Friday, September 05, 2008

on vampires and cable guys

Wow, has it really been more than a week since I last posted? I've been trying to work on a thinky post, but as usual it's not really coming together. In the meantime, since we haven't had cable (I'm at home waiting for the cable guy as I type - a week and a half after the last appointment that the cable guy ducked out on me), I finally rented the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I'm totally getting sucked in. I've only finished six episodes, but I'm lovin' it, especially Angel.


So Mommy C has tagged me for a meme. Yippee! It's been forever since I've been tagged and I love myself a good meme. This one's a challenge though. Six unspectacular quirks. First off, after two years of blogging, I think I've already put all my quirks out there. Second, it seems to me that all quirks, especially mine, are spectacular by their very definition. But really, I just don't think I have any quirks left to mine. So instead, I will give you six unspectacular things about the new house.

1) The duct cleaner is currently cleaning our ducts, and there is a lot of poo in them. Mouse droppings, which I knew about, but also something much larger. I fear raccoons have been inhabiting the six-inch space between the concrete pad and the floor. Ok, that one's actually kind of spectacular in a horrible, horrible way. I'm trying to not think about it.

2) The dishwasher is great. We've never had a dishwasher before, and I can't tell you how warm the evenings of its grunting and swishing make me feel. Oh the warm and loving sound of dishes being washed that don't require hands, either mine or Sugar D's.

3) The driveway. Unlike our neighbours, we don't have a garage. We do, however, have a double-width driveway, and with our friend's car, it is SUCH a luxury to be able to fit both cars in the driveway. Not only do they fit, but I don't get scratched or soaked by the neighbour's shrub that never gets trimmed.

4) The den. I love having a separate room for the tv, so we have to go out of our way to watch it. (Of course, it helps not to have any cable, so we'll see how we do on this once cable is installed.)

5) The light is pretty spectacular, and I can see I'm going to have lots of fun with my camera.






6) Ok so I was starting to get panicky that there was only a half-hour left of the cable guy's appointment and maybe the phone had run while I was out meeting the duct cleaner or the time I peed and forgot to take the phone with me (as opposed to the time I peed and TOOK the phone with me). So I called Rogers to find out what was up. Guess what?!? Apparently the hooked up the cable a few days ago. Apparently they don't ACTUALLY need you to be there when they do it. What if I hadn't called? When were they planning to tell me that everything was a go? On the plus side, they're giving us free PVR rental for a year to make up for all the hassle. Wanna know how I got it? I said, "I know you're personally not responsible for this but your company's customer service TOTALLY sucks and it makes me want to just switch to Bell. Their service probably sucks too, but I bet they would at least call to cancel a fucking appointment."


Morrigan said...

The house looks and sounds fantastic, but I got stuck on two points:

1. You are going to LOVE Buffy. And when you're done with that, watch Angel as it is seriously funny. Oh, and let me know if you end up with a weird crush on Spike too.

2. A PVR! I adore my PVR. To the point that I refer to it as My Boyfriend (and my husband is fine with this extra-marital relationship). You can watch whatever you want, whenever you want, and you will never have to stay up too late watching a new show that just might not be worth losing sleep over. Plus you never have to watch commercials again (except at super fast speed) if you don't want to.

Have fun with all the televisiony goodness.

Morrigan said...

For the record: my PVR is my *only* extramarital relationship. I just realised how my first comment sounded.

Mimi said...

Fuck Rogers. They added outlets at my house, and left A FARKING HOLE IN THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE. Niiiiice.

Okay, now I gotta go catch up on the rest of your moving posts. Wow, I'm behind.

Kyla said...

Ooooh, that chair photo!

I love Buffy! And Angel? He can bite me any day. HA!

Beck said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! ANd your new house looks beautiful!

We can't get the PVR thingy here. It's not available in my area. I live on the moon, in the 1950s.

Mommy C said...

I can completely picture you saying that. You haven't changed a bit. And this is out of nowhere, but do you remember the time you had that party and those guys stuck that sticky note on the banana saying something like, "Don't eat me I'm really a phone"? I just thought of it for some reason and I can't stop laughing.

Maddy said...

Ooo I've forgotten what I was going to say now [thrown off three times!]

I've been waiting for carpet guy so you have my every sympathy.

Lisa b said...

those photos are great. I love the one of swee'pea in motion.

you and metro are taking down the cable guys. Makes me want to flip out and get a deal too.

cinnamon gurl said...

Lisa, the thing is, I actually flipped out way harder the first time the cable guy didn't show, and got ABSOLUTELY nowhere. I even called again, attempting to be slightly less crazed, and got nowhere. This was actually my calmest conversation yet.

Mad said...

Welcome to the dark side, babe. Once you're ready to talk Buffy, lemme know. I know every episode inside out and backwards.

BTW, love the Swee'pea arabesque shot.

Elizabeth said...

The light IS spectacular. I love that photo of the chair, and of Swee'pea (I assume) leaning out the open door.

Jennifer said...

Those photos are gorgeous!!!

Janet said...

Great shots from the new place!

I think you earned the PVR. In spades.

Denguy said...

Aw, you have a room named after me--I'm so honoured!

Denguy said...

Hey, I really like that last shot you have listed. The lighting and the lines, and how the frames of the glasses stand out--almost like there's no lenses.

Just thought I'd say.