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3rd floor couch revelations

Being that we’ve recently gotten new jobs, we’re still working out our finances, so we haven’t quite started saving money yet. Thus, any offer of nice, free furniture is appreciated. My aunt offered up a queen-sized sofabed. Sweet! Vic and I were excited. We rented a U-Haul in preparation, and dismantled the futon and put it in the alley (surprisingly, someone took our mattress, but the frame is still there, and we even posted about it on Craigslist).

Vic and my dad get the behemoth couch into the U-Haul (my aunt wanted me to fix something on her computer, heh). We drive all the way to the city in the U-Haul. I had never driven a truck or large van of any sort, so this was a bit of an adventure. I’m proud to admit I got pretty good at driving that thing.

Anyway, we get back to the city and get the behemoth into our lobby. I wanted to help but Vic and my dad weren’t letting me help too much. After trying probably 3495832 different ways of slanting or angling the couch, we gave up on trying to get it up the stairs (it was so large we couldn’t get it past the first bend). The conundrum now was, well, we have this giant couch here, now wtf?

For now, the behemoth is sitting in a storage unit at the U-Haul place we dropped our truck off at. It’s sort of good that we have a storage unit so we can throw all the crap we can barely fit into our apartment into the unit. So, whenever we save up enough money and find a decent apartment (on the first floor for fuck’s sake, heh), we’ll have a nice couch waiting for us.

The only thing left now is the fact that there’s a giant empty space in front of our TV where a piece of furniture that we used to sit on was. Perhaps it’s time to head to Ikea next weekend….

Cribs with Annz0r

I decided that I needed some new and interesting content, so you, my adoring fans, are getting a tour of our humble abode. The pictures are linked so my front page doesn’t get super long. We’ll start with the kitchen.

Everyone seems to like the fridge. The first time I went to Burning Man, one of my camp mates gave me a giant magnet poetry set meant to be on a car or something, so I put it on the fridge. Yeah, we write dirty things with the words. The other day when Vic moved in, the kitchen became our nerdly den, as you can see here. If you look closely, you’ll notice that we don’t use coasters, we use hard drive platters to hold OUR drinks. There’s also a hard drive magnet on my fridge. You know you’re a nerd when… Check out the listing under “etc” on our whiteboard. Building a fileserver is on our list of things to do. For those of you that are like us, this is no big deal, but we’re not sure others that know us quite understand…

Onto other things. This is where the magic happens. Err, wait, magic is supposed to happen here.


Although we seem to spend most of our time in the kitchen, we do sometimes come out of it to hang out in the living room. Check out a picture of our futon, covered in pillows. There’s an Aztec calendar, a framed picture of a fountain from a plaza in Moroleon, Mexico, and then a Mexican blanket on the back of the futon. We like to watch TV sometimes as well. Currently, our xbox is dysfunctional, so we can’t play games or watch DVDs, which kind of sucks. FYI, that is a gerbil cage on top of the entertainment center; he’s a slob too. If you look closely, you can see cat eyes in the TV, heh.

Of course, we have a bathroom. Nothing too exciting there…

Finally, the bookcase (which is actually courtesy of Eric — thanks Eric) near the doorway. I’ve kept it full size so you can see the stuff we have on it. Try not to pay attention to the mess on top of it. :p And yes, that’s a spare monitor next to it.

Well, hope you have enjoyed your tour of nuestra casa. Thank you, come again.