One one hand, I successfully avoided having to go to Menards this weekend. On the other hand, I ended up at IKEA on a Sunday afternoon, pushing my way through masses of sweaty Midwesterners looking for that perfect "Schmaarsbrod" end table while trying to not step on the screaming children that seemed to be serving as wiggly, red-faced floor tiles.
One bathroom sink, two dressers and $450 later, we left IKEA hoping that this would be our last trip to the "much assembly required" monolith, but knowing full well that we were probably just deluding ourselves. Damn you, IKEA! Damn you and your fat-free frozen yogurt cones for a dollar! Damn you, you damn dirty apes!!!
So, if we're keeping score (all amounts wildly approximated):
But, casa de VonPartypants is starting to take shape. The plumbing for the new bathroom is roughed in:
If all goes well (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!), then this beauty will be ready for finishing within two weeks.
How sad is it that I am so very happy about having TWO toilets in my house that I get a little teary every time I think about it? But seriously, after the "oh god, if he doesn't get out of the bathroom soon I may have to poop in the back yard like a dog" incident, I think I'm due.
The rest of the weekend:
- Cleaned the garage- we are finally "styrofoam free". Well, at least for a day or two. seriously- does this stuff breed? Every time I turn around there seems to be more if it that I need to find a way to get rid of. We contemplated building a backyard fort with it- kind of an "urban igloo", if you will.
- Went to "Pineapple Express", thus setting a world record for me, personally. Two movies in two weeks ("Dark Knight" last weekend) is seriously a record for me. How sad. I loved this movie (Liked Batman too- Christian Tastybale was scrumptious). I have a huge crush on Seth Rogen these days, and the scene with him carrying James Franco out of the building in his tighty whities and striped tube socks pretty much sealed the deal. What can I say? I like 'em goofy, and a honky 'fro never fails to get this girl into a bit of a lather.
- Had bloodies, deep-fried walleye and nachos with my girl Blondie here. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
- Shopped for furniture- who knew that it would be so very hard to find a decent round coffee table? If I don't find one soon, I'm just going to go ahead and make one out of leftover Styrofoam and packing peanuts. Hell, if I just spray-paint the whole thing and add some sparkles, I'm sure no one will notice.
I hate it when I can't remove the Pooter stains from my sink-
A rare moment where Trouble wants to purr and make out with me-
Happy Monday, my spicy little Bloody Marys with extra "love spice". Happy Monday.