Bed, Bath, and Beyonce

I should tell you first of all that this post has nothing to do with Beyonce. If you want to read about Beyonce, you should go and talk to my friend Alison, who had dinner with her last week. Yeah, that sounded much better than it actually was: Alison didn't so much "have dinner with her" as she "had dinner in a restaurant in which Beyonce was also having dinner," but that second way doesn't sound half as good. Although, tomayto, tomahto, you know? The way I see it, Alison was having dinner. Beyonce was having dinner. Ergo, Alison had dinner with Beyonce. Let's leave it at that.

Anyway, this post, as I mentioned, has nothing to do with Beyonce, but it does have something to do with beds and baths, and if you watch the video below—the last in the Putting It All Together series, sadly—you'll see what I mean.

As for my own bath—aka The Bathroom of Doom—I must thank you all very much for your excellent suggestions on how to de-doomify it. I have to say, the picture I included of it was really spectacularly crappy, so you can at least take heart that it isn't quite as awful as you might be imagining it to be. So far in the de-doomifying process, I have.....uh, well I've bought a stripey bathmat and that's about it. Big progress, eh? But I have plans, Internet, don't you worry.

The rest of the house is slowly coming along, and when I say slowly, I really do mean slooooooooooowly, or actually maybe it's even more like sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooowly. We got into a bit of a rut last week where we basically didn't do anything, but the weekend reinvigorated us a little and now we actually have—gasp!—blinds in the bedroom, which I think must come as an overwhelming relief to the neighbors, seeing as I've been inadvertently flashing them for the past week and a half. (The elderly Chinese woman who practices her Tai Chi every morning in her backyard got quite an eyeful when I was getting dressed for work last week, I tell you.)

In fact, it's official: now that the kitchen is almost unpacked and the glasses and plates have been stacked and organized according to size, morale has been boosted in the Nothing But Bonfires household, which is a beautiful thing indeed.

It's just a crappy iPhone picture but I swear to god, looking at this brings my heartrate down and slows my breathing to normal.

1
Locusts and Wild Honey
Jul 12, 2010

You have to share how your dad called her Bay-ONTZ! Best. story. ever.

I've said it once, I'll say it again: you've got a face for TV.

Which, by the way, is MUCH better than a face for radio or voice-overs.

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Christina
Jul 12, 2010

I totally know what you mean; if my place is in disorder, I can get physically ill. Although I have opaque cabinet doors, so I don't have to worry quite as much about how my dishes look inside of them. Which is good, because I have a toddler, so there's quite of bit of plasticware in there with my Peacock Fiesta - not a pretty picture.

Deep breaths!

Okay, those cabinets are both beautiful and somewhat disturbing. Do you always keep them that tidy? (Stacked in order of height? OMG that's so anally OCD-ily wonderful! I think I love you.)

My kitchen cabinets look exactly the opposite of this. One of them actually holds pages from various old manuscripts I wrote before getting published. Open it, and three times out of four a stack of yellowed papers will fall on your head. Yes, my kitchen is a health hazard.

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Sarah
Jul 12, 2010

That china cupboard is so pretty I sure it can calm anyone's nerves!

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SuzRocks
Jul 12, 2010

I kept staring at that picture of your cupboard thinking of something witty to say, but became so overwhelmed with sadness by how my cupboards look that I quit. Thanks for making me feel bad! :)

Although...I suppose you've got that bathroom- so that makes us even.

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Nothing But Bonfires
Jul 12, 2010

Also, my cupboards only look like this because I've just moved in. Well, that and a slight touch of OCD.

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Shut-the-folk-up
Jul 12, 2010

Holly, you are such a nerd.

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Leslie
Jul 12, 2010

They look lovely!

My cupboards used to look like that until I moved in with a man who insists on saving souvenir cups from Cubs games from the early 90s. *sigh*

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Nothing But Bonfires
Jul 12, 2010

Oh Leslie, we have those, don't worry (though it's more like souvenir cups from Yankees games) but they're in a different cupboard: one where we put the crap we never use but can't bear to part with.

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elz
Jul 12, 2010

You've already organized the kitchen cabinets? Wow, you move fast!

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Gretchen C.
Jul 23, 2010

Too weird -- we have been calling it "Bed, Bath and Beyonce" for years. Hi Holly and Sean! Long time no electronic contact.

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cheap bags
Sep 15, 2010

Okay, those cabinets are both beautiful and somewhat disturbing. Do you always keep them that tidy? (Stacked in order of height? OMG that's so anally OCD-ily wonderful! I think I love you.

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