You Want More Counterspace? I’ll Give You More Counterspace.

When house-hunting a year ago, hubs and I were lucky enough to find a house with a recently renovated kitchen, which, Thank God, because we looked at lots of houses with 80’s style laminate countertops and pink linoleum flooring and appliances from before we were born.  We really lucked out.

That being said, we kind of suck at staying organized in the kitchen, and even though it is a generously sized room, we always feel like we are lacking in counterspace.  Maybe it’s because of the unnecessary stuff we have stored on the counters:

It’s great having a TV in the kitchen because we don’t have an open floorplan, and that way I can cook and be entertained.  Hypothetically.  I haven’t actually done this yet.  And you know mama loves her some rosé, so the wine collection is a must.  Our solution was this little baby:

A combination TV stand and wine cabinet in one.  Really it’s just a wine cabinet.  But we put it in a corner of the kitchen, which freed up loads of counterspace, and still allows me to see the TV while cooking imaginary meals for our imaginary family.  Also, I feel really fancy having a wine cabinet now.  Holla!

It took me 2 hours to build, because even though it’s from Target (we got it on super duper sale, because I’m super duper cheap), it came in all 1,000 individual pieces.  It was more elaborate than any Ikea furniture I’ve ever had to assemble, and I have assembeld A LOT of Ikea furniture in my day, but the quality of this piece is much nicer, probably.  And, I didn’t realize until I was almost done putting it together, that hubs was still upstairs, in bed, watching College Gameday.  Jerkface.

Here it is fully loaded:

I don’t have an after of the counter, because it’s the weekend and there are hella dirty dishes in there, but it does free up quite a bit of space.  I had to explicitly tell hubs that this new, extra free space was NOT allocated to his pint glasses.  I feel an epic battle brewing.

Lady Gaga Was Not In Atlanta, Probably

Access Atlanta has a super weird story today about Lady Gaga showing up at a ping pong bar called Church (Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium) in the Old Fourth Ward on Monday night.  She was accompanied by cast members from The Vampire Diaries, and tried to buy a Virgin Mary statue from behind the bar…WTF?

Full story here.

Church is listed on Yelp.com as having a “hipster-like atmosphere”, cheap food, and jukebox music.  Of course it does.  All signs point to me not being cool enough to go there.  So I probably won’t.

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that Church planted this story, and it can’t possibly be true.  Imaginative, yes, but it wreaks of a PR stunt.  Right?  Things like this don’t happen in Atlanta, probably.  But if it is true, then I wish I was cool enough to have been there to see it first-hand.

On second thought, if this was a bogus story planted by a hipster bar, they probably would’ve said that The Arctic Monkeys tried to buy a metaphor while accompanied by the cast of nothing because TV is so 2005.  Amiright?