Scott Hardie | June 10, 2002
Kelly and I will sign the lease in Tampa on Saturday, then get a truck and fill it here in Sarasota on Sunday, then drive to Tampa and unload the truck on Monday. We need furniture: A couch and 1-2 armchairs, a dining table with 4 chairs, a king-sized bed, 1-2 computer desks, a bookcase, and possibly some patio furniture. (Rugs, framed art and other stuff we can take care of later.) We're under some friendly patental pressure to buy furniture here in Sarasota before we go, and indeed, there's some nice stuff around here. We looked at stuff today, and we're supposed to visit a consignment shop tomorrow to look at more stuff. As nice as this stuff is (and not too expensive), we're both tempted to just wait until we get to Tampa. Why not have them deliver it for us? Won't we find more or less the same selection in Tampa? The opposite reasoning is that we can get the furniture now and be done with it (an Edward Norton line from "Fight Club" comes to mind), and we do already have a truck reserved no matter what. So what should we do?

Matthew Preston | June 11, 2002
I'd wait and have it delivered to your place in Tampa. You might be able to purchase it in Sarasota and have it delivered in Tampa, you should ask.

K. R. | June 12, 2002
[hidden by request]

Scott Hardie | June 12, 2002
Thanks for the advice, guys. I think we're just going to play it by ear and see what happens.

Want to participate? Please create an account a new account or log in.

Other Discussions Started by Scott Hardie

Round XXVIII Elimination

Here's your place to talk about the end of the goo round until it's over. Any predictions so far? I'm not supposed to root for certain players any more – I can't believe I kept up that insensitive policy for so long – but privately I have my preferences just as the rest of you do. Go »

Blind Justice

Hypothetical scenario: A jury weighs evidence and listens to attorney arguments during a homicide trial. Go »

Royale with Cheese

For our Chicago-area users: I want to plug Derek Sutcliffe's new band, Royale With Cheese, who will be playing on the 27th in Naperville. Go »

What We Do in Life Echoes in Other Movies for Eternity

The upcoming gorefest 300 wants to be this year's Sin City in a sword-and-sandals setting, and it will probably clean up at the box office. Go »

A Month and a Day Too Late

Before I left town, I just wanted to add that today feels like a good day. Kelly and I started dating six years ago today, and I love her more now than I ever did before. Go »


No one has guessed the current goo correctly so far, and Steve Dunn has lost the round by it. Even Todd Brotsch and Dave Mitzman, normally among the very first to guess, seem stumped so far. Go »