Short and Simple...Like Me ;)

11:29 AM Elizabeth Seckman 30 Comments

 
See? In pictures...it looks reddish.
Right?
Sometimes my attempts at frugality bite me   square on the butt.

I bought futons for the man cave on               clearance.

Deep clearance.


Like half off. 

I was excited about my savings until I was     excoriated by my bunch of guys...guys who   consider SpaghettiO's and boxed food  fine dining...for my purchase. 

Yeah, yeah, they were hot pink, though in   my  defense, the catalog said they were   magenta.   

Who knew magenta and hot pink were synonymous?!

Not me.

Okay, so I knew they'd be in the pink family. I just didn't think they'd be quite so pink...or that it would matter!

I mean, Come on! Since when do my boys care about style? They are impressed with their pit stench, yet the idea of sitting on extremely reasonably priced furniture causes a full on rebellion?

I tried to make peace by offering to add some throw pillows...maybe something black...perhaps camouflage?

No dice...they took their mutiny to their father.

New covers are ordered and on the way.

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Then this weekend we took our eldest over to Morgantown to get his furniture and stuff moved in so he's ready for August's back to school.

Sigh.

In June, I toured said apartment and to be helpful, I turned the AC up to 90 degrees to save on the electric bill.

My husband, Mr. Knows Everything, points out immediately, "Honey, this place has no AC. There are no air vents."

"Yes, yes! There they are...on the floor!" I pointed out enthusiastically.

"Those are space heaters." He says with a smirk and a less than well stifled giggle.

Oh, so it seems I turned the heat up to 90 degrees and the heater ran half the summer keeping the place a nice, toasty, dessert like temperature.

I guess that explains the higher than expected electric bill...that I will be paying.

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So, let's do the Visa re-cap, shall we?

Manly futon covers? $74.00

Electric bill? $101.00

The pleasure my stupidity has brought to Mr. Seckman? Evidently priceless.

Because he's still giggling.

Like a ten-year-old girl.

30 comments:

  1. Haha...well, at least you guys can laugh at the silliness :D

    I'd have to opt for the cover, as well.....just as a matter of principle!

    And, for the record, maroon is too pink for me :)

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    1. And the plan is to hang all the X-Men posters in the same room...I guess me adding the pink was a thing of sacrilege.

      Oh, I get laughed at...oops I mean...laughed with a lot ;)

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  2. Lol! Oh no! Those pictures look red to me, too.

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    1. THANK YOU Rachel!!

      (In real life, these puppies are more like fuschia)

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  3. But Pink is the new black!

    And seriously, nothing says I'm comfortable with my own manliness like sitting on bright pink couches.

    Still, a package of rit dye probably would do the trick...

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    1. That's what I thought about the manliness!

      Never thought of rit. Hangs head and wallet in shame.

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  4. Hey Elizabeth,

    Yes indeed, finally I have arrived. Yay n'stuff!

    Being a bit of a shady character, me thinkest that looks a shade of "Primrose Garden" pink. Then again, I'm wearing sunglasses. Chuck something over that futon!

    *giggles* :) Time to go Google plussin' and 'Farcebookin'' and....


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    1. I bet they're your rose colored sun glasses too ;)

      Yes, we shall meet in all our social media places!!

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  5. You did try to do well by them. Stuff happens and at least you can look back and laugh.

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    1. It only took me a couple of hours of sulking to get to the humorous side of things ;)

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  6. I'm surprised nothing melted at ninety degrees.
    Sorry, siding with the boys. Real men don't sit on pink.

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    1. Go ahead Aex...I'm already waaayyy outnumbered anyhow ;)

      It's an empty, basement apartment, so all was well. You never know...I may have prevented a nasty mold outbreak from our very rainy summer!

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  7. Speaking of a man cave, I still need to get mine set up. Kinda hard since the true boss at home wants the castle fixed up first. :)

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    1. Our man cave is a slow go too. Why do castles have to be so much work?

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  8. Aww, come on! Lounging on pink futons is the ultimate show of masculinity. ;)

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  9. Hey Elizabeth! First of all I have to mention something that nobody else has. When I first saw that photo in my Blogger dashboard, only a bit of one white tag was showing, and for a couple of seconds, I thought it was a picture (of maybe someone out in public) of a skin tight shirt over a "bulgy" person that stuck to their skin and right into their belly button..and had on a skinny, plastic belt! LOL .. AND in your defense, I think the color of ANY furniture doesn't matter when it's in a stinky ol' Man Cave! They'll be spilling all kinds of food and drinks all over it!!

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    1. You are super smart lady!

      First, when I snapped the photo of the cushions, I thought it looked like body parts...but then convinced myself I was crazy.

      And I KNOW they will be spilled on and pet covered...who cares what color? I just needed cheap!

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  10. Lol! Kind of reminds me about the winter I had the heating up really high because I didn't realise one of the windows had been left ajar from the summer. I noticed the curtains moving and thought we just had really bad double glazing.

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    1. One year, we (when I say we, this one is on the hubs) forget to cap the attic draft hole for winter and all the heat was going through the roof...literally! Here we just thought the upstairs was colder than usual!

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  11. Let's gooo Mountaineers! You saying that brings back memories of going back to Morgantown in August. I always looked forward to going back. :)

    What's wrong with hot pink futons? You should say real men do pink. :)

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    1. I tried the real men do pink thing...didn't fly.

      College was such a fun time. Great to be an adult without the real adult worries! Good times...though I was a part of the Herd...the other WV university ;)

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  12. You are too funny. It sounds like something I would do-- think I'm getting a bargain only to find yes, the color is all wrong. Can't put a price tag on amusing our family.

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    1. Doesn't it always work that way Julie? Ugh. But you're right...we needed a good laugh and my husband always needs opportunities to feel like I would fall apart from my goofiness if aliens came and removed him from the earth.

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  13. LOL - Too funny! I needed this.

    And you can tell them: real men aren't afraid of pink. :P

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    1. Darned tootin! What's with those woosie men fearing a little pink?

      Glad I could make you smile!

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  14. Well, it's good he can laugh about it. My hubby had a fuchsia chair before we got married. He loved the thing. I didn't. fortunately he gave it to his brother before I moved in. Not too much later the brother discovered there had been a massive spider nest under the chair (they hatched and were everywhere) and they had to throw it out.

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    1. See, he didn't fear pink! Now the spiders...I'd ditch that too. Spiders creep me out and I've been bitten by a few, so I'm not a big fan!

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  15. You so know that the next time I travel to West (by God) Virginia, I'm taking my cyber brother-in-law out for a pint to share (he'll tell, I'll giggle in a manly way:) some Seckman stories :)

    PS... Don't throw anyrhing Magenta at me if I wrote in the wrong state :)

    PPS... That *was* a funny post - and you earn a RockStar for sharing :)

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    1. RockStar? Is that an energy drink because I sure could use one!

      I won't throw anything magenta at you, I promise. And I'm sure if you met the hubs, he'd share every picture and every story until you were drowning in your pint!

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