Tuesday, October 16, 2012

31 Days of evil intruders in my living room who are neither evil nor intruding nor in my living room


This the coatstand that I bought a while back from Goodwill. I have bold ambitions of paiting him orange one day.



He's perfect for holding four backpacks when they are not at school.

Problem is, from the corner of my eye, he looks exactly like an Evil Intruder Standing in My Living Room. So I do a heartbeat-skipping doubletake, oh, a good ten times a day.

This is probably shortening my life in some way.

Or maybe just helping to keep me awake.

I guess I could move him, but where's the fun in that?




12 comments:

  1. My towel hooks in my bathroom do that to me all the time...doesn't help I pile towels and clothes on it.

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  2. The thumbnail on FB freaked me out. I suffer from similar "intruders" at night when I'm sleeping in a room with a mirror near the bed...I have terrible vision, so at night it's worse. So that creepy thing would never last in my house! lol

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  3. Haha! That happens to me if I leave the vacuum sitting out. Scares me half to death for a split second before I realize what it is. Sad thing is, it doesn't usually prompt me to actually put the vacuum away. :-P WORSE, though is when it's one of the kids and I actually scream at them. Oh dear...

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  4. For a couple of years I put a huge scarecrow on our fence for fall decorations. Drove me nuts. I always thought it was someone walking on our driveway toward the house. I eventually moved it to the porch so I couldn't see from the front windows.

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    1. ha! I could never do that. I double take at the witches who've crashed into the trees.

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  5. Hee hee! I see various "intruders" in my house all the time. Usually when my husband throws his coat wherever.

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    1. We had (have?) raccoons in our attic now and they sound like a full on haunted house. Of COURSE this started the weekend that Walker was in California.

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  6. I did the same double-take looking at your photo! Who needs coffee when you can get a jolt of adrenalin several times a day!

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  7. I do that with the towel I drape over one of the posts of my 4-poster bed. Nearly every night I wake up and see his shadowy figure lurking at the end of my bed, and it jolts one year of my life away...

    I COULD break the habit and hang the towel IN THE BATHROOM... but where is the fun in that? :)

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  8. Yep, it's happened to me with my coat rack too - very funny!

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