1. Sarah Wagner
    June 20, 2013 @ 4:34 pm

    Awesome story. I was SO hoping it would end with a pic of the mirror in your house. Seeing it there along with another one that could have been its younger sibling… Delicious! But we need a sequel… I want to know more! Why did Rocky have it? Where did it come from? How is it related to your other mirror?


  2. Andy
    June 20, 2013 @ 5:04 pm

    Nice mirror. Good find.

    But why do you give “the universe” credit for helping you find stuff on Craigslist, while TWICE you use God as a cuss word? Are we so post-modern that we forget to give credit where its due? Praise him, don’t “OMG” him.


  3. Sara
    June 20, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    I found my husband/house/coffee table/sofa on the other end of a craigslist ad. And also some terrible roommates. But never such a beautiful mirror!


  4. Teresa
    June 20, 2013 @ 11:27 pm

    WOW! It’s all well worth it. And it is fabulous with the other mirror. You would be insane to not get it. Paul is a lucky guy (and he knows it)


  5. Joanie
    June 21, 2013 @ 12:13 am

    I just found your blog via Planting Sequoias at http://annebronkema.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/on-writing-and-wearing-out. Oh my you are fun to read. Got to read about this Craigslist treasure and about your best friend — a little hilarity and a lot of love. Thanks for making my night!


  6. Linda
    June 21, 2013 @ 12:33 am

    We so NEED to live in the same town. We could have the best time running down mirrors, fabrics and the best place to get a really great sandwich.
    Unfortunately I live in the desert where most craigs list items are the detritus of somebody’s grandparent’s 1980s condo decorated in early goodfellas. *sigh*
    You rock. You definitely rock.


  7. Andrea
    June 21, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    And once again, I repeat: a) you’re hilarious. On a related note, b) you’re totally justified, because you already own its twin, and obviously that mirror BELONGS in your home!

    So enjoy your blog posts. Thanks for taking the time to loose your barbaric yawp into the world (Whitman) and entertain us all.


  8. Eliesa
    June 21, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    I just spit out valuable caffeine while reading that post. Thanks for the chuckle and I can’t wait to read the rest!


  9. mimi
    June 21, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    Amazeballs. I’ll be following along for more of your humor, that was a great read 😉 and the mirror Wow! I wonder where Rocky got it?


  10. Marty Walden
    June 21, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

    You are one hysterical lady and my hubby would have flipped out on me! Great, great piece of writing (and the mirror’s okay, too!)


  11. Wayne
    June 21, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

    Could we see a close-up of the Kingdom?


  12. Joyce Smith
    June 21, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    So happy to have found this blog today–love!


  13. Bliss
    June 21, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

    You may have two kingdom mirrors, but I have no doubt Paul is well aware that it is really a queendom. As well it should be in the decorating realm of the castle.


  14. Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique
    June 21, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

    Had to laugh… Paul sounds an awful lot like my husband. Amazing mirror and a great story too!!


  15. lizaanne
    June 21, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

    My husband hates it when I read stuff from the internet to him, it drives him crazy, because he’s typically doing something else at the time, and hearing me scream someone else’s story from the other room is annoying. I don’t get that, but oh well. So I start reading this to him, and the next thing I know, he’s over my shoulder, laughing hysterically, and saying “oh my! oh my!” (he’s British, so it fits, trust me) He loves it that you have a mirror-troll, by the way. 🙂

    Amazing mirror!!!!!! Even better story!!! Thanks for a fantastic story to kick off the weekend!!

    May all your CL adventures lead you to a kingdom!


  16. Andrew
    June 21, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

    I would have divorced you before picking up that giant pain in the ass.


    • Me
      June 28, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

      See, the secret to getting laid and often is to find an amazing woman who needs your services…and then offer them begrudgingly but often when she finds things she wants for her queendom.

      People like this grow old together…


      • Toots
        July 12, 2013 @ 8:18 am

        So glad I happened upon this comment, which I missed the first 10 times I read this post. Victoria Elizabeth, you are my hero(ine). Oh, to find words such as these to express myself.


    • PamJ
      July 12, 2013 @ 7:40 am

      Which is why you probably have a bland, lifeless house, and a bland lifeless girlfriend/wife.


    • Stuart Richards
      April 14, 2016 @ 11:36 am

      No, it means he’s probably got a good life with a partner that actually respects him more than furniture. You can just read the disdain Victoria has for Paul all over this.


  17. Amber
    June 21, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

    Hilarious! It’s a beautiful kingdom, really. Bonus points for the kitty on the sofa!


  18. TKraft Art & Interiors
    June 21, 2013 @ 11:02 pm



  19. Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage
    June 22, 2013 @ 1:09 am

    When I saw the first tiny peek I said; “holy shit”.
    And then saw you did to.
    Mind meld?

    That is freaking spectacular!!!!!!!!!!!! And you totally deserve it just for going to investigate.
    Cheers to you.
    Enjoy it’s utter fabulouseness.


  20. Biz
    June 22, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    This is the absolute reflection of how the universe works in ones favor to the joy of many by the willingness if a few. Yay!!


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