Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Basement

"I am not a good American...I prefer to form my own opinions" - George Carlin

This is the state of part of my basement at the moment. How about yours? Tornado shelter? Rec room? Bar? Unerdeveloped? Wine storage? The basement such as the one in "Arsenic and Old Lace? Strictly for tunneling purposes?

I've bared my basement soul...how about you?




22 comments:

Punch said...

Two things, Nice music. And you have a basement.
Very Cool. But right now you might be VERY cool. Stay warm, Nice post.

jadedj said...

Punch---I hate being exposed...Northernly, that is.

Thanks for the good words. Do you not want to tell us about your basement? Oh...never mind.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Very amusing! Our basement has (1) the laundry room, (2) a large family room and (3) My Rare One's art studio (formerly known as the furnace room). We've got a certain amount of junk avoiding the garbage cans too but not as much as before. We had a big clean-out about 6 months ago (in order to convert the furnace room into the art studio). Still got some junk to sort through and get rid of, though. Mostly mine.

jadedj said...

DSWS---Ah yes, the semi-annual clean out...which we've ignored for two years now...is bearing down on us. At this rate, we're going to have to get one of those containers for the driveway, methinks.

Mr. Charleston said...

What's a basement? Nice flick.

intelliwench said...

With all that shit in your basement, where do you hide the bodies?

We don't have a basement - they are pretty rare in Bubbaville. But se have a shed that is home to mucho stuff and several generations of groundhogs.

MRMacrum said...

I noticed your electrical outlets were not up to code. If I knew where you lived, I would drop a dime. In this new "rat someone out is patriotic" world, I would be doing the country a favor by leading "the Man" to your door. I would also be able to pat myself on the back. Win/win. But alas, this country has not quite fully shed itself of the do gooders who feel individuals have the right to cover or not cover their electrical boxes. Just wait till 2012, then it will be a different story.

Nice video and the music was great. Two daughters huh? Man, are you in for it.

I notice that you have been completely emasculated what with your calling it "the basement" and then allowing the accumulation of feminine gee gaws to sully and clutter what could have been a nicely set up "Man Cave".

My basement holds the physical plants that pump our water, heat our home, and pump out the water that mistakenly wanders in every Spring. I have all my manly tools of destruction either in my basement or my manly garage. There are some places no women should be allowed to place a doilie or a scented candle.

Punch said...

Well You Did Ask.

In My BaseMent:
i.e. man cave
(ahem)
The pump is primed most every day.
The rails are well greased.
The calendars are outdated, but who cares, Miss February is just fine. Yes Indeed, mighty fine.
The mook is always in heat.
Scented candles are often burned, to try to attract women folk.
Electric outlets are always up to code. Learned that when I reached over to turn off the light, (as she requested) AND WELL let’s just say the organism was electric, but quite short.

Sue said...

I hate my basement, yours looks good in comparison. I have one corner with my seasonal stuff and decorations neatly boxed up, the washer and dryer with a disgusting huge cast iron sink. Its a 1939 house so you can imagine my dungeon basement I must venture down in to do laundry. Thehusband has the rest with his 38 yrs accumulation of JUNK I call trash he calls GOOD STUFF. I hate basements....

Sue said...

oh I forgot to talk about my electric outlets. Thehusband has lights and wires and extension cords hanging from every inch of the ceiling. Yes of course it is dangerous and a fireman would be horrified! Am I in danger?? probably....

jadedj said...

Mr. C---It's one of them damned Yankee things. Don't try to do that in Florida, though. Something about the water table, or some such.
Thanks, glad you liked it.

intell---Did you not see the hole in the wall?
Ah, groundhogs...we too have those in our sheds and basement, except in Nebraska they are called spiders.

MRM---Hell man, this is Nebraska...we don't need no stinkin' codey thing. We reserve our constitutional right to stick our fingers in that thing, or anywhere else we want. Too damn many government codes telling us where to put our fingers.

I made the video mainly as an excuse to listen to the musik.

As to the young ones, there is a reason for the old term "sugar and spice". I was glad we had daughters, I thought boys would be too difficult to raise. HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR.

Here in the JJ abode, the bathroom is strictly femalesome, but the garage is Papa Kahunas'. No damned scented soap out there. Just grease, barbecue drippings, sawdust and B.O.

Punch---This is shocking I tell you! On every level. February eh? Hmmmm. I'll get back to you, I'm still stuck on September...in the garage...too damned cold out there in February.

Sue---The important thing to remember about basements is to try not to think of all the murderous deeds that have been committed throughout history in basements...and...look out for snakes. Of course there is the possibility of being electrocuted by faulty wiring, or being caught underground, unable to escape, by fire...or being buried alive by your husband's good stuff in an earthquake. Otherwise, you should not dread going down there.

I hope this has been of help to you :-)

Sue said...

never do I fear snakes or mice, it's not that bad down there, but I do fear electrocution! :-)

The laundry must get done, I hate when it piles up....

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

No basement, no attic, no rec room, or woman cave..or ??? my dining room is the room from hell.books everywhere.rug in middle of the floor.sewing stuff every where...shit..not I near to clean it

jadedj said...

Sue---Oh yeah, did I tell you about the piles of dirty clothes monster?

YD G---So, your basement is above ground? I dig it sister!

Chimp said...

Nope, no basement here. Nope, not over there. Nope, not under here. (Sorry, George)

If we dug a basement in Florida, we'd have sponge Bob and Ariel living in there.

Chimp said...

Sponge Bob and Ariel sounds kinky.

jadedj said...

Chimp---I am pretty sure that neither of them have genitals. No kinky there.

Tom Harper said...

Did I see Ronald Reagan's biography hidden under some magazines? Fess up.

jadedj said...

Tom---No, that's in the johnny...in case we run out of T.P. (cheap shot, I know...but, hey...he deserves it).

Chimp said...

Hey JJ, Eskimos don't need genitals, they use their noses.
Great basement, by the way. Did Tom say this is the new Ronald Regan Library?

Harlequin said...

whoa... and sometimes a basement is just a basement.
my basement has the laundry room, a small bedroom and a larger area for a desk and chair and cabinet and three walls of bookcases. blissfully cool in summer and downright chilly in winter, and is adjacent to the garage, which is totally devoted to a workout space and storage... the car remains outside! seems to be more than a subtle metaphor for priorities...
great post.... makes ya think

jadedj said...

Chimp---re: Regan? Yes, my bathroom library.

Harlequin---I just can't fool you, can I? :-)