Monday Morning Mish Mash

5 01 2009

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1. Call for Guest Bloggers! Months back, one of my oldest and bestest friends recounted for us all a story of teenaged pranks. Well, I think it’s past time for another guest blog. Any takers? Particularly you real-life lurkers?

2. Everything I own is breaking. First my computer, then my tire, and now my satellite. Saturday night I was flipping channels and suddenly got the dreaded black screen with an error message. An hour on the phone with tech support later, I was told they could do nothing to help me and would have to send out a repairman. NEXT FRIDAY! Almost a whole week without TV??

3. My mom called the other night to let me know I’d gotten her into trouble at Christmas. Seems her stumbling around and slurring her words didn’t bother her in the least, but when I mentioned that she and I had gone gambling it was cause for concern. Really? Spending twenty bucks to play Keno is bad, but swallowing a handful of pills is ok?

4. I promised pictures of the dollhouse project I’ve been working on, and I’m finally delivering. Sorry the quality isn’t better…I’ll put some more up once it’s finished. It’s at the point of tedium now–gluing on individual shingles, stones, and painting little tiny pieces of wood…but the end is near!

5. This morning it was time for that twice a year torture known as a dental cleaning…you know,where you keep your mouth open for an hour while all manner of terrible sounding machines operate in your mouth. I had a new hygienist this morning who always waited just a second too late to use the “sucker” and so twice I was choking on that spackle flavored tooth polish they use. Ick!

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24 responses

5 01 2009
The Incredible Woody

1. I love that word – lurker! It just sounds dirty!

2. I am SOOOO sorry! Whatever will you do with your time???

3. Didn’t you know? Gambling is an addiction and nothing to make fun of! Sorry that was in really bad taste…

4. Oh, there’s what you can be doing without TV! It looks beautiful. Time consuming, but beautiful.

5. My hygenist talks the entire time she has her hands in my mouth. And asks questions – just how the hell am I supposed to answer???

5 01 2009
The Vinyl Villager

I know! My dentist was asking me questions about my holidays. Im thinking…do I mumble an answer and hope I don’t impale myself on that metal hook he has in my mouth? Or is his question really just rhetorical?

5 01 2009
Liz

I have many prank stories to tell, but Mr. Snooty has way more than I do. We were both a little wild growing up, lol

OMG! A Week without TV??? Maybe you could take a vacation this week. Here’s to hoping you don’t get sick during this week!

So, does this mean your Mom isn’t speaking to you for a while?

The dollhouse is going to be wonderful. When can I move in?

Hey – If you don’t like going to the dentist you could always just let your teeth rot & fall out. Well, that’s your only alternative & I can tell you from experience that it’s not fun. It is so NOT fun.

5 01 2009
Little Miss

Everything is breaking around me too. Last night my oven broke. The stove works, the broiler works, but the oven won’t light. ARGH. I can do without TV, can’t do without my oven.

Love that dollhouse. That reminds me of a home we lived in for a year or so when I was a young teenager in England. I love that Tudor style – is that what it is? Tudor?

I hate the dentist, but it always reminds me of that Bill Cosby skit. “You want me to ribbinzzze” Remember those spit bowls? Maybe that’s before your time.

5 01 2009
The Vinyl Villager

Liz–I’ll suffer through to keep my teeth healthy, but after today I TOTALLY understand people who ask for some sort of sedation when they go for a cleaning.

Little Miss–yes, its a Tudor. Which is one of my favorite styles. (I’m designing myself a REAL Tudor house that I may one day have right now). I remember the spit bowls from when I was a kid! Glad they got rid of those!

5 01 2009
Noe Noe Girl

I. I have some stories I could tell…hmmm…I’ll think about it!

2. You want me to send some dvd’s over for you to watch?

3. Sometimes I wish my mother would just shut up for a few minutes. Boy can she talk!! Wonder if I take after her and I just dont know it?

4. I want that dollhouse. Little T and I are working on fixing up one that was thrown out. Not nearly as nice as yours. I’ll post on that soon.

