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A shady tale [Sep. 30th, 2006|10:11 pm]
spinthemoon

Today I hung the shades. It was an epic battle.

You cannot hang us, the shades said. For we are still in the Box of Delivery, and have not been disturbed since we came to this place. Who are you, that you should disturb the rest of the Shades of Special Order?

I am a fierce weekend warrior,
I replied. And I will hang you, for I have been given by Sir Black and Sir Decker the Screwdriver of Power, and naught shall stand in my way, though it has been eons since the Box of Delivery was laid to rest in this hold.

But the windows are still filled with the Blinds of Brokeness,
the shades taunted. And the brackets which bind them must also be removed.

I am prepared,
I replied, for I have not only the Screwdriver of Power, but the Stool of Stepping.

But you cannot get to the windows,
the shades mocked. For the machine of computing, and the desk upon which the Eye and the Voice and the Magic Modem of DSL and the Mouse and His Pad reside are all in the way. And the wastebasket and magazine rack are there also, and the ottoman therewith resides.

The machine of computing, and the desk and all that resides upon it, and the wastebasket and magazine rack and yea, even the ottoman, are naught to me, for I have a Husband who will move them at my command,
I taunted back, and the shades began to quiver in their Box of Delivery.

So I gave the Command, and the Husband moved from the place of the windows all that blocked my way. And I took the Screwdriver of Power and removed the Blinds of Brokenness, and the brackets which held them, and released the Shades of Special Order from the Box of Delivery, and wielding the Screwdriver of Power I hung the shades.

And so it came to pass, as I have told it here to you.

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[User Picture]From: jespere
2006-10-01 06:27 am (UTC)
Hahahahahahaha!
That's brilliant!

(pics?)
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-10-03 01:47 am (UTC)
There's a pic in my ditl, but you don't get the full effect. I'll have to post more later.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-10-01 12:53 pm (UTC)
It's about time...driving me batty for over a year or so it seems. Glad you finally hung them, I can now be at peace. Misty
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-10-03 01:47 am (UTC)
I thought of you when I was hanging them. Isn't that special?
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-10-03 05:14 pm (UTC)
She likes me...she really, really likes me. Or so I think (special!)

Misty
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2006-10-01 12:59 pm (UTC)
*standing ovation*

after which much laughter ensued.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-10-03 01:47 am (UTC)
Thank you, thank you...I'll be here all week!
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2006-10-03 01:49 am (UTC)
do it again, do it again!!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-10-02 02:53 am (UTC)
Amen, said I. As the cola of the Coke-a came tumbling forth from mineth nostrils.
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From: blissonbliss
2006-10-02 02:54 am (UTC)
said I! said !
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[User Picture]From: aims814
2006-10-02 05:28 pm (UTC)
This was great! Not only an entertaining read, but inspiring as well. I have two sets of blinds, still in the boxes and standing in the corner of the den as I type. They have been there for over two years. Yes, more than TWO years. ::blushing:: The one thing holding me back is the fact, I'll have to take down the brackets and install new ones, too. Anything that involves more than a couple of minutes of my time stays on the back burner. After reading this, I'm thinking of going through with it. But ... not right now. :-)
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-10-03 01:48 am (UTC)
Wow, now I don't feel so bad - I managed to hang these in the same calendar year I bought them. We just won't mention the towel rack I bought when we moved into this house and then donated to Goodwill, still in the box, three years later.
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[User Picture]From: quaero_verum
2006-10-02 05:39 pm (UTC)
Bwhahahahahahaha!!!

Thanks for making me laugh out loud on a Monday morning!!

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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-10-03 01:49 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it!
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[User Picture]From: sphyr
2006-10-05 09:23 pm (UTC)
Noooo!!!!

*sniff*

The old blinds, I miss them already.
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