I don't think there's a sound in the world more irritating than that little electronic beep that a smoke alarm makes when its battery goes bad. Every twenty seconds or so comes that little chirp that you just can't ignore. It's worse than the sound of a dripping faucet in the middle of the night. Well, that's what woke me up about 4:45 this morning and it took me the best part of an hour to find that 9-volt battery that I just knew had to be here somewhere and to get that sound to finally stop (somehow, even removing the dead battery does not stop the chirping).
By then there was no way I was going to get any more sleep, so I started looking for something new that would put me in a better mood...and I found this great YouTube video created by the staff of the Seneca College library in Toronto. It's soothing, it's funny, and it's about a library. How cool is that?