Hello everybody! Sorry about the lack of updates… We moved into our apartment! It’s been a little crazy. We had our bed delivered Monday night (the only furniture we currently have), and the Snook and I decided to save twenty bucks by putting it together ourselves. You should’ve seen us. It’s a black iron frame bed with a canopy, the kind with the rails and the slats of wood that hold up the mattress. Unfortunately we first hooked the rails up to the outside of the frame, which meant that the wood had a little too much wiggle room. We didn’t realize that, of course, until we’d put on the mattress and made the bed and everything. We both jumped on to test it, made one little tentative bounce, and CRASH! We ended up on the floor. So we had to take the whole damn thing apart and start over. We eventually got it though.

Yesterday Snookums and I headed in to Grace Brothers, the big department store, to order a bunch of appliances. (Grace Brothers always reminds me of Are You Being Served? It was all I could do to keep from mentioning Mrs. Slocombe’s pussy. *grin*) Anyhoo, we got a widescreen TV, a fridge, a vacuum, a washing machine, a microwave, and a crock pot. Yeah, that was a chunk of change. It’s all getting delivered tomorrow though! So we’ll finally be able to start buying perishable food again.

Our new sofa!We’ve also been going nuts at IKEA. Here’s the couch we’re getting tomorrow. (Sorry, it’s in Swedish.) While I wait for all the deliveries, the Snook is heading back to the land of flat-packed furniture to pick up our dresser, the dining room set, and a heapin’ helpin’ of bookshelves. We’re busy little bees.

Ooh! Did I mention that we just saw They Might Be Giants at the local record store? Seriously, like 20 minutes ago. It was awesome. We’re gonna head back soon to get something signed. (Some freak brought a toaster. A toaster. I kid you not.) We’re seeing them in a proper concert later tonight. Excitement!

Did I mention that this is my first official blog from an Internet cafe? The phone in the flat was hooked up today, but we don’t have an ISP yet. (The Snook is researching various plans at a computer behind me as we speak.) So basically, updates aren’t going to be very regular until I can blog from the house, which hopefully be soon. Cross your fingers, kids!


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  1. How in my head were you when you referenced Mrs. Slocumbe’s pussy? Answer: very. 🙂 Have fun at the show! (did I mention you suck?)

  2. Mrs. Slocombe rocks!

  3. congrats and best of luck with all of that swedish assemblage! i personally love putting things together but can definitely see how it might drive a person to drink.

    now there’s an idea—you could combine your furniture construction with an impromptu tasting of the local brews and/or wines. i might just do the same when i put my stuff together tonight. 🙂

  4. I’m just hopeless with the putting-things-together concept. I just spent 20 minutes screwing on the legs of our new couch (with a butterknife no less – we have no tools) only to discover that there were two long legs and two short legs, and I of course had created a lopsided sofa. GRRR. But it’s all fixed now and we’ve finally got something to sit on. 🙂

  5. I have that sofa. It’s great for falling asleep on when monged out in front of the TV late at night.

  6. is that couch violet or blue? i’m sooo jealous. i guess all this furniture/moving-in business is why you never email me? hmm.

  7. Ha! You’re so right Jann. Rodd discovered it’s sleeping-greatness the other night. Except his reason, as he puts it, has more to do with “drinking bourbon til seven in the morning.”

    Amer – It’s actually a dark blue. The color in the picture is off. The only choices were dark blue and white, so we went with the color. Wait til you hear about the rest of the place (pictures should be up soon)… And yeah, that’s why I haven’t e-mailed. Probably will today though. Just busy.

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