Friday, August 19, 2011
The Fountain of Youth: I Made A Fort
Yesterday, I officially came out of fort-building retirement to create this masterpiece. Those who've seen it (i.e. my cat) have called it "an elegant study in symmetry, proportion, and draping sheets over stuff." It took a total of 10 minutes to construct and because I have hella fort-building skillz, it has yet to collapse. Yes, I slept in it.
The whole process was very organic. I used my bed as the foundation and things that were higher than my bed as posts. The interior of the fort was lined with pillows and couch cushions to maximize the comfy factor while also giving it a touch of opulence.
The end result was a tasteful cross between Hooverville shanty and 12th century harem room. The kick-back vibe was immediately palpable and all of the provisions that I'd brought into my cozy little garrison just made it all the more palpabler.
The DVDs that I chose to accompany me on this journey to the center of myself were Election, Manhattan Murder Mystery, and Freaks and Geeks. I hadn't watched any of these in a while and felt like this super mellow moment would be a great time to reacquaint myself with them.
Sidebar: If you haven't seen Manhattan Murder Mystery you need to get on that tout suite. Not only is it my favorite Woody Allen, it's also an example of a perfect movie--structure, humor, acting, theme, symbolism, everything is perfect.
If you don't currently reside in a fort, my advice to you would be to build one right away. In all honesty, I don't think that I've been more comfortable in my entire adult life. I haven't been especially stressed of late but this whole experience has been extremely relaxing. I've reached a whole new level of chill. I am so zen right now. I feel like Patrick Swayze in Point Break, except forts are to me what waves were to him.