Thursday, February 19, 2009

Agenda for day off:



Wake up.

Read the gossip blogs.

Read the Times online.

Email Joni to ask a question about marble.

Print Oscar Ballot, grab pen, read Entertainment Weekly's picks and think, "Ha, ha, suckas! I am researching this shit!" in preparation for our annual Oscar pool and viewing event.

Shop online for new faucet. I *must* decide today.

Hear painters come into the house and get started on their last day of work. The boombox is tuned to oonce-oonce-oonce dance music, which I love, and the fiance hates. (Viva Lady GaGa!)

Breakfast with the man.

Oscar movie double header: Milk at 3:30ish (Viva Sean Penn!) and Slumdog Millionaire at 7-something.

Consume massive quantities of movie popcorn, butter, and salt.

Come home. Pour glass of wine. Bite the bullet and order that stupidly over-priced new faucet to replace THIS one which is going back.




(This is the faucet I plan to order... send links of you have other options for me... photo from HERE.

35 comments:

Erin said...

I am so jealous of your day off, Decorno! Enjoy Slumdog - it's awesome. I haven't seen Milk yet and I'm so behind on catching up with all of the Oscar movies before this weekend!

(And, You had me at the Ferris Bueller's Day Off picture in your post. Such a classic.)

The Bean said...

One faucet suggestion... sometimes in the kitchen when your hands are full of soapy dishes and such, having two handles to deal with (rather than one lever handle) can be a bit annoying, but that might just be my neurotic pet peeve. I do love the one you've chosen thought! I'm jealous of your kitchen and your day off!!

Anonymous said...

Hey D! I am anon Jan 5 at 5:41 AND anon Jan 6 at 1:21 on the "Love" faucet post. Yes, I posted twice about those fucking skinny handles..sorry...I feel as though I added to your pain. I'm also the chick who wrote about the expense of garbage disposals and how Raleigh had banned them. I have just been a pain in your ass, haven't I? Anyway...I like the new one, and love everything else you've done. The dark floors, the white marble, that freakin awesome light I hope you get...see, I'm not always critical! Enjoy your day off...sounds like a grand plan! I, on the other hand, have to spend my night at a freakin piano bar with 50 year old smokers dressed in sparkles! Joy!

truffles said...

I think you will hate the two levers. Get one...I think I sent you a picture of mine once (jenwestdesign). Big gooseneck with one lever on the right side. LOVE it.

east side bride said...

You forgot lunch with the Sausage King of Chicago!

Anonymous said...

I love the faucet upgrade. I was going to send you this exact link as an idea for your backsplash. Love the faucet. Love the herringbone subway tile.
Cassandra

Wren said...

shit the one you are returning was the one i was going to order... the handles are too skinny huh... crap.

must discuss with JD and figure out a faucet plan of attack.

paola said...

Check out nerdy election prediction site www.fivethirtyeight.com. He's used his analytical model for Oscar predictions...

Paul Anater said...

Check out the KWC 1922 (http://www.kwcamerica.com/products.php?sku=10.222.022)

Double handles are worth the perceived hassle factor and that 1922 has the loveliest of them.

Anonymous said...

I'm just glad to hear you have a day off--finally.

You work very hard.

Love the faucet! It is perfect!

Anonymous said...

Did someone say fivethirtyeight?

I love that site!

He also has dire predictions for the recession. Which are troubling because so far he's been spot-on with everything.

lanugget said...

I think that is the faucet I have and LOVE it. Here is a link to it installed, plus I also have the pulls you are considering.

http://flickr.com/photos/lanugget/sets/72157610961009762/

Paul Anater said...

lanugget: That sure looks like the 1922 faucet. What a beautiful kitchen. Man!

...love Maegan said...

did I miss something or did you not mention FB'sDO once?

Anonymous said...

I saw Milk and The Wrestler. Both were great, but I have to give the Oscar nod to Mickey - just for finally getting his shit together in a super cool real-man, I had issues and I dealt with them no excuses kinda way.

I also saw Slumdog in protest. I wanted to see Grand Torino, but it was the little woman's night to pick the movie. What a film!

I was prepared for an artsy feel good pile of mush. And yes it has the forgone conclusion of a happy ending, but it is told in such contrast. Brutality and hope. Beauty and filth. Integrity and corruption. I hope you are as happily surprised and moved as I was.

-- Chris (Another long time straight male reader.)

Decs said...

Maegan - no, you didn't miss anything. I just needed a photo to suggest an excellent day off, and when I googled "Day Off" that's the image I found.

East Side Bride - *your* comment does reference the movie and cracked me up.

Hanako66 said...

love, love, love, love that faucet

erika @ urban grace said...

You will love it. LOVE it! I am a side-sprayer-person so I would have picked the cousin to this Kohler model- the Perrin & Rowe U4719LS http://rohlhome.com/products/products.aspx?type=3&Cat=21 and gone broke in the process. Great work! Can't wait to see the rest of the kitchen!
PS- jealous of your day off. I need one desperately.

Jennifer said...

i adore my faucet, blanco rados traditional

i debated long over the classic versions and this more modern/functional faucet and very happy with my choice. one caveat is that i have a v. busy household with four kids so i need a more of a workhorse for a faucet.

http://teamfreas.blogspot.com/2008/10/house-pics.html

Jennifer said...

oh, and i meant to add that i do love the one you feature in this post too.

cew5x said...

I know you're ready to pick the faucet but...my 'rents have a faucet like this in their home and because the water has so far to fall from spigot to sink, water has a tendency to splash everywhere. Also if your water pressure isn't nice and strong, it can take forever to fill a pot. That being said, still looks great!

Anonymous said...

I have this, I love it. You will use this everyday, why scrimp????
I love you, but that other faucet was awful.


http://www.grohecatalog.com/line/Bridgeford/Kitchen%7CBar%7CBasin_Tap/

Cynthia said...

If this is the Rohl faucet, I have this one in my new kitchen and I love it. Agree with Erika, the side sprayer is a must, esp. if you have a large sink (I am constantly using mine to clean up...)

holly said...

Definitely LOVE the looks of it!

Anonymous said...

The faucet is awfully narrow and I second cew5x's comment that if your water pressure isn't good you will be sad. My parent's also have a similar faucet (and bad water pressure) and although it works fine, both the sprayer and the faucet don't have a satisfyingly strong spray (not a problem with their earlier faucet).

That being said, I love the look.

GG said...

Liked the old faucet but the new one is even better. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hated the old faucet, love the new.

Kwana said...

Sounds like a very good day.

Renovation Therapy said...

Gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Decorno, please help.

I can't find Deborah Needleman's Billy Baldwin sofa anywhere.

Help!

fromtherightbank said...

I love that you posted the Ferris photo with this! I love Sean Penn, too.

*moggit girls said...

Sigh. Sounds like a perfect day to us...!

Annmarie said...

Hi! That's my kitchen!! I feel so famous!! Absolutely LOVE the faucet. NO regrets. Everyone flips out when they see it - fave feature in reno. I have 4 little kids (usually one on hip) and no problems with the 2 handles. Also center spout rotates all the way - to wash sink...or, they offer a matching, standalone sidespray. Got mine here and saved a few bucks:
http://designerplumbingoutlet.com/k73374s.html

Love the kitchen progress!!

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:29 pm:

The Billy Baldwin line is at:

www.ventryltd.com

hello gorgeous said...

I was wondering how the movies were.

I also think the faucet is quite handsome but I agree with the comments about two handles. It's my old age - I've become so gd practical.