Wednesday, March 21

Sofa King Cool

Almost 20 years to the day after my Bat Mitzvah, I have officially become an adult. That's right, my sofa, chair, and coffee table were delivered yesterday and I now, for the first time, own furniture that did not require an allen wrench to assemble! And I didn't have to stand up in front of everyone I'd ever met while wearing a dress and singing Chchchchchchccchhh in order to accept delivery!

Even though the delivery dudes squashed everything through the front door and dinged it all up pretty good in the process of getting the mammoth pieces inside, requiring what will likely be a few rounds with the delivery complaint and repair departments, I'm still not going to sit on that sofa before showering. Oh and neither are you. There will also be no eating or smoking on or near the new fine furniture. Which will mean eating at the kitchen table like actual adults and smoking in the bathroom like normal people. Additionally, the next cat who plunges his claws into said furniture is going to have some serious 'splainin to do and just might find himself banished to the poopbox room until further notice. Who knew what new levels of insanity this purchase would inspire!

No in-home furniture pictures available just yet (the above photo is of the pieces in question in the showroom. You know, in case you suspected that I had internal shutters and giant woven hampers with pricetags in my livingroom. And no, I did not invest in the petrified turd statuettes. Sorry.) but here's a little somethin' somethin' I picked up for you at lunch today:

On another note, you may recall a few weeks ago that I was complaining (imagine that) about the new traffic cameras coming to the area. I'd like to thank Shakes (whoever you are... hopefully a traffic cop with some insider information that you will continue to share with us, mere public mortals) for the following elaboration:
"The cameras in Rockville are gonna be set up in 6 white minivans rotating around 15 spots. 10mph over and you get a ticket. Violators within the 1st month are fine though, after that its a 40$ fine but no points."
While Shake's comment is certainly cause for both alarm and the invention of the white-minivan detector, perhaps this map of the cameras will also provide some insight. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how many pictures of myself zooming by white minivans I get in the mail over the coming months. Then maybe I'll invest in one of these dealies that supposedly makes my car invisible. (Or maybe even one of these!) Any first hand experience with that stuff that you'd care to share would be welcome. Especially regarding the cloak.


haveyouseenlucky said...

I was sofa king sure that was your actual living room in the picture. I was going to take you to task for that 'art' in the background that is sofa king gay. The picture looks like the old wheel of fortune showcase showroom where people would 'buy' gifts that were sofa king stupid after winning. (Except the couch, which looks sofa king comfy.)

I didn't buy my first real couch until about three years ago, when I bought this huge leather sectional mother, I still have it and can't get rid of it. I hate it sofa king much. It belongs in an 80s movie.

Scott said...

haveyouseenlucky: um.. yeah.. k as interior decorator...that's going to happen.

k: buy those little sticky strips to put on the edges of your furniture so kitty doesnt claw them. you can also put foil over the cushions when you leave the house..that will keep them off.

Carrie M said...

wow, you really are a grownup. congrats! and nice taste.

b said...

can i take credit for the table? ;)

b said...

but yes.....wonderful taste =)

Very comfy =)and looks really good

zandria said...

Bee-yoo-tiful! Love it. :)