Category Archives: Salvaged

>It’s Crunch Time

>So Rob just broke a bowl. Not a whole lot of suprise, I worry for the clumsy fool sometimes. Oh, sorry, he comes in saying that he broke two bowls lol.

Before he sits down to read this, and before the internet destroys his already dangerousy low kitchen self-esteem, no, I’m not mad. Not even at all.

*Edit- Ok…so he’s broken a wooden cutting board too. Not entirely sure how he did it mind you.

No, Rob is not THAT bad in the kitchen….he’s only ever broken a couple things since I’ve been with him. I remember during the summer he broke a couple of bowls which prompted me to call mom saying that I needed to go find some new dishes. Then, just about a month ago, the boy broke what is known by all as my favourite mug.

A friend of mine that I used to work with many moons ago created this display for an art show she was in, in which the theme of the group was waste.

*Edit- something fell on the floor…no swearing, so I think we’re good!

At this art show, she had gone around and taken photos of garbage and framed them in broken window frames (which I had helped to prep!!), and a second display in which she had a free-garage sale. She had gathered up all the junk that she had been given over the previous year and placed it all on a table for people to look at and choose something to keep…all in exchange for their autograph in a book for her.

It was a wonderfully interesting idea, and was quite fun to see! Lots of people just coming to see the art, and leaving with a gifty!

I had found this massive, bowl shaped mug and saucer, and used them as my hot chocolate and bagel dishes. And then, Rob dropped the mug lol.

It’s ok, beleive me, I’m more releaved that he is ok. But man was it funny! And even now I’m laughing because he managed to cleave a wooden cutting board (ironically, the one I cut bagels on) in half!

Go Rob. Also, don’t hate me for laughing online at your expense.

On a side-note, originally I had intended on using the pieces that I saved from the mug to put back together as a pot or something. Rob (and the friend that i got it from) liked the idea of putting the pieces together as a mosaic. I’m not sure which I like better honestly. In any case, I like either idea because that way I can still see the pieces and I remember the instance that I recieved the original thing, as well as the circumstances that caused the piece to be in the pieces that are before me lol.

*Edit- So he’s brought me the new broken is a bowl that’s part of my set of dishes from my late grandmother (the one that I wrote about a couple of posts ago…), and the other is a bowl that’s part of the set I got during the summer. And I still have no idea how he broke a cutting board!


>A promise is a promise!!


(Hi I’m cultured and things, I’m Charlie haha)

So I posted yesterday about the paintings and couch being brought over by my dad, and as promised, here are some photos for those of you that don’t live one street over and visit sometimes, but not all the time, but the sometimes is good too don’t get me wrong…

I love these paintings, and barring the horrible photo quality (blame my beloved crackberry, and my aparent laziness for not using my camera), I hope you love them too! They’re called “Night and Day,” six feet long, and were painted by my granddad and completed in 1999. I remember him painting them, I was one of the only ones who he’d paint in front of. With most other people he would finish up something and put it away and look at you to talk to. But with me, he would just continue with the sketch or the brush strokes. When he finished with them, they were put in a couple shows, one McCain show in Florenceville I remember vividly. And from the time that he finished, I said that they would be mine.

So true to form, they hang in my apartment.

The other plus, and the original reason a truck was to stop here at Westgyle, was to deliver our slightly used, but not very, couch! So now we can have more that 3 people over at one time! It’s a pull-out too, for the couple friends that said that they will be claiming our living room at somepoint.

Rob decided that he has become a dumpster diver such as myself, so he procured the rather ugly but slightly awesome red velvet throw pillow which I think brings out the colour of the Golden Throne, which incidentally is yellow velvet.

And a tiny little shout-out to our new addition in the kitchen…we brought it home from the Superstore yesterday. It made the best waffles ever, which I have never done before.

Night guys! Ice cream awaits!

>The last twenty minutes have involved clandestine meetings and a few rug burns…

>But I’ll backtrack to this afternoon, when my dad came with my couch!! Not only that, but he also brought the paintings that I’ve wanted for my own for the last 11 years, 2 8 foot abstracts that my granddad created!
I’m so happy:)
You should have seen me when they arrived:)
Though it also meant parting with my beloved corner chair:(
We only had enough room in our living room for the couch and a couple of the chairs we had previously. But that’s ok really. We ended up carrying it down to the garbage room, and I’m pretty sure everyone laughed a little when they saw us bumbling around the hallways ha ha.
We’ve yet to put the paintings up, but when I do there will be some pictures up for sure! I think Rob’s decided which of them is going in the bedroom and which is going in the living room.
Today the apartment building had a big yard sale, and they had a really nice sign on the side of the road. That was, of course the only part that I saw because I am a little broke and I kind of figured that some of it would end up in the garbage room…to be picked up by myself or my little evil flying monkey.
That however, brings me to tonight. One of our little crazy ladies knocked on our door earlier laughing a little bit because I forgot the keys in the lock when we did groceries earlier. Anyways, she told me a tiny story about how one of the other crazy ladies asked her if there were any carpet bits left from the yard sale because she wanted some for her balcony. She later knocked again to tell me that she found some and I should go pick what I would want before anybody else heard about the trove.
So of course, minutes later, Rob and I are stifling laughter and moving like drunken ninjas to the mountain of remnant carpets behind the building. Rob basically told me that we were taking everything, so up with 3 rolls we went.
And then we dumped them into the middle of the floor, turned off all the lights, locked the doors and went to bed, just in case we had another caller at the door lol.
And tomorrow we have carpet to shred into tiles!
And also paintings to hang.
And also some pamphlets to pick up.
And also potatoes to buy.
And also a workshop to put together on homophobic bullying for Pride Week.
And also I will most likely have to eat and shower and pee in there somewhere too!
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