December 13, 2012

A(n mspaint) Tale of My Living Room Blinds

I mentioned recently that we put up lovely new wide-slatted white blinds in our living room a few months ago.  I still love them, and they're still awesome.

Here is a highly-accurate artist's rendering of what they look like:
We have very wavy curtains. Apparently.

That's Chris's awesome sectional in front of it. With one sad throw pillow. The other throw pillow was too hard to draw, sorry.  

There's also a wall directly behind the section of couch pointing out towards us. Which means that the cord to raise or lower the blinds, which is on the right side of the blinds, is sort of hard to access.
Location of cord!

Usually it's not a big deal, since the blinds can stay where they are and we just open/close the slats, and that cord is on the accessible side. However, the other day I wanted to raise the blinds so I could open the window. Since I am a lady, I went to do so in a reasonable, dignified way: by standing on the couch like a six year old.
These pants TOTALLY make my butt look fat. 

Surprisingly, this was not the part that caused problems. The couch-standing went swimmingly, but when I tugged lightly on the cord to raise the blinds, the ENTIRE FREAKING THING dislodged from the brackets. And slammed down directly onto the top of my head.
I was actually on the phone with my parents while this happened, so they were treated to a colorful play-by-play of my ...feelings.

Me: "...and on Sunday I'm going to see my friend's new baby who -- FUUUUUUUUUUCCCKKK!!!!!!"

Parents: "....?"

Me: "OWWWW.  Oww!  My blinds just fell...? On my HEAD!? Ow! Owwwwww."

Parents: "......??!"

Me: "OW. OW. OW.  This is NOT my favorite thing that has happened today!"


  1. This sounds like something that would happen to me...complete with being on the phone with parents at the time.

    How's your head?

  2. Elizabeth - a little lumpy. i finished out the convo with a bag of frozen peas on my head. :)

  3. I love when you get all MS Painty.

  4. Just what I needed at 1:30 on a boring work afternoon! Thanks for the laugh, sorry about your head!!

  5. This is definitely something that would happen to me too. Glad you're ok!

  6. I completely relate to the totally normal conversation disintegrating into a foul-mouthed rant and the crickets response from the parents. hahaha, too funny. Hope your head is feeling better.

  7. Those kind of blinds are really heavy. I'm glad you're ok! I have them in my apartment and instead of raising them to open the window, I just open the slats, and stick my arms through and push the window up.

  8. I still think Oliver tampered with them somehow.

  9. ms-paint for the win!

    I giggled so hard that I coughed. This is high praise from someone who needs pain meds right now (but can't take them because I have to meet with middle school teachers in an hour -- what kind of parent shows up all drugged out on Percocet?)

    Not that I'm giggling over your pain. I understand pain! OUCH.
    You are, however, not only accident prone in the most humorous way possible, but you share it all with us so well. ♥

  10. @andread - they ARE super heavy, like far heavier than they seem like they should be. it's confusing. and unfortunate for my skull.

  11. That must have HURT! But also, your drawings are always so hilarious. Sorry you had to suffer for the sake of your art. ;-)

  12. omg - OUCH! However, I am very impressed with your drawing! I don't think I could draw a couch with a pencil, much less ms paint!

  13. @devan - it took a few tries :) i have to admit, i am seriously impressed with that first picture. a COUCH! in perspective! with BLINDS!

  14. These drawings are magical.