So, after, err, way too long having the bathroom sink clogged up, I finally took a look at a book that hrafn
let me borrow, How to Fix Damn Near Everything
. It said the first thing to try was a plunger. So, all along, this disgusting problem, I could have fixed it with 3 seconds with the plunger. But, still, I feel very triumphant, and I'm using that boost of morale to get some energy to do some more cleaning around the house.