Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mt. Rainier could blow any minute now, you know


Grab the children! Run! The volcano has erupted and there's lava everywhere! Go, for the love of all that's holy! Save the listing and run!

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

My eyes hurt! It looks like a scene from "Dante's Peak"!

MistyQ said...

I had carpet like that in my bedroom when I was growing up in the '80s. It was green. Like living on moss.

blake said...

That is awesome.
As a child, I remember playing the "dont touch the floor because it's lava" game in the living room.

It would have taken a lot less imagination if we had that carpeting.

Kathy at The Junk Drawer said...

Holy Cheetos! My eyes hurt, too. I notice from the rest of the listing at least one bedroom has the same carpet. Ick!

PrincessLuceval said...

That carpet's awesome! Is the rug rake included with the house?

Jess said...

ACK we had this carpet in our basement when we bought our house. Loose laid, thank God. The owners were total swingers--this lava carpet, low hung groovy lights, a hardwood bar, *flocked* trellis wallpaper with yellow daisies... The stairs to the basement were painted bright orange. It was pretty awesome.

Stuart said...

You've heard of Hell's Kitchen? This is Hell's Family Room.

Anonymous said...

Good God, what's amazing to me is that in 1200 square feet that house manages to cram in three different forms of really ugly flooring.

First there is that orange, that "somewhere, there is a naked traffic pylon" kind of orange. Then the Linoleum, and some kind of other shag, and then whatever is on the screened in back porch.

Holy buckets, that's some ugly flooring. Yet the drapes in the bedroom that appear to be the color of mildew are actually worse, I think.

Anonymous said...

I actually like that listing because it tells a story. Built in 1959, the first family had 2 parents and their 4 kids shared the two bedrooms. They moved out, and the new owners redecorated, in 1968 presumably. That family probably had two kids, who have now grown and have now escaped the bizarre combination of constant rainy weather outside and eternally burning interior.

Lulu LaBonne said...

I feel hot just looking at it.

blake said...

At least it's bright. It's the brightest flooring i've ever seen.

But i love the confidence that they didn't just try the lava carpet in one room they were like "f*ck it. This is perfection. This carpet must go in every room. This is phenomenal"

What decor goes with this carpet? Jim & Pam's immovable clown painting?

Brandy said...

OMG, the floor IS made of lava!!!

Sadly, we have this same carpet, except in loooovely shades of green and gold all through our 35 year old house....

Chazya said...

ooooh I grew up with that carpeting..i wonder what they will do with it.

when I was 9 I spent the day trying to brush it out and make it fuzzy like other peoples carpets.


apparently the adults I lived with didn't appreciate that...

did you know it also comes in super sunshine yellow and pea soup green?

fun stuff!

Meli said...

I bet the kids who lived in this house played "the floor is made of lava" a LOT! ^_^

Scott said...

Ah, the days of shag carpeting, when you didn't dare drop your keys because you would have to dig to find them.

MoodyStarr said...

Blake! Our game was called "poison floor." You'd think we would have just left the room to avoid the poisoned floor, but we just kept on finding things to stand on/jump to in order to...ya know...not get foot poisoned.

Life's a Beach! said...

LMAO! That's truly horrendous!

Kaysha said...

"Why wait for fall foliage to enjoy that autumn glow, love it all year long!"

Mark said...

Hey, now. I had that same carpet in my bedroom when I was a kid.

blake said...

MoodyStarr– I like! I've never heard of foot poisoning, that takes some creativity.

What about the use of pillows? The way we played, you could throw a pillow on the lava floor to jump on if you couldn't reach the next destination. I've heard people say they didn't play that way; it was considered cheating. Your thoughts?

Sara said...

Pillows are perfectly legal when playing Don't Let Your Feet Touch the Burning Hot Lava, blake. As is getting in the laundry basket and scootching yourself along.

Laura Bee said...

"the floor....the floor... the floor is on fiya! we dont need no water let the %*&^% $#%$#% burn!"

lol

Anonymous said...

Omg. Haha! No, pillows are not allowed. Only scooting furniture around. The trick is to have a really small house with wall to wall furniture! And cats as role models.
I am cracking up that this is a universal childrens game. My floor wasn't lava or poisoned, just NOT to be touched! Hahahahaha!
Alex

Anonymous said...

Forgot to comment on the listing!
Um, no level of drug consumption could make that carpet look like a good idea. What was wrong with the people who desgined, made, sold, and bought this stuf!!!
Hideous. And carpet is not that expensive these days. Replace the carpet!!!
Alex again

Patricia Linehan said...

Reminds me of my childhood bedroom only mine was a mix of red and pink...perfect for a girl! I just remember having to "rake" it. :)

Patricia Linehan said...

Oh and to add to the hot lava/poisoned floor thing. Ours was shark-infested waters. That's what happens when you get to watch Jaws as a kid.

MoodyStarr said...

Pillows were used to make a trail to a chair or couch that was too far to jump to. My friend's mom did a lot of sewing and spare fabric pieces would be strewn around to use as islands for jumping on. If I remember correctly any adults who entered the room unaware of the danger were pronounced dead on sight. My thoughts are anything that can be used to prevent contact with lava/poison are totally acceptable.

Charlene said...

"...what's amazing to me is that in 1200 square feet that house manages to cram in three different forms of really ugly flooring."

Anon, while looking for houses last year I found even more forms of really ugly flooring packed into houses that were smaller - less than 800 square feet.

Anonymous said...

And what is up with all the pictures of corners?