While I was not blogging this past week, I was spending time on one of my multiple otakus*: art! I have an art installation (my first) going up next week (just in a local cafe--don't get too excited), and spent every possible moment finishing a piece (even missing out on Easter with my parents, which sucked because in addition to loving my parents, I really enjoy dyeing eggs**). My art stuff also necessitated a three-hour trip to Home Depot and various other hardware stores to find mounting*** materials that would comply with the cafe's idiosyncratic rules.
At Home Depot, I learned three important things:
- My Home Depot suffers from an unfortunate dearth of butch lesbians.
- The lumber section of Home Depot smells awesome. Just one whiff made me start fantasizing about home improvement projects--particularly noteworthy considering that I do not own a home and have neither the ability nor the inclination to engage in projects involving nails, saws, screws,**** and the like. (Such things are why this metrosexual butch has a non-metrosexual butch DGF, after all.)
- While Home Depot employees seem skilled in the art of cutting wood, the art of measuring is an altogether different story.
Anyway, I am now back to life at its usual frenetic-but-bearable pace, so brace yourself for my usual frenetic-but-bearable frequency of posts.
P.S. Another thing I learned this week: the amount of Robin's Eggs I can consume is limited only by the number I can purchase.
* Is that how you pluralize "otaku," or is it already plural? Also, despite the term's frequent association with anime and manga, I am a fan of neither. I learned the term from Seth Godin.
** Holidays are awesome excuses for doing weird shit. Think about it: what other time of year could you color eggs or haul a tree inside, decorate it, and prop it up in your living room without having people think you were nuts?
*** Heh heh. She said "mounting."
**** Heh heh. She said "screws."