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Salmonella Soup and Flip-Flop in the Flesh

I haven’t blogged for almost a week: I’ve been too busy. I feel I should make up for it with an exceptionally good post, but that kind of pressure can be paralyzing. So be forewarned: This is not going to be an especially good post.

Did you miss me? I’ve been on holidays (ie not at work) but I’ve been busy. First there was that whole Christmas thing, which was pretty good but I’m glad it’s over for another 10 months. James and Tara came over and we did the whole turkey thing. Boxing Day was good too, but I can’t remember it other than that I spent much of the day cleaning up Christmas and making turkey soup. Unfortunately I’ve been too busy to finish making the soup, and now I think it might be at that borderline salmonella stage. Soup, anyone?

For the last three days Jamie and I have been painting the incredibly brown room. It took two coats of primer and two coats of paint. (Note: I don’t recommend C-I-L paint. I’m going back to Benjamin Moore.) It’s a pretty bold transformation, and I alternate between liking it a lot and not liking it so much. It varies a lot according to the light. Sometimes I walk into that room and think I’ll go blind. But it’ll probably look pretty good once the trim is done and the furniture is back in it. Right now all you see is the walls, and they’re very dramatic in a stab-you-in-the-eyeballs kind of way. I’ll post some pictures.

Other than that I’ve been doing a little socializing, dealing with my dog’s mental health issues, and resolving some computer issues that cropped up when I moved my computer out of the incredibly brown room. I won’t bore you with the details, other than to say I was pretty proud of myself for figuring them out and fixing them. (I take care of all the computers at work, but to tell you the truth I’m not very good at that aspect of my job.)

While out buying paint the other day I saw Mayor Flip Flop in the flesh. We both had breakfast at the Broadway. His ears aren’t quite so pointy in person, in case you were wondering. (By the way: on Christmas Day I asked my son what he thinks of his new mayor now, and he admitted it appears he made a mistake in endorsing Flip-Flop, but will give him a little more time to redeem himself.)

Ok, that’s it for now. I’m going to go smell my soup now and decide whether or not to finish making it.

2 comments to Salmonella Soup and Flip-Flop in the Flesh

  • What incredible colour did you paint it? If you don’t have pictures, at least let us in on the name. I hear reds and greens are going to be huge for 2007. A corally red…I did my laundry room in it after deciding that it might be a bit pink for my living room. Love it in a small space.

  • That’s all very well about the ears, but what about the eyebrows? And were you blinded by his chrome dome?