January 23, 2008
Also, it's my broham's full-fledged birthday today, so Feliz Cumpleanos all around. We're exactly 4.5 years apart, both born on Tuesdays, even. Which I'm sure you already guessed based on my incredible gracefulness.
January 17, 2008
Over the last year or so, I've been collecting the pieces to the puzzle, bit by bit. First the wood and wicker chairs, then new fabric for the ottoman/coffee table, then the jute rug, then a new tablecloth and pillows. I was satisfied with that for the time being since, due to The Great TV Debacle of 2007, when our small couch got moved upstairs to the gameroom, I had reconfigured the room with just the two chairs, the ottoman, and a table. But then we got the new Big Ass TV downstairs, and for extended viewing, the chairs weren't nearly as comfy as a couch, and that GD Pottery Barn catalog kept showing up in my mailbox, taunting me, and so now here we are. Yes - it turns out that not only did I get my awesome vacuum for Christmas, I got this, too:
It came yesterday, and I almost slept on it last night I love it so. It's hard to tell in the picture, but it's a brown and off-white ticking, and it's quite deep. Our living room isn't that big, and the piano takes up a good bit of one end of it (I have plans for that, too ... someday), but something about all the neutrals in there now makes it seem bigger. Anywho, I'm pleased as punch. Which will not be allowed in this house until I Scotchguard the shit out of the new couch.
January 15, 2008
has been replaced by this:
which was one of like three or four on Bourbon Street alone. Looks fun, right?
Please. We actually didn't spend any time on Bourbon Street other than to take these pictures. But I did see my favorite T-shirt hanging in a shop down there: I got Bourbon-faced on Shit Street. It was one of the few that didn't have some anti-FEMA slogan or bizarre sexual reference to Katrina on it.
So I missed my girls something awful, but I enjoyed spending time with the hubs, too. The whole time we were there, we kept thinking about how fun it would be to bring Peach and Olive sometime and all the things we could do with them. I also made some mental notes for when T-Bone hits the Mega Power Ball Multi-State Super Freakout Lotto and we want to buy a little place in the Garden District. He really is very lucky, so it's good to be prepared.
* If you haven't seen the "Oh, Streetcar!" episode of The Simpsons, go. Now.
January 8, 2008
January 6, 2008
Trip report to follow once I get all this Christmas nonsense picked up. Assuming, of course, that my left shoulder does not completely fall off, which, as we speak, it is in great danger of doing. And how's YOUR 2008?