We dance when 'er we're able.

We dance when ‘er we’re able.

June 13, 2009

Lauren, Lloyd

Lauren wanted to go to Omaha a little early today, and since I was going to be dragged (again) to ukulele night, I figured it didn’t matter exactly when the dragging began.

This one tastes like burning.

Well it turned out that Lauren wants a new dining room table. She runs into the corners of our current table and pretends like it hurts. She even puts makeup on her legs to make it look like bruises. So we were off to Nebraska Furniture Mart to see what our options were. Did you know that they make triangular tables now?

Triangular tables wouldn’t actually help her, because she really wants to decrease the pointiness of the table, not increase it. So we’re really looking for something with more than 4 sides: pentagons, hexagons, octagons and circles. This leads us quite naturally to the poker tables. I was really excited about this, because these tables would be great for Settlers of Catan. But I expected the idea to float like a lead balloon. But no, Lauren was surprisingly on board with it, and we spent some time trying to see which one would work best.

No more Earthquakes of Catan

Before making a final decision, we thought we’d look at the clearance section. We saw a couple of the outrageously expensive round tables for quite a bit less money, but no poker tables. We were about to leave and head over to Ukulele Night, when my spidey senses started tingling.

We went back to the furthest reaches of the store, and only saw oddly expensive patio furniture. But, on our way out, there were racks holding about a dozen table tops. Did we need a whole table? We already had a perfectly serviceable table bottom. Tomorrow we go back to Omaha with the truck to pick up our $99.00 table top.

It's more like 5,680 sided than it is round.

Don’t tell Lauren, but I think one of those game tables would fit over it nicely.

About Lloyd

Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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9 Responses to “We dance when ‘er we’re able.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    When you build your table, you should make the top free-spinning.

    Reply

  2. Lauren Said on:

    “I’m only as wide as my eyes.” That’s the phrase around here when I walk into the corners. I’m not clumsy, I just have perception issues.

    Reply

  3. Beth Said on:

    So, is it the brown one or the white one? Because certainly you aren’t buying the glass one. Right?

    Right?

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    • Lauren Said on:

      It’s the white one. It’s a little more cream than our base, but if it’s noticeable enough, I’m just going to dirty up the base.

      Reply

  4. Peggy Said on:

    May you enjoy many nights at the round table!

    Reply

  5. Mark Said on:

    I miss Nebraska Furniture Mart. You can spend hours there. Kind of like Ikea! :'(

    Reply

  6. Amy Said on:

    You do realize that if you bought a triangular table there would be one _less_ corner? Granted it would be pointier…

    Reply

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