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Ok, back to life right? We're unpacked.. mostly. I forgot about the… - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
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Ok, back to life right? We're unpacked.. mostly. I forgot about the bin of bathroom stuff. Vitamins. Band-aids. Desperately need some organizational system to hand that stuff. Or maybe throw out all the junk. :) And the surround-sound system isn't up yet as next week Fox's mom is bringing us a wall mount for our TV which would require repositioning all the speakers. So, best to just wait and only run wires once.

Which reminds me, I should consider adding a sports package to our Dish Network account for Thanksgiving.

The house is starting to feel like home. I'm rather enjoying setting it up and I'm even happy cleaning it and keeping things tidy. I'm rather looking forward to installing a new light fixture tomorrow too before the dining room set arrives.

BUT. now it is time to stop neglecting things I have been neglecting, like diet and exercise. We've been using the lack of complete kitchen and all the unpacking to eat rather poorly essentially since returning from France. Further, I've only been to the gym maybe three times since then. I feel like I"'ve gained a noticeable amount of weight.

Well. Screw that, yo. NO MORE. Time to wean myself off the sugar and bad carbs again. Time to get to running again - and I need to refill my inhaler - and set sites on superhealthyness.

New house. New life.
My mother would be so proud.

to do:
1. Burn body fat.
2. ????
3. Profit!

Also: it may be warm enough to lounge on the deck this weekend. yay!!!

Question! Do you, when buying minor accessories for your house or apartment, consider its style and if it will fit with other things in the room?
If so, would you buy the more expensive version of something because it fit better?

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nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: November 20th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Let me help you out with your algebra.

???? = Become Man-Whore
abmann From: abmann Date: November 20th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'M NOT INSTALLING A SEX SWING!!
codekitsune From: codekitsune Date: November 20th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
And why not?
tener_duende From: tener_duende Date: November 20th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd advise against installing one in the basement with the wallpaper that makes it look like a pediatric waiting room. People will talk.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: November 20th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like you're already hanging things from the ceiling tonight.

Just sayin'.
tener_duende From: tener_duende Date: November 20th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would buy the more expensive version if the price difference was not too extreme, and if the quality of the object in question was the same or better.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 20th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
At what point does the price become to extreme? 25%? 50% more expensive?
tener_duende From: tener_duende Date: November 20th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's not an exact science, and it depends on factors like the visability of the item, the closeness of the less expensive item to my idea and the overall costs. For example, I'm buying a toaster. I have one that's not quite right but wouldn't be clashing for $20. There's one that's just perfect for $30. I buy the $30. But let's say I want a bench for my bedroom. The bench I love is $1000, but there's one that's close enough for $750. In this case, I buy the $750.

I guess 25% is generally a benchmark, but it really comes down to a complex mix of factors.
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