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Long day. Dead on feet.

New apartment's not bad. Scurfier than my last place--it's an older building, so the cupboards are haphazard and ancient and the appliances mostly pre-date me. No patio railing, so I'll have to do something inventive with shrubs and whiskey barrel planters if I want to define any psychological space outside.

But it's definitely a good bit bigger, and I can plant a birdfeeder and birdbath directly into the ground outside the sliding glass door. And there's more counter space. And hell, I'm a starving artist--if my digs aren't at least a little scruffy, I think I have to turn in my beret or something.

Tomorrow evening, I get all my boxes out of Deb's garage. (Glory!) And then I'll probably spend a few hours assembling bookcases and my computer desk. Since I am about as mechanically inclined as a retarded peacock, there is a chance that I will be crushed under cheap MDF and spend my last tormented hours attempting to saw my leg off with an allen wrench. If so, O Readers, avenge my death! Go to Staples and kick the display models a coupla times for me!


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If so, O Readers, avenge my death! Go to Staples and kick the display models a coupla times for me!

Aye, aye, Cap'n! *salutes*

Hypothetically speaking, if I were to happen to have say 4-5 unassembled shelving units in my house, would it be avenge-ful enough to kick those? Or would your spirit rest more easily if I drove to a store to kick unboughten furniture?

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Everything is better with whiskey!

Did you remember to check for gnomes?

Happy New Apartment moving in day!

Assembly required is why I love Bed Bath & Beyond - I bought their foldable media tower (3 of them, I need more...own way too many movies) and want to buy some of their foldable bookshelves. I just don't know if I want snazzy looking or snazzy pricing! You might like the idea though, it saves the hazards of putting things together:

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=14553665&RN=920
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=111639&RN=920

Also, on an unrelated note...This might make the idea of cooking silly and fantastic: http://www.amazon.com/Green-Eggs-Cookbook-Georgeanne-Brennan/dp/0679884408

I second the suggestion of folding bookcases. Though I had to get teh cheaper ones rather than the pretty ones, but they work very well and are very sturdy.

YEAH!
home sweat home and yes that's spelled correctly =)
I'll kick the displays for ya either way - those desks and hutches are the work of the devil!

So...when ya calling Clark for a free meal and a few drinks??

I may be in Raleigh over the weekend of the 26th - any chance of finding you somewhere? I'd LOVE to meet you

oh and in case of mechanical emergency -
baby bro and his pack of wing nuts he hangs out with are all puter IT nerds who actually know how to use a wrench and screw driver, if you need help (or strong backs and a trailer) call him and tell him I said "get off your ass and help my friend" =D

Since I am about as mechanically inclined as a retarded peacock, there is a chance that I will be crushed under cheap MDF and spend my last tormented hours attempting to saw my leg off with an allen wrench.

I now feel strongly compelled to create in Ikea-assembly-instructions style a series of illustrations for how to do just that: use one of their small, flimsy free allen wrenches to amputate a limb that's been trapped under a toppled piece of not-quite-assembled furniture.

If only I had artistic talent!

Now, I'm pretty sure this was posted in Ursula's journal awhile back in another discussion about Ikea, but the IKEA Game Walkthrough is worth pointing to again.

"Since I am about as mechanically inclined as a retarded peacock..."

I'm sorry - this has to be a painting. Would it be a Pea-tard? or Tard-cock?

Anyway - Yay for moving! Hope all goes well and good luck

you know, some might say ALL cocks are tards... but not me.

Strapping on my steel-toed boots just in case.

And hell, I'm a starving artist--if my digs aren't at least a little scruffy, I think I have to turn in my beret or something...

Oh, that'd be horrible...

"Open up! This is the Sell-Out police. You are under suspision of making a living wage. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of art*. Please hand over your beret, paint stains**, and Artistic License."

Of course, THIS is why I allow the mildew stains around the bathtub to remain in my appartment. I in fear of da law!

*Possibly the outdoor sculpture garden courtyard at MOMA.

**I refuse to believe that digital artists don't get as messy as the rest of us. Blue on your forehead JUST HAPPENS.

Forgive me if I missed this somewhere, but where's your cat? Is he moving in with you? :)

Sunday Ben will join me in the new Casa de Vernon!

Grats on new place! Will Ben be joining you soon?

Nonono luv. No cheap-ass staples furniture. Poor thing. Ikea will be near you in a year or two. *sigh*

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