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alegria

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Re: Weird features spotted while house hunting
« Reply #450 on: March 21, 2012, 12:58:47 PM »
You know, I can see having a hot pink laundry room if that's your thing.  It's not usually a big room, you're not in there constantly, and if it makes you smile then why the heck not?  Doesn't mean the next owners will like it, of course... :D

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Re: Weird features spotted while house hunting
« Reply #451 on: March 21, 2012, 01:25:48 PM »
You know, I can see having a hot pink laundry room if that's your thing.  It's not usually a big room, you're not in there constantly, and if it makes you smile then why the heck not?  Doesn't mean the next owners will like it, of course... :D

Yeah, the laundry room seems like a place you can easily go wild. Mine is robin's egg blue. Not a color I'd use anywhere else in the house, but it makes the small space cheerful.

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Re: Weird features spotted while house hunting
« Reply #452 on: March 21, 2012, 07:46:52 PM »
Not only that, I'm sure you can get paint for a laundry room cheaply if you aren't really choosy about the color. 

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« Reply #453 on: March 22, 2012, 10:46:04 AM »
Depending on how well it was done, I just might keep the table legs on the ceiling, the fountain in the living room, and maybe the kitchen mosaic, simply because my sense of humor twists that way.  I might even be tempted to keep the navy blue in the master bedroom, but the wood ceiling canopy would not play well with my wrought iron canopy bed.

Everything else can go.   :)

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Re: Weird features spotted while house hunting
« Reply #454 on: March 22, 2012, 10:58:06 AM »
In this summer humidity, there is no way I'd want a fountain in the living room!

Sounds neat, though.

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Re: Weird features spotted while house hunting
« Reply #455 on: March 22, 2012, 12:42:23 PM »
In a really dry climate, having a fountain in the living room just might be heaven. :)
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

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Re: Weird features spotted while house hunting
« Reply #456 on: March 22, 2012, 12:54:43 PM »
My family moved into a new house when I was in high school. One day, mom told me to go to the living room and count the windows.
Okay... 1,2
Now, go outside and count the windows.
1,2... 3?
It turns out, one of the previous owners had covered over the middle window in the living room in order to hang a very large piece of art. We'd lived there almost a year before anyone noticed.


And from house hunting:
In one house I looked at, the owner had "redone" the garage as a shrine to a local college football team. The walls were painted BRIGHT red. The floor was either painted, or had matching red carpet, I don't remember which. The side with the garage door was covered up, like the window in my old house, with the door itself still left on. It wasn't heated or air-conditioned, either.
But it gets weirder. The man's daughter had been helping show us around the place, and she'd had an unusual name. As I was driving away, I realized he'd also named his daughter after the football team...
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« Reply #457 on: March 22, 2012, 01:09:08 PM »
And from house hunting:
In one house I looked at, the owner had "redone" the garage as a shrine to a local college football team. The walls were painted BRIGHT red. The floor was either painted, or had matching red carpet, I don't remember which. The side with the garage door was covered up, like the window in my old house, with the door itself still left on. It wasn't heated or air-conditioned, either.
But it gets weirder. The man's daughter had been helping show us around the place, and she'd had an unusual name. As I was driving away, I realized he'd also named his daughter after the football team...

Team name at least? I am driving myself crazy thinking about a kid somewhere out there named something like 49iera....
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Re: Weird features spotted while house hunting
« Reply #458 on: March 22, 2012, 01:10:30 PM »
And from house hunting:
In one house I looked at, the owner had "redone" the garage as a shrine to a local college football team. The walls were painted BRIGHT red. The floor was either painted, or had matching red carpet, I don't remember which. The side with the garage door was covered up, like the window in my old house, with the door itself still left on. It wasn't heated or air-conditioned, either.
But it gets weirder. The man's daughter had been helping show us around the place, and she'd had an unusual name. As I was driving away, I realized he'd also named his daughter after the football team...

Team name at least? I am driving myself crazy thinking about a kid somewhere out there named something like 49iera....

With all that red, maybe the Cornhuskers? Did he name his daughter "Bugeater" (the old name for the team)?
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

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Re: Weird features spotted while house hunting
« Reply #459 on: March 22, 2012, 02:38:20 PM »
And from house hunting:
In one house I looked at, the owner had "redone" the garage as a shrine to a local college football team. The walls were painted BRIGHT red. The floor was either painted, or had matching red carpet, I don't remember which. The side with the garage door was covered up, like the window in my old house, with the door itself still left on. It wasn't heated or air-conditioned, either.
But it gets weirder. The man's daughter had been helping show us around the place, and she'd had an unusual name. As I was driving away, I realized he'd also named his daughter after the football team...

Team name at least? I am driving myself crazy thinking about a kid somewhere out there named something like 49iera....

He'd named her Crimson (for Crimson Tide). Not a bad name, really, until you realize where he got it.
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Re: Weird features spotted while house hunting
« Reply #460 on: March 22, 2012, 03:32:27 PM »
Oh good. I'd hate to think of someone going through life being called "Bugeater"
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« Reply #461 on: March 22, 2012, 03:38:30 PM »
He'd named her Crimson (for Crimson Tide). Not a bad name, really, until you realize where he got it.

Did he have another child named Tyler?   ("And these are my children, Crimson 'n Ty.")

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« Reply #462 on: March 25, 2012, 03:16:40 PM »
And from house hunting:
In one house I looked at, the owner had "redone" the garage as a shrine to a local college football team. The walls were painted BRIGHT red. The floor was either painted, or had matching red carpet, I don't remember which. The side with the garage door was covered up, like the window in my old house, with the door itself still left on. It wasn't heated or air-conditioned, either.
But it gets weirder. The man's daughter had been helping show us around the place, and she'd had an unusual name. As I was driving away, I realized he'd also named his daughter after the football team...

I hope for the daughter's sake that the local team was the Robins.  (Crimson?  It could have been worse - the two local teams here are the Ducks and the Beavers.  Can anyone tell where I am?)

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« Reply #463 on: March 25, 2012, 06:07:31 PM »
I hope for the daughter's sake that the local team was the Robins.  (Crimson?  It could have been worse - the two local teams here are the Ducks and the Beavers.  Can anyone tell where I am?)
Crimson Tide, University of Alabama.  I had to google it.

Like another poster I was concerned they were in Nebraska and the child was named Cornhusker or Herbie (the Cornusker's mascot).

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Re: Weird features spotted while house hunting
« Reply #464 on: March 26, 2012, 11:36:01 AM »
And from house hunting:
In one house I looked at, the owner had "redone" the garage as a shrine to a local college football team. The walls were painted BRIGHT red. The floor was either painted, or had matching red carpet, I don't remember which. The side with the garage door was covered up, like the window in my old house, with the door itself still left on. It wasn't heated or air-conditioned, either.
But it gets weirder. The man's daughter had been helping show us around the place, and she'd had an unusual name. As I was driving away, I realized he'd also named his daughter after the football team...

I hope for the daughter's sake that the local team was the Robins.  (Crimson?  It could have been worse - the two local teams here are the Ducks and the Beavers.  Can anyone tell where I am?)

Oregon...waves from duck territory!