Sunday, June 6, 2010

A recent purchase

Guess what I bought. Can you guess? Here's a hint:

Do you know what it is? Here's another hint:

Can you tell yet? No? Here's another hint:

A lawn mower! It's an old-school reel lawn mower -- the kind you push. I really like the exercise I get from pushing it. I also like how quickly it starts and stops. It gets approximately infinite miles per gallon (beat that, Prius!). And it's quiet enough that I can mow in the wee hours of the morning. (The wee hours of the morning are when the Scottish awake) I don't know how long I'll keep the mower, though. It leaves a lot of grass behind (even with a bag attached) and doesn't always cut evenly. I'll give it a few more chances.

Along with purchasing a lawn mower, I also bought a house. The house gets zero miles per gallon and doesn't cut grass nearly as well as the mower. Despite those defects, though, I think I'll keep it for a while.

A few things I like about my house:

1. There's a sink in the garage! I repeat: a sink in the garage!

2. I have a drawer to keep all my scissors in:

The scissors drawer is right next to the kitchen towel. "But Matt," you say, "how would I know where your kitchen towel is?" Good question. Perhaps this is a satisfactory answer:

3. The shower head is actually a shower head and not a shower sternum or a shower belly button:

4. My room is not purple:

I specifically like the non-purpleness of my room because it used to be purple -- this purple:

5. This room:

6. And, of course, the beautiful yard full of plants whose names I don't yet know:

You should come over and see it sometime -- I'll have a housewarming party soon.


ginger said...

Matt, that's beautiful and awesome. So much congratulations.

Miri said...

Wow, Matt, that house is amazing! I am so jealous! Congratulations!

Lacking Productivity said...

A million congrats...that is a huge deal!

Stephen Carr said...

Oh Matt. That post was so you. Congratulations on the lawn mower and the house, even if the latter doesn't cut grass. I'm coming to visit. Sometime.

Barbaloot said...

Wow-the big room is nice and all, but I'm a fan of the scissors drawer. Not all houses come with those, you know.

Do I get to come to the housewarming party? I want to. I wanna see if you have a ruler drawer as well.

Tammy said...

WOW! That is AMAZING! Im a little jealous, I wont be in one of those things for a long time, but that is so exciting for you! Maybe I should just move somewhere where houses are actually affordable :)

Congrats :) Keep posting pics!

Jenna Kae said...

congrats on the lawn mower! and the house is pretty cool too, i guess. :) i kind of wish you would have left that room purple, just for fun... that's so awesome though! way to be a cool guy! :)

Liz said...

I was reading along and planning out all of the things I wanted to say about the mower, and then you throw in the house thing! WHAT?!?!? Craziness! But exciting craziness.

But back to priorities: the mower. My sister has a reel mower and LOVES it. There is a huge learning curve, and whenever I use it, it takes me a few tries to get back in to the swing of things, but I love how quiet it is. I also love that the only smell it emits is the smell of freshly cut grass.

So, where is this giant house for tall people (as seen by the shower head) and what was the impetus for the purchase?

Mandy said...

You have a HOUSE?????!!!! I wish I had a house......

Heidi said...

Hey Matt,
That is a nice looking house. I especially like all the windows and the fabulous back yard. Hopefully we'll see you there soon. :)