maarmie's musings

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

7 comments:

Annie said...

Tools! That's the thing. It's all about the tools. You have to have the right ones.

Professor Girl said...

LOVE the shirt!

schmutzie said...

I wore that shirt last night. I find that people are really drawn to reading it, and I am forever having to pull the strap of my purse aside so they can stare at my boobs.

maarmie said...

I know what you mean. Someone else loved this shirt this morning, and I may have just snagged me a new man!

Go shirt!

palinode said...

I like the vacuum cleaner. It looks like it's got the typewriter cornered.

maarmie said...

Sadly, the vacuum cleaner could kick the typewriter's ass any day of the week. Why do I keep an old typewriter on the floor of my kitchen? I don't know. It just seems like the place for it.

savia said...

Work the shirt, sister!