July 17th, 2003


Making my bed...

lying in it and doing other things....

So, I haven't had a proper bed in a long time. I think it was probably my sophmore year in college when I gave up having a "bed" and just came up with different ways to deal with my mattress. For a long while bed = loft and that worked quite nicely in my dorm rooms. Once I got a house, making a loft seemed a bit... pointless (after all, I had an entire house), but actually buying a bed when I actually liked having my mattress/box spring on the floor seemed like a silly waste of $$.

FF a few years and I'v now moved to my current place and discovered that through a quirk of geometry, it was physically impossible to get a queen size box spring onto the 2nd floor. Hmmm... So I am now using a mattress on the floor. Given my tendancy to just dive into bed and to toss and turn a lot this is actually not a bad thing. Lately though, I've been having an urge to have a real bed again. Not some cheesy Wal-Mart thing, I mean a real solid, heavy, metal, bed. The kind of bed that costs $2,000+ and weighs as much as a small car. The kind of bed there is no way on Earth I could or would buy right now (if ever).

So sad.

but wait....

I have access to a welding rig (and assorted supplies). I know how to use said welding rig. Hmmmm.... This could be interesting.

Considering the fact that in the past 15 years or so I've maybe made my bed a dozen times, I find it highly amusing (in a silly sort of way) that I would seriously consider making my bed now and on this scale ;).

Last night I started drawing up plans for the headboard/footboard. I've also been pondering how to actually make the supporting parts of it. Ideally I'd like it to be comfy, but still very solid... I think I'm getting somewhere interesting with the overall design. Assuming I am happy with the results, I'll post them here at some point....
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With friends like this....

So apparently I'm a mean and evil person.

At least Martin and Shannon seem to think so.

Remember a while back when Dave and I picked up a TV for Martin? We hauled it to his place, ran it to his house (in the rain no less) unpacked it and I carried it to his room. We spent a while helping him set it up and I made a point of telling him which adaptors he needed from Radio Shack. We kidded around a bit and all was good. Or at least that's what Dave and I thought.

You see, I said something that offended Martin. The TV cost something like $194.86. Dave paid this out of pocket and Martin re-imbursed him when we got there. Martin gave him $195.00. Now to be honest, I'm not sure who exactly brought it up, but basically I noted that Dave was getting a $0.16 delivery fee. I think Martin said "and there's the delivery fee" and I responded with "oooo a whole 16 cents" but I might have somehow said it all myself. The important point being that I said it as a joke. We were all there goofing off and I threw it out there along with a good "Tee-hee-hee". Martin had said he was going to treat Dave to lunch/dinner at some point and in all honesty, I didn't really care either way.

I think we would have both done it just as friends without any expecting anything out of it. Martin took it seriously though and instead of telling us about it, he told Shannon and Dave on Monday. Dave was caught off guard and didn't say anything, but Shannon was eating it all up and their consensus was that I suck and I'm an obnoxious friend. Knowing some of the people they're friends with, I find that comparison rather offensive.

Why? Well a) Martin got pissed over something so trivial, b) he didn't tell me about it and just dwelled on it for a couple of weeks, c) he was telling other people about it without talking to me about it first. I'm just not used to people acting like that when I was helping do them a favor without expecting anything in return. I would have at least expected some sort of "Hey man, that's not cool" at which point I would have totally apologized for the misunderstanding and told him I didn't mean it in a bad way, etc... Telling other folks though just puts me in a bad light and it annoys me.

Anyways. Bleh. I'm offended that they got offended over something so stupid and trivial. I'm glad I don't deal with either of them all that often. I'm not happy with either of them after that.
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