• na blow me,  Slow News Day

    Day Six: Nothing Exciting Day

    11/6 feet up

    What! These shoes again? I know. I’m bored of them too. I already have about eighty-seven pictures of them. Yawn, snore. Whatever. I’m out in the sticks for a few days and I only packed two pairs, so these are the shoes I’m stuck with. Also, they are comfortable and keep my feet warm so I have to amuse myself (and you) by finding new and unusual ways to take pictures of them.

    Other than taking a picture of my feet against the sky, today has been kind of like my shoes. Boring. Boring is good when you’re a mom. I got a lot of freelance work done while my parents baby-sat Baby Bug. That was really nice. My client is going to wonder why she got eight files from me today when she usually gets about one a month. She is so patient with me. She should have fired me ages ago.

    This could sort of be a segue into why I love Adobe Illustrator but my brain is tired from the boring non-taxing day. So I’m going to opt out tonight, if you don’t mind. From what I’ve been hearing, you need more time to read all those other prolific nablopomo bloggers anyway. Long live the short post!

    I almost forgot! I do have some exciting news. We got our new kitchen floor installed (that’s why I’m in the sticks, to avoid the construction) and it is UGLY! I’ll take pictures when I get back but from what I hear from Toby they are parquet squares that look like a dance floor. Dark wood, fake, ugly… the whole bit. They make our cabinets look ugly, they make our ugly carpet look uglier… I guess they are just downright awful. Toby is very picky about these things and does tend to be oversensitive to colors etc. but on this one, I believe him. Our landlady has a remarkable ability to choose building materials that make a reasonably cute apartment look like trailer trash.

    SO! You say, this is bad news! This is horrible! What are you going to do? Set up a smoke machine and a deejay at the breakfast bar? Two turntables and a microphone… Wouldn’t that be cool? Doesn’t everyone want a dance floor in their kitchen?

    Maybe not. Toby hates the floor so much he is actually considering letting me “shop” for new flooring for the kitchen and the living room and we will finally, after all these years of loathing, GET RID OF THE CARPET FROM HELL!!!! This is not for sure but it has been mentioned by Toby, who is the boss of these things.

    And that, my friend, is enough to put a skip in my step for at least a week.