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wake up elizabeth! the television is on fire! [Apr. 28th, 2007|11:40 am]
Savannah
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[music |Joseph Arthur, "Enough to Get Away"]

I've registered for china! Isn't it pretty?

I've also had to reverse my stance on Kelly Link after reading her short story Magic for Beginners (in the collection of the same title). That was a damn fine story, that was.
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From: mcausland
2007-04-29 02:35 pm (UTC)
It is pretty, as plates go. Your egg cups cost more than any item I own except the stethoscope, oh and Natalie's textbooks. Do you think if I married John people would give us stuff? In a moment of grown up madness the other day I considered buying a desk, because I work on the floor. Don't worry, it passed. What else can you get for marrying people? Or does it more depend on how many mates/relatives you have, we're a bit lacking on that front. But there's got to be some Hunter cousins kicking around Sheffield who don't know he's been disowned yet!
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[User Picture]From: lonesomepioneer
2007-04-29 09:56 pm (UTC)
Wow, I think if I squint at this comment I can actually see you bouncing off the walls. ;)

John might well agree to get married if he saw the list of kitchen gadgets I've registered for. A garlic press that also has a slicer compartment, and a marble rolling pin, and all. I think that's the part Jeremy's most excited about: "really sharp knives!"

(You also register for bedsheets and towels and... er... aprons, and things. Clocks. Coffee makers. General setting-up-housekeeping stuff. Of course you can always return it all and spend the money on desks and Arctic Monkeys tickets and textbooks with multiple gorgeous drawings of dissections from every angle. If you are a NERD.)
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From: mcausland
2007-04-30 08:00 am (UTC)
Ah, but you know there's nothing I hate more than being given stuff I haven't earned, unless you give them to me really sneakily, or I'm on the verge on death!

Speaking of which, I'm really concerned that no one's given you a job yet. If it wasn't for marriage you'd be destitute!

(John, curiously, hates kitchen gadgets - I saw him get into a hilarious argument with Natalie about it, when she was just trying to be helpful and lend him shiny kitchen gadgets to cook with and he brandishes a knife at her saying "no one fucking needs anything in a kitchen except a good fucking knife" like it was some indication of his essential maleness or something, and she was all, "I'm very very sorry" and he said, "and your knives are shit, do you have a sharpener?" and she was all laughing saying "no sorry" and he went out and bought one, at 10 o'clock at night, it was fucking hilarious.)

I reckon you'd have more fun running around town buying stuff that doesn't go with each other over a course of six glittery magpie months than getting a heap of perfect boxed things from people who don't approve of your husband that's so big you can't even see what's in it, but maybe that's just me, some of the most fun times I've had involved ducking around town with Kira, and later John buying things for new flats. It was all ours and everyone else could go to hell! (John has done nothing to calm down my "us vs the world" kid mentality I tell you!) Oh yeah, and it would require a job ;)
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[User Picture]From: lonesomepioneer
2007-04-29 09:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
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[User Picture]From: josiegellar
2007-05-01 12:54 am (UTC)
It is pretty. :)
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