Monday, August 14, 2006
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!"