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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Been A While Since #1: Skull Vs. Drywall

It's been a while since I participated in any activity where somebody's head ends up going through a wall. I kind of miss it! There's always a special thrill, despite, yeah, there are often some after-the-fact aspects to feel bad about. But that's true of almost anything you might do, these days.

The last time anybody's head got put through the wall based on my involvement, it provided the occasion for a real fun, collaborative effort! Whether at work or in a living situation, teamwork builds morale. A lot of people tend to overlook the importance of morale in the homeplace, but those who do, do it to their cost. Because after the initial awkwardness, it was a blast! Everybody pitching in, getting that thing all spackled up smooth, and then moving the couch in front of it. Burke even fixed us all a great snack and some sun tea, to unwind after a job well done. Cucumber sandwiches, man. That's class times two-point-five.

A little tip for the unwary, though: any time you come home and the furniture is rearranged, always check behind stuff! No matter how much more sense the new arrangement makes, how obvious it all seems, how much cleaner the lines are, how much freer the positive energy is to circulate and the negative energy is to disperse based on the proven laws of feng shui, don't take it for granted. Don't just assume that after years of leaving it how it was, a sudden bug came over everyone to rotate the major seating arrangements and entertainment centers. Appreciate the improvement, show some gratitude for the initiative and hard work! But check behind stuff.

Look for wet spackle.

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