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by Ellie
Yesterday, 15:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1860
Views: 70371

Re: Home $weet Home

I've seen many a formal dining room with the table set on an oriental rug and such. Somehow a large area rug is different than installing wall-to-wall carpeting (over a perfectly nice-looking and functional tile floor). Even though large rugs are also a pain to clean. Wall-to-wall carpeting in a di...
by Ellie
Yesterday, 02:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1860
Views: 70371

Re: Home $weet Home

Brits also sure do love wallpaper.
by Ellie
Yesterday, 01:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1860
Views: 70371

Re: Home $weet Home

I got too annoyed at the House Doctor so I switched over to another British staging show, Sarah Beeney's Selling Houses , and it's more of the same. "Paint color on all the walls! Put down carpet!" I mean, she even counsels a couple to turn an unused back room into a dining room BY PUTTING DOWN CARP...
by Ellie
11 Nov 2018, 13:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1860
Views: 70371

Re: Home $weet Home

Up most of the night with sick kids and ended up watching a ton of House Doctor on Netflix. The premise of the show is that an American designer comes in and helps redecorate British houses that have been on the market for a long time. I personally find the designer annoying and her taste questionab...
by Ellie
09 Nov 2018, 19:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2607
Views: 135596

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Now I'm trying Secret City on a friend's recommendation but I'm having a heck of a time keeping all the male characters straight. They're all pulled from the Glum Potato stable of actors. FUCK SECRET CITY. They had a trans woman character and I was super excited (even though she was played by a cis...
by Ellie
09 Nov 2018, 12:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2607
Views: 135596

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

First few episodes of Bodyguard are pretty good. The titular character is definitely not who I thought he'd be after the opening scene on the train.

Episode 3 has naked man ass, of which I heartily approve :mrgreen:
by Ellie
09 Nov 2018, 12:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2607
Views: 135596

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Warren wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 19:31
Off Ellie's joy of hate, I watched Tiny House Big Living, the Expressive Tiny Art House episode.
Worth the price of admission. The Mother summed it up well "I am inconsolably proud".
I'm so very glad I could share that ridiculousness with you <3
by Ellie
09 Nov 2018, 12:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1860
Views: 70371

Re: Home $weet Home

Ugh, I'd rather cut off my foot than go back to renting. Shared ceilings and floors again? Community laundry room? Noooooooooo. I've had a taste of freedom and I'm too spoiled to go back.
by Ellie
09 Nov 2018, 11:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1860
Views: 70371

Re: Home $weet Home

Housing prices are officially bonkers right now. There's an 80-year-old, 672-sq ft house in South St. Paul listed for $190K. (I know in some areas that would be a steal in any market, but this is the redneck boondocks of the St. Paul metro, and also it's ST PAUL, not Portland or some shit.) It doesn...
by Ellie
08 Nov 2018, 22:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51205

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

If she doesn't want to move to DC before January, then there's no problem, so she has nothing to complain about. If she wants to move to DC now but doesn't start work until January, this is hardly a problem unique to politics. Are we really failing as a society if we can't subsidize everyone who wan...
by Ellie
08 Nov 2018, 21:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51205

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Yes, obviously that's the joke, and not "I want to move somewhere without a salary for three months, omg, how is this a problem????" and "Guys this is such a huge problem in America today (except actually it's already being taken care of)"
by Ellie
08 Nov 2018, 20:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51205

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/yw7gwg/new-york-millennial-cant-afford-to-move-to-dc-before-her-job-in-congress-starts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the democratic socialist and youngest woman ever elected to Congress, can’t afford to rent an apartment in Washington, D.C. before her job starts in Ja...
by Ellie
08 Nov 2018, 20:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1860
Views: 70371

Re: Home $weet Home

Oh, good. (The longing, not the lost girlfriend.) <3
by Ellie
08 Nov 2018, 19:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1860
Views: 70371

Re: Home $weet Home

Warren wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 19:05
nicole wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 15:38
Warren wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 15:17
nicole wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 13:45
I would read to him
Fiction or nonfiction?
Fiction, usually mysteries or PG Wodehouse.
*sigh*
I will allow zero shade to be thrown at PG Wodehouse. ZERO!
by Ellie
08 Nov 2018, 15:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2607
Views: 135596

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Hmm. Ending was fine. Not great. Greer is still totally the hero.

Now I'm trying Secret City on a friend's recommendation but I'm having a heck of a time keeping all the male characters straight. They're all pulled from the Glum Potato stable of actors.
by Ellie
08 Nov 2018, 15:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 439
Views: 15143

Re: Op-ediots

Oh, FFS. Acosta didn't "become" the story; Trump MADE him the story. Recall how Obama used to spend 10, 15 and even 20 minutes answering a single question — without interruption. Recall how Obama used to actually answer questions? With vague platitudes? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Ellie
07 Nov 2018, 19:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1860
Views: 70371

Re: Home $weet Home

Team Dinner While Watching TV. :)
by Ellie
07 Nov 2018, 19:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2607
Views: 135596

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Also, I confess that every time somebody says "Aleppo" I think of that Libertarian Dad Jokes video and smirk.
by Ellie
07 Nov 2018, 18:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6021
Views: 148866

Re: Orange is the new President

Genuine question: is there anything illegal about Trump getting rid of Sessions? Shady, maybe, but genuinely breaking any laws? I'm seeing calls on Facebook for protests saying "Trump is not above the law" and I'm just curious if there actually is something "above the law" being attempted.
by Ellie
07 Nov 2018, 18:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2607
Views: 135596

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

After all my swearing I'd never watch Tom Clancy's Jim Halpert on Amazon, I finally threw it on a couple days ago for some half-watching/background noise while I do other things. It's ... fine. Some of it stretches my suspension of disbelief pretty hard (they really don't have anyone else to send al...
by Ellie
07 Nov 2018, 11:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1860
Views: 70371

Re: Home $weet Home

nicole wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 11:46
Tbh I also don't know who all these people are who are hanging out in the kitchen at entertaining-type times. We don't do that and it doesn't go that way at Dubs' parents' place either. Or at my parents' place where the kitchen is really in the middle of everything.
Same here!
by Ellie
07 Nov 2018, 11:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1860
Views: 70371

Re: Home $weet Home

Also, it just seems like a tiny house is that much less stuff to clean. I mean, if you can stand in one spot and touch every surface, how hard could the cleaning be? Pretty much impossible. There's no room to take off your shoes, the seven square inches of floor gets trampled on endlessly, everythi...
by Ellie
07 Nov 2018, 11:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 2885

Re: Vote or Die

I guess I'll find out when I check Facebook and see how much wailing and gnashing of teeth is on my feed. Apparently racism still ruined everything: https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/45566961_2171937863046097_6588561522341969920_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=0c8edb8c29c...
by Ellie
07 Nov 2018, 11:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1860
Views: 70371

Re: Home $weet Home

*What is it with people and huge master bedrooms? Oh my god, don't even get me STARTED. I'm not saying every master bedroom should be the size of a postage stamp. But they keep building/renovating them to be bigger and bigger just to try to look like more of a feature. And a bed is only so big and ...
by Ellie
07 Nov 2018, 10:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 2885

Re: Vote or Die

I didn't really pay attention to the returns last night, but I didn't see anyone rioting in the streets on the way to work this morning, so I'm assuming the "right" people won? :lol: :lol: :lol: I guess I'll find out when I check Facebook and see how much wailing and gnashing of teeth is on my feed.