya what I got.

The other splendid feature? Their prices.

After hardwaring on the Upper East Side my whole life like the diva of dish towels, it’s a treat to get a deal. So what did I come out with? A night light for my bathroom I’m having a mad affair with. Peeing at 3 a.m. has never been so much fun. The minute you hit the floor it snaps on like a pal expecting your arrival.

Can I take your coat?

It’s also a pretty light, not too bright, a little dim, kinda the way I was described in my early modeling days.

I’ve named him Hal, after a friend whose light also snaps on whenever I need him.

Of course I hope, for both our sakes, we never meet in my bathroom.

It could change our whole relationship.   getpart-5

Meet Hal.



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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16 Responses to And Then There Was Light

  1. Elle Knowles says:

    I love Home Depo! Of course Hal would not be at home in my bathroom since he requires an electrical source! ~Elle

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  2. Rob says:

    Dim can be good. You don’t want full lux when your bladder is losing an argument with your home brew in the wee small hours. Just enough to ensure you don’t miss the target and guide you back to your pit, without properly waking, will do nicely.

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  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I agree that a bright light is not welcomed by sleepy eyes. My Pookie always laughs at me in the morning because I brush my teeth with my eyes shut.

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  4. My husband calls Home Depot church because he goes every Sunday morning!

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  5. That’s a cute nightlight. We have a bunch of super cheap ones we plug in if we have guests, since I don’t want them whacking their shins on unfamiliar corners if they get up at night. Next to bookstores, hardware stores are my next favorite to visit. There is so much potential there. If I had 10,000 dollars and a place to put all the tools I would buy there, I would be a happy guy. 🙂

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    • I love hardware stores too. Love going up and down the aisles talking myself out of buying doodads I don’t need. Can’t say enough though, how much I love my nightlight. Silly isn’t it David? Oh well, whatever floats a girl’s boat. 🙂


  6. Why hello there Hal, you look dashing in your new receptacle.

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