Sunday, July 22, 2007

Madness (Our House)

This weekend was supposed to be the big run to the end for the kitchen. It hasn't really turned out to be that way and we will probably spend one more week consuming take-out. This project has been so monumentally overwhelming that we're just having a really hard time getting motivated to finish. Sound weird, huh? But its true.

Yesterday we spent in a car driving out to Vaughn/Woodbridge/Brampton/outside Toronto area to check out wall beds for future guest room, Ikea for Ikea things, Tri-plast to get the counter top trimmed by 1/2" and eat some of the best Indian Food. Ever. Bjohan Bhandaar (15 Jevlan Drive, Unit E, Woodbridge L4L 8C2). It's in a weird shopping area (lots of big warehouses and box stores). Look for the giant INDIAN FOOD sign from the road.

Friday night I spent at Alterknit with a whole gaggle of knitter for the first of many yarn tastings brought to us by the awesome Amy Singer. We fondled 8 yarns and it felt a lot like speed dating/musical chairs/sensory overload. The difference being it was a lot of fun. I have to admit I wasn't as into as almost everyone else. Some took copious notes, some knit beautiful swatches in an organized fashion. But not me. When I got home all I had was pile of yarn. I sure did have fun. Except for the at the end which still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. I hate it when adults act like children and feel entitled to more than their fair share of a wonderful gift. No need to continue as after this post I hope not to think of it again.

Off to work on the kitchen. Wish me luck. For lack of content I give you fun things to look at:

1. My yarn tasting, 2. Paul with bad hair but good lighting, 3. My first real lace project, 4. Cat 'tocks

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

And now for something completely different. Maybe most of you remember when Michael Jackson wasn't as freaky as he is today? Maybe some of you remember the album Thriller and the awesome video that came from that album? I will say loudly and proudly that I think that is one of the best albums ever. Seriously. In fact, I believe it was the first album I ever bought. Maybe if I was older or younger when it came out maybe I'd feel differently but circumstances being what they were I wasn't. Anyhoodle, I found this little gem through Accordion Guy (who I really want to have a beer/glass o' wine with some day) who I think found it through Boing Boing (THE directory or wonderful things). It's 1500 Filipino prisoners performing Thriller in what looks like the prison's courtyard. Truly fantastic.

Oh, and I guess I should mention the knitting. I've gotten the sleeves done for Pimlico and I've started my first real lace project (photo above). More details later after the kitchen is usable.


Yvette said...

I know what you mean about the end of the evening. I thought I was the only one who noticed. It did leave a sour taste on an otherwise great event.
Thanks for letting me in after I screwed up the RSVP!

2D Girl said...

I'm curious about your wall bed adventure. Any tips you can share. My hubby and I are interested in the same kind of guest room arrangement.