Sunday, March 04, 2012

I Love Lamp!

So yesterday I worked a Saturday.
In the past twelve days, I've worked eleven of them. I hate work, but I sorta could use the extra dough.
Jack needs a lot of gourmet cat food. I need… burgers. And I won't even mention the rising cost of beer!
After work, my boss took us all out to this pizza joint and footed the bill. Needless to say we all ate like a herd of Neanderthals. Across the street was a HomeSense store and so I worked off some of the mozzarella by walking over there. I had no specific purchase in mind but became enamored of a certain lamp.
About a year ago now my favorite reading lamp went on the fritz and me being a cheapskate at heart, I kept the thing standing in its place for... well, for over a year!
I even had my electrically-inclined friend take it apart and try to fix the wiring, to no avail.
So I left the store with this new lamp which is now perfectly stationed next to my favorite reading chair. The thing throws out the perfect wattage for my failing eyesight.
I find myself continually looking over at this lamp and just admiring it.
I think I love lamp.
The whole adventure reminds me of the character, Brick, in the movie Anchorman. It's played by Steve Carrell, who, in my opinion -- should have won an Oscar [or at least a really nice lamp] for his searing portrayal of lamp-lovers everywhere…


Stefanie said...

It is difficult to find the perfect lamp, isn't it? I think you've got yourself a nice one by the look of it. May it illuminate your reading for many years to come.

Beth said...

I was at HomeSense the other day to buy ONE item and had to force myself not to pick up two or three others – one of which was a lamp I do not need. That store is enticing – and I don’t even enjoy shopping.
I like your lamp!

Anonymous said...

Brick Tamland: I love... carpet.
Brick Tamland: I love... desk.
Ron Burgundy: Brick, are you just looking at things in the office and saying that you love them?
Brick Tamland: I love lamp.
Ron Burgundy: Do you really love the lamp, or are you just saying it because you saw it?
Brick Tamland: I love lamp. I love lamp.

Brick is the man!

Cipriano said...

Stefanie -- I just sat in my chair and read for an hour or so and yes, this lamp is the cat's pajamas, for sure!

Beth -- I love HomeSense.
It's like..... what Winners is to clothing, HomeSense is to home furnishings. Would you agree?

Anonymous -- thank you for this transcription here.
Another favorite Tamlandism of mine is when he is first introducing himself in the movie and says:
"I like to eat ice cream, and I really enjoy a nice pair of slacks. Years later, a doctor will tell me that I have an IQ of 48, and am what some people call... mentally retarded."

D.B. said...

Just so proud of you for getting something new/different! Congratulations, it's beautiful.