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15 May 2006 @ 11:39 pm
More living room thoughts  
Heh. Home renovation blather has replaced the copious cosplay writings of 2005.

Since I want to paint the wall o' former suckitude, it's really best to drywall it. Though that's a feasible home project, it can also be annoying and messy. Luckily, it doesn't seem to cost that much to have drywall professionally installed, and I'm told that the lack of mess and aggravation (a good contractor will have sanders that hook up to a shop vac and suck up the dust before it can get all over your house) is well worth the price of labor. Plus, a pro can easily patch up the dents and swaths of missing paint on the adjacent wall and ceiling so they'll be ready for us to paint.

Incidentally, not having to buy lauan was A Good Thing(tm). Lowe's has a minimum price for home delivery, and I doubt the wood would have added up to it. I was able to fit the requisite 2x2's and 2x4's for the wall frame into my car. 4'x8' plywood would not compute at all. Thus, the wood is here, we don't have to worry about meeting a delivery truck, and it will have plenty of time to acclimatize before this weekend.

I finally got around to ordering the perty leaf print sage curtains. I also did some sewing supply organization. Chester wasn't too happy about being shut out of my office during the process (he was too curious about the open closet door), but I think he's okay now. I'm quickly running out of padded trouser hangers for fabric.

Hey aitai and skurtchasor...did I just find your lamp? I've been coveting it since I first laid eyes upon its hydra-esque awesomeness, and now it seems that I can finally get one of my own. w00t.
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Heart - Magic Man
aitai on May 16th, 2006 04:31 am (UTC)
you did, indeed. i think they're pretty nifty, too! i like that they're somewhat adjustable and that you can make the light either shine upward or downward or any combination that you desire.
The Heavy Metal Matador: South Park - Happyrydain on May 16th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)

Yeah, the adjustability is a bonus. As I recall, yours lights up the area very well in general, and it also goes with everything. I think I'm going to order one once the far corner of the room (where we used to have a crappy old ugly lamp that broke) is clear.
aitai on May 16th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
cooool. what color/style do you think you'll go for?
Randy Wardfndragon on May 16th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
Hey that crappy old ugly lamp was at least free.
Skurtchasorskurtchasor on May 16th, 2006 03:39 pm (UTC)
Whoa, I didn't know barawn's syndrome was contagious.
Randy Wardfndragon on May 16th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
All I ask for is cheap and effective.

Was it cheap? Yes.

Was it effective? Yes, it turned on.

Did it look like ass with random paint dripping down it? Maybe. Point is, sometimes it's good to think like barawn. This wasn't one of those times.

And besides, I'm using that syndrome to try and give away some of my older computer hardware to Mr. barawn. It's only contagious if you keep old computer parts around the house.
barawnbarawn on June 2nd, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
Dude, I will take all of your old stuff. happily.

You're not just feeding me, you're feeding my entire family! :)

Seriously, the "collect old computer hardware" thing doesn't imply that I have random computer hardware trying to morph into a gigantic Morph-O-Computer in my basement. My parents have a computer I scavenged from work. My aunt has Jamie's computer from 10 years ago. Jamie's mom has a computer she salvaged from work, and before that, she had Andrea's (yes, Andrea Denny's) old computer.

I've been passing along old computers for something like 10 years now. I've got an entire tree of people to support. :)
The Heavy Metal Matador: E-Peenerrydain on May 16th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
Well done, sir. I wish you could hear me laughing my ass off three states away.
Englebert Slaptyback: Sex Authoritydrjayphd on May 16th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
In other news, does mean you're going to start smoking and throw out your folic acid?