Anna Gregoline | November 8, 2004
Archaeologists have learned much about the lives of first-century Romans from the excavations of houses buried by lava at Pompeii. Suppose that your home were preserved just as it is now. What conclusions about modern life might this evidence lead future archaeologists to draw?

Lori Lancaster | November 8, 2004
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Anna Gregoline | November 9, 2004
Lori, that WOULD be puzzling to future archaeologists! I bet they'd think those dolls and things were gods. =)

Lori Lancaster | November 9, 2004
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Anna Gregoline | November 9, 2004
I find this idea fascinating. Hmm, let's see.

I guess it depends how much knowledge they had about the past - I mean, CDs and such would be very puzzling if they no longer existed in the future. I think the most puzzling thing about our house would be the amount of craft materials - what were they building? Why? =)

Melissa Erin | November 9, 2004
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Anna Gregoline | November 10, 2004
No, they'd be alarmed if they found all the Santas my mom collects - I swear they're taking over the house at Xmastime.

Good to have you back, Melissa!

Scott Hardie | November 11, 2004
My house: The clothes are kept on the floor instead of in a closet. The short, long table in front of the television is for eating, while the tall, wide table in a room by itself is for holding mail and other junk. People of this era decorated their bathrooms with images of the same ugly palm trees they saw out their windows.

Lori Lancaster | November 11, 2004
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Scott Hardie | November 11, 2004
On the other hand, it gives the decorators in my life the opportunity to buy me that stuff for birthdays and Christmas, since I am rarely moved to decorate on my own, and I'm not very good at it when I do. So I'm not going to look that gift horse in the mouth; I probably wouldn't even own lamps otherwise.

Lori Lancaster | November 11, 2004
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Amy Austin | November 11, 2004
Lori, you just reminded me of something that I always wanted to do... I was in the "fake rock & tree business", you know -- so I always wanted to do that kind of thing in somebody's house! You know, something kind of "Rain Forest Cafe" style or maybe an Egyptian tomb theme... something really cool and livable. The forest thing comes to mind for someone who likes RPGs in that kind of setting a lot... it would be pretty easy to go all SCA with that one, instead of giant butterfly!

There's a hotel in E's hometown (the Madonna Inn -- San Luis Obispo, CA) that he tells me has all sorts of themed rooms... I wish we could afford to go spend a few nights there room-hopping! Maybe for some anniversary, if we make it that far... ("hint, hint" if you're reading this, Love!) I've only seen some pictures, and I bought a fluffy white towel off of ebay for him that somebody probably stole -- he liked that. I want to steal my own!

Scott Hardie | November 12, 2004
A rainforest theme sounds interesting, lots of leafy plants everywhere and those electric water cascade machines. I could definitely do that.

I have an interest in themed rooms, but I think that comes mostly from The Sims. I spent much of that game separating the rooms of the house into unique decors, and I think it was driven by the "sorting" process in my brain, like a toddler playing a game where she has to sort differently colored pieces. The only theme that I have is a tropical theme, which does represent the Floridian aesthetic that compelled me to move here. But aside from pictures and lamps and a bathroom set, the theme doesn't amount to much.

Anna Gregoline | November 12, 2004
Our decorating style means just putting up every piece of kitsch and weird toy that comes our way. I was cutting stuff out of The Weekly World News the other day and I come home and find Jesse has put up both "This French Fry Saved My Life" and a picture of the Godfather with "We Want YOU to Join the Mafia!"

It's ecclectic, and it's interesting for people who come over, and we change it all the time. I firmly believe in a changing landscape.

Lori Lancaster | November 12, 2004
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