Sep 30, 2010

You can always count on me to class up the joint

I have a cute striped cardigan sweater with 3/4-length sleeves. I've had it for approximately two months. Each sleeve is held up by a little piece of thread, but they also button. Like so:

A month ago, I was walking briskly through my office and grazed past a cubicle wall a little too closely ... and it ripped the button off of one arm! I am nothing if not resourceful, so I looked around for something to hold it together until I could get home that night. I didn't have a safety pin, needle and thread or even a bobby pin. I did, however, have a black metal binder clip. Yep. Hence:

Thing is, remember how I mentioned recently that I don't have a needle and thread in my house? I've worn that sweater three times since this happened, and up until this week it still had the binder clip on it. FOR SHAME. Finally our executive assistant took pity on me and sewed the button back on. (Thanks, Kath!)

Related, but I don't have a pithy segue so just bear with me here: While I was watching House Hunters the other night, I was wondering what kind of people would try to sell a house featuring THIS particular look:

I decided they might be the kind of people who hold up their sweater sleeves with black metal binder clips. Oh wait. You don't see what's wrong with that picture? How about now?

Yeah. They built some kind of window wall on the OUTSIDE of their garage door. Makes a little sense if you're going to ... well, I'm honestly trying to come up with something and I can't. But it REALLY doesn't make any sense if the inside of the garage still looks like this:

I mean, seriously. Any thoughts? I'll just be over here fashioning garments from scratch using only staples, White-out and Post-it Notes.

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Rachel said...

I saw that house! I couldn't believe someone would do that but I loved the guy's comment. Lay in bed and hit the garage door opener when you wake up and then you don't have to get out of bed to let the sun in. LOL.

Sewconsult said...

The price got to me before the doors. Glad I don't live next to that house. Either some dumb people live there or they hired a con man to do their work. Just crazy!

Sarah T. said...

Where is that house located? $389K for a pink crack house in this market seems a bit overpriced.

JenJenkins said...

Is this house in Florida?? South Florida perhaps? I moved from there several years ago to NC and haven't looked back. That house looks very Florida-like. The purchase price looks circa 2004, though. Small houses, big bucks. Glad I sold my house when I did!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Rachel, the guy cracked me up, too!

Beckie, the price. THE PRICE. I thought the same thing!

SET, I don't remember where it was, honestly. I'm sure it was either CA or FL, and it looks more like FL to me from the picture. HH shoots regularly in both of those states, but yeah, that house was DEPRESSING looking -- at any price.

JJ, see above. I wish I remembered! I think I blocked it out. ;)

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