The Hater has been trying to spruce up the second bedroom for my future isolation. We're talking about straightening it up this coming weekend. We've got lots to do in anticipation for the 15th.
And he's started by getting a new LCD flatscreen HD monitor for the computer desk. It's nice to get rid of the old monitor and speaker systems. He'll eventually be able to plug his game console into it, too. And it's got picture-in-picture capabilities so I'll be able to play on the computer and watch tv or a movie at the same time.
We had talked about getting a new piece of furniture, like a long buffet, to chunk the junk tv stand and junkier computer desk, but decided that we should save our money for the new luxery car we just bought, named Thyroid.
There's a futon in the room that doesn't completely fold out, which will be fine enough for me. I've bought some leopard print sheets to go along with the already existing movie posters on the wall. The lava lamp is in place.
But we're on the lookout for more no-budget or low-budget ideas to pimp my prison. Please advise.
Meanwhile, I found a really interesting study that Standford did in the 1970s on institutionalization. If you've got some time you should read it. The psychology is elementary, but fascinating. It would have gone better with the lava lamp variable, methinks.