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Confuscious say:

My Mother has come up with a new scare tactic: OMG! Your house is going to fall off a cliff! She showed up for dinner complete with clippings and photos and everything.

Now here's the best part of the story: My Mother and I went out for Chinese food tonight. When we got our fortune cookies, I got:
Listen to the wisdom of the old.

But she got:
Restrain yourself from intruding into other's businesses.

So I think we effectively canceled each other out.

Also, if I can find a teeny, tiny frame, those fortunes are so going on the wall of my new house.


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May. 24th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
That is hysterical.
May. 24th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
That's so perfect.

And it boggles my mind that you are buying a house. Houses in my neighborhood are in the seven figure range. If we were lucky we might be able to get a one bedroom condo for $600K.
May. 24th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
In a line stolen from A Chorus Line, "well, you get what you pay for, I guess." Yes, I'm getting a four bedroom house for $54,000 but hey -- it is in Pittsburgh, ya know?
May. 24th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
"four bedroom house for $54,000". Good god. Well, congratulations, homeowner! :-)
May. 24th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
Technically it's a two unit duplex, though I will be turning it back into a single family house. Does that make the dollar figure more or less alarming?
May. 24th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
More alarming! I knew there were duplexes in that price range when my Dad dabbled in real estate ten years ago or so, but still?? Damn. Well, serves me right for living in one of the most expensive cities in the country I guess...
May. 24th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Apparently my parents paid not too much more for their house than I'm paying for mine. The difference? It was 35 years ago.

My house is in Polish Hill, which is up-and-coming, but, you know, not yet really arrived yet. Combine that with the current lousy housing market (lousy for sellers, that is, but great for me!) and the fact that the insane (and, likely, drug addict) homeowner will be foreclosed on if she doesn't sell ... and you've got the recipe for the perfect starter house.

FWIW, every hideous Pittsburgh thing that could've been done to it has been done to it. Dropped ceilings. Shag carpet. Fake wood paneling. Asphalt siding that's been painted, so as to make it even less attractive than regular asphalt siding. Address just spray painted onto the exterior wall.

Yup. She's a charmer all right. :)
May. 29th, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
Best Wishes!
May. 24th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
Put them on a mat in a bigger frame. That will look cool!
May. 24th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
Teeny Tiny Frame:
There's a large dollar store shop on Butler Street across from the...ahem, hydroponic store - they have a lot of stuff like that, and some of it's actually tasteful if you dig around.
May. 25th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Re: Teeny Tiny Frame:
There's an "ahem, hydroponic" store in Larryville? How did I not know this?
May. 24th, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
LMAO! friggin fabulous. you gotta love fortune cookies.
May. 24th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)

You should add a "Jewish Mother" tag as well.
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