5 01 2009
Big Hair Envy

Do you draw up little mini-blueprints when you design your dollhouses? The detail is amazing:)

You probably don’t want me to guest blog. I am unable to drink wine for TWO WEEKS AND I MAY NOT BE IN A VERY GOOD MOOD. Not that I’m bitter…

I happen to be one of those freaks-of-nature who actually enjoys a visit to the dentist. I LOVE the way my teeth feel when I leave there! While I’m in the chair, I dream of being on a beach in Nassau. Works like a charm!

5 01 2009
The Vinyl Villager

Noe Noe…please do! Id love to have a few guest blogs!

Big Hair–no, this one was from a kit. Though I did customize it somewhat. I typically start from a kit and then add on or change it quite a bit. Um, why cant you drink wine for two weeks? Did you lose a bet or something?

5 01 2009
Jodi

1. Well, since I am NOT a lurker (I agree, sounds dirty ) I dodged that bullet – WHEW! Hell, I’m lucky to get posts on MY blog, let alone someone else’s…

2. You know, if you had CABLE instead of satellite, when your box broke, you could unscrew the cable from the back of the box directly on to your TV, and not be totally without programming – oh yeah, a side note, once it’s fixed CALL THEM BACK and make sure they give you credit for the days you don’t have service. Very few companies will do that automatically (mine will – if I happen to be the person you get when you call)

3. Gambling!?!? You GAMBLED?!?!? Demon spawn! ! Scourge of GOD! ! ! How dare you do something so, so, so loathsome & sinful ?!?!?!? And not even ASHAMED! No denial! You ADMITTED to it! You’re DAMNED! DAMNED I tell ya!

4. Hey, there’s a dollhouse kit(?) in our coat closet that was here when we moved in. Hunny hasn’t tossed it yet – want it..?

5. I’d have to say probably the best thing I ever did for myself (OK, maybe not BEST, but in the top 5) was have all my teeth pulled, and dentures installed. No more eating only the salad or the meal, due to temperature differences, no more pieces of tooth floating around in my mouth while eating a muffin, and best of all? A whole lot fewer visits to the demondentists! (I have some kind of block against novocaine – it never really worked to numb my mouth. Add to that hereditary bad teeth – fillings starting at about 4 – it’s a bad combination!)

Ok, I added my two cents worth! Glad to see ya! Hope you had a great New Years, and have an even better new year ahead!
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5 01 2009
The Vinyl Villager

Jodi–well, I called about getting cable just three days prior to the satellite breaking. It was easy to see why my local cable company is constantly at the BOTTOM of customer service lists.
So, question. If you have dentures…do you even need to go to the dentist unless they break?
Absolutely Id love to have the dollhouse kit! Send me some pics of it!

5 01 2009
Jodi

Unfortunately, I have to agree with you on the whole customer service thing. As a CSR it embarrasses me to admit I work in that field. Many of my co-workers are HORRIBLE! Our main client base is, well, how do you say it nicely..? Ah! Ghetto…and unfortunately, many of my co-workers are pulled from the same pool. Speaking (and writing – tho typing, not so much *grin*) proper English is one of my pet peeves, if you see something I wrote which is grammatically incorrect, odds are it’s intentional. I spend 8 hours a day with a whole bunch of people who slaughter our language. Managers included. And, this seems to be the acceptable standard for companies around the country. Some of the experiences I’ve had trying to deal with customer service, well, let’s just say it’s a wonder I don’t take blood pressure meds along with all the rest…But in all fairness, you get what you’re willing to pay for, and in today’s world, 10 bucks an hour doesn’t getcha much…
No dentist except re-lines, I’ve had one in about 4 years, or they break – note to self – if you clench your teeth in your sleep, remove your dentures before bed…
I’ll pull it out of the closet tomorrow am and snap some pics for ya, and send ’em along! I’d much rather someone get some enjoyment out of it than add it to the landfill, and something tells me my ALL BOY son, and my ALL BOY grandsons form of enjoyment would involve destruction…
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dawtch

5 01 2009
natalie

ok…i’m a real life lurker. i don’t know if i’ve ever commented before which is totally horrible of me! having a blog myself i should be more thoughtful about commenting on others’ blogs. usually i am, but having just moved back to american after living in turkey for almost 7 years i have been horrible. now that my internet is up and running i promise to be better! oh…and if you want a guest poster and you have an idea of what you might want that poster to say then i would be willing. or i could just ramble my own crap and hope you like it!

