Friday, September 12, 2008


Yes, I’m actually writing back to back blog entries! Try to contain your surprise.

When last we left off, I made mention (amongst other things) of my NEW! LEATHER! COUCH!

(And yes, that IS how I’m going to refer to it every single time. Get over it.)

Anyway, I realized that a mere capitalized mention in typed words could not describe the grandiosity of the new butt support mechanism at my house and, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words soooo…

Ta DA! Here it is!

Ignore the fabric swatches, pillow and teeny rug. These are just some things I’m playing around with as far as color, etc. Eventually, there will be a large area rug (5’x8’ or bigger) when I find one that matches (that I can afford).

The walls are painted a color called “Greg’s Edge” from Dunn Edwards. As far as I can tell from their website, they no longer make this color, although I’m sure you can still get a match to it. Or maybe they’ve just renamed it? Because I did always think the name was kind of dumb.

You can’t see it in this picture, but the adjoining room is painted in “Jakarta.” It’s warm beige with a yellow undertone that picks up the yellow in the fabric swatches. Dunn Edwards still has that color available in their “Classics” collection.

And another picture because it is JUST THAT COOL to finally have a couch!

The couch itself is a peanut butter color (and NOT baby poop brown as SOME obviously-lacking-in-any-taste-whatsoever-people have suggested). There's a built-in recliner at each end which I plan to use as a platform from which to spend entire weekends watching football and making about 20 years...when the kid is grown and no longer my full-time responsibility and when he has also outgrown this pesky break-stuff-and-smear-Play Do-into-the-carpet-whenever-Mommy-isn't-watching-me phase.

But don't worry about the couch - you can't see them, but I have installed infrared detectors in front of the thing so if the kid even APPROACHES it, all kinds of alarms, horns, bells and whistles go off and a cage descends from the ceiling...

NO! not around the KID! For heaven's sake, what kind of mother do you think I AM, anyway?

The cage..actually, it's more of an impenetrable shield of titianium...descends around the COUCH, thus protecting it's peanut-buttery-leather-but-oh-my-god-expensive-goodness from any and all incursions of small, possibly destructive, small children.

Thus ensuring a long, happy life for both child and couch and a jail-free existence for Mommy.

And we all lived happily ever after.

The End



Amanda said...

Oh my gosh, I don't think I've laughed that hard in a long time.

Definitely a brave move, purchasing something so beautiful, expensive, and leather-y with a child around the house.

Thank goodness there's always the cage. ;P

Viva la jail-free!

Silver Parrot said...

Thank you - glad you got the humor. Sometimes I write this stuff and wonder if it actually comes across the way I meant it or not ;-)

Katie said...

you mean you won't be encasing the new couch in titanium? so disappointed... ;) nice couch, btw. :) congrats. and yes, that is a stupid paint name. seriously, greg's edge? dude.