In our tiny two bedroom apartment, there isn’t really a place for me to hide and read some eBooks. I don’t mind watching shows while my kids run around, making noise, or jumping on top of me. But when I want to do some reading, I need my peace and quiet.
During the day, this space belongs to my kids. The top part, which is also their beds, and the bottom part is their imaginary underground fortress. When they’re drinking their chocolate milk, watching TV, or sleeping, it’s my little hideout.
Last weekend, I had to assemble six total furnitures from Ikea. Two reversible beds, two computer desks, and two storage slash table tops for their toys. It was like carrying over 500 pounds worth of boxes from the self-service checkout at Ikea, off the cart and into the car, from the car and up to our apartment, and then assembling all of them with hardly any breaks. My right hand is so sore from all the wrenching, screw-driving and allen-keying. My entire body is still on fire! I don’t bruise easily but my arms are still bruised.
But to see my kids’ faces light up when it was all done, it was so worth it. So worth it.
In this picture, they’re watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Lord help me but I’ve ran out of ideas. I was so bored, tired and out of my mind that when the thought “moon shiners” crossed my mind, a different image came up. To make it all worse, the idea that spawned from that mental image became a reality.
No, I’m serious. I thought “moon shiners” and this is what happened next.
Today, I was reading up and researching about thermal compounds –which is the best, how to apply them, etc. I’m thinking about repasting my CPU and GPU (that’s geek talk for changing the thermal paste for my computer’s two main chips to help it cool down while under load). One of the advice I read was to use alcohol, the higher percentage the better, to remove the old paste before putting on the new paste. That way it dries quickly and it won’t corrode the die or other parts near it. One of the forum goers posted the words “ethanol” and “moon shiners” somewhere in the thread I was reading… aaaaaaaaaaand that’s what lead to this photo-of-the-day. Hahaha. Hey, I couldn’t make this stuff up.
Anyway, what you see here is my immaturity, obviously. I live on the second floor of our building and my window faces the courtyard. This is where people come and go (since the side entrance to the building is right there). Some relax on the benches like they would at a park, while a few sit there at night to have smoke cigarettes. I don’t know who was out there but when I pulled up the blinds, I’m pretty sure if there was anyone there, they would have been drawn to the big window that suddenly turned bright. And if they looked up to see what happened next, well let’s just say they saw the full moon they won’t soon forget. I had to censor out my reflection because it pretty much showed everything. Hahahaha.
I don’t really have anything more to say about this picture. It’s pretty much self-explanatory.
By the way, I know what moon shiners were because of my interest in classic American cars. My imagination just took off with word play, that’s all.