kshandra: Cartoon: Garfield face-down in his cat bed, a single Z in a word balloon over his head (Z)
Every once in a while, something actually goes right.

As the few of you who have been to either iteration of Offhand Manor are aware of, [personal profile] gridlore and I have had a futon in our living room for a number of years. The cushion was a hand-me-over from somewhere, and has never been comfortable enough to actually use as a couch. It was moderately better as a sleeping surface - [livejournal.com profile] blueashke or [livejournal.com profile] eleri can correct me on that if I'm wrong - but the padding wasn't thick enough to keep one's legs from hitting the frame and cutting off circulation. We've made it work, sort of, with stacks of other blankets, sleeping bags, and the cushion from Doug's late, lamented papasan chair, but that really only made half of it tolerable.

But, of course, we're Broke™, so actually investing in a new cushion was nowhere near our priority list. I've been periodically checking Craigslist for decent looking ones, and hit paydirt yesterday. It was only a year old, largely unused in a spare room, and the original owner had kept it in a mattress protector the entire time, so it was in immaculate condition when I arrived. He helped me load it into the back of the truck (he had a set of these that I am GOING to get for myself, because they made it so much easier!), I rolled home, and Doug and I managed to Tetris it into the living room.

The new cushion is so thick it almost didn't fold in the middle to fit on the frame. (This was not helped by the fact that we dropped it on top of the old cushion; we'll wrangle it better this weekend.) It also landed tag-side-up, despite our best efforts when pulling it out of the truckbed, but this at least meant I could check the manufacturer's info.

Some searching this morning, and it seems that I managed to score one of these. Manufactured within 200 miles of my home, in March of 2014.

For FORTY BUCKS.

I'm gonna be spending a lot more time sitting on the couch with Doug, now...

YAY!

Mar. 26th, 2006 09:29 pm
kshandra: The Burning Man effigy, lit in blue neon, arms by his sides; an orange half-moon is visible over his shoulder. (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] jarlsberg71 just called me! We're in the same time zone for thirty seconds while he changes planes en route to Sydney, so he thought he'd say hi. He got to talk to [livejournal.com profile] gridlore just briefly, and then he got in an elevator and the call dropped. But damn, it was good to hear from him again.
kshandra: The Burning Man effigy, lit in blue neon, arms by his sides; an orange half-moon is visible over his shoulder. (Statler & Waldorf)
I've been listening to them in the afternoons most of the week.

I've gotten Mahna Mahna twice in the last hour.

Yay.
kshandra: The Burning Man effigy, lit in blue neon, arms by his sides; an orange half-moon is visible over his shoulder. (BalancedDiet)
...this one simply addressed to "Berries."

You're weird, sir. ;-)

I did open the package, seeing as the sender already opened mine.... We have our own copies of Animusic now. Yay!

I am also highly amused at the thought that [livejournal.com profile] dafydd bought Scharffen Berger chocolates at the factory in Berkeley, flew them home with him to Seattle - and then sent them back here to me.

Thank you, sweetie; as always, you rock. *hugses*
kshandra: The Burning Man effigy, lit in blue neon, arms by his sides; an orange half-moon is visible over his shoulder. (Clefs)
I picked up the mail when I got home this afternoon, and in it was the Giraffe CD and an envelope from 55 Hawthorne in SF. "Oh, really?" thought I. "What does KFOG want with me?"

I forgot that The Bone shares studio space with KFOG.

I opened the envelope...and out fell two tickets to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra show at the Shark Tank in December.

I called [livejournal.com profile] gridlore and told him it was a good thing he wasn't home, because I probably would've shattered his eardrums when I realized what I was holding.
kshandra: The Burning Man effigy, lit in blue neon, arms by his sides; an orange half-moon is visible over his shoulder. (Artist)
After seeing it on [livejournal.com profile] blackfyr's journal, I have acquired a new journal style. Now that my subtitle is present in the header, I'm trying to coordinate my link text, and having large amounts of fun doing so. (Not entirely satisfied with the "leave a comment" text - suggestions are welcome.)

Hee!

Jun. 14th, 2005 08:41 am
kshandra: The Burning Man effigy, lit in blue neon, arms by his sides; an orange half-moon is visible over his shoulder. (Default)
Look what was in my inbox today: )
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