Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


SPF: Bedside Manner

Ok, I'm stupid. Random and Odd moved her blog and made a special section for SPF, where she posted the assignment. I was grumbling last night to my honey that I hate having to wait until Friday morning to find the assignment, grumble, grumble. And, it was there the whole time. *doh*

SO, here it is. Late. But, here.

Feb 24th, 2006 - Bedside Manner
1.the inside of your nightstand drawer
2.a good book you’ve read
3. your favorite lamp

I don't have a nightstand drawer. This is Army of Dad's. I put stuff in it all the time, though. The nightstand was the only thing I got from my paternal grandmother's home after she died.

You can see stuff I've put in there. A Dear Abby I wanted him to read. There is a little yellow "erotic positions book" I got out of a bathroom vending machine on our honeymoon, too, in the top right corner. The "young man's guide to sexuality" I wanted him to read before I gave it to Pickle to help him understand what is going on with his body. Then, there is some cop thing, I"m not sure what it is. Some space shuttle patches his mom sent us. Some shotgun shells, a golf ball, the Spongebob pens that were in his Christmas stocking and THAT is where the marks-a-lot has been!

A good book. Hmm. Last good books I read were the Chronicles of Narnia and Pickle has them in his room. So, how about the books I'm reading now?

Notice the bookmark in each one? I keep stopping and starting the books. The 1-2-3 is obvious. I only dig it out when I need a refresher and fear that I may sell the children to gypsies if I dont' get them under control. Close Range has the Brokeback Mountain story in it. I spilled a soda on it the other day and had to wait for it to dry out. Finding Serenity is a collection of essays on various aspects of Firefly and it is interesting, but I keep misplacing the book and still haven't finished it.

My favorite lamp is a cheapie from Ikea. It just really helps illuminate our office/family room.

My favorite light fixture is over our dining room table. We lived for years with the ugly wanna-be chandelier swag thing that came with this house. This one looks so much nicer. I still hate the popcorn ceilings. Whose idea were those? Eww.

Go play.


  • At 9:15 AM, February 24, 2006, Blogger Renee said…

    Nice SPF!!

    I played too!:)

  • At 9:22 AM, February 24, 2006, Blogger Jana said…

    Ugh, popcorn ceilings! I used to paint houses and those are the worst. The little balls fall all over you while you're rolling the paint on.

    I played!

  • At 9:30 AM, February 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    WOW! I love that lamp! The second one. I mean, the first one is good. I LOVES ME SOME IKEA, but that second lamp is exactly what I wanted, but they didn't have two of them and I needed two.


  • At 9:36 AM, February 24, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I hate the popcorn ceilings. Just FYI, if someone *ahem, Pickle* throws spitwads on them, you have to wait until they're dry to pick them off or else the popcorn crap comes with it. Just a PSA.

    Also, just read the Young Man's Guide to Sexuality. Uh, no, to giving that to my son. It is going in the recycling bin.

  • At 10:33 AM, February 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The comments seem to be working for me.

  • At 11:19 AM, February 24, 2006, Blogger Kami said…

    Very cool light fixture!

  • At 12:50 PM, February 24, 2006, Blogger Book Bums said…

    I read several books at one time too...I'm not sure why...

  • At 1:24 PM, February 24, 2006, Blogger Gadfly said…

    You need to get him a good Catholic book for boys that age: "You Have a Penis and You Should be Ashamed"


  • At 1:38 PM, February 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    *fires off several rounds in Gadfly's direction*

    Damn...missed him.

  • At 4:16 PM, February 24, 2006, Blogger cashin said…

    shot gun shells, a marker, a hunting knife, and one of those crappy note pads that are to small to write anything on.

    Sounds exactly like me and my dad's night stand drawers.

    Do you keep the gun close to the ammo? I was just thinking about it and out 12 gauge and .22 ammo is as far away as possible from their respective firearms. The 270 is the only one where the ammo is with the the gun, and I just don't know if thats the best firearm to use in a defensive situation :P

  • At 6:12 PM, February 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Great pictures!

    I played!

  • At 11:06 PM, February 24, 2006, Blogger Kate Giovinco Photography said…

    Fun lamp and light fixture!

    I played

  • At 9:10 AM, February 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Shotgun shells, Space Shuttle mission patches and Sponge Bob pencils...I think you took a picture of MY nightstand drawer!!

  • At 7:20 AM, February 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ammo near the guns!? Hell, many of them are kept in varying degrees of loaded. Besides I think those shells are 4 shot and I keep something much larger in the shotgun for two legged vermin abatement.

  • At 8:41 PM, February 28, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Yeah, we do keep that stuff all around, but we also keep it in places where the children are not allowed. Additionally, we allow them to fondle/handle guns in our prescence so they won't seem so taboo or tantalizing to them to go sneak in there to play with them. They know all about gun safety and we drill it into them regularly.


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