It began with a lamp....
It was the fault of a lamp. And my houseguests.
It went like this. I mentioned to some friends last week that I didn't like my bedroom and had moved out of it into the guest room, (or Kitty's room, when she is here) which is a lovely cozy place. One of them suggested that room was quite nice, but the lighting was horrible and suggested I get some lamps.
SO I thought today, well, I have these houseguests comeing, and will need to use this Bedroom, so I will go out and buy a lamp.
How much could that set me back? I mean, it's a lamp. WAY too much as it turned out, but it is, simply the coolest lamp EVER. (tried to take a photobooth shot of it, doesn't work. Martin Millar mentioned in his blog today that he believes himself to be the only person in the western hemisphere who does not have a working camera. Martin, don't believe it)
Martin Millar, ( www.martinmillar.com the link function just quit. Rats.) by the way, if you haven't read him, go you and do so now. It's weird, he is one of the best writers in the world, but largely unknown over here. His latest novel , The Lonely Werewolf Girl, is just out in the UK, you can order it HERE or wait till it comes out in the US, next month. Personally, I would not wait.
He's that good. I loved The Lonely Werewolf Girl, which I actually got to read first in manuscript form. Many times. (one of the perks of my job) I wish I had words to describe how he writes. It just makes me happy. You will love being with him.
My Boss wrote an introduction to a book of Martin's called "The Good Fairies of New York" You can read it HERE. He has no trouble with finding the right words. This book, by the way, has one of the single best opening scenes to any novel ever written, in my humble opinion. I won't say any more. Go and buy it. Now. You will be happy.
But I digress. So I got this lamp. And then thought, well, the lamp in the Sunroom woud look good in the Bedroom with New Lamp, so I'll get another lamp for the Sunroom too. And then I thought, well, the Sunroom could use a carpet, to go with the Second New Lamp. And I set that up, took New Lamp and Old Sunroom Lamp, up to the Bedroom and realized that they would be perfect if I moved an Old Bedroom Lamp to the Guest Room and completely re-arranged the Bedroom.
Hmmph. Then I noticed there were no curtains in the Guest Room, probebly because it was now, say, LIT. And I should get curtains for it, my Guests might not enjoy the "Who cares if people can see in" approach......
It never ended. And so on and so on.....
Merry Housekeeper and her Spooky Daughter are coming over in the morning to help me finish this MESS. (I have eight different kind of floor cleaner in my cupboard and don't know what any of them do. Or where they came from.)
Picked up another gig too today. I must be insane, this one is for Wednesday next week. Gigs four nights in a row. Never would have taken it if I hadn't been derranged from this frenzy of Everything Must Move.....
But you see, clearly...
It's not my fault. All the fault of a Lamp. And my Houseguests.
Love and Lamps,