Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I meant to write about my trip to Germany, but my computer didn't make it out in one piece and I didn't think anyone would believe the post about grown men and women dressed as garden patches, wearing overalls made of astro turf and butterfly headbands, drinking on the rainy streets in 34 degree weather without some photographic evidence. Or that time they marched a stuffed doll through the city in the dead of night carrying torches and whispering "wooo, wooo" while wearing green wigs and furry elephant costumes and then set the doll on fire. I'm not sure I believe it.

And I meant to start writing regularly once my job slowed down and I officially had nothing better to do, but the job never slowed down and I am consistently having to remind myself "DON'T PANIC, this will all be over soon. Soon you will remember what a weekend is like". But that's still four weeks away, so in the meantime I have been distracting myself with semi-complicated art projects. Behold: The Chalkboard Wall.

I even took the time to bribe Gilbert P. Kitten into posing in front of The Chalkboard Wall. It only took six cans of unopened cat food to get him to sit on that table.

I use the chalkboard wall to keep track of my workouts. This is why it says "GO SWIM" in giant letters. I wake up in the morning and I think "seriously? I should get out of bed NOW? This seems like a bad idea" and I see the "GO SWIM" and I think, "well maybe". And then I go back to sleep, because the kind of person who thinks a chalkboard wall will motivate her to get in the pool, is not the kind of person who actually drags herself out of bed for laps. She is the kind of person who doodles in the columns later so they don't look so empty.


Simon said...

1. you lied, you are NOT a blog-dodger! you DID post!

2. i love your chalkboard wall. it's in your apartment? where did you get it? do they sell corkboard walls at the chalkboard wall store? i once lived with a corkboard wall and it was a delight, every single day.

3. i used to try that with running. i'd write myself a little note and put it on top of my glasses so that i'd have to pick it up first thing in the morning. but the garbage can was also very nearby. so... that plan failed.

Simon said...

P.S. I just realized that our blog no longer says "Simon and Ivan" on it anywhere. Should we bother to rectify this, or do we just assume the uninitiated aren't worth the trouble?

Ivan said...

dude, I painted it with chalkboard paint. http://www.marthastewart.com/article/make-custom-color-chalkboard-paint

it was awesome. and I hope my landlord never finds out.

people know we're simon and ivan... we can incorporate it in the summer banner :)