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23 January 2007 @ 03:29 pm
I'm still not reading or writing LJ very consistently, but I am a little bit lately. In that spirit, what's up right now:

I'm working from home today. This will become more of a rare treat starting very shortly, but for now it's a requirement since I need to pick up my newly-repaired motorcycle from Bike World (no, not a crash - just some bits in need of maintenance from hard regular use). At work, they're asking us to be physically present more than I had been. Le sigh.

There's a plumber here. He's just cut a hole in the wall to remove a chunk of pipe with a drain-stopper thing lodged very firmly in it. When he's finished we'll still have a hole in the wall, but we'll also have the ability to take showers without winding up knee-deep in undrained water. After that, we'll need to either see about getting the wall patched (apparently rightkindofme, who totally rocks and has all kinds of random skills, has some competence in this area) or replace the rectangle of drywall with something festive. Perhaps it's always wanted to be a tinted cellophane window into the inner workings of our wall, and drywall has only been standing in its way.
geekgirl: hanging onwarsop on January 24th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
I have to say that I find it amusing that everytime you mention any work on your motorcycle, you always add the parenthetical comment that you haven't crashed it.
Noahangelbob on January 24th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
For awhile I had a sort of running joke - after any post that sounded whiny, dramatic or important I would go over the list... Haven't lost my job, haven't broken up with the S.O., haven't lost my house, haven't crashed my motorcycle :-)

This was in reponse to a surprisingly large number of comments and phone calls from people who seemed convinced (for no obvious reason, so far as I could tell at the time) that the post was in response to something specific and calamitous.

The disclaimer lets people know in advance - nope, no actual important hardship, just me feeling whiny :-)
David: Figure studytsgeisel on January 24th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
Perhaps it's always wanted to be a tinted cellophane window into the inner workings of our wall, and drywall has only been standing in its way.

Like a live-action How Things Work. If you do this, be sure to label all the pipes and parts clearly.
taoflaherty on January 24th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
Window into the inner workings of your wall. Obviously. Maybe the inner working of your wall need a paint job, too, such as the one that Jim Henson and friends once gave to some pipes while they were on break.
Krissyrightkindofme on January 25th, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
? I don't understand the reference. Did they do something interesting to them?
taoflaherty on January 25th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
Reference: Jim Henson: The Works - The Art, the Magic, the Imagination http://www.amazon.com/Jim-Henson-Works-Magic-Imagination/dp/0679412034/sr=8-1/qid=1169754072/ref=sr_1_1/002-9633754-9124817?ie=UTF8&s=books

There is a beautiful picture of pipes and other innards of a wall painted up like psycho Muppet things by Jim Henson. I think the story goes that he was doing a show somewhere, but during break he found a hole in a wall/closet, and got to work with paints and maybe bits of fluff and eyes.