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Hey kids, what time is it?

Way too bloody late that's what it is.

Can someone tell me why I get the urge to fix random things around the house sometime around 11pm on many a random night? I finally fixed a piece of molding in the upstairs hall bathroom and I installed the worklight for my computer desk (i.e. the desk where I can assemble and disassemble computers and the like).

Before that I had dinner with my folks and R&A at R&A's house. Shishkabobs and crab salad, mmmmmm (although I suspect it was krab (tm) salad, it was still quite tasty... a comment about the abilities of the chef more so than the quality of the processed crab-like product).

I spent most of the day painting furniture. I discovered that this is not as easy as painting rooms and it's the sort of activity that I probably shouldn't pursue in non-empty rooms (oops). I primed my old wooden army issue filing cabinet, my CD-sized bookcase, and an old copier stand. I'm still debating if I want to paint of stain one of the bookcases in the office and I'm considering what colors to actually paint the already primed items.

Yeeesh, if my life was any less thrilling, I'd have to live in a monastery.


Yeeesh, if my life was any less thrilling, I'd have to live in a monastery.

Or under my bed! There is an alarm clock, and yummy soft blankets, and pillows, and a lamp, and it's quiet and fun!!!

Heh, so would living under your bed make my life less or more thrilling? :-p

This SHOULD be common knowledge!!!

MOREEEE thrilling of course!
Yeah, painting book cases sucks up way more time than you'd think- the surface area is roughly 3x what my untrained eye thought it should be.

And maybe we should compare my day of editing a thesis and working on the computer... huge fun here. I almost called you, but my phone was being dumb.
Not only that, but since I built these to hold CDs (you've actually seen it, I used to have all my CDs in it back in SH), it's a bit of a pain to properly paint the interior parts of the shelves/sides/back. I was also running into problems figuring out where exactly to do all this painting. I'm not convinced that the upstairs hallway is the best place to tackle 3 simultaneous painting projects (for that matter 3 simultaneous painting projects is probably a bit much given my goldfish-like attention-span ;)

Boo for dumb phones.
Hahaha! Obviously I've been in the office too long: I thought you were faxing stuff, not fixing it. ;)

Heh, I suspect SBC might have some issues if I attempted to fax ye olde monolith/filing cabinet.
...and it's sort of off-topic, but I'm laying out my article for the Independent and I've used one of your quotes. I can't decide how to cite you--do you prefer to be known as lj user dragonvpm, or do you have a first and/or last name and/or age I can use?

Also, when we're printed in a few weeks, can I mail you a copy?
Sounds awesome. I would definitely like to get a copy once it's printed. If you email me @livejournal, I can get you the appropriate name and contact info.