radioactive smoke alarms

well, the smoke alarms in our house have both been nonprotecting us for some time now. there’s no battery in one and the battery in the other is dead. recently i bought some new alarms that claim to have a 10-year battery life, but it seems that they all use a radioactive element to detect the smoke so now i’m waiting to hear back from the Alameda County hazardous waste disposal authority to tell me how to get rid of the defunct alarms.
in other news, my vain anticipation of a possible TV appearance in two weeks led me to go get my hair cut extremely short. i love getting my hair cut. i like being pampered, having someone shampoo my hair. i like the light gentle touching and mild shearing feeling as hair is cut and shaved off me. sometimes it give me chills. sometimes it almost feels illicit, so intimate.