5 01 2009
natalie

or having just moved back to AMERICA…usually i proofread…i started that comment when you had three comments on this post but took a phone call before i finished it. that’s what i get for trying to multi-task!

5 01 2009
The Vinyl Villager

Jodi…in fairness, at least the people I spoke to spoke English as their first language! Look forward to the pictures!

Natalie…hmmm…I guess a guest blog could be about anything…and don’t feel bad–Ive gotten terrible about staying caught up on all the blogs I enjoy.

5 01 2009
Jodi

Well, the people I work with supposedly have English as their first language…but trust me, they (& even more so our customers) can butcher it pretty thoroughly. I’ve actually had to ask people to spell their name, just to find out what they were saying was something like “jones” or “Smith”…ebonics rules in this neighborhood/workplace…
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5 01 2009
Mental P Mama

Why don’t they operate that suction thing better? And where does all that–matter–go?

5 01 2009
Serendipitous Girl

What IS up with asking every other questions except those requiring an “uh huh” or an “uh uh” answer? I swear mine gets philosophical: “How do you justify the ontological necessity of modern mans existential dilemma?” Ass … or rather “awwath.”

And to answer your question–he filled out his briefs just fine, it was just the whole getting arrested bit that threw me off. Call me crazy, but if a guy is in cuffs that aren’t mine, I get a little turned off.

5 01 2009
The Vinyl Villager

Jodi–I understand totally. Where I am, if its not semi-intelligible sland, its deep southern drawl.

MentalP–I wondered that exact thing!

SGirl–Not crazy at all…that was just the first thing that went through my mind (scary isnt it?)

6 01 2009
trailerparkbarbie

The dollhouse looks great! Boy, does that bring back memories!!!!!!
YM gambles more than I think you know. And, she does win sometimes. Then, she blows the money. But, you did not hear that from me. DID YA????????!!!!!!

6 01 2009
Alan

The dollhouse DOES look great! However…it doesn’t really bring back any memories for me…

And that stuff DOES taste like spackle. WTF?!?!

6 01 2009
GYL

Ooh, guest bloggers hey? Hmm, I’d do it for the publicity (I am such a whore) but I’d probably get stage fright 😉 Would you make us audition? LOL

I hate doing to the dentist, but only cos my dentist is HAWT. Do you know how humiliating it is to have a gorgeous (younger than me) Eurasian guy with both hands in your mouth? Ugh. And he is taking a wisdom tooth out in 2 weeks.

Hmmm, I think we all need to hear the story about how you know what spackle tastes like!

6 01 2009
Cool Breeze

That house project is really cool. I can’t imagine how long it has taken.

Did it come as a kit or did you fabricate all of it?

6 01 2009
The Vinyl Villager

TPB–Every time I go into one of those gambling places its filled with people who look like they could barely scrape together enough to get a Happy Meal, so I guess that shouldn’t surprise me.

Alan–thank you sir! The inside of it is pretty cool too…Ill do a full “spread” when and if it is ever done.

GYL–No audition necessary. If I get more than one, Ill just publish them all. Unless of course, it’s really stinkin’ awful. Be careful with him taking that wisdom tooth out…you could say some really embarassing things under the effects of anesthetics! And, come on, like you’ve never been patching a hole on the ceiling and had a blob of spackle fall back in your mouth?

Cool Breeze–Thanks for stoppin by! It was a kit…of somewhat poor quality plywood that required HOURS of filling sealing and sanding. I made some changes to it though–mostly in terms of trimwork,etc. on the inside. I scrapped the idea of adding a room of my own design to the first floor because it would have just made it too big to move easily.

19 01 2009
excellenceinblogging

That dollhouse looks awesome, very detailed. Not that I’m into dollhouses. But, it looks cool none the less. It reminds me of that special that was on not too long ago — It was a cake building competition and the subject was “Haunted Houses” — and they all did an amazing job. But I’m thinking yours is not made out of delicious treats! Of course, when I was a wee little lad, glue was a delicious treat for me. 🙂

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