Saturday, February 20, 2010

SON OF A ....

Today, I should have just stayed in bed

So this first week Of rehearsals has been messing with my sleep, and I think today I just got the hang of it all! Lets us begin at the begging for Julie Andrews tells us "that's a very good place to start."


7:45 My dad comes into my room with a tiny piece of paper and says "call this guy he's got chairs". Now as you may or may not know, I collect metal lawn chairs for the Casablanca. So I call they guy and he says "there's 4 of them and i'll take $10 apiece" and I ask "has anyone else made you an offer?" he says "One lady wants to look at them but no.." I say over the phone" I will buy them, I'll be there in 20 minuets cash in hand, please hold them for me" he says "Ok". My dad and I jump in the truck and away we go to a 'risky' part of town we finally find the guys house and there they are. 4 white "candy bouncer" model lawn chairs on this trailer, I jump out of the truck and this older man walks up to me and says "are you here for the chairs?" and I said "Yes" he says "Sorry I just sold them to that lady" .... I wanted to say...

"WHAT IN THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?! WHAT PART OF " I WILL BUY THEM, CASH IN HAND" DID YOU MISS?!"

Needless to say I was LIVID. Ya know, normal i'm a real nice person... BUT I just let this guy have it! I told him "How shitty that was to say "ok i'll hold them" and then sell them to someone else" he says "well maybe if you look in my store you can find something.." And I say "NO, AND AS FAR AS YOUR STORE GOES I'M GOING TO TELL ALL MY FRIENDS AT THE HERITAGE SOCIETY NOT TO COME HERE."

And that was strike one....

Strike two came later in the day, I have been trying to sell some of my unwanted filler pieces, (nothing that was in the pictures) among these things is a desk and an "Iron cross lamp". Well a couple comes to look at the desk, and the misses wants to see this cross lamp, and as she reaches to get it off a table she in turn nocks my 2nd favorite chalkware lamp off the table smashing it into pieces "she looks down, looks at the cross lamp and says "I don't want it, sorry" leaves.... UGH ...


But then I went to Jesus Christ Superstar practice, sang danced and got into a better mood! :) I go back to my storage place to see if I cant glue the chalkware lamp back together, and then I notice a fiberglass 50's lamp shade that iv had for a while, that was far to big for any table lamp until now.

Carmen/Betty/Lola got a new shade and I think its rather fitting, unile that stained victorian not period shade it came with!

Before:

After:


I really like the fiberglass shade!


I also had time today to think about what projects i'd like to do at the C.H.&R.! As weird as it is I really havent paid all the much care to the front of the 'World Famous'  Casablanca Hotel.  Since growing things in the front yard is futile  I think my plan will be some little details (click on it picture to see better)


Any other ideas?  I think im going to hold a 'sign making contest' on here... last summer a feirce rain storm ripped the original "Casablanca Hotel" sign off the roof (where the red square is) and I havent had time to think abotu making another. So myabe you cleaver crafty people could think up a simple font or something we could use?! Give it a shot!

Dont forget the 'giveaway' ends tommrow! So be sure to comment on "The Hunter Sleeps Tonight"  and If you want an extra shot post somthing abotu the giveaway on your blog!


-Mick-

12 comments:

art*deco*dame said...

oh I hate when people do that!!!and I hope the person the broke your lamp gets a really bad paper-cut but your lamp does look better with the fiberglass shade.

Nick said...

UGH I can completely relate and I HATE that. In fact today I had something similar happen. I was getting a 50's red formica countertop with sink (8 ft!) that I actually needed. It was free, but I talked to the guy and he said sure, just come over and pick it up tomorrow. He had initially told me he didn't have time the first day, but that he would hold it and to come tomorrow. So after canceling all my appointments and starting on my way the next day (today), I call, and he's like "Oh yeah, another guy picked it up last night." GAH! I hate people like that!

Welcome to DeluxeVille said...

yeah, my day was sucking to ...until I went shopping!

Maryd

Zootsuitmama said...

Oh this day musta been crummy for everyone. Like Mary Deluxe sez: Until I went shopping...in the rain/sleet/snow...but it did brighten me up and I found a new pink sweater! Sorry about the lamp etc..Zootsuit
PS, The shade rocks!

Midcenturymadam said...

I would have wanted to punch that guy right in the nose! I'm glad singing and dancing cheered you up.

Vintage Christine said...

Mick, you need to put sparkly white gravel in the front yard and then you can add in a few cacti (virtually maintenance free) and a few lawn ornaments. And don't forget a path to the door. Why didn't you make that woman pay for the lamp she broke? I guess you were just speechless from shock!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Yes, that sparkly white gravel in a bed edged with brick or similar. It was very popular in my area back in the 50's.

A well-placed cactus or ornamental grass bunch would do very well. =)

Damn, sorry about your bad day too. =(

A Vintage Revival said...

Wow that made me angry for you! I would have felt just the same, THAT is the EXACT reason why people in this world SUCK! But, I know you will find better chairs and an honest person to deal with soon enough!

Leah@storybookranch said...

Come on! The lady broke your lamp? ugh..

Glad you're day turned out a bit better in the end & I can't wait to see the CH&R outfitted with a smashing sign :)

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

That lady should have paid for the lamp she broke! Some people are just so rude!

And I'd have been sorely tempted to give that first bloke a punch up the bracket! :)

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I'm thinking you need a 'you break it, you bought it sign'

Natalie at Chadwell Chonicles said...

I love JCS! I performed in it at church in high school. I also did Godspell for three years. So fun! =)