Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Spring Cleaning

If you have popped in to Homo Insapiens before, you will notice that a bit of tidying up and decorating has just been done. After hoovering the premises, disposing of the empty gin bottles, and emptying the ash trays, it seemed fitting to brighten up the place a bit. Luckily, it was not necessary to engage the services of an interior decorator or a feng shui master. Estimates on the materials required to repaint the rest rooms in Big Bubba’s Bait Shop and Bar in Pungo, Virginia, and the loos in the Pig & Whistle in North London, were a bit excessive. Enough paint remained to smarten up H I and, hopefully, the results are satisfying.

Patrons are requested not to write on the walls, but comments as to the new look of H I are encouraged. The editorial staff will give all due consideration to suggestions for further improvements since considering does not get in the way of having a drink and a smoke at the bar.

Regular columns will return in a few days – as soon as the paint dries.


Blogger Amal said...

Hi There! Love the new look. I must say, sprucing up the place was a good idea!

4:35 PM  
Anonymous iamfelix said...

Looks swell, as always.

For anyone having trouble getting in the mood for vernal tidying-up, I recommend a listen to Fats Waller singing "Spring Cleaning." It's not one of his compositions, but he makes it his own (especially with his vacuum imitation) - Always works for me!

Walter Samuels, Leonard Whitcup, Teddy Powell (1937)

I'll polish the leaves
Make 'em green again,
Shake off the trees,
Change the scene again.
Spring cleaning,
Gettin' ready for love.

Sweep off the nook
Down in lover's lane;
Turn on the brook
Make it run again.
Spring cleaning,
Gettin' ready for love.

Dust off the wint'ry bowers,
Wash them off with April showers.
Cover them with fragrant flowers,
Shine up the silvr'y moon.

'Cause you and I
Have a rendezvous
Under the sky
Like we used to do.
Spring cleaning,
Gettin' ready for love.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks very nice, the color is very soothing :) I think I'll designate this my new happy place.

7:24 PM  
Blogger K-Dub said...

I'm not sure what the place looked like before, but you did a fine job with the decorating. It's definitely got a spring feeling to it. I'll be sure to drop off a recycle bin on my way back through...those gin bottles have a way of resurfacing quickly sometimes.

3:20 AM  
Blogger birdwoman said...

come on, you should write columns while the paint is wet. The fumes are sure to influence the mindset!


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