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The Eagle Has Landed...

...the furniture has not. The Russian mafia has until the 30th to deliver. I have no intention of pissing them off. They're quite wonderful to deal with if you know the rules. I’m not kidding, really. They’re very insistent that I not ship any vodka. Shipping hookers and vodka is their purview, and they don’t like interlopers. I tend to shop local for my hookers anyway.

Many of you may have heard me speak of the incredible volume of books I own. Only those of you (torin3 , technomage , starbabyf4g , blaecstan , and melvh , right off the top of my head) who have had the dubious pleasure of helping me move said books don’t feel a need to get into pissing matches over who owns more books. It’s a common SCA phenomenon to think that you do, as we are all insane bibliophiles --and I applaud us all for that -- but I assure you that unless you are tedeisenstein , I win, and I have the weight ticket to prove it.

My books came in at 4 tons. And that does not count the furniture or the anvils.

Yes, I said anvils. One of my favorite moving moments was when an enormous man picked up a tiny box and grunted, “Jeez, lady, whatcha got in here, anvils?”
“As a matter of fact, yes.”
There’s really no clever response to that.

Today, I am waiting for the second gas dude of the day (hey vikingtatter , what’s the correct title? I guess you can’t really call them “gas dudes” any more) to fix the water heater flue so we can have hot water. Finding us internet is my next task, but in the meantime, God love the residents of Austin who feel no need to secure their networks. Oo, spoke too soon, gonna have to find a Panera, dammit. At least I had pirate for an hour. Aar, matey, I’m a goner….



Oct. 27th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
congrats on getting there.

Anvils you say.... now you have my attention... okay, you had me at the books to be honest.

I mention the anvil as I got some help today and made my first tiny starter forge. Nows I get to hit glowing steel whenever I want too... and I have time, and coal or charcoal... and something to make if I KNOW how to make it yet.

I need sleep. Take care you...

Oct. 27th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
Yep. Some Laurels can take their art on the road, teach everyone and be visible. Other Laurels get "what the hell did she get her Laurel for?" at events...

Metal Laurels have anvils. We don't lug them to events. And yet, people somehow expect us to sew our asses off, too. Unfair, if you ask me.

I also have a big ass box labeled "Proverbial Box of Hammers." Got asked about that, too.

"Haven't you ever heard anybody say, 'That boy's as dumb as a box of hammers?'"
"Uh, yeah..."
"That's the box."
There's no real clever reply to that, either. ;)
Oct. 28th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)
"So who's that box voting for?"

"But the box didn't fall for the extended warranty scam."

"So... what's IN the box?"

"What kind of box is strong enough to hold HAMMERS?!?"

"Where'd you get a box of smart hammers?"
Oct. 29th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
I stand corrected, smartass.

So, Queued, how come you didn't come up with responses to the anvil thing in the original post? What do I pay you for?

oh wait...

[of course, now I'm dying to know who the box is voting for, damn you.]