After Farmers Market, Jason got a message from Kate wanting to hang out. I surprised Kate (she did not know I was in town) by returning the phone call to her. We made plans to hang out after Jason and I went and saw “Just Like Heaven” (I know I have the best boyfriend ever who willing goes with my to chick-flicks). Kate called to say she was bringing Starbucks. I knew I liked this girl, after all, she was the one who turned me onto americanos. After chatting over Chinese food with Jason’s room mate Tim (no match making here… but wed like to find a nice girl for Tim…any takers?) I told Kate my idea of rearranging the boys living room. Thus the night of late night decorating begun!
The guys moved into their apartment a few months ago and didn’t really ever finish settling in. To them, if its not broken then don’t fix it. They didn’t see anything wrong with all their furniture leaned up against the walls making the couch and Stevie (the TV) a hundred feet from one another. Okay so it wasn’t hundred feet, but close. I told Kate my suggestion to put the couch at an angle. We started moving things around much to the boys protest. Realizing we needed a couple key pieces to make this come together was dashed (literally) off to K-Mart and Wal-Mart. I now know why men do not decorate. I knew Jason would kill me if I brought anything back anything close to being girly. It all was girly! Not even a dark forest green curtain for his room like he wanted. Martha Stewart needs to do something about that. So we dashed over to Wal-Mart (can I just tell you its amazing how many people are there at 11 at night?!) and were still disappointed but did not leave empty handed. We found a modern-chic looking black coffee table and two end tables. Lugging the box in an awkward cart up to the check out picking the shortest line (we had been gone too long for the boys comfort). Don’t ever pick the shortest line because when you do, something always happens to make it no longer the quickest way out. The lady in front of us had a trash can that rang up as 9.83 and she was arguing its only 8.88. After arguing her pricing point and having the guy walk to where the trash cans are I was so close to handing her a dollar so she’s move right along.
Arriving back at the apartment Kate and I were welcomed back by a newly rearrange living room. No, not how we left it but the boys decided to be funny (as they usually are) by putting the couch on its arm, the bookcase upside down with a pumpkin on top, the dining room chairs stacked on one another… you get the idea. As we praised them for their creative we set up our new purchase of tables (all four of us, it was really quiet sweet). We set up the new pieces, stole a lamp from Jason’s room (in exchanged for one the end tables for a new bedside table) living the room not looking quite so bad. We still need to hang the photos they have on the wall, though the room still needs some color. Much to do in so little time. I think I have been watching to much TLC since being here.