May 12th, 2007

Ilsa

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Room of Doom


Seeing as how both Ms. LeMannequine and Ms. Natsukæ recently picked up inexpensive furniture items, I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon by lugging home this fine and functional piece someone had discarded alongside the road. Can you believe anyone would toss out such a marvelous piece? I mean, the termite infestation is relatively minor, the two mis-matched plastic knobs add character, and the weathered finish adds to the thriftstore-chic ambience. Plus: nine drawers! A junkaholic's dream! The top measures about 36-inches wide by 24-inches deep, and the entire cabinet stands 36-inches high. I'm not sure how I'm going to squeeze it into The Room of Doom, but that's where it's headed.

Since dragging it home, I've lightly sanded it, oiled it, and rattle-can varnished it. The difference is... negligible. Nevertheless, it should serve my purposes, as either a stand for the computer peripherals that currently cover my "real" desk, or as a work surface I needn't worry about damaging.
Ilsa

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Thank you, Mister Welles! What an unexpected surprise!

The contents of the little box were precisely what I've been looking for as elements for an upcoming project. And I was greatly amused by the enclosed note with the entertaining background story.

I sometimes wax nostalgic for days past when I would exchange "real" notes and letters via "snail mail" with a number of friends. Often as not, the names featured in the return addresses were those of celebrities of a bygone era. Your quirky kindness has thoroughly dispelled my recent lingering cheerlessness.

Anyway... for what it's worth, I find The Lady from Shanghai every bit as interesting as Kane, and I eagerly await your next project.

Again, thank you!