Since all us bloggers live in their mom's basement (at least according to the main stream media), I thought I would come up with a list to help make our basements more livable.
Ways to Improve Your Mom's Basement
- The Wally Joyner and Dwight Gooden posters have to go. How about Tim Lincecum or Evan Longoria. Its not like you're 22 anymore.
- Add some light by replacing all the burnt out light bulbs. When I mean all, its not like any of them have worked in the last 4 months.
- Clean the windows so some light get in, lord know you need it.
- Put in a divider so you don't have to see the washer, the drier and the piles of your mom's dirty clothes.
- Fix that third step. You don't want to hurt yourself on your daily trip the 7-11 for you 82 oz Super Glup refill.
- Fix the squeaky bored in the hallway upstairs. No need for the additional reminder at night that your mom is going back to bed, the gush of water from the toilet flushing should already have woken you up.
- Clean the bathroom regularly. There should be nothing colored green, yellow or brown in there.
- Paint the spool you are using for a coffee table, maybe in your favorite team colors from The Home Depot.
- Get a matching rug for the spool.
- Take upstairs the Mountain Dew and Monster cans more than once a month to the recycling bin.
Same goes for the desk on bricks and boards
It's not 1972 any more, ditch the lava lamp.
That also goes for the Xmas tree lights strung around the computer. Out.
All trash, especially from food, needs to be in a container. Remember you just got rid of a mystery smell, no need to create another one.
Position your computer, TV and bed as far away from your mom's bed on the main floor. You don't want to happen hear she has a boyfriend.
Make sure your computer is not under the bathroom or kitchen. If there is going to be a water leak, it will find a way to your computer. Make the water at least work for it.
Get some new music for the CD changer besides Jock Jams Volumes I toV
Have something besides Major League, Bull Durham, The Program, Any Given Sunday and Slap Shot in the DVD changer. How about replace one movie with Brian's Song or Pride of the Yankees. You don't want to go too over board and put anything non-sports related in it.
Get a Pop-a-Shot. Its going to be a pain to get down the stairs, especially if your mom doesn't help, but your coolness factor will definitely go up. It really can't go much lower.
- Lose the Hulk and Captain Morgan cutouts. Remember, your not in college any more, but working at Best Buy now.
- This next improvement will cost you a little more and might involve vacating the basement, but it will be worth it. Install a door with direct access to the outside. This will give you the freedom to go as you please without going upstairs and interrupting your mom's sewing circle or bridge game.
- Can you play the drums and/or guitar in the corner decent? If not, lose them. Use the money to help buy the kegerator.
- Most important of all. Go measure all doors in house and get the largest TV you can get into the basement. There is a 150 inch TV available now, so there is no reason to have that pathetic 60 inch TV. Can you think of