Stick a Cursed Tiki Fork in It


Much later, after the plumber problems and the leaks and the inspection hell, I’m finally using this room. This is what I started with. Not bad, not bad.

I hung up my tiki masks today. I think I took a bath that was 1% cocoa butter yesterday. And yes, I decided to go with an orangey red contrast for the green. The water closet is more of a coral. It’s hard to find towels in eye-searing coral. A lot of the stuff in my bathroom is from the junk shop. It’s easy to find 60’s Hawaiian kitsch around. Also, extremely low-light loving plants. I have a couple of seaweed balls (marimo) on the vanity and I find them totally pointless and charming.

I like that if I get bored of this I can style the room with greens, grays, purples, all white, etc. Once I started getting the hang of the 50’s tile thing I realized there’s a lot of choices. I have a couple more angles at the end of my Flickr album. I’m going to tweak a couple more things, like spray paint the inside of the metal window wells outdoors, and add some Gauguin prints to the w.c.

I had a taco today. Whoopie, I know. I was curious if it would make me feel funny at all. But my month of clean eating is over and I feel pretty good. For now I’m going to limit a lot of carb to special nights, like eating out, and stick with a lot of veg at home. Dairy does not seem to be bothering me, which is good, because I am going to crack into some serious kefir now. The dehydrated kefir grains I ordered are up and running, and already multiplying nicely. I love that quick fermented stuff just involves a lot of leaving inappropriate things on the counter in a glass jar and walking off. I can handle that.

Anyway, another extremely boring weekend comes to a close. I’m glad I’m starting to write again. I think it’s a sign I’m really getting over that last little lump that sometimes you need to have one final push over to say you’re better. And it’s good since I have no vacation and no money to take one after being sick. That’s okay, I’m perfectly happy being in bed at eight p.m. some nights. HA!

P.S. Whenever I start typing to bring my admin console up for I, Asshole in Chrome it gives me the tab title in the results. It seems to be stuck on “ is not available” from when there were some kind of server problems. I like that and it makes me want to change my banner.


3 Responses to “Stick a Cursed Tiki Fork in It”

  1. Brigid Keely says:

    Your bathroom seems bizarrely, obscenely large. I am INTENSELY jealous. It looks really, really great.

  2. iasshole says:

    It is kind of unnecessarily large, but it’s a former laundry room, and we went back and forth on what do do–wall part of the basement off and make it into a “proper” bathroom, or what? I’m glad we went with the open spaces since it’s a basement and we get the most light this way. Sunrise in the bathroom and it’ll be sunset in the bedroom, overflowing into both rooms.

  3. Suenos says:

    Beautiful bathroom! It was so worth the renovation headaches. I am glad to hear you are writing again. Slowly but surely you’ll get your groove back.