The one with the HGTV influence.

Santa Girl

Just so everybody knows, I don’t celebrate Christmas, or any other holiday/special occasion, for that matter. Still, I liked this loli Santa girl pic. かわいい!

Everytime I go to the WP for lunch (FYI, I don’t eat Chinese food there XD), I always somehow end up watching Food TV, or more recently, HGTV. In the case of the latter, it seems that I’m always subjected to programs about reorganizing or remodeling a messy, cluttered room in a house where parents are too busy to clean it up (must be the time of day for that particular demographic or something). Unfortunately, I see people having to give up personal belongings either by way of donation or trash. I think it sucks, and while I don’t have the most visually appealing room, I know where everything is and I can see my floor. I’m a collector – that means I buy things and keep them on display for the sake of having them, whether it be music, movies, books, or figures still brand new and factory sealed in the box. If a professional designer came to my house and told me to throw away what I don’t use, I would most likely go on a killing spree, because that’s pretty much everything I own (except for my computers). My collection itself is my expression. However, keeping organized and clean is a stakehold in my house (my mom’s nickname in the family is “Cleaning Freak”, and more recently, “Monica Geller”), so I decided that even though I’m an organized person, there’s always room for improvement, thanks to HGTV.

Storage Bin
Storage Bin

Yesterday, I went underneath the futon in my room and decided to clean it out. It’s a repository of things I don’t need right away, video games, and empty boxes of purchases I’ve made. First of all – the video games. I have tons of games that I don’t play all the time – titles for PS2, Wii, GameCube, and XBox. I thought to myself, ‘HGTV used those plastic looking bins to store stuff, so why don’t I go grab some?’ Mentally noting the length and depth of the space under my futon when it’s in couch mode, I went to Wal-Mart and bought some bins that would easily slide underneath. Unfortunately, I misjudged the space I had and bought three bins, when my futon would easily fit four.

Floor Space - One empty spot!
The blue circle is the empty space where the fourth bin could fit.

It’s the weekend now, so I decided to make use of my spare time. I went to Wal-Mart again (with a stopover at my office to chat with Candace for a bit) and picked up the fourth bin I needed. I also needed to get all my financial documents in order. Hell, I had lots of stuff that needed a place to be filed away, so I picked up this portable file box that holds hanging folders. I got hanging folders as well. I also needed some other bins to clear away several stacks of items on my desk, so I grabbed a drawer bin and a portable storage bin. Taking a cue from one of the HGTV shows, they replaced a coffee table with a long ottoman that stores stuff. I thought that was really cool, and I always need to prop my feet up under the desk, so I bought two more mini storage bins that would have a recess to put a cushion in – one for me, and one for Esmond’s desk. Not crazy enough? I always told Esmond that his desk was way too awkward and big – it’s a corner desk, after all. I ended up buying a new, smaller desk for him and a new office chair. Mind you, depending on how things work out, we might switch chairs, since he always liked mine, but I’ll let him try the new one out first (when he returns home for the end of December, that is).

File Box
File Box

Footstool Bins
Footstool Bins

I have my work cut out for me. I can’t seem to find the hammer I had to put the new desk together.

ARIA - Hare Hare Yukai?
ARIA – Hare Hare Yukai?

This was part of somebody’s signature on a forum that I happened to find by chance. It’s so cute! I love ARIA too, so this was just the icing on the cake.

NSFW link ahead. No, seriously, don’t click unless you like naked Asian girls (but who doesn’t?).

Amara Bhunawat - Bamboo 01 Amara Bhunawat - Bamboo 02
Amara Bhunawat

Damn, I’ve never wanted to be a bamboo so much in my life before. Amara is actually Thai, and while I normally don’t stray away from Japanese girls, Amara is one beautiful lady that you’d have to be dead to resist. I’ve been an admirer of hers for a while now, no thanks to a certain group of forum-goers, but I don’t regret it, that’s for sure. Most of her photos are a bit on the explicit side (and sometimes, hardcore), but I love these tasteful nudes more.


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The one with all the Lesson Reviews.

I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with this blog ever since I started using Hummingbird last fall. So, I decided to try an idea of mine called Lesson Reviews. Essentially, it’s more of a “what I learned from X anime” than a review, but the thing is, there will be good and […]

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