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08 May 2006 @ 01:36 am
Shelf destruction - part 1  
zeriel came over and ripped out a bunch of the crappy, extremely amateurish shelving on our fireplace wall, snarking about the shoddy construction the entire time. ("They used finishing nails on something structural. They painted over screws? WTF") The non-structural wood beams behind the shelves are also badly done, so he's going to redo those before putting up the new, non-sucky wall.

Tonight was the last night of the spring bar league. I got a 109, 122, and 91, which works out to about average. We'll be joining the summer league, which starts up on May 28.

It's good not to be going batshit with costume deadlines. I've actually been quite lazy with that, though. Feh. Must...finish...sanding...gesso...and being paranoid of sewing my vinyl leg warmer "boots" doesn't help, either. At least I found some cute black cotton Chinese shoes.
Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: Luscious Jackson - Roses Fade
Andreaasd109 on May 8th, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)
i need photo documentation
The Heavy Metal Matador: South Park - Happyrydain on May 8th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
D'oh! I forgot to take pictures of the strange triangular shelving we ripped out. However, the awkward entertainment center - complete with a pull-out shelf for the previous owners' crappy little TV - is the worst of it, and that's still intact. I'll be sure to photograph it in all of its uneven-doored, drippy-painted glory before we tear it asunder and send it to its resting place on the side of the curb.
yuda on May 8th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
There's lots of painted-over screws in our house, too. They painted over all kinds of random shit you're not supposed to paint over, like switch plates; it's kind of depressing.
The Heavy Metal Matador: South Park - Happyrydain on May 8th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
Seriously...you have to wonder what people are thinking. We're noticing more and more of that around our house, too.

I'm most annoyed by the wall paint splashes on the edges of the wooden window frames. Painter's masking tape exists for a reason, and even if they didn't use any, it would have been possible to keep most of that off by carefully painting around those edges with a brush. I don't understand how anyone could be that sloppy. Then again, those windows are completely covered by the stodgy pink drapes hung far above and beyond the frames, so they probably figured no one would ever care about such lazy painting. I so cannot wait to get rid of those and put up the new curtain rods, but we will have to spackle and paint the old screw holes first. Sigh.
galenb3rgalenb3r on May 8th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a case of fine orcish craftsmanship there.