That was a great post/essay.
As to the question in the title, I had a similar experience except that it was dead mouse in my bucket. I threw away the bucket. It was a nice plastic bucket, but the mouse had been in there for a few days and I had a couple of other buckets.
But I'm not an Austin grad for nothing. I know bat when I see bat.
From here. Glad to see she is doing well/her reflexes are fine.
I'm glad to hear that sheepskin throws are back in, 'cause I have half a dozen of them in a large bag upstairs. People told me they were cheesy, so 70s, which is about right since that's their vintage.
Warning: cats will trash the sheepskin throws in various ways.
And any sheep houseguests you have will probably feel uncomfortable.
I suspect that sheepskin throws are back in especially when you have one of those immaculate modern households with a bare floor, one metal table, a single uncomfortable designer chair and then--pachow! texture! It's unexpectedly soft and nubbly because everything else is so damn stark!
And also because IKEA sells cheap fake ones.
And the real ones at Ikea are only $29.99.
Well jesus how much are the fake ones?
$39.99, but they take off ten dollars if you agree to kill a sheep in a painful manner.
I was standpipe-pwned at 8, and will remain mute. I do think the author underestimates how "arty" and "rustic" and so forth her place could be made to look with the right styling and photography. not that it looks bad now, actually; I just mean that almost every old where can look good if you do certain things. but that's my job, pretty much, so... I am always inclined to think that if I can do things they are probably just crap and anyone can if they think hard. but it is not so. because sometimes I must ask other people to do it.
If sheep skins are coming back, I'm looking to make a fortune on the shag carpet futures.
If one were just amazingly, unintentionally hipster, like (for example) my brother, one would have had sheepskin rugs for ages, and not only that but they will be made from the skins of obscure breeds of sheep that you have probably never heard of like the mysterious piebald four-horned Jacob's sheep and the seaweed-and-carrion-eating brown and grey North Ronaldsay sheep.
ajay, that stuff is golden. narnia's a bit hot for sheepskin throws, and we still have hella sheepskins. sheepskin throws that came from an organic farm for different heirloom breeds of sheep, with the meat sold as lamb and the oldest mothers being turned into piebald throws and ethically sourced dodgy pies, would sell for shit-tons of money. really. they'd have to move all the regular tons of shit from there to store the cash.
in comment 11 I managed to completely turn my point around at the end. I was trying to explain that people often hire me to do things that I think are obvious, but then you think, well, that's why in the magazine it says there's a "stylist" as well as a photographer. like people will come in my store with a picture of the painting in their living room and ask me what to do and then I just pick out several major colors from the painting and ask which they prefer, and then offer them something in that, with suggestions for a few things in an appropriate accent color. my business partner complains I give out too much free interior design advice. but it's fun! and I don't tell the people to buy everything from me, that would be bullshit. sometimes they come back and say "you changed my life!" and stuff, and show me photos on their phone. very rarely sometimes.
14.1: I googled it and here's a mail order company that sells them...http://www.isleofauskerry.com/category.php?id_category=4
I do think the author underestimates how "arty" and "rustic" and so forth her place could be made to look with the right styling and photography.
I thought that to some extent she was mocking "arty" and "rustic" apartments. (This based on a quick read of her post last night, so maybe I got the tone wrong.)
Since her apartment is in fact rustic, but, apparently, not "rustic", probably yes.
Susan! I loved her old blog. How nice to read her again.