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.