Tuesday, March 10, 2009

WHEN IN ROMO

You should know that I am a throw pillow whore.

I think that says something about a person. Probably that I'm soft and cuddly and sweet and snuggly and want to give everyone I see a hug and three kisses.

I just counted. There are 42 visible throw pillows in Home Sweet Romo Home, and it's not some giant space that necessitates 42 of 'em. I say "visible," because there are ten squishy squares put away in the guest room closet. And those are just the ones I remember.

And before you think those stuffed things make mi casa somewhere pleasant to visit, consider the following: This weekend we hung a 58" wide print of Guernica in our bedroom:


Here's what Wikipedia has to say about the giant print hanging on my side of the bed:
Guernica is a painting by Pablo Picasso, showing the bombing of Guernica, Spain, by twenty-eight German bombers, [in] 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The attack killed between 250 and 1,600 people, and many more were injured. The Spanish rulers commissioned Pablo Picasso to create [the] large mural . . .

Guernica shows the tragedies of war and the suffering war inflicts upon individuals, and in particular, innocent civilians.
That's right kiddos. War and destruction in the Master Suite.

And as I mentioned in a comment on Rabid's blog, while all of you have vinyl lettering that tells your children to Return with Honor and Remember Who [They] Are and that they're here All Because Two People Fell in Love, in my loft, adjacent to the MBdrm, I have a bit by Virgil which includes the word Death.

So say I invite you to visit the home o' Romo in Sparks, you can sink into a well of throw pillows, gaze at Spanish destruction in our room, and see Death spelled-out in the space where most people keep a TV.

There's no place like home.

10 comments:

rabidrunner said...

Homo Romo? That's funny. Did you know that there's no swearing allowed in the Picasso Museum in Spain? That and you have to wear a skirt.

Ashley Thalman said...

I love it. I should have asked what piece turned you two into adults this weekend. Should have known it was Picasso.

Hen Pecks said...

Actually makes perfect sense.

Mal Robin said...

I LOVE THAT PAINTING. I LOVE PICASSO.

Keli'i and Megan said...

No "Return with Honor" for me. My mom had this painted on one of our beams in our house growing up...she thought: "sumbliminal messages" but all I thought was: "eww, that will never be in my house." And can I just say, I hate throw pillows. Too much clutter. What does that say about me? Not a cuddler or lovable? For sure!

rookie cookie said...

If you want something vinyl, I still stand by "Fight, Hate, Fornicate". A harsher version of "Live, Love, Learn, Laugh, Light one up" - whatever the lame phrase is.

Vanessa Sanchez said...

I think "Fight, Hate, Fornicate" is my new favorite phrase.

Ditto on the throw pillows.

Single Girl said...

That is one of my favorite paintings. I saw it once when I was in junior high.

and I had a HUGE poster of it on my wall, and people thought I was creepy...sad

Andrea said...

Will you take down the "nanny cam" if we come to visit??? I promise we will, and next time we go to the snow expect a call....you can go tubing with us!

Reb said...

Wow, I never thought of it, but I like it. Goodbye vinyl, hello death by Picasso. Very fitting in the bedroom. Thanks for the idea.