Some idiot decided that her lounge room needed repainting.

Some idiot dismissed concerns about the difficulties of moving the SIX BOOKSHELVES FULL OF BOOKS!


Some idiot’s formal dining table a couple of hours later:

Some idiot needs to add ‘fucking’ to their descriptor…

… and to take a couple of ibuprofen.


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46 Responses to so…

  1. Kris I'm disappointed where are all the hot man love covers?

    My books are now trickling (now) into 3 bedrooms & my kitchen table – hubs is not happy about that *shrug*

  2. lbgregg says:

    ::steals stack of Disc World novels pictured::

  3. Mary M. says:

    Hehe. I spy a Lover Eternal and a Wicked Gentlemen in there… nice choices ;).

    That's a good amount of books. I can sympatise with your plight. I need to do bookshelves spring cleaning and i've been putting it off for several weeks because I'm discouraged just at the idea of taking all the books out and putting them in again. I dread the day I have to move.

  4. Cecile says:

    when said idiot is done… i have some ibuprofen at my house… why do i suggest that… cuz said idiot can come paint at my house, lol!!!!!

    i will fee idiot too…!! and might throw in massage????

  5. MsM says:

    **sneaks in to raid book stash on table**



  6. I hope the table holds up under all that!

    Translation needed: Is your 'lounge' room, like the American 'living' room?

    Will it be fun paint or boring paint?

  7. Natasha says:

    Weel you can't beat my book collection….. mine is is scatter across 2 continents! Okay I left my books in my sisters garage and started a new one here LOL! Matt says we are going to need to buy an old library instead of a house when we go back because my girls have already filled 2 bookcases each πŸ™‚
    But I am liking having a dining table…. I don't have room for one here 😦


  8. Chris says:

    Ambitious! I might've gotten around the urge to paint by getting floor to ceiling bookcases so you couldn't see any of the walls…

    Do the members of the Russian Mob race across the stacked books, messing them up and knocking them to the floor? That's what would happen here.

  9. Tam says:

    Garage sale. Woohoo. Cheap books. πŸ™‚ Should pay for the paint.

  10. Very impressive. Just think of all the wonderful toning you will get from you book moving muscles, and painting muscles… and don't all those things have a similar motion to them? *trying to drag my head out of the gutter*

  11. K. Z. Snow says:

    What color? (How can you tell a story and leave out the most important detail? Reviewers skewer our asses for omissions like that!)

  12. Kris says:

    KC: They're in there. Trust me. My back knows.

    My new theory is that books multiple like Gremlins. I had nightmares about stacks of books attacking me in my sleep.

    LB: Thief! Thief!

    Mary: Great eye. LOL.

    That lot doesn't include the tbr pile in my bedroom, my secret stash of yaoi, the books from my kiddies years and the non-fiction that I have in my office. Eeek!!

    I'm never moving ever again.

  13. Kris says:

    Cecile: Nice try, although the massage and the feeding part are tempting. πŸ™‚

    MsM: Stealer! Lucky I have Russian Blue attack kittens. Well, one will run away and hide and the other will be all over you like the puppy cat he is. *sigh*

    Wren: “I hope the table holds up under all that!”

    So do I! And, yes, a lounge room is the same as a living room.

    I'm a minimalist girl – lots of artwork – so I'm going for plain white, BUT there will be a feature wall behind the bookshelves because they are art to me too. πŸ™‚

  14. Cecile says:

    Throw in some tequila and you never know… **waggles eyebrows**

    Tempting… you have no idea, lol!!!

  15. Kris says:

    Tish: Two continents! You win! LOL.

    A formal dining table is terrific for when my office explodes… or when I'm sorting out books for the secondhand shop… or for Christmas trees so as to discourage boy kittens from climbing it… you get the picture. *g*

    Chris: “I might've gotten around the urge to paint by getting floor to ceiling bookcases so you couldn't see any of the walls…”

    Damn. Why didn't I think of that.

    I went looking for Feliks last night and he was happily sitting in the middle of said books. Boris got shitty cos he couldn't get up there – can't jump to save his life – so I picked him up so he could check it out. It was hilarious he's wobbling all over the place, trying to keep his balance and Feliks is practically skipping over the books. Chalk and cheese those two.

    Tam: *gasp* Bite your tongue!

  16. Val says:

    Garage sale. Woohoo. Cheap books. πŸ™‚ Should pay for the paint

    Ha, ha! I'm with Tam on this.

  17. Kris says:

    Miranda: No way in hell I'm painting!

    I know my OCD well enough to realise that I would drive myself crazy with taping everything precisely, having a gazillion different paintbrushes for the art deco plasterwork in the room… *shudders*

    It was bad enough making sure that all my books were still in alphabetical and publishing date order. I'm not kidding either.

    KZ: I'm so glad that you asked! πŸ˜›

    As I said to Wren, it's mainly white because of my artwork. There will be a feature wall behind the bookshelves, which is kinda this colour:

  18. Kris says:

    Cecile: Tequila too you say. Hmmm….. πŸ˜‰

    Val: You and Tam keep away from my books! *shakes head* Unbelievable!

  19. Cecile says:

    Tempting I know………… tequila, massage, food….. hummm……

  20. JenB says:

    I think you need a few more books. I thought I saw some bare spots…

  21. Kris says:

    Cecile: *g*

    Jen: Really?! Where, where…


    You're just messing with me.

    Aren't you. *poutmope*

  22. Jenre says:

    But just think how much fun your OCD will have putting them all back nicely in order of author, or size, or colour or genre…

  23. Kris says:



  24. Jenre says:

    Yeah, you know. You could put all the red spines together and all the blue ones, etc. Make a nice rainbow with the books. It'll be pretty.

  25. Kris says:




  26. Ingrid says:

    Poor thing. Imagine that you can buy USB sticks that can hold all those books

  27. Kris says:

    You know, you can be really mean to me sometimes, Ingrid. Really mean.

  28. Lea says:

    Well at least you weren't crushed by a fucking avalanche of books during the moving of the bookshelves. Which would definitely happen where I live.

    Nearly got hit by an unexpected landslide the other day. – seriously- Maybe it was an earthquake, they just sort of blew out of the shelf as I was walking by. I said “fuck” the books are still laying on the floor. πŸ˜›

    Nice stash BTW Kris.. *g*

    I hope the room looks awesome when you are done. πŸ˜‰

  29. Kris says:

    Lea: What they blew out of the shelves kinda like the scary librarian ghost lady did to the shelves in Ghostbusters? O_O

    Maybe you have a poltergeist who doesn't like your tastes. πŸ˜›

    If it doesn't look too sucky, I will take a pic and post it. If it looks like complete and utter shit, you will probably hear my screams from there.

  30. Lily says:

    Hmm, are you sure you have enough books there? LOL, the bad part is you still need to move them back.

    Double ibuprofens and maybe a shot or two of tequila when it's all finished. πŸ™‚

  31. Hi! πŸ™‚ I'm back from my self-imposed blogiatus (new word…heh).

    My biggest fear when I move is the sheer volume of books I have to move. I shudder just thinking about it. 'Course, it's a happy shudder, but whatever. πŸ˜€

  32. nichem says:

    Wow, that's a lot of books!

    You should enlist baby bro to help with the moving them back. Maybe offer to lend him a few good m/m ones if he does.

    Also, I like Jen's idea of the arranging them by color when you put them back. πŸ˜›

  33. Kris says:

    Lily: “… the bad part is you still need to move them back… “

    Exactly, and it will take more time to out them back. It always does. *sigh* *plans to make a booze store run*

    Bridget, hey you! I've been wondering where you've been and keep forgetting to send you an email to see what's been happening in your world. πŸ™‚

    “My biggest fear when I move is the sheer volume of books I have to move. I shudder just thinking about it. 'Course, it's a happy shudder, but whatever. :D”

    It's always a great feeling to sit there and just look how pretty your bookshelves are, but, yes, it can be pretty scary thinking about attacking such a mammoth task. Scary and sometimes stupid. πŸ˜‰

    Richelle: I'm sure that it's not that many books, really. Hopefully. *Eek.*

    The BB is escaping over east so he will be utterly useless, bribes or not. Hmmm, I wonder if the Virtual BB will help. *g*

    “Also, I like Jen's idea of the arranging them by color when you put them back. :P”


  34. Mumma J says:

    @ all you virtual girls

    Kris paint? Haw haw haw surely you jest!!!!!

    I'd be running for cover if it ever happened again. She did some when we were still living together in the old family home. GOLLY GOLLY GOSH

    Never again! Haw haw haw

  35. Mia Watts says:


    So glad it wasn't me this time.

  36. Kassa says:

    I'm moving in 2 months and I dread it. When I moved into my current place.. I had 50 book boxes and a futon.

    <.< This is gonna hurt. I wish I could hire you out. I thought about downsizing but then I saw my entire collection of this author or that and although I may not read them *NOW* maybe I'll get back into the author *SOMETIME*…

  37. Have you finished the deed yet(restacking) – or are you like me.

    Left it until you were good and ready..


  38. Kris says:

    Mumma, you are a cruel, unnatural mother sometimes. Just plain mean.

    Mia: Wow, so sympathetic. I'm touched. No really. I am.

    Kassa: Eeek! Commiserations.

    I cull my books all the time. Mainly due to lack of space. All of the books on the table are my keepers. Tbr books are hidden away in the bedroom, out of sight, so I can feel slightly less guilty when I buy more. *g*

    EH: The painting starts today so the stacks remain with only one avalanche so far. *knock on wood*

    That was, of course, started by a boy kitten who was apparently interested in Ginn Hale and then discovered J R Ward. He's eclectic.

  39. Amora says:

    WOW. That is an impressive set of books! I'm not sure ibuprofen is strong enough for a project like that!

  40. Kris says:

    Amora: Alcohol will be used to assist the putting back process. And lots of it.

  41. Tracy says:

    OMG what were you thinking? You poor thing – I hope you recovered.

  42. Kris says:

    Tracy: I know! Someone should have told me what a stupid idea it was!

    At the moment, I have a paint fume headache. Why the hell anyone would willingly sniff that shit to get high is beyond me.

  43. orannia says:

    I'm just thinking of the bliss involved in putting all the books back on the shelves…IN ORDER!

    LOL MsM!

    I bet your lounge will look so pretty…and now I know who to come too when I get round to tackling the painting πŸ™‚

  44. Kris says:

    Orannia: Order is a must in my OCD world.

    You can tackle me all you want for your painting. It won;t stop me from saying 'hire a painter!'. *g*

  45. Tracy says:

    lol You're poor head. Sorry about the headache but hopefully the room looks wonderful now that it's done.

  46. Kris says:

    It was only the first coat. 😦 My rear hallway looks like an Ikea shop.

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