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Archive for January, 2013

Gift Exchange

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 6:57 PM
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

There’s nothing that frustrates me more than trying to find the perfect birthday gift for someone.  Some people are harder to shop for than others.  My dad, for example, wants nothing but Blu-ray movies to add to his collection.  He isn’t picky about which ones, so long as they’re Blu-ray.  My mother is another story.

My mother doesn’t like to make wish lists or leave any clues as to what she would like for her birthday or for Christmas.  She has very specific taste and she usually returns gifts if they aren’t the right color or the right size.  She exchanged they Tiffany hanging pendant light my sister and I got her for her birthday last year because it clashed with the couches in the living room.  I’m thinking of just getting her a gift card this year to make things easier for everyone.

Forgetting the Little Things

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 6:57 PM
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I recently moved into a new apartment a couple of weeks ago.  My lease was up and this new place was considerably bigger than my previous apartment for about the same price.  It’s also closer to where I work so that’s also a good thing.  The move was relatively painless.  I had some buddies help me load all of the heavy furniture and boxes into a truck and that was it.

I usually do a poor job packing.  I usually forget something.  This time, I made sure I didn’t forget anything by doing three sweeps of the old apartment before I left for the last time.  Everything I owned was on the truck when I drove off.  I was feeling extra proud of myself while driving to the new apartment.  That all changed when I opened the back of the truck and found that all the boxes were toppled over because I forgot to use the safety straps to keep everything in place.  A few items were broken like my Tiffany desk lamp and my convection oven.  I wondered to myself if I was better off forgetting them back in the old apartment.

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