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house rules

Lately I’ve been watching a lot of Home & Garden Television programming¬†and I’ve taken note of a few themes: Every man must want a cave.…

risk and reward, a qualitative study

It’s time for the one-year anniversary edition of Complaining About Homeownership, which is a pretty fucking ridiculous thing to complain about when you step back…

haus report: six months

We recently passed the half-year anniversary of buying a house. I celebrated by dressing the house in a “6 months” onesie and I’m just absolutely…

fall in line

I try to play it cool but confess I am not always. My most recent case of not-coolness manifested just last week, when we hosted…

days of irritation

I know I normally like to keep this a sunny, feel-good, effervescent, ultra-optimistic space, but today I’ve got some stuff that’s grating mighty vigorously on…

house, interrupted

There comes a time when you need to rinse blueberries. This happens to almost everyone, unless you are blueberry-averse, or maybe you just have a…

scenes from a home reno

Somewhere out there is a Tumblr called¬†People of Home Depot, and one of the grainy, blurry cell phone pics is of me, empty-eyed, wandering the…

like science and history

It’s hot in this house. It’s hot and it smells like some dude has been sweating into an old copy of Maxim magazine and then…

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