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Thursday, February 28, 2008

MY Table

Yesterday, I posted a short blog about finally getting a table for my laptop. It was big deal for me since I used to work on the kitchen sink, floor, staircase, or bed prior to getting that table. Today, as I was working on the new table, checking mails and whatnot, the router suddenly decided to act up and my connection was intermittent for almost half an hour. Bugged and frustrated as I can't access my BPI account online also, I decided to do something to keep me from boredom. I was looking around the place and, there waiting for me, was a yet-to-be assembled table!

Because of excitement, I was able to drag the (at least)50-kilo box to the center of the living room.

I opened the box and this was what greeted me.

There were like 15 wooden parts, some metal thingies for the drawers, a pack of screws and other small parts, and an instruction sheet (that seemed Arabic or Gaelic at first glance LOL).

I'm really poor with instructions. Even with the gadgets I buy, what I do is explore first before reading the manual. I did the same thing with the table. I looked at the instruction sheet for a couple minutes then, off to work I went. I spent the first hour familiarizing myself with the parts. I tried to organize the parts. The same ones went together, the screws of the same size were grouped together, etc. Seeing that I can't start right away with the base, I went ahead and assembled the 3 drawers.

Yes, that's me. Still in jammies at around 2PM.

Almost 2 hours passed before I finally finished the 3 drawers and the side support.

And after another hour, I finished the base.

The top part of the table took some time to attach as one part wasn't included in the not-so-very-instructional sheet. Plus, I also made a booboo with one of the drawers. I attached the roller of the drawer with the wheels in front rather than having them at the rear. After all unscrewing and screwing back, and after more than 5 hours of sweat and patience, here it is... The best table in the whole wide world! LOL

Indeed, nothing beats the feeling of satisfaction of knowing that your effort has paid off. The table I assembled is "all mine", and the one I'm using now, which was assembled by the delivery guy, will be used for another purpose. Today, I have once again proven that boredom makes me productive. Yay!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I finally got myself a table

Black coffee and wifi.
What more could I ask for?
Oh, a big bag of taco-flavored Doritos and a bowl of Lucky Me pancit canton please. :)

Monday, February 11, 2008

The Hamburger : Trial 1

For the next Saturdays, I believe the gang will be meeting up to test what we have planned to include in our menu. First stop is Jude's place for his burgers.

I brought the buns, Chunks brought the lettuce and white onions, Jim brought beer and Jude made the patties and chili con carne.

Fast forward...

After an hour or so of preparation, this is what we had:

(The burger and the wayward tomato. Pardon the presentation. LOL)

***5" bun, chili con carne, salsa, lettuce, 3/4" beef patty, onions, mustard, catsup, mayo, cheese***

We'll be serving this with fries/potato chips and drinks.