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04:28 pm: No More Screwball Commedies In This House!

So, this week…finishing my novel (or posting too much. One or the other.)

Next week, or whenever I finish, I’d like to try to take my house back. I have this inane idea that I’d like to use my dining room table for…dining.

Now, I know that sounds outrageous. Who would not want to sit to eat next to a pile of random papers and children’s games. It’s like having extra diners at the table only more…boxy.

But really, having to eat dinner next to a pile of stuff is like something out of You Can’t Take It With You, or some other 1930s screwball comedy.

My goal, I told my mom, is to make my house a place that would no longer temp screwball comedy writers.

Probably will never happen, but, hey, it’s good to have goals.

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From:juliet_winters
Date:August 4th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
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I am not one to judge.

Our dining room has Wilton cake decorating and war gaming supplies strewn about. Either we are going to conjure a cake decorated like a war game map or the fancy spatulas will be used for a new kind of martial arts.

I hope to have it cleaned by the time of the luau, but I wouldn't count on it.
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From:arhyalon
Date:August 5th, 2011 11:38 am (UTC)
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As I said, it is good for us to have goals. ;-)
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From:mq_musings
Date:August 5th, 2011 01:27 pm (UTC)
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Use the dining room table for... dining? What kind of dangerous heresy is that? That's a slippery slope ending in some sort of nutso proclimation that the kitchen is for "cooking". I won't have it.

Frankly, if there aren't games, paperwork and/or war armies on your dining room table (currently Dwarves) then I've no use for you.

In related news -- Juliet? I'm curious about this fancy-spatula martial arts form. Is there a YouTube link of a demo? (*g*)
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From:arhyalon
Date:August 5th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
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LOL

I should say that my comment was a paraphrase of my favorite Black Adder comment which was, from the Medieval episode: "I want my plates so clean, I could eat off them!"

I cannot tell you how much I laughed at that.

Right now, the dining room table is the home of elves, Tao, and legoes. I'm hoping to move these to the kitchen table, which I plan NOT to use for eating any more. But John keeps wanting to eat at the dining table, and I have to keep unearthing space to put down the plates. ;-)
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From:mq_musings
Date:August 5th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
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I keep threatening (I live alone, so this is me threatening myself) to remove all the horizontal surfaces from the house and be done with it. Bonus: no more dusting!
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From:arhyalon
Date:August 5th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
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I just don't dust. It doesn't solve the problem, but it makes for less work and I suppose you can always use the layer of dust to write messages in.

I remember the first time my daughter found dust in her room, someone else must have cleaned in China or the weather made it less dusty or something. She tried to tell me that something was falling from her ceiling onto her bookcase.
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From:juliet_winters
Date:August 5th, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
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If we haven't sequestered them by the time the Wrights visit, there might be one! Usually the boys stick to light sabers...of which my son has many. We have an older house with solid oak molding. Every so often I will find miniature knights or army rangers guarding the door. Did I mention the very large pirate ships constructed from free computer print-outs that are assembled on top of the book cases?
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