peace and quiet

Posted on Monday 30 April 2007

sense :: hearing // Parov Stelar – Chambermaid Swing

The idea was to have a nice, quiet weekend at home, and by and large that’s what we got. It was a shame that I wound up working late on Friday for server maintenance, but I got home at 11pm, which is pretty good for a friday maintenance night – they’re usually the ones with the heaviest workload. I wound up getting home and relaxing a bit, and heading off to bed pretty quickly. Saturday we ran out and grabbed a few essentials (namely beer and dinner) and retreated to the house for a night of gaming, relaxation, staying up late, and watching TV. Definitely relaxing, I just wish it were longer. Sunday we wound up grocery shopping, which is something I usually don’t like doing on Sunday, but it worked out pretty well for us. The weather all weekend was lovely, perfect for lazy days and sleeping in, I just constantly wish that the weekends were longer. A good solid three days, I say. When I can find a job that’ll pay well and let me work 10 hour days for 4 days a week (which I usually wind up working anyway) then I’m totally set.

In other news, hanging out at home Friday morning (I get to go in to the office late because I have to stay late for maintenance, but I never wind up going back to bed after taking Raevyn to the train station) gave me the time to sort through a ton of the stuff I’ve added to my media collection lately, including some swank tunes by Parov Stelar, an Austrian artist who seems to be incredible at mixing the sounds of old school jazz and swing with a dash of big band and a heaping helping of house and a sprig of breaks. Delicious, all the way around.

So in the process of looking for beer this weekend, Raevyn picked up some Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre, which isn’t on the 25 Best Beers in America list, but it should be – Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA is number 2, though, and I can vouch for it – it’s a good beer. I was trying to find some Samuel Adams Black Lager, but I couldn’t find it, so I had to settle for their seasonal brew, the White Ale, which I enjoyed, but not so much. Heaven knows I love dark beers.

In other news, if there’s one thing that I’ve missed from my old house, before my parents packed up and moved into their dream house in Pennsylvania, it’s the papasan chair that we used to have in our old house. I pretty much grew up in that chair, it was comfy and cozy and big enough for me to curl up in regardless of how old I had gotten. By the time they moved, it was starting to fall apart, and I had no place to keep it for myself, so we threw it out. Ever since then, every time I see a papasan chair on TV or in someone else’s house, I drool over it. Now, thanks to a little Googling, I found that yes, they still exist and I can have one of my very own. Raevyn and I are already planning where we’ll put it.

Goodness knows we need more comfy seating in the living room – the futon is lovely, but it being the only place to sit in the living room is kind of a drag. We have some other ideas though – someday I’ll have the time to actually sit down and do some serious decorating work on our house. I know, I know. I watch too much HGTV and DIY Network.

1 Comment for 'peace and quiet'

    May 3, 2007 | 10:20 am

    Beer and a papasan chair . . . the evenings are set . . .

    A papasan chair may present some space issues in Raevyn’s earthship, however.

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