The Money Pit
A paint color can be the least of your problems
This will likely get cut off in your email so read it in the browser also this weeks demand is that you let me know who you think is the villain in Ferris Buellers Day Off, I’ll go first — ITS FUCKING FERRIS.
This one is coming to your inboxes a little later in the day because I am taking a break from painting my apartment and rewatching The Crown whilst I do so.
I am borderline obsessed with space. Decorating, revamping, updating — you name it. I’ve been doing it since being a kiddo, switching rooms and paint colors as often as my parents would let me. I was allowed to put anything on the walls in my room and decorate it how I saw fit, they never really cared — well until I begged to switch rooms with my mothers’ office when I was a teenager. That was her last straw and my first one — she said no and I did it anyway, moving things over in the night until she ultimately was like “girl, fuck you, I don’t even care anymore.”
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Anyway, lots of home chat in my life this week.
Feels like fall is when folks tend to get all nesty. It’s chillier out and although I love the cold weather, most folks look outside and opt to stay in their perfect places, feet up, cozied up on the couch in their comfy clothes and catching up on all things TV. I do the same except instead of a commercial break I’ve been taking decor breaks.
So much came in this week, knobs that I ordered, brushes to paint corners and edges, paper for my doors — and I didn’t break the bank to get all of that. I am by no means a millionaire (but Powerball is tomorrow so I could become one!) and I didn’t spend much on the items. The money, the decorating, and the cuteness of it all got me to thinking about the 1986 film starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long — The Money Pit.
In the pseudo-slapstick comedy, the couple buys this gigantic and beautiful home from a woman who claims she needs to get rid of it quickly because her husband is in trouble. It’s pretty on the surface but the house is quite literally falling apart. They buy it for 200K and then start POURING money into it. Everything is breaking down, they try to fix shit themselves to save money but it doesn’t work, folks who come to fix it laugh at them for buying it — it’s a mess.
It starts to affect them and their relationship, they attack each other, fall into some falsities and break up for a bit but of course — because it’s ultimately a rom-com — it has a happy ending for both the couple and the house!
It is lovely to make my space my own, I am excited to curate a space with my partner and then later to create a cozy home for a family. One full of sweetness and laughter, and lightness and love. Where friends feel cozy enough to curl up on the couch and make themselves a drink, and where kiddos put paintings on fridges and walls. To make memories that are just for the two of us to remember, and bring a smile to my heart when I recall them.
You don’t need a million bucks or even 200K to make a house feel like home.
Just a squeeze of patience, a big scoop of love — and the initiative to email every company for a discount code because no one should have to pay full price for the perfect lamp.
P.S The house from the movie went on sale in 2018 and I just learned that it’s in Oyster Bay which is the real-life version of the fictional “East Egg” in my favorite book The Great Gatsby! So cool!
As always you can find this info on my Letterboxd buuuuutttt still.
What I Watched
Hocus Pocus 2
A Breakdown of vampires in Pop Culture by a Queer professor over on Vanity Fair
Interview with the Vampire — The show on AMC…I don’t like it :/ but I have only seen 4 episodes of what I think will be a 10 episode series so maybe I shall revisit when it’s all out, especially because Keyon is obsessed and we usually be on the same page.
You’re The Worst — My partner suggested I watch this show after noticing the lead was also a lead on Welcome to Flatch. It’s realllly good and I am so glad they suggested it.here's a sign that every episode of you're the worst is now streaming on .#FXonHulu is here. award-winning. critically acclaimed. fearless. https://t.co/qVth4WwGrMFX Networks @FXNetworks
So far my fav is S1 E2 where they bond over somehow landing on the fact that Cameron is the villain in Ferris Buellers Day Off.
The Patient finale — BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!
Barbarian — I played myself with this one.
The trailer for The Silent Twins
What I Re-Watched
When Harry Met Sally and guess what bitches:
Welcome to Flatch
Will & Grace
What I Listened To
I make a playlist of songs that I dig every season. It serves as a sorta living memory I guess? as I can usually place when I heard the song, what was happening, and the feelings I was feeling.
Anyway, last week a few new good songs came out that I added including Chlöes’ new one and Stormzys’ latest, I was really hopeful that I’d like Szas’ newest but I didnt :(
This song on repeat on Monday morning:
What I Read
This article from Vulture about the deleted scenes from House of the Dragons and some of them REALLY CHANGE THINGS!!!!NOW WAIT - Had these been included it would have made the scene w/ Alicent checking the babies and the finale hit so much harder — TEW METwo deleted scenes from Episode 2: Rhaenyra confronting Alicent over her betrothal to King Viserys and Rhaenyra being forced to help Alicent get ready for the ceremony. #HouseOfTheDragon #HOTD https://t.co/IBX9tF5uuBout of context house of the dragon @oochotd
The chairs that I want for my kitchen are on this list and now I am worried they will sell out.
This profile on Tyler James Williams over on Bustle — so happy he’s continuing to get his flowers!
What I Ate
Lemon Blueberry loaf made by my partner
Canned La Columbe oat milk latte (usually very good but this time it tasted like actual soap)
Homemade Chili and Cornbread — My partner really loves cooking and is great at it! I REALLY love being the taster and eating their yummy meals!
A scene I can’t stop thinking about
Listen — even if you don’t watch this show….this fucking scene was incredible and they both were ACTING you hear me?! He was SELFISH and literally rubbed his mistress in her face and threw Dianas’ cares to the side. My heart would be broken and my fury would be engaged.
Some pictures I took
A Tweet I Loved
Does anyone remember PAX TV?
Boobs vs Tits — I can’t decide which word I prefer
I want to go to that Blink 182 reunion concert but I didn’t even like the type of terrible white boys who listened to them when they were popular so I can only imagine the terrible white men they have become so I am opting out of the concert and will just buy the album
I’m gonna go to the corner store across the street and say “I would like 2 Powerball tickets” and see what happens
Okay bye —
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