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Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 07 Nov 2018, 13:55
by JasonL
I have minor hate for tv over fireplace. Too high.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 07 Nov 2018, 14:02
by lunchstealer
JasonL wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 13:37
Most people are talking about the tv. Cooking while game is on etc.
Grubhub and Pizzashanty.gov both have apps now, so all your cooking can be done from anywhere in the house now.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 07 Nov 2018, 14:43
by Pham Nuwen
JasonL wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 13:55
I have minor hate for tv over fireplace. Too high.
You should not visit casa de Pham right now. I'm not in charge of anything right now so it looks hideous.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 07 Nov 2018, 14:47
by Pham Nuwen
Ellie! Was this you or someone you know?

http://mcmansionhell.com

Though I think it was posted here once upon a time.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 07 Nov 2018, 14:57
by Warren
lunchstealer wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 14:02
JasonL wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 13:37
Most people are talking about the tv. Cooking while game is on etc.
Grubhub and Pizzashanty.gov both have apps now, so all your cooking can be done from anywhere in the house now.
Why don't you just live in a barn?

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 07 Nov 2018, 15:05
by lunchstealer
Warren wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 14:57
lunchstealer wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 14:02
JasonL wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 13:37
Most people are talking about the tv. Cooking while game is on etc.
Grubhub and Pizzashanty.gov both have apps now, so all your cooking can be done from anywhere in the house now.
Why don't you just live in a barn?
Gameday cooking.

perhaps it's just the ADD in me who would cause multiple fires if I tried to watch TV and cook at the same time, but seriously gameday is what delivery pizza was made for, and now you can get so much more than just chinese and pizza.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 07 Nov 2018, 15:46
by nicole
JasonL wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 13:55
I have minor hate for tv over fireplace. Too high.
Way too high! No idea why people want to do that.

Besides, your fireplace is probably in your formal living room where you don’t want your TV at all anyway.

:lol:

Seriously though I don’t ever have a TV in the room where people hang out if we have people over. We hang out in the formal living room and eat in the dining. Dubs’ family is identical.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 07 Nov 2018, 16:47
by Jadagul
JasonL wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 13:37
Most people are talking about the tv. Cooking while game is on etc.
Wait, what? No!

I'm entertaining while I'm cooking. The point is that I want to be able to cook while still having a conversation with my guests. So you need the kitchen to be accessible to your entertaining space.


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On the issue of formal dining rooms, most people don't actually sit down at a table to eat. When I eat alone or with one person, I eat at the coffee table as often as not. When I'm entertaining, everything is buffet style because there's no way I'm fitting a fifteen-person table in my apartment.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 07 Nov 2018, 19:17
by Warren
Jadagul wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 16:47
most people don't actually sit down at a table to eat.
In the event I ever visit your planet I'll keep that in mind.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 07 Nov 2018, 19:26
by Highway
I'm pretty much orthogonal to all you guys, I think. We have a breakfast nook adjacent to the kitchen (with a bay even), and a small table in it. We have a separate dining room on the other side of the kitchen with a normal door opening, but it's then got an archway to the living room. We have a 10-person table in it We don't eat at either one. Like ever. I think we've had dinner at our dining table in the dining room twice? Maybe just once. We don't have guests over. We don't have kids.

If we eat at home, we eat at our computers or in the family room watching TV. If it's a bummy day, maybe we eat in the bedroom watching that TV. We just never sit down at a table and eat. We never entertain. There's just other stuff we'd rather be doing than sitting together when eating.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 07 Nov 2018, 19:39
by Warren
Highway wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 19:26
I'm pretty much orthogonal to all you guys, I think. We have a breakfast nook adjacent to the kitchen (with a bay even), and a small table in it. We have a separate dining room on the other side of the kitchen with a normal door opening, but it's then got an archway to the living room. We have a 10-person table in it We don't eat at either one. Like ever. I think we've had dinner at our dining table in the dining room twice? Maybe just once. We don't have guests over. We don't have kids.

If we eat at home, we eat at our computers or in the family room watching TV. If it's a bummy day, maybe we eat in the bedroom watching that TV. We just never sit down at a table and eat. We never entertain. There's just other stuff we'd rather be doing than sitting together when eating.
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Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 07 Nov 2018, 19:41
by Ellie
Team Dinner While Watching TV. :)

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 13:39
by Kolohe
We'll eat at the dining room table when we have people over, but we're also eat at the TV people. We tried to do the sit down thing shortly after we were married, and that lasted about 3 days.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 13:45
by nicole
If dubs cooks, which is most nights, we eat at the dining table. In our old place the TV was in the next room from there, and it might be on with him listening to it while he cooked, or else he would listen to podcasts or I would read to him. Now the TV isn't nearby so it's either podcasting or reading aloud.

If we get takeout, we eat downstairs in front of the TV. I'm not really into eating around the coffee table for food I need a knife to eat.

Lunch and dinner I either eat at my desk or at our kitchen table.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 15:17
by Warren
nicole wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 13:45
I would read to him
Fiction or nonfiction?

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 15:38
by nicole
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.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 19:05
by Warren
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*

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 19:28
by lunchstealer
For a while I was able to get us dinners on tables. I lost that battle pretty quickly.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 19:32
by Ellie
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!

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 19:54
by Warren
Ellie wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 19:32
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!
You misinterpret. I am sighing with longing.

I once had a gf that read Douglas Adams to me though.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 20:01
by Ellie
Oh, good. (The longing, not the lost girlfriend.) <3

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 09 Nov 2018, 10:18
by Jasper
Pham Nuwen wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 14:43
JasonL wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 13:55
I have minor hate for tv over fireplace. Too high.
You should not visit casa de Pham right now. I'm not in charge of anything right now so it looks hideous.
Depends on the room. My living room is long & narrow, so the only place for the TV is over the fireplace. We're sitting far enough away that the height of it really isn't an issue.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 09 Nov 2018, 10:21
by Jasper
Highway wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 19:26
I'm pretty much orthogonal to all you guys, I think. We have a breakfast nook adjacent to the kitchen (with a bay even), and a small table in it. We have a separate dining room on the other side of the kitchen with a normal door opening, but it's then got an archway to the living room. We have a 10-person table in it We don't eat at either one. Like ever. I think we've had dinner at our dining table in the dining room twice? Maybe just once. We don't have guests over. We don't have kids.

If we eat at home, we eat at our computers or in the family room watching TV. If it's a bummy day, maybe we eat in the bedroom watching that TV. We just never sit down at a table and eat. We never entertain. There's just other stuff we'd rather be doing than sitting together when eating.
Team shut-ins.


:P

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 09 Nov 2018, 10:27
by Warren
Jasper wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 10:18
Pham Nuwen wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 14:43
JasonL wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 13:55
I have minor hate for tv over fireplace. Too high.
You should not visit casa de Pham right now. I'm not in charge of anything right now so it looks hideous.
Depends on the room. My living room is long & narrow, so the only place for the TV is over the fireplace. We're sitting far enough away that the height of it really isn't an issue.
I mostly watch TV lying on the sofa, and in past furniture arrangements in a recliner. So I would actually prefer a high mount for the TV. Horizontal on the ceiling might even be optimal.

Re: Home $weet Home

Posted: 09 Nov 2018, 11:14
by lunchstealer
Jasper wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 10:18
Pham Nuwen wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 14:43
JasonL wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 13:55
I have minor hate for tv over fireplace. Too high.
You should not visit casa de Pham right now. I'm not in charge of anything right now so it looks hideous.
Depends on the room. My living room is long & narrow, so the only place for the TV is over the fireplace. We're sitting far enough away that the height of it really isn't an issue.
In those situations I've found it expedient to just put the TV covering the fireplace, not above the mantle. But then I'm the kind of cousin-fucking dirt person who can't tell jackfruit from breadfruit.