March 3, 2010

You Want Me to Do What?: Apartment Edition

Posted in musings, you want me to do what? tagged , , , , at 2:28 pm by silversprung

All of this recent house-hunting reminded me of an experience I had a few years ago while searching for apartments to rent in D.C. The Post ad was for a first-floor rowhouse apartment in Adams Morgan — and it was totally affordable. Naive little silversprung. That was too good to be true from the start.

I went to the renter’s open house and I was completely amazed. An exposed brick wall of my own! A working fireplace? A huge bay window overlooking the street.

I was in love. This place was perfect.

Hardwood floors. High ceilings. It was a sizable studio.

Then we got to the bathroom. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 1, 2010

You Want Me to Do What?: Sage-Burning Edition

Posted in musings, you want me to do what? tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 2:13 pm by silversprung

Sage

A friend joked about whether we’re going to do a “sage burning” before we move into the new house. I’ve seen one of these on TV- it basically involved some guru walking around with a bunch of burning leaves saying things like “welcome the good, release the bad” or something like that.

I decided to look up what this pagan-sounding ritual really is.

After the jump: Read the rest of this entry »