Wednesday 21 January 2004

mind if i press my face up against your window? ta.

I like looking into other people's houses. Not in a creepy, stalking kind of way (everyone knows that the best stalking is done from lofts), but in a curious, non-psychopathic kind of way. For example, there's a house on my street that has been up for sale for quite a while now. Curiosity got the better of me and I looked it up on the property agent's web site. I notice that they've been inflicted with the same hideous fireplace that we had, and that they could use a visit from the House Doctor. Fascinating! I can't help but look in people's windows as you walk or drive past at night. You can see right in and take a look at their knicknacks. (That's not a euphemism, by the way.) I'm also hooked on several DIY/decorating shows on UK Style and the BBC. If they had a channel that showed nothing but the inside of people's houses, I'd watch it - mostly to make fun of other people's taste in decor, but also because I love to see how other people live.

Show me your before and after renovation pictures! Put up a web cam and take us on a tour of your house! Invite us over one evening! And don't call the police if you see me peering through your windows. I'm just curious.

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