Exercise #166 : Your House, Room by Room

This is an exercise in vivid description and gestalt. For each room in your house, list three (and only three) objects that best describe it, and list one (and only one) adjective that gives its overall "feel." If you have time, do the closets.

This is a point in my life at which I feel relieved to live in a small house. Three cheers for being poor!!!
My house! Cute, right?

Hip, hip, hooray!
Hip, hip, hooray!
Ah, crap...

1,2,3, GO!

 Before I even begin this exercise, I'm going to look up "gestalt." I've used it before, and I have a general understanding of what it means, but I'm thinking it's about time I find a precise definition so that I don't continue using this great word all willy nilly.

gestalt: n.; from German, literally translated as 'shape,' or 'form': 1) a structure configuration, or pattern of physical, biological, or psychological phenomena so integrated as to constitute a functional unit with properties not derivable by summation of its parts, or 2) a configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts

Yay, Miriam Webster!

That being said, let's get on with it, shall we?

Living Room : comfortable
  1. Couch
  2. Entertainment Stand
  3. Wii
 Dining Room : random
  1. dining table
  2. piano
  3. bookshelf
Kitchen : scrumdiddlyumptious!

  1. pantry full of foodstuffs
  2. oven
  3. sink
Bathroom : sterile
  1. new shower curtain
  2. clean toilet bowl
  3. scrubbed bath
Bedroom : dishevelled
  1. pile of dirty laundry
  2. 2 kitties napping on my bed
  3. pile of clean laundry that needs to be put away (Can you tell what I've been doing today?)
Basement : dirty
  1. dirt
  2. dirt
  3. more dirt
Back Porch : hot
  1. plastic windows
  2. no ventilation (doesn't really count as an actual object, but, truly, the absence of something so important as ventilation becomes very tangible
  3. stagnant air
And that's my house! I could do the upstairs suite, but it's a little after 7am, and the girl that lives up there would probably not like me barging in to look at the things she has up there while she slumbers.

In other news, the henna journey has come to an END! Like I said in my last post, the color was... intense. But it has since died down a bit, and it's great! I am so very, very pleased. It's a little darker than I had previously thought, but that's ok. Perhaps I'll add in very subtle highlights at some point in the near future. Right now, though, I'm really quite happy with the turnout. Pictures and a henna tutorial to come soon! Woot woot.

 Well, I'm afraid that's all for me today. I have chores to do around the house, and they're not going to do themselves!!



saltwatertiffy said…
i've only read a few entries but i really enjoy the way you write!

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