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08 April 2009 @ 02:09 am
The devil farts in my face again...  
Ugh. Lovely night tonight, right up until the part where I was congratulating myself on finishing up #7 for my April Thing-a-Day and was thinking about posting them. Then, I put down the woodburner, which immediately rolled off the table and onto the floor. Oh, but not onto the tile or carpet, that would have been too simple! On to the neck pillow over-filled with tiny styrofoam beads! Which promptly burst and spewed little foam beads everywhere. >:/

So - pillow with depleted stuffing and a hard-edged hole where the cover melted, a woodburner ruined by being covered in melted dinosaur by-product, and a room that smells like ass. Perfect end to the night.

Serves me right for having synthetics about, I suppose. :p
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baronsnorribaronsnorri on April 8th, 2009 08:05 am (UTC)
Sympathies, my dear, but it *does* read like a script for the Three Stooges (sans two), or Seinfeld. : )
Julia Spring: save Ferrisjulia_spring on April 8th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Agreed. Knowing that it was not *a big deal*, I lol'd.
eithni: snapeeithni on April 9th, 2009 07:26 am (UTC)
:P It was funny... at least once the smell started to dissapate...
eithni: peekabooeithni on April 9th, 2009 07:25 am (UTC)
*snerk* I know, that's why I shared. I'm not above letting my friends and readers laugh at my follies.
teffanteffan on April 8th, 2009 08:10 am (UTC)
Blame the synthetics, or maybe blame the time when you were working on things instead of sleeping ;)
eithni: WTFeithni on April 9th, 2009 07:26 am (UTC)
:P Who needs sleep!?!?! It was clearly gravity at fault on this one...
jtdiiijtdiii on April 8th, 2009 08:26 am (UTC)
A bit of sand paper and the wood burner is good as new.

Thing-a-Day #8
Trim the edge of the pillow smooth.
Fill in the lost bit of foam with jasmine rice, stir well.
Sew on a patch. Or just make an entirely new cover from scratch.
raventhourneraventhourne on April 8th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
jtdiii FTW!

Honey, it happens we all have the little screw ups.
eithni: peekabooeithni on April 9th, 2009 07:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know... this one was amusing after only a short time, though, so I thought I'd share.
eithni: yipes!eithni on April 9th, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
Already had fixed the pillow by the time I posted. The woodburner, sadly, is toast. It landed pretty much point down in the pillow and so was completely COATED in plastic. I was able to cut off a lot of it off with a utility knife, but it's bad - I can't even unscrew the tip. I messed with it a little last night and decided that 1) they only cost about $10 and 2) I have two others, so I threw it out. :P But I have used the sandpaper trick in cases of less... um... complete coverage. :P
Doug Hulick / Simon Morcar: Hide behind Willswords_and_pens on April 8th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Um, thanks for reminding me I need to buy a woodburner?
eithni: snapeeithni on April 9th, 2009 07:18 am (UTC)
I suggest not dipping it in plastic. The room still does not smell quite right. :/
Lucia Sforza: Mona Lisalucia_sforza on April 8th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
The visual was so amusing. (Subject line was excellent as well!)
I feel a little bad, but no harm done.
eithni: peekabooeithni on April 9th, 2009 07:17 am (UTC)
No problem. I shared, because I recognized it was funny. the distance required to funny was actually pretty short.
whymcwhymc on April 8th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
But *I* wanted to be Blackadder when I grew up. *pout*
eithni: snapeeithni on April 9th, 2009 07:17 am (UTC)
:) Neener neener. And my minion bathes more than Balrick.
Sweet Ol' Berwyn: Scaredycatbaron_berwyn on April 9th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
I can think of only one thing that would have added to the mayhem. A static-charged cat. (Been there, done that, got the leaky bean-bag chair.)
eithni: excellenteithni on April 9th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC)
*snerk*
grnjenny / Jennifer Carlsongrnjenny on April 9th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
Teeheeheehee... er, I mean - oh, how horrible. :-P