Saturday, July 23, 2011

Days 173-187: Frames

Another big batch. Lots and lots of picture frame. Black ones, wood ones, pewter ones, enamel ones...for awhile, Kohl's frame section was my happy place. One frame was a fishbowl with a 1.5" round opening. I thought that was useful, I guess.

And yes, I wear this gray shirt pretty much every day of my life.


Day 172: Tint

Do you know how much a good tint job costs? A few hundred bucks.

Do you know how much a good tint job does not cost? $2.99.

That should have been a red flag not to buy this peel-and-stick tint, which lasted about three days before a corner started peeling off, and then about three more minutes before Danger ripped it off completely.

We didn't bother applying the other sheets.


Day 171: Bucket

Damn you, Target. I go in for shampoo and end up spending $96, and it's because of things like this bucket. I'm like, "$9.99?! For that cute bucket?! I'm sure I can do SOMETHING with it! I'll have backyard parties and use it as a fun ice bucket! I'll plant flowers in it! I'll take newborn photos with it!"

Two years later the verdict is: I will do none of the above. It's become a toy for Danger, who likes to unearth it when I'm not looking and throw it across the room, which makes the same noise as 40 psychos with lead pipes breaking into my house, or at least that's what it sounds like when I'm not expecting it.


Day 151-170: Movies, Movies, Movies!

I'm exercising my right to lump multiple items into a single post. Do you REALLY want to see individual photos of bad movies? Hopefully not. Plus we need to catch up. Plus, as bad as these movies are, it was hard to part with them. What if we suddenly get the urge to re-watch Dude, Where's My Car? What then?

Here's the box o' cinematic masterpieces:

And the contents:

  • MISS CONGENIALITY: I love Sandra Bullock, but this is on cable like 27 times a week.
  • MATCH POINT: Didn't even watch it.
  • THE WHOLE NINE YARDS: I really like movies like this.
  • THE WHOLE TEN YARDS: Enough to buy the crappy sequels!
  • THE CODE? or maybe it's called CODE 51?: Didn't even watch it.
  • FREE TIBET: Some concert thing. Never watched this one either.
  • three workout DVDs (as if!)
  • SCREAM 2: Can't watch this without sleeping with the lights on for a year afterwards
  • TWO WEEKS NOTICE: Hugh Grant is delightful!
  • DUDE WHERE'S MY CAR: This is not a terrible movie.
  • HIGH FIDELITY: The book is better. And I rarely say that! Except...
  • WHERE THE HEART IS: The book is better.
  • ALI G INDAHOUSE: Unwatchable. And I love Ali G!
  • DOGMA: One of my faves. Bought it on DVD. Frequent quote around our house is, "What are you going to do, hit me with a fish?"
  • CAST AWAY: Never even unwrapped this because I caught it on cable.
  • RUSH HOUR 2: Super funny. But only once.
  • DETROIT ROCK CITY: I don't remember anything about this movie except Eddie Furlong. And I barely even remember him.

DESTINATION: The DVD's went to Tunes (and netted a whopping $4), the VHS's went to Goodwill.

Day 147-150: Wall Art

You know your wall art is classy when you post it on Facebook for free and get crickets -- obviously because your friends are too intimidated to hang such classy artwork on their walls for fear of looking snobbish. Right? That's why, right?

We've got an Ansel Adams poster, a fairy poster (perfect for grown-ups!), abstract art from Target (note the way the fake plastic frame, painted to look like wood, is ripping apart at the seam), and a collage frame that's actually cute except we couldn't figure out how to fit all our friends into one frame, so we just left it empty.