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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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1st-Mar-2012 12:14 pm
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Unpackening continues. My dresser is unloaded; my room is as done as it can be until we acquire more two-shelf bookcases. The kitchen is less of a shambles. Progress is being made!

We had our first houseguest - theferrett turned up in our neck of the woods unexpectedly sans crashspace (through no fault of his own). He was advised of the chaos, welcomed in, and fed, as it should be.

This house is huge, especially compared to the old place. I'd thought all Boston houses were terribly cramped by my Southern standards, but no, dude, this is a house. And as we clear the forest of bookshelves from the living room and the stacks of boxes from the kitchen, we keep marveling at all this space! My favorite part? We may finally have sufficient room to hang a lot of the art that's been languishing in my closet for years. Elayna's and my rooms were under the eaves in the old house - here we have vertical space! Also here we can hang art between windows in spaces too narrow for bookshelves. *nod*

My parents will be buying us a new couch and loveseat for my birthday. Yes, I finally caved; the old couch wouldn't have survived being disassembled and reassembled again. It was never the same after the first time. This time, I am going for PURPLE. Or blue. Either way, vivid color.

Here, have some links.

* I want this bracelet so hard. I have the matching necklace! They should be together!
* "Things I Wish My Sex Ed Teacher Had Taught Me"
* Quilts inspired by the Large Hadron Collider.
* Teller reveals his secrets.

Today we will situate the rest of the bookshelves and finish the kitchen. My goal is to have enough done that I'm able to write and knit by the end of the day tomorrow - my brain blocks me from doing either of those things when there's too much mess, and yet I get massively stressed when I can't do them. So. That's what I need for my birthday!
Comments 
1st-Mar-2012 05:38 pm (UTC) - from the article:
And yet it left me, not just lacking in advanced topics, but in the basic understanding of how sex even worked.

THIS. A thousand times - this.

I took sex ed for the first time in second semester, fifth grade ... when I had been in fourth grade the semester prior to that ... my first time in a public school, having just come out of a Catholic grade school.
1st-Mar-2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
Have you looked into memory foam couch/loveseat things? Lovesac does modular arrangements, as well as giant rectangular bags which can convert into chair or mattress or whatever. (Advantage: machine washable covers.) We're seriously considering that or Sumosac seating for when we finally have enough to replace the couch.
1st-Mar-2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
Fortunately, you have a birthday and admirers to help with the bracelet.
1st-Mar-2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
I just need to say, there is no space too narrow for bookshelves. Books can be shelved in any space wider than an inch. Just sayin'. (Tho' I fully approve of the notion of hanging art too: it's just, you cannot make the absence of books the criterion for art-hanging.)
2nd-Mar-2012 04:33 am (UTC)
Hi, theferrett!! :)

Hope the unpackening continues to go well, 'Song.
2nd-Mar-2012 05:59 am (UTC)
Teller broke the code, man. He broke the gorram magician's honor code! I have lost all respect for him.
2nd-Mar-2012 01:28 pm (UTC)
Penn and Teller have been explaining tricks for years. One of their bigger early acts was to do a trick twice, once the "normal" way, once with clear plastic cubes that allowed us to see how Teller snuck around. Deconstructing the mythology of illusion (which includes the silly "code") has been their schtick forever, and that often includes revealing how the tricks are done. Also see any book written by Jim Steinmeyer.
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