Monday, April 20, 2009

Fuck Hospital Corners


I have to admit, it rather surprises me at how much I've accomplished with the help of some kind friends, strangers and coworkers in just the last three+ weeks. I started off with an air mattress in need of Scotch tape and a rickety chair. Now, all I need is a TV and a sofa and I can finally call this once-empty apartment a home.

What you see above is my new-used Queen-sized bed and perhaps the only time you'll ever see it made. Fuck hospital corners, as the file name goes. I did enough of those things in Navy boot camp (anyone else who was in the military remember their fetish for hospital corners and using coat hangers to get the angle just right?).


This reverse angle shows the bureau and the 4 drawer storage container that arrived the same day. In my kitchen is a microwave and a stand to go with it, which will greatly reduce my gas bill.

Next will be internet access and then, the holiest of Holy Grails, a used car. These will be running expenses so please keep those donations coming into my Paypal account but don't give until it hurts. Your generosity, especially in the first 24 hours, was astounding, especially in light of the economy having long since turned to dogshit after eight years of Republican misrule.

Longtime reader Comrade Rutherford is saying that Paypal took his donation out of his account so you others may have noted the same in your own accounts. Paypal has yet to give me access to a penny of it because they're being wonky. Hopefully, when they finally get around to making those "random deposits (sort of like a dummy transaction the first week of direct deposit)", my bank will give me the amounts so I can finally verify my savings account and access your kind donations.

Posting will be a little more frequent until I get an ISP since the internet cafe across the highway from my place (they have two PCs) just reopened a week and a half ago. Now, I no longer have to fuck around with the library, their diesel-powered servers and one hour daily time limit. Taking a break from American Zen II, I just got done banging out over 4000 words today alone toward The Bone Bridge, which will be uploaded on its official blog. You will, as always, be notified of the latest additions.

Yes, it's amazing what I've accomplished with the help of some good people but when you get right down to it, I'm doing the same things I've been doing for decades. Paying bills, doing chores, shopping, cooking, cleaning, taking care of banking business.

The sad part is that now I have no one else to benefit from my efforts.

5 Comments:

At April 20, 2009 at 5:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lookin good! If you buy a really cheap fitted sheet in a dark solid color, you can put it on your box springs and your bed will look a lot more inviting :) You don't even need to change (wash) it very often. But then these things are very important to me.
Philip

 
At April 20, 2009 at 10:02 PM, Blogger Bukko_in_Australia said...

When you think about hospital corners, just be glad you're not putting them on a bed you've changed for the third time in an 8-hour shift -- with a person still lying in that bed -- because those sheets have thrice been soiled by big wet runny shits. No matter how bad things are, there's always someone who's got it worse...

 
At April 21, 2009 at 12:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If not now; when?
If not you; who?

You're the only one now, so start taking care of YOU. Go deep down inside and come up on the other side.

 
At April 21, 2009 at 10:48 AM, Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

while recovering from wounds at balboa, they had me push a company of boots.

i explained the process of making the bed, i told them that the technique was called "hospital corners."

a boot asked me "why do they call them hospital corners?"

i said "because if you fuck it up i will put you in the hospital."

 
At April 22, 2009 at 12:39 AM, Blogger Lisa said...

Anon's advice is good. I have always like Hillel's saying:

"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?"

The middle shall come, when you are ready. Be happy for sweet serendipities.

 

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