Monday, September 25, 2006

What does your basement and seeing someone in their underwe@r have in common?

You have to have a certain level of intimacy to be allowed in someone's basement- It's akin to sharing a locker room with someone, or letting them rifle through your junk drawer or medicine cabinet, or eat off the same plate-- I will let almost anyone into my house- but I won't let just anyone into my basement-- it is way too revealing. Seriously, I only allow 2 types of people into my basement- The first type - people I love and expect reciprocity (you will love me in spite of my basement-- and all my other fabulousness can make up for this) and the second type- people I can't stand- (to whom I present it frankly and make no apologies for all it's ugliness) and therefore by letting you into my basement hope to drive you off and never see you again (a great tactic to avoid unwanted entanglements)

The basement is where you hide all the "unpretty parts" of your house-- the decorations currently out of rotation, the fabric scraps, the paper stacks on filing cabinets, food storage shelves, recycling, left over boxes, oversized canvases, DI piles, some cob webs, and all other random objects.

It's not something you like to show off, and is best at a quick pass in the dark.

8 comments:

Andrea said...

lol what about if you don't have a basement?

DMS said...

Hey, so I've been your basement. I wonder what category that puts me in;-)

smartmama said...

andrea- I guess you're wearing your unerwe@r all the time ??

dms- You've stayed at my house- when i was drastically sick (hence utter chaos and disaster) you also have reached a special circle

Lei said...

Well, then I need a basement too! Lol!

Lei said...

And you've been tagged!

Gabs said...

Moving every 2 years has it's advantages. I don't have a lot of clutter. It's a good thing, because I don't have a basement to hide it in! I image when we finally get back to the States I'll have a "forbidden" clutter area.

DMS said...

By the way, have you ever seen my basement? Yours is fine and has lots of nifty things at your fingertips!

ShelahBooksIt said...

but your basement is where your great stash is. I don't think anyone would hate you because of your basement. Unfortunately, I don't have a basement-- just closets and a 400 degree attic so I'm joining Lei and Andrea in the nudist colony, lol.