September 24, 2006

Putting Chintz Curtains in the Fortress of Solitude

Spent the afternoon turning "my" study into "our" study. The sensation is curiously like moving in together for the first time.

The difference, of course, is that the Missus and I have known each other for sixteen years. As I confidently predicted yesterday, she's already made a remark about how much the room reminds her of my law school digs. "Hodge-podge" was the term she used.

She's also complaining about the "moldy" smell. Why do I sense pot-pourri is on the horizon?

UPDATE: I do have to say that it's not all bad. As we now have the second tee vee in here, we had the 'Skins game on this afternoon while we were putting things away. While I was admiring Brunell's en fuego performance, the Missus was asking questions like, "What is a first down?"

And even as I type, Jevon Walker of the Broncos just made a suuuwheet move on the Pats D and went for six. After the Dolphins' ugly win against a hapless Titans team this afternoon, I'm just going to go ahead and stick my neck out by prematurly gloating over a Pats loss this evening. HA-ha!

(BTW, I've o-fficially scrubbed the 'Fins. Sure, I'll keep cheering, as is proper with a fan, but I know perfectly well we'll be lucky to break .500 this year. Heigh-ho.)


Posted by Robert at September 24, 2006 02:30 PM | TrackBack

I suggest a good steam cleaning of any carpets/furniture. (Fabriez - hwoever you spell it - does work.) Not that pot-pourri will kill you.

And the hodge-podge look can be dispelled with a trip the furniture store.

Posted by: Zendo Deb at September 24, 2006 04:54 PM

Oh, and seeing how orgle-manner was in the basement, that moldy smell may actually be mold. Try a dehumidifier.

Posted by: Zendo Deb at September 24, 2006 04:56 PM

If you want to retain the manliness of the place as you can, give in on the musty odor. But outdo her by going to the hardware store tomorrow and buying a few bags of cedar marbles, or balls. Cedar does eliminate mildew smells, mustiness, moths and, most importantly you can tell her, cigar smells. Cedar is also a very masculine scent. This way you can still have your cigars and smoke them too.

Posted by: Mrs. Peperium at September 24, 2006 05:38 PM

Dude, you are SO screwed!

Posted by: Steve the LLamabutcher at September 24, 2006 09:45 PM

Get a dog. Make the area the dog's area. Then you'll have an ally. Plus the dog's smell may help to ward off any hostile takeover.

Posted by: rbj at September 25, 2006 07:26 AM

Mrs. C. is pretty knowledgeable of football, and last night we got into the difference between the 4-3 and the 3-4 defense. I diagrammed it out for her, and it was all good.

Then she looked at the TV and said "the Patriots are in a 4-3" and I said --"No, actually they're in a nickel" and she just sighed.

Posted by: The Colossus at September 25, 2006 10:14 AM