10.1.07

Never Wrestle With A Beanbag...

It just gets too messy!

This may sound a tab bit strange but I've always wanted a beanbag. For some reason, I've always liked the idea of having a sack of beans on the floor, ready for you to plonk your butt on and just sink in (yes, I know...having a sack of beans on the floor sounds just as inviting as a sack of potatoes on the floor). & since we moved in, I thought that it would be really cool if we could get ourselves our very own beanbag to put in the living room.

Turns out a good friend of ours decided to give us their beanbag. I was excited! Finally, our very own beanbag to have and to use. I couldn't wait to get the beanbag home and put it to good use.
After the long journey home (anticipation always makes car rides feel longer), I lugged the beanbag in (it really looked like Santa's gift sack...only blue and less lumpy) and decided that we should give it a wash before putting it to use.

Big mistake...bad idea...will never think about doing it ever again.

We attempted to empty the beans out of the bag. 3 large garbage bags and a 60litre plastic container later, we ended up with most of the beans emptied out and fake snow all over the floor. Hubby was like..."Don't worry. We'll hafta put the beans back into the beanbag anyway, so don't worry about cleaning it all up too much".

Should have listened to him! Me, wanting to keep some semblance of order in the house, decided to attempt to get the beans into one of the garbage bags. And so, felt quite accomplished after half an hour of labour.

Today, after washing the beanbag cover and letting it dry, I decided to attempt to put the beans back into the bag.

2 hours (or maybe more, I lost track of time) and lots of aches and pains later (will spare you the details, its almost too painful to relive), I managed to get 99% of the beans back into the bag. The remaining 1% was too much of a hassle to try and get out of the garbage bags, off the floor and into the beanbag.

Again, mental note - should have listened to hubby.

& so, if anyone hears me talk about getting another beanbag, please feel free to whack me over the head or knock me unconscious. I'm sure there's other better things to do that would be less painful than getting a beanbag - like going through labour and having children.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Haven't you heard of covers? XD

Takakohazelnut said...

Hiya NinjaM~~ I like bean bags too! Just that in the small HDB flats in Singapore, bean bags do waste a bit of space, heh.

Don't bang your head over this small matter. I mean, the reason why you put it to the wash in the first place is because it's used before by your friend right? If that's the case, no need to give up on bean bags just yet. Just buy a spanking new one next time!

izchan said...

eh ... I opened the bean bag INSIDE the garbage bag so that it did not spill all over.

NinJaMoo said...

Izso: What covers? ;p

Takakohazelnut: Hahahah...not giving up on it. Just releasing some frustration that's all. It's all worthwhile in the end...I can now 'lepak' on my beanbag and watch TV!

Izchan: Errr...the beanbag is bigger than the garbage bag...

Manal said...

So are they really beans as in legume beans? or are they not?

Takakohazelnut said...

HAHAHAHHAHA legume beans.... erm.... cannot be right? I also don't know :P

pugly said...

*whacks Moo over the head with her beanbag*

I hope you learnt your lesson well, you silly cow. Never, ever attempt to wash a beanbag yo!

X-P

izchan said...

I used a VERY BIG garbage bag ... :P

NinJaMoo said...

Manal: Those littl' styrofoam thingies that are a PAIN to clean up...I think I'd be happier with legume beans...up until they start sprouting that is! ;p

Takakohazelnut: Haha...that's leaping before looking for ya! ;)

NinJaMoo said...

Pugly: Oi! You can't use the owner's possessions against them! ;p & I haven't heard silly cow in AGES!!! hehehe...

Izchan: We used those big black garbage bags...and still the beanbag was bigger!

mer said...

I always wanted to own a bean bag too! But it's quite expensive so I never got round to it.... But i like to squeeze the beans inside once by one if I am sitting on one....weird but feels good!

naz said...

Ahahahahahaha :D :D :D :D

NinJaMoo said...

Mer: No kidding! The cover's abt $100...and then you've got to put the beans into it!!! It's lucky we got this one 'donated' ;p

Naz: Laugh somemore...wait until Nizam starts asking for one! ;p

Anonymous said...

silly cow silly cow silly cow silly cow silly cow silly cow silly cow silly cow silly cow silly cow silly cow silly cow silly cow silly cow silly cow

XD

And a cover is something you use to cover over the beanie - so you don't need to wash :P

Danny said...

Izso: If she knew it, she wouldn't be called "Silly Cow" :P

NinJaMoo said...

Izso: I can read perfectly fine without you repeating yourself, tankewberrymuch.

& is this a cover that you put over the actual beanbag?

Danny: I think me not knowing has nothing to do about being silly. Izso is just foncused, as usual =Þ

Danny said...

Moo: Izso foncused? Darn it! Another word that I need to google :P