Friday, February 27, 2009

on fortresses

Lately, I've been envisioning my entire apartment covered in blankets and compartmentalized into tiny rooms with different themes.

Because of scarce resources (and lack of skill when it comes to building large-scale things), I had to settle for just one tiny room. Attempting to arrange a cozy, warmly lit environment where both productivity and sufficient entertainment can be reached was a difficult task, but then I remembered--forts including the TV always increase value and success.

This is where I spent the better part of last week. Highlights: four hours watching Freaks and Geeks with Matt, five hours drinking wine and grading papers, two hours napping after drinking too much wine while grading papers, many hours writing very bad parts of poems, and eating a huge turkey sandwich picnic-style while watching Welcome Back Kotter.

Things I realized: Forts don't last forever. Eventually, the act of carefully climbing in and out of them becomes much too stressful. Also, it's possible that I'm too old for this.

...or maybe I just need to try harder.


Kristen said...

if we are too old for this, then all is lost.

Gale said...


I want a fort so bad I can just taste it. But I don't have enough blankets...maybe I'll just use the blankets that are supposed to be on my beds and use those for the fort...this is all getting so exciting.

What are you doing this weekend?

appleoftheearth said...

forts for life. I haven't made one in a really long time, but I certainly have enough blankets.

alicia rae said...

I heart this! I've been building my own (metaphorical) chrysalis lately and thinking about how much I'd like to make an actual one. This just means I best get to it! Viva la cushiony forts!