Archive for January, 2013

RIP Toy Graveyard/Lost And Found (Not Really)

posted by on 01/24/2013

I finally cleaned up my office this weekend. We were basically using it as a toy graveyard and a storage room for stuff that doesn’t have a home. Seriously, if I don’t know where something goes, I will just chuck it in the office, like it’s the damn lost and found of our house. Last week, I almost broke my ankle while trying to walk to the desk for a freaking stamp and simultaneously trying to pirouette over a roll of wrapping paper and I was done.

I reached the point where I just needed to clean the gd office up or I was going to douse the entire thing with lighter fluid, flick a lit cigarette into the room, and walk away just like Angela Bassett did to her ex-husband’s car in Waiting To Exhale.

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Since burning down my own house is not an option, I spent most of the day Saturday purging all the things from the office.  I was pretty proud of myself, I envisioned being able to actually work in there, how novel since you know, I work from home.

I then realized that the desk is much too big, I need to paint, and I totally hoard wrapping paper.

Zoe realized that the office is a nicer layout, has a larger closet, and she wants to switch rooms.

Angela Bassett had the right idea.  I should have burned the damn thing to the ground because it would basically be a lot less work than what I just created for myself.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally on board with Zoe switching rooms, her bedroom gets the best light upstairs during the day and it is already a pale yellow color that I think is very pretty. It’s just this room swap is interrupting my other projects I have downstairs (see kitchen backsplash).

Here’s a photo of my upstairs hallway, office is on the left, Zoe’s room is on the right. My plan this weekend was to focus on the hallway and finish painting the trim and walls and start on the doors, but now it looks like I will dragging everything from those two rooms out into the hallway and putting the crap back into the room it didn’t come from.  Sweet.

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Since Zoe is now settling into the room she should have selected when we originally moved in, I upped the ante and let her choose the paint for her space.  My thought process is that she won’t want to move out of this room and back into my nice yellow office because she helped make important design decisions.  This is going to either work out all reverse psychology-like or I am going to get stuck in a straight up purple office.  Could go either way really.

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Tweens and paint samples don’t mix, you guys.

Also?  The name of that color?  Innuendo.  *goes to lie down*

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48 Questions

posted by on 01/17/2013

Today my friend Katy answered 48 questions on her BigFoot Has Diabetes blog and I am shamelessly jacking the idea.  Lately I feel all out of the words, so let’s do this, sharing is caring.

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
No, but all the women in my family have Z names
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Today, fifteen minutes ago
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
No, it’s weird
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Hummus
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Two
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Duh
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
See #6
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
F NO
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Cornflakes + banana
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
No
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
I get told that I am like once a week, but I don’t really think so
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Rocky Road always and forever
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Their teeth (because I’m a dick)
15. RED OR PINK?
Pink because it reminds me of Zoe
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
I’m pretty bossy and over-opinionated
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My dad
18. WHAT IS THE TECHNIQUE THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON THE MOST?
Omelet folding
19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Socks I lifted from Zoe’s dresser
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
A clementine
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Troy talking to himself about Mt. Krakatoa
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Bright freaking yellow
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Ginger, my kids’ hair (after they shampoo), lemon
24. HOW IMPORTANT ARE YOUR POLITICAL VIEWS TO YOU?
This is a dumb question
25. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
Beach please
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
College football
27. HAIR COLOR?
Dirty blonde
28. EYE COLOR?
 Blue
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Yes, since I was 12 but my go to brand was discontinued (thanks, Focus Monthly) so now I mainly wear glasses
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Thai basil tofu with rice
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy 4/life
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Breakfast At Tiffany’s w/ Zoe
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Red
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer
35. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Anything chocolate
36. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
Cardio
37. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
WHY DO I HAVE TO CHOOSE
38. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
HAHAHAHA
39. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
Trackpad
40. FAVORITE SOUND?
Silence
41. FAVORITE GENRE OF MUSIC?
This is getting too My Space for me
42. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Maui or Amsterdam-I’m too lazy to look it up
43. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I’m a damn good drink maker
44. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
San Luis Obispo, CA
45. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
In the woods, CO
46. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE?
Sherwin Williams Fireweed, chosen by the previous owners
47. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR?
Black
48. DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 48 QUESTIONS?
No, I’m uncomfortable and so are you. Probably.
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