Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Rock the Kasbah

What do you do when your first attempt at putting together a big-ass canopy fails miserably? Well first you dig up the step by step directions and then you erect the sucker indoors.

A while ago, I had a brainstorm and decided to purchase a mammoth canopy for my deck so that I could enjoy the summer with some shade. My thought was that once I assembled the canopy, I would leave it out there until summer was over and then retire it until next season. Of course what I did not take into account was the fact that my Nazi Home Owners Association would probably frown on a 10 foot by 10 foot canopy residing on my deck for a few months.

So here is a picture of my ill-fated attempt at cool breezes on the Kasbah deck. On the plus side, it was bought on E-bay for way more than I ever paid.

Cha-ching!

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14 comments:

wallofdenial said...

I just LOVE what you've done with the place, It has such an outdoorsy feel...Fire place ceiling fan,,,,,and shade in the house,,,,who da thought?

Wicked H said...

Dave: You may bite me!

:-Þ

Phillip said...

That is mammoth. You were able to put it together alone? Good job!

Fanny said...

I kind of like the whole indoor rockin the Kazbah thing. Now thanks to this post, I have a song stuck in my head. "Midnight at the Oasis"

Thanks a lot, Wicked!

Wicked H said...

Phillip: I did put it up by myself. I can be resourceful that way. Of course when I initially tried to put it up on the deck on the hottest day of the year it didn't quite work out the way I wanted it to.

Fanny: Well now I have it stuck in my head as well. I hope you are happy. I need to go put my camel to bed now......

DOM said...

My turn....

Shadows painting our faces
Traces of romance in our heads

So much fun!

HotForSimon said...

You mean when WE tried to put it together on the deck on the hottest day of the year??? LOL

Wicked H said...

HFS: To set the record straight, I didn't ask for your assistance until I was at my wits end and almost passing out from heat exhaustion. If I remember correctly, you were scouring the real estate section to see which condo in the Watergate you were going to buy. So don't get all up in my grill.

LOL

sophie said...

We had the same idea. Unfortunately, we joked that it couldn't survive a hurricane, but it didn't even make it through the first thunderstorm. It is a twisted, mangled mess of metal that we can't figure out how to get to the curb. we're considering throwing it over the fence!

Wicked H said...

Sophie: Oh NO!!! If it cannot be salvaged as modern day art, I vote throw it over the fence. In the secret of darkness of course.

t2ed said...

I had plastic patio furniture in my apartment at school because I couldn't afford real furniture.

Every day was like a day at the beach.

I think you need some throw pillows and you could turn your place into an oasis.

DC Rush Hour said...

Better than Trading Spaces, Designer Challenge, or any of those HGTV shows any day. Absolutely hilarious and ingenuous.

And poo on your HOA. Damn fascists. One more thing I hate about this town; people all up in your business about what constitutes outdoor aesthetics. Hell, it's not like you've left a car on cinder blocks sans wheels sitting in the front yard...

HotForSimon said...

Eh hem...I OFFERED from the start, Miss "I can do everything by myself, just sit there and enjoy your paper". LOL

We had a good laugh, though, you have to admit.

Wicked H said...

t2ed: I have since purchased the pillows however no longer own the canopy. Timing is EVERYTHING.

DC Rush Hour: The bastids! Can't we all just get along?? For the cost, one would think......

HFS: On a related note, I keep searching for the footage on You Tube.....