Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Making up for yesterday

Yesterday's post was a total slacker post. I acknowledge this. I apologize for anyone I let down. Today, I will be better.

We've been looking at houses, and that's an interesting experience. I always wonder about the people who live/lived in the house - one of the homes we looked at today was fully furnished. I'm talking furniture, knick-knacks, clothing, dishes, the whole shebang. The weird part? It had been vacated. The family had moved out. Wha? I don't know about all of you out there, but when I move, I generally take my stuff with me...

There was another house that just felt wrong. When you look at the online listing, it looks wrong. When you get to the house, it doesn't look quite right. When you walk inside the house, it doesn't feel right. Or smell right. This house was totally empty, except for some paint cans in the basement. (Why do people feel the need to leave half-filled paint cans? I suppose you might want to touch up a wall, but you'd think that after five or ten years, the paint on the walls probably changed colour with the sunlight.) The basement was an 'in-law suite,' which sounds like a cool idea. However, it would appear that these people hated their in-laws! It was creepy, and ugly, and smelled like funk. And not the fun kind of funk.

On an unrelated note, some friends of mine have been passing around this YouTube video, and I think it's really cool, so I want to continue spreading it - this guy's pretty funny! Back in the day, I used to watch a lot of live comedy, so I saw some pretty awful stuff ("I can't believe they brought back the McWrap. They should call it the McCrap!"). I don't claim to be a comedy connoisseur, but I know what makes me laugh (usually not McDonald's jokes). So check out Rob Paravonian here, and if you like him, check him out on YouTube.


MJ said...

My roommate is house-hunting (ie. she makes me go with her), and it is just a nightmare. So, I can totally sympathize with you.

colbymarshall said...

When we were house hunting, we looked at one house that had been a foreclosure, and it was SO scary inside. I know a lot of foreclosed houses are good deals and in good shape, but this one wasn't. Funk, mold, general pandemonium...it was truly a lovely sort of thing.