House Beautiful


I just read this quote from designer Tom Scheerer in my April issue of House Beautiful: "There's nothing worse than a 13-year old child in a queen size bed. It's just too awful."

And it just struck me. As.One.Of.The DUMBEST.Quotes.Ever. Seriously? Nothing Worse? What about a 13-year old lying on the floor with NO bed? Lying under a Bridge? What if the TWIN bed was bed-bug invested and he had no choice?! I could go on....

Don't you think they edit these stories? Do you think the producer said, "Hey Tom, are you sure you want to say this? You sort of sound like a 15-year old cheerleader?" I suppose not.

OK, rant over.


(PS, my 4 year old sleeps in a queen bed since he is projected to be 6'4" by puberty. SUCK it, Tom!)

Work Stress, Gas & DecorP*rn.

Today was a career first for me...and I hope it was a career LAST.  Without going into details, I just need to say it was a BAD day and I hope that I don't need to face a situation like this again. I was going to drink a glass of wine to ease away the stress of the day.  But since Culver's mistakenly gave us two chocolate shakes, I drank one...and maybe just a sip or two of the second shake (and by sip, I mean 75% of it is gone).

As my lactose intolerance kicks in and I wait for the side-effects, I have now turned to my version of online p*rn...otherwise known as decor blogs/websites.  

Feast your eyes on these:

I could ease away my tension but cooking up some vittles in this kitchen:

I could soak away my troubles in this tub:

I could gaze longingly at the view:


And then I would curl up and read here...


And then pass out, with my distended belly, here..

Good Night.  Here's to a better tomorrow.

All Images are from Chris Barrett's LA home on House Beautiful.