Awhile ago, we cleaned up our bedroom and put a fresh coat of very beautiful, green paint on the walls. Recently, I found a bedspread that matches the paint perfectly, without going overboard with the color. Now I'm looking at blinds because I absolutely cannot stand the ones we have for another week, let alone the rest of our lives. They're nasty metallic mini-blinds, and they're black and always covered in a mixture of dust and water spots from the times we've tried to clean them.
I'm going to with bamboo shades this time. I like that they are made in one long sheet, and they fold up as pleated blinds when you want to let light in. This means that cleaning will be a breeze. I'll be able to let them down and wipe them with a damp cloth to remove all the dust. No water spots. no dust, and I'll be happy!
I really think I ought to switch all our windows over to woven shades. We are always fixing and fussing with the house, but we never bother to make the windows look nice. It's like putting on a faceful of makeup and forget to do anything with your eyes, it just looks silly! We invite people over to see our new tile, or our fresh paint, and as always, the drab windows stand out like a sore thumb! No more . . . we are on a hunt for new window blinds!
We rent movies online all the time. We like all sorts of stuff -- comedies are my favorite, Mike prefers action, and Rylie likes everything, it seems. She's the only four year old I know who loves "But I'm a Cheerleader," and that cracks me up.
We used to make a few trips a week to the local video store, but renting DVDs online is so much more convenient. I just recently found a site that allows you to watch directly on your computer instead of waiting for them to come in the mail. I'm not going to get rid of my trusty Blockbuster.com membership, but I am going to keep an eye on ReelTime.com, too. This seems like good option for those of us who prefer instant gratification -- and really, who doesn't?!
So far, the site has a smallish selection, but they are cheap and they have more to offer all the time. I have a feeling this is going to end up being the next big thing for movie watchers!
As for me, I'm off to the theater to see Wild Hogs. Speaking of instant gratification, this girl can't even wait for the DVD release!
Now I'm going to get personal, here. Mike likes to shave his body hair. I guess he started the habit when he started weight-lifting, but he's kept it up for the past 15 years. He keeps his chest smooth, and his face, and some other parts, too. He even shaves his legs once in awhile! Ever since we met, he's been talking about lazer hair removal. He hates shaving, but he hates body hair even more. If it weren't so expensive, I'm quite sure he would have had laser hair removal years ago!
I'm not quite as into it as he is. I'm quite content to get called a dirty hippy and go a month or two without shaving my legs (and ironically, Mike doesn't mind or even notice when I do)! But there are certain parts of my body that enjoy being bare, and I would love to have hair removal done on them. I'm sure it would hurt a bit, but it would be worth it to have that permanent smoothness!
'Fess up . . . do you dare to go bare?
After I broke up with my fiance and was single for the first time since . . . sophmore year of high school, I guess? . . . I wouldn't even consider online dating. My mom was really pushing me to try it; she'd done it and while she never met the love of her life online, she did meet a lot of nice guys and had a lot of fun getting all the responses to her ad and even going out with some of the men who wrote to her. Still, I had no interest in it . . . and a year later, I met my Mikey and the rest is history!
Just the other day, we started talking about online dating again. I always tease Mike because he had a ton of online personal ads before he met me . . . he must have had an ad on every site out there! He swears he hardly got any responses, though, because according to him, online dating is nearly impossible for men but great for women. We decided that I should post a personal ad, and he should post one, and we'll see who gets the most responses. I agreed to do it -- but only if I set up his account and keep the password to it! I don't want him deciding the grass might be greener in some other chick's yard!
Seriously, my thoughts on online dating have changed a lot in the past six years. I would definitely go for it if I ended up being single again. I've met almost all of my good friends online, so why wouldn't I be able to meet romantic partners there too?