Saturday, July 22, 2006
My philosophy and a shitload of parenthetical information
I bought this lovely little T-shirt at fussy.org this week. It arrived in the mail Thursday, and I wore it to Bed Bath & Beyond today on a day off to run errands and lounge around reading and browsing the Internet (I looked here and here). I agree with the message printed on the shirt, but I would probably change it slightly to "writing honestly is the best revenge."
I ended up spending more than $200 at BB&B on everything from a mattress pad, a cutting board and a rubber spatula (it's sex night!) to a lint brush, a power strip (impulse purchase), a shower curtain and a vacuum cleaner - a glittery puke-green little Eureka that is bagless and weighs just 12 pounds. It also has this funky round handle and all the attachments I could ever want.
In the 16 months I have lived in this apartment, I haven't owned a vacuum cleaner and have been sweeping the low-pile carpeting with a broom. I vacuumed the second I got home - using the wand attachment to suction the baseboards and the little nook where the floor meets the wall - and ended up with a cannister full of dirt and hair after just 10 minutes. It was nasty. So, so nasty.
The funkiest little vacuum in all the land