Atta Ikede

November 1, 2009

Is it weird to decorate a front door that nobody sees?

Filed under: Uncategorized — attaikede @ 7:06 pm

Don’t think about this question for too long … you’ll be sucked into one of those “sound of one hand clapping” mental black holes.

Anyway, seriously.  Regarding the front door, please promise me you’ll bonk me on the head if you ever come to my house and find I’ve put up seasonal decorations there that only I can see. If I have a lovely front door on a nice little street then I guess some decor is acceptable, but in any other condition involving a home occupied only by me, I’ve decided that it’s not!

I’ve also decided that IF I’m to end up old and alone, I’d rather be a person who drinks alone (moderately!) then a person who celebrates holidays alone.  I mean, after a couple of drinks, at least I’ll feel warmer, mellower and be assured of a good night’s sleep. Luckily I’ve never really “celebrated” anything alone, but …. even just imagining it sounds lonely :(.  Honestly, even Mr. Bean had his girlfriend that came over that time he tried to cook the Thanksgiving turkey and got it stuck on his head by accident. If Mr. Bean can celebrate with friends, surely I can do at least that much.

I made these decisions on my way to do my laundry this morning. The good news is that the decisions got made. The ridiculous news is that … I was so checked out, thinking about this, that I accidentally grabbed somebody else’s laundry detergent and almost used it!!

I know, your first thought here is “she’s stealing internet, and now she’s stealing laundry detergent?”

No!! I did not steal the laundry detergent!! I caught myself just before I actually added it to the machine. I put it back into the bottle and put it back on the shelf.  Shh!



  1. what is really weird is that you use back alley and back door to enter your house and ask your guests to do the same. How can one not notice his or her front door?
    It is time for you to think about coming back to Canada.We would not give you time to think about whether to drink alone or celebrate alone let alone right about it. We can do it together.
    Drink and Celebrate.Mom

    Comment by Dad — November 10, 2009 @ 11:13 am

  2. Thanks Mom

    Comment by attaikede — November 10, 2009 @ 5:08 pm

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