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Boredom
By atreides (Fri Feb 20, 2009 at 12:06:44 PM EST) (all tags)
I remember back to a day not that long ago when I was sitting around on a lazy afternoon, hiding from sunlight. I had TV and books and all sorts of other things to entertain me (for a little while, we thought that we had conceived "under the influence") but you know what I remember most vividly? I remember looking up at the ceiling and seeing Assryian figures looking down at me. Sure, they were in profile as they often are in art, but they were looking down at me. I knew it then and I know it now. And I knew without question who they were. I couldn't call their names, but I knew that they were Gods. For a moment, I brought these gods back from the land of oblivion to the realm of the living. And they were interested in me. Perhaps, at that moment, I had become a name...


Real life is much more mundane. I work. I eat. I love my pregnant wife. Sometimes I manage to slip in an episode of B5. I work on the house, hanging and sorting, occasionally bringing in new things. Lately, we've been painting. Actually, we finished touching up the major wall painting last night. Hopefully I can touch up trim (uh-heh-he-heh I said "trim") some time this weekend. Or not.

Sunday, we are having an Oscar party at the new Satrapic Palace. Of course, if any of you want to attend, you are more than welcome to. Hopefully we'll have the place in good shape by then. I may have to make a trip to the dreaded Ikea for this. I want/need another set of bookshelves and damn if the ones I copied from Stacky and Clock aren't pretty damn good.

Welsh Girl wants a rug for our living room. She wants something modern looking because that's the kind of thing she likes and because she thinks my preference for older styles makes the house look more like me than her. Now, I'm the one who often goes out and gets things for the house so there's going to be a slant towards me getting what I want because of that, so I'm leaving that acquisition in her hands. Besides, if I get a modern rug, I'm afraid she won't like it. I'm not even sure why I'm telling you this. What do you care about the rugs in my house?

I'm trying to find a way to burn a little time here at work. I have two hours to go and I'm sick of typing up lists of our client's directors and officers for applications and such. I want to take a nap. I kinda wish I had taken the day off, but I can't afford that right now. Not only is there work to be done, but I'm trying to save up some time for when the baby comes.

Leonard Cohen is starting a North American tour here in Austin. Too bad he's doing it two days before the due date. :( I don't think I can get away with going to it.

Bored tired wanna go home. Got work to do. :(

Crap.

That is all.

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due date means nothing! by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Feb 20, 2009 at 06:37:47 PM EST
it's just the middle date in a 5 week zone!  you might get lucky and all.

we got our rugs from tarjay.  we're very happy with them.  we only wish they were ultra-high quality, because they will die before we are ready for them to (what with a busy dude and a dog and all).

we need to make a trip to austin soon.  ah, time.....

Rug buying advice by johnny (4.00 / 1) #2 Sat Feb 21, 2009 at 02:10:00 AM EST
Try to find one that really ties the room together.

Take care then that nobody micturates upon it.
Buy my books, dammit!

I can't right now. by atreides (4.00 / 1) #3 Sat Feb 21, 2009 at 02:28:18 AM EST
You're out of your element, Donnie. by johnny (4.00 / 1) #5 Sat Feb 21, 2009 at 05:07:35 PM EST
Over the line! Mark it zero! by atreides (4.00 / 1) #6 Sat Feb 21, 2009 at 06:04:55 PM EST
... by vorheesleatherface (4.00 / 3) #4 Sat Feb 21, 2009 at 03:38:30 AM EST



I was going to say something relatively profound by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #7 Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 03:21:13 AM EST
but now I can't. 

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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