January 16th, 2008
|01:50 pm - And because the last post was so short|
Hoppie and I looked at luggage last night. Wow, that's gotten expensive. And of course, they don't have anything he really likes, even for too much money, let alone in his price range. So do we keep looking or try to get his existing bag repaired. I could do it, but I'd be worried it would break again and be harder to repair for my fixes. Also, I don't know where my fabric-working needles are.
Lovejoy was based on a book series. I want it.
A few thoughts. Why is Summer Glau playing River again? It wasn't that great a character the first time. It definitely doesn't bear repetition. They better give her some flaws and avoid deux ex machina or the series will get very old, very fast.
I started to like it about half-way into it, but looking back, I can't figure out why.
I saw the pilot, not the second hour (didn't know it was on until it was too late)
The opening Sarah Conners narration I gave a free pass, because okay, it needed to set up the plot. The closing narration was just insulting. For those of you who weren't paying attention for the last hour, let me just say, "Woe is me," in 3 paragraphs or less.
FBI guy. Interesting.
When you walk in your front door, which room do you enter?
I seldom walk in my front door, but we have a small foyer which entry to the dining room and library, stairs going up to the second floor, and a hallway leading to the coat closet, bathroom, kitchen and library (again).
Do you have a dishwasher?
Yes, but we don't use it. I wish by hand.
Is your living room carpeted or does it have hardwood floors?
Do you keep your kitchen knives on the counter or in a drawer?
In a drawer. Usually in a protective sleeve. It's never been clear to me whether I or the knife is being protected by the sleeve.
House, apartment, duplex or trailer?
House. 2 story colonial.
How many bedrooms is it?
Four. One is ours, one is a formal guest bedroom, (with like a bed and stuff), one is hoppie's office, and the other is an informal guest bedroom for overflow parking.
Gas stove or electric?
Gas burners on the top but electric oven. Hoppie loves that.
Do you have a yard?
Yes. Hoppie loves that too. I refer to it as the bug bearing garden of death. Less so in the winter.
What size TV is in the living room?
No idea. 52" maybe?
Are your plates in the same cupboard as your cups?
Nope. Glasses are with milk pots and pans. Mugs are with sauces.
Is there a coffee maker sitting on your kitchen counter?
Yes. A "gift" from my mother. Actually, she brought it one visit and demanded we keep it for subsequent visits. It's been used like twice.
What room is your computer in?
My computer is in my office. Hoppie's computers are in the living room. My office laptop is as well.
Are there pictures hanging in your living room?
Are there any themes found in your home?
What kind of laundry detergent do you use?
Tide Free. Hoppie was addicted and I had no preference, so he wins.
Do you use dryer sheets?
I do. Hoppie doesn't.
Do you have any curtains in your home?
Yes, but very few.
What color is your fridge?
Is your house clean?
Nope. It's constantly cluttered.
What room is the most neglected?
Are the dishes in your sink/dishwasher clean or dirty?
How long have you lived in your home?
Since January 2001.
Where did you live before?
A condo in Alston/Brighton.
Do you have one of those fluffy toilet lid covers on your toilet?
Do you have a scale anywhere in your house?
Yup. In the guest bathroom. And the battery has been changed, so it works!
How many mirrors are in your house?
8, including the the three vanity mirrors. Although you can make the claim that with 8 mirrors, they're ALL vanity.
Look up. What do you see?
Do you have a garage?
2 car! Hoppie insisted
Kind of anti-climatic. I'll add one more question.
What would you add on to your house, if you could
A two-story library would be unworkable because of the house construction, but I'd not mind adding a greenhouse to the front of the house, in front of the library room.
Current Mood: nervous
Current Music: Billy Idol "Sweet Sixteen"
Do you have any curtains in your home?
Yes, but very few.
You don't know how much this makes me smile. Oh, wait, you probably do.
I used to think that the day would never come, I'd see delight in the shade of the morning sun
I usually have to replace 1 bag a year, and the airlines usually severely damage my bag twice a year (ripped off handles, destroyed zippers, missing wheel rubber, large holes punched in the fabric, etc.) I flew 120,000 miles last year.
I have found that private bag repair can be just as expensive because they are throwaway and it's hard for them to find good parts. The labor is also expensive. I paid $45 to repair my hard-side case a few years ago (and all they did was hammer out the dents, use epoxy to seal the plastic, and repaint it); I bought 2 brand new ones for $150 last year.
I generally wait for a very good sale (Kohl's, for example, will sell a 2-piece set as a buy one, get one free and then you can apply an additional 25% discount to that) and replace it. I avoid buying high-end, major name-brand bags because airlines can destroy them just as quickly as a cheaper China-made bag.
Those are my experiences... does this help?
This doesn't need parts, just good proper sewing. Hoppie has two modes of operation. Either he wants to use a 20$ poc bag that the airline can destroy happily, or he wants a new bag, just like his old one. Unfortunately those are out of style and very hard to find; hence the really high-end only versions, and the hefty price tags.
But yes, it helps. Thanks. 8-)
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"River Tam Beats Up Everyone"