Monday, August 14, 2006

weekend's obsession


So ... I took up someone's suggestion to redecorate this weekend. It really was a fun distraction. (My flatmates had been getting on to me to decorate the living room for a while now.)

It being the weekend before classes begin, and Mike being away, I set about the task as an obsessed mad woman creating art on canvases, digging through the closet for things that I had stored away (items not used in the interior design of my own room [very cool browns and blues with framed maps of various sizes arranged on the wall complete with mountains of books] ... as you can see at one point I went through a very girly stage [i decided to keep the fairy figurines hidden away]), and arranging furniture.

Then I stepped back, hands on hips, and appreciated my work. Very liveable now, I think. Now we can invite girlfriends over without the feeling the shame of our bare apartment. Guys may not feel at home ... but hey, who wants guys to come over?


Another helpful distraction was hanging out at my friends' house. Cassey, Jenn, and I have to stick together in a house full of visiting single guys from the Sem ... too much testosterone!


Cassey and I entertained ourselves by spitting watermelon seeds up and behind us (dodging the ones that came straight back down) while waiting for the guys to set up the TV for our classic movie night on the deck outside. Did anyone else get the impression that watching West Side Story was like watching gangs of Metros?

"Duck! It's a dance-by!"

13 comments:

G. F. McDowell said...

How, uh, special. Thanks for, uh, sharing. Enjoy classes tomorrow!

Chris said...

gangs of metros ... never thought of it quite like that before, but somehow, it makes sense ...

The Borg said...

In that photo, you and your friends look similar... do people comment on that or is it just that photo?

ckhnat said...

Hey, Jiri, is that your wife's sister?

Cassey and I have been asked if we're related. We look a bit alike and maybe act alike, as well. She's a tall chick ... about 5'10".

Jenn? maybe when she contorts her beautiful face she looks like Cassey and me ... but only then.

j.wo said...

LOL! Christine...GOOD POST! Fun times... I can't wait to do more of this all throughout the year.

You make life fun! MUAH!!!

Nixter said...

spitting watermelon seeds up in the air - looks like my kind of fun ;)

The Borg said...

Hey Stoine,

Is your laptop fixed? Then we can talk on skype yay!

Shy

José said...

Like the Doc said, those "youts" sure make the world lousy. The Jets with their social diseases and the Sharks with their jealousy. Can't they all just dance along???

ckhnat said...

Jenn, girl! you missed out on the Cardio-Salsa this morning! Cassey and I even got my flatmate Jill in on it. talk about humiliating ... but no! i shall conquer!!!

Nix - I knew you were a kindred spirit.

Shy - TOMORROW! Hilton, with the sexy british accent, says i get my sweet little iBook back tomorrow ... at a fraction of the cost. it pays to have a good story like ... "but this is my only means of communication with my boyfriend in Australia!"

jose - dude, watch your back PR! you don't want some "pollock" fallin' for your sis and doin' you in.

José said...

LOL! I'll keep my eyes peeled.

Nixter said...

look forward to seeing you on Skype soon, I now have my mic etc working so we can chats for reals ;) woo hoot

Lorie said...

What do your canvases say?

ckhnat said...

You might blush, Lorie.

Nah, you should come over sometime!