Monday, August 25, 2008

Silly Daikini, Hang Yer Damned Curtains

Anyone who's been paying any attention to my Facebook silliness would know that I've been talking an awful lot about my lack of a phone... and my plans to hang curtains this past weekend.

Well... the curtains are still to be hung, but that's not to say I didn't have a productive weekend.

Among my discoveries... ...I can in-fact be a mister fix-it when armed with the proper tools, although I rarely ever follow paper instructions. I have a strange and meddlesome aversion to reading page upon page of diagrams and steps. Possibly because they're too concise??? I dunno... it hurts my wee man-brain to try to follow along. I need a video unless the instructions are put to an interesting story I guess.

Anyhoo... I'm quite pleased to announce that I installed a new deadbolt lock, and I drilled, and hung shelves and installed anchors for shelves... wait... switch those two steps... the anchors came before the shelves. And I did some serious closet organizing. (which won't likely last, but oh well, my intentions are golden.)

OH, and I cleaned a wall of windows, watched 2 movies ("Willow" & "The Italian Job"), ate a litre of Oreo ice cream, went to a drag show (Friday night) ("Mess In a Dress") and managed to get some major sleep time. OK, so maybe it wasn't an overly productive weekend, but I'm coping. lol And part of that coping is to keep telling myself that every little thing I do, contributes to the greater goal of setting up house. ...Something I'm very slow at under the best conditions.

It's insane how long it's taken me this time around to unpack. August is almost over, and I've still got a catastrophic living room and bedroom with boxes and displaced things just laying around. Expectations we put upon ourselves huh... Meh... I guess I'm just stressing it because it's unfinished business. I want to come home to a comfortable, livable abode and not estimate how much work is left to do. I much prefer maintenance to set-up. ...And cups of hot chocolate to refill-sized bottles of Windex... And surfing the internet for porn 'n stuff as opposed to feeling drywall grit on my bare feet upon stepping out of the shower. Of course, if it's not drywall grit, it's dog hair, or some other doggie ba'bit bi-product of half-chewed toy or treat. So I don't know why I'm complaining.

I'm getting there! I'm getting there.


PS. I love the book I'm reading right now: "The Time Traveller's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger. I just found out it's being made into a movie, starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams with a release date of Christmas day this year. Hmmmm... I hope they do it justice. The book is REALLY good.

PPS... I've been listening to a lot of Madonna lately, thus the lyrics to "Erotica" from the Confessions Tour. A really beautiful re-imagining of the song. (granted it wouldn't appear as such by just reading the lyrics lol - trust me on this one.)

Erotica

You are who you are
And I
Wouldn’t want to change a thing
In spite of
All the pain that love can bring
Tell me
What can I do
I’m so in love with you

You thrill me
Surround me, you fill me
You send me
You put me in a trance
You fill me
Inside me you take me
You thrill me
You put me in a trance

(Chorus)
Erotic, Erotic, put your hands all over my body.

You are who you are
And I
Wouldn’t want to change a thing
In spite of
All the pain that love can bring
So tell me
What can I do
I’m so in love with you

You thrill me
Surround me, you fill me
You send me
You put me in a trance
You fill me
Inside me you take me
You thrill me
You put me in a trance

6 comments:

Jerome said...

I do enjoy you, and the fact that you're writing again. I'm thinking that instructions written as a story could be fun...

Barton was turning the key in his apartment lock, when the door across the hall burst open, revealing his good friend, Alice.

"Good afternoon, Alice!" said Barton.

"Hi, Barton," replied his friend. "Do you want to help me put together a bookshelf?"

Barton considered it a moment, feigning deep thought. Then his face broke out into a grin.

"Of course I'll help you!"

....

"Have you found that 5/8 inch self-tapping screw yet?" asked Alice. "We need four of them to attach Side A to the Central Stabilizing Permanent Shelf G. Then we'll do the same to Side B with four more 5/8 inch self-tapping screws!"

Oh, the possibilities!

John said...

At last... instructions that would engage and educate me! lol lol That's exactly what I need!

I enjoy you too friend. *hugs*

Misster Kitty said...

...could I request that the story have a more 'erotic' overtone, so as to ensure my rapt attention?

John said...

I suppose Barton could be asking Alice for assistance putting together a bed frame...

bow chick-a-bow-bow

Jerome said...

With a final twist of the allen key, Barton secured the final Adjustable Shelf C to the now-complete bookshelf. He stepped back to admire his work.

"Well, Alice, that looks like it's --"

He stopped mid-sentence as a pair of hands seductively slid around his waist from behind and began a slow and purposeful journey, dancing up and across his chest.

"I just don't know how to repay you," breathed a voice in his ear. ..


Ha!

John said...

Goodness me. How did I miss this additional hot comment?

Jerome, I want to read more of your erotica! :D