I am often asked to traipse through my clients' homes to "just take a look" at their areas of decorating dilemmas that have nothing to do with the actual project I am there to work on.
One day I found myself in the master suite with the lady of the house, being asked about painting a sky in a dome above the massive bed. There was a man working on the gas fireplace as we walked in.
It was a very Las Vegas-style bedroom and bathroom, complete with a baby grand piano, black and gold accents everywhere and very um, "sensual" art on the walls.
I had no words.
She spoke to the fireplace man for a few moments and then turned all of our attention to the sitting area where the piano was. And there, in front of the piano, was a pole-dancing pole with a spotlight on it.
"....and I had THAT baby installed while my husband was away on a business trip as a little surprise for him." She gave me a conspiratorial look. "Oh, honey. I keep my husband at HOME, if you know what I mean!" Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
I dared not glance at the fireplace man, who suddenly seemed very busy with the gas lever. I gave a pitifully small laugh, as if to say, oh, ha ha ha, I know just what you mean, my bedroom pole works wonders too.
Now that Mr. Fireplace Man and I both knew she was a hot pole dancer, there seemed little left to talk about in that bedroom built for entertainment.
AWK-ward. (insert cricket chirp here)
Today's Small Thing is a bit awkward as well. But it's so easy that you won't have to feel embarrassed for long. It's about the feminine products you have in your home.
I don't know about you, but I'm so NOT IN to my monthly visitor that I often ignore the mess of empty boxes and wrappers that accumulate in the bathroom cabinet. Not to mention the torpedoes that fall out of the boxes in my hurry to deal with them. It always seems like I have a huge cache of supplies on hand, but I'm often horrified to find that it's just a huge cache of emtpies that take up space in there. Darn!
Today's Small Thing is to organize your stash of womanly items and straighten them up. Perhaps they could be stored in a more discreet manner or given a place of honor in their very own cabinet. Throw out the five empty boxes and instruction pamphlets and consolidate those pads and packages into a neat little homage to fertility.
POINTS: 30 for tackling such an awkward subjectYou'll have to pause the music playlist in order to watch this clip.