Monday, February 09, 2009

Anthropologetic

Well, it's a sad thing for me to announce, but this recession depression has gotten the best of us, and we have to move back to Grammie's farm.

It's tragic, because we can't fit too much in the truck, and we'll have to get rid of most of our belongings. We did buy a lot of crap absolutely necessary indulgences while caught up in the California housing and credit boom re-mortgaging out our home, and most of it will have to go. But we will make do, and somehow make our new digs look like home again.

I mean sure, we'll have to sleep in the slaughter house dairy barn, but since the dust storms, the milk done all dried up and the cows is all gone to live with Grampie Up There.



We sure do like our privacy, so the kids have their own bedroom out on Grammie's front porch. It's been months since any drop of rain has fallen, so we'll hang that tarp when we come to it.



If y'all want to come visit, we've set up a lovely guest room in the ol' chicken coop (only $250/night for friends and family!)(we gotta buy our crack grits, you know).



We didn't have any room for the tricycles or learnin' books, but I couldn't bear to get rid of my $5000 couch, so we did manage to squeeze it into our quilt-filled pick-up truck when we left the state.

(Whaddya mean there aren't any toys? See those papier mache birds? If those kids so much as drool on them they are dead meat. Toys!)









(Disclaimer of reality: Every photo here is lifted from the most recent Anthropol*gie catalog. Their art director is apparently giving us a vision of things to come...)



12 comments:

Leightongirl said...

That is so very very sick.

Headless Mom said...

*snort*

I looked at that catalog and had some of the same thoughts...

annasamantha said...

They really are getting out of hand...aren't they?

Lynnbug said...

Funny! But I love that couch!

RoseRedHoofbeats said...

A TWO HUNDRED DOLLAR PAPER SNAIL.

I think we should use this as a litmus test for who should be fed to the dragons once I become ruler of the universe. Anyone who bought a two hundred-fucking-dollar paper snail is out.

Cindy said...

Oh that place . . . the store that makes me feel LARGE.

You know for a minute I thought "Whooaaa. Why didn't she tell me she was moving?? Where are they going???" Yes, sometimes I really am that dumb.

The Redheaded Lefty said...

I was so confused and then so delighted by this post. LOVE IT.

Anonymous said...

i luv that store too. i haven't been in a while. they're catalog looks great.

May said...

This was really funny :o)

Jen said...

Ohhhhh, you got me guuud. I was all, "Oh, that poor family but at least they get to live w/Gramma..." then, "What??" then, "Seriously??" then, "Wait. a. minute." :D

Denise said...

Well I'll be damned! I must be dumb as dirt too, because i totally fell for it.

jennyalice said...

okay I got that catalog too.. but I of course WANTED to live on Granny's porch. I think I may have even pulled that page out of the catalog as a little reminder of my ideal napping place.. should I ever be allowed to have perfect weather, solitude, clean sheets and a nap all at the same time.