Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Update on the condo

For a place that doesn't have cable, internet or a phone-it's effing awesome. Don't get me started on the phone company and the cable company because I will hurt this poor contractor guy sitting next to me, and it's not his fault. Although I might blame him anyways. All I will say about both of those companies is that this is bullshit. I'm pissed. I will be writing a nasty letter. Or blog. Either way it'll be very damaging. I mean not to their business or reputation or feelings or anything, but in like a "I just had to take time to read this letter which delayed my anal raping of other customers" kind of way.

I no longer have leaks. In fact, one wasn't even a leak at all, and the other is fixed. So that anonymous commenter who hates me can stop calling me Leaky-house Lady because a) it no longer applies and b) frankly it's the lamest nickname ever.

This weekend we went to my grandparents' houses to get furniture. I'm very fortunate to have all 4 still living and doing well, but they are downsizing and moving into retirement villages. Each of their houses has 80 years worth of stuff, and now they want to give it to us. So this leads me to the question...how do you say, "Thanks, Grandma, but I really don't want your paper mache vegetables" without hurting any feelings?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Sarah you are totally famous! People unrelated to your circle discuss you at length! It's like you are Tom Cruise and they are trying to figure out what level of crazy you are. I'm so jealous of this fame and power. I want to be part of your entourage and hang around you waiting for you to buy me things. oh wait, i'm already hanging around, holding up my end of the deal, now you need to hold up yours. buy me things or at least give me the paper mache veggies. -steph

Anonymous said...

Are you in the largest cable company area? AKA Comcast or some other system that Paul Allen or Ted Turner owns?

Gordon said...

Sarah, you should totally start an entourage...and get female groupies..so I can have them...that, and paper mache vegetables

slcup said...

Can I be in your posse? Can I be in your posse?

Matt said...

Can I eat your vegetables? Can I eat your vegetables?

Johnny Virgil said...

Sometimes it's not because they actually want you to have something that is meaningful to them. Sometimes they just want to get rid of it. My grandmother offered me her old chair before she died. She said, "I've had this chair since I got married. Would you like it?" and before I could answer her, she finished with, "...cuz if you don't I'm taking it to the dump."

danielle said...

whoa is right steph. i just read all of anonymous' bitter-seriousness over at public frog's one posting and i can't quite weigh out the time he/she spent composing demeaning blog comments about sarah vs the time sarah spends telling us about her amusing hi-jinks. it's neck in neck i tell ya.

Kara0303 said...

Listen, here's what you do..take any and everything they'll give you and then turn around and have a "moving sale" or "garage sale" (whatever you want to name it), take the proceeds and fly to Mexico to sit in the sand and sip margaritas!!

John said...

I read urban princess's comment several times and got pretty excited before I realized I was reading it wrong.

Lucky Pink said...

Declining unwanted things from Grandparents is always a touchy subject because EVERYTHING has a story behind it. "I bought this collection of wax fruit when..."

slcup said...

John, that's naughty. Funny, too.