Happy New Year one and all!
I hope the beginning of 2017 is treating you all well.
The big new here is that it’s raining in Southern California.
THIS. IS. AWESOME!
THIS. IS. MESSING. UP. ALL. MY. PLANS!
So, rather than working outside I’ve been hibernating a bit and binge watching Parks and Recreation on Netflix*
While hibernating I’ve been setting up goals for 2017 and one of them is to do a bunch of projects that I’ve been putting off since, well, about 2002.
I think that’s a perfectly reasonable turn-around time on a project wouldn’t you agree? (rhetorical question)
First up (no pictures, sorry) are my father’s cabinets.
My dad designed and built two perfect wall cabinets to make my tiny New York City kitchen be functional. When I moved to LA they came with me but there was no place to put them in my new house and they’ve been moldering away in the garage ever since. But I’ve found a spot! (OK, I found a spot about 3 years ago) and this is the year they get refurbished and rehung!
I’m not much an upholstery guy but I’m determined to at least give it a shot.
Lots of damage to the finish on the sides but not a hugely difficult project. A fact which does not in any way help to explain why it has taken me so long to do it since I need them in my living room.
So, I’m posting this in the hope that you will keep me honest. If you don’t see at least one of these projects done by mid-February you have my permission to start bugging me about them.
In the meanwhile I’m at work on new coaster designs and new product designs for the New Year (and maybe even, finally, getting that long-promised web site up and running)
Happy New Year everyone!
*This has proved to be somewhat cathartic for my actor-side. I didn’t watch Parks and Rec when it was on but I did audition for it five times. 5 times!!! And I NEVER GOT THE PART!!!!
I thought I must have really sucked but, if I sucked, why did they keep having me come back, right?
Well, while binge watching I keep getting right up to some part I auditioned for and then, poof! it’s not there.
This means that either A) they saw my audition tape and thought “good god! that was terrible! cut that part!!!” or B) more generously, “wow! if David can’t even make that work we should cut it” or C) more realistically, the part(s) just got cut which happens all the time. I actually arrived at an audition for SuperStore the other day only to discover that the part had been cut WHILE I WAS DRIVING TO THE AUDITION. Stuff happens.
But, you know, YAY, I didn’t suck!
And also Parks and Recreation is an awesome show! I can’t believe I missed it the first time around!