Sunday, December 13, 2009

Picture Yourself in the Living Room

I told Ironman he could bring a date over as long as he kept it G rated.

I have to say, this weekend was pretty great. I finished tidying up the living room on Friday evening, while Stinky watched The Phineas and Ferb Christmas movie. Stinky loves them and I actually don't mind Phineas and Ferb. At least it's pretty smart for a kids show.

After I got everything put back together and Stinky's show was over, we watched Public Enemies and I finally sat down for more than 5 seconds. It was very nice...But with Christian Bale and Johnny Depp, any movie watching experience is nice.

Here is my living room finished except for the floors. The walls are actually tan, they just look gold in the pics.

Saturday was a day of running around and taking things to Goodwill and then taking a nice long, slow run, followed by a nice, hot relaxing bath. One of my favorite combinations in the Winter.

At one point on Saturday, we were surveying the living room and I asked Stinky if she thought it was too funky. She said that it was a little, but we're all a little funky, so she thought it was perfect for us. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. As I've said before, I'm weird about my surroundings. I'm a bit of a homebody and I like my space a certain way. I like my living room to be really warm and cozy. Especially since my house is fairly cottage-like. To me, it's a perfect sanctuary from all the crap we experience in the outside world. If you've ever asked people for suggestions on home decorating, you know that everyone has a definite opinion and people want different things from their home. I think I came as close to what I wanted with my budget and skill restrictions. This week, I get to paint the hallway and start on bedroom. My bedroom should offer a very different atmosphere from the living room. I can't wait to show you guys.

Here is Ironman taking his date home...Or at least out of my living room.

Now that it's Winter and I have at least one room in my house that's fairly finished and cozy, it's harder and harder for me to go out. I know it's good for me to talk to people other than teenagers, so I try to make myself get out for a couple of hours. This Saturday actually turned out to be perfect.

At first it was just myself and G. and K. - two of my favorite people. We were sitting up by the pool table having a very passionate conversation when a guy we know, but not that well came over and asked if it was okay if he joined us. We warned him that he might not be able to handle our girl talk, but he said he was up for the challenge. Of course, it didn't take long for me to say something fairly raunchy (because I apparently can't help it). I stopped myself and said to the guy named J., "Uh, sorry. I have a bad habit of talking kinda dirty sometimes..."

He didn't seem fazed at all. He just said, " I know that, Churlita. Why do you think I just friended you on Facebook." Okay, so maybe he was up for the challenge after all.

I didn't stay out very late. I had my two beers and a couple glasses of water and went back home and read a book. It was just about a perfect night...Of course, until both K. and G. drunk texted me at 2:30 am. Luckily, they were both pretty amusing.


Remiman said...

Your living room looks comfortable. I can't wait to see your bedroom. Oh, wait; that didn't come out right....or did it?
I'm impressed that you were able to read a book after 2 beer. I'd have trouble reading my watch after two beer.

Tara said...

And where exactly is Ironman taking his date? Keep an eye on that guy, he thinks he's all that.

I love your living room, and that beige wall with the red curtains is perfect!

SkylersDad said...

Is it just me or did Ironman reach second base?

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I love the toss pillow on your sofa.

It's a satisfying feeling to own your own home and there is nothing like slapping on a coat of paint that is any color other than eggshell. I went all nutty in our first house and painted the kitchen the hideous color of a banana on acid and the downstairs powder room in eggplant - it looked like a coffin, but it was MY eggplant coffin. It felt great. (Not that your colors are hideous, I'm just sayin' you could if you wanted.)

this new place said...

HA HA! "why do you think I just friended you on facebook". That's funny. Love your living room! I know you are enjoying your new place!

laura b. said...

I LOVE the way your livingroom looks. If you were going for cozy, you definitely hit the mark.

Glad you had a good weekend. This J. sounds fun :-) As for Iron Man and his lady, yeah, I get it...they didn't have to go home, but they couldn't stay there

crazy4coens said...

I love the living room and the action figures! Two thumbs up (that's what she said).

Churlita said...


Ha ha ha. I drank the beer and then had some water, so I pretty darn sober, and I'm a nerd.


I know. Those Superheroes are horrible narcissists. Thanks.

Skylers Dad,

Yeah. I think he pushed it to a PG rating.


I'm sure if I hadn't lived in apartments for as long as I did, I wouldn't be so weird about painting.

New Place,

I really love my new place.


I think J. might be good for my friend G. I'm not trying to push that, I just dropped a few hints and we'll see what she does with it.


That's very funny. Thank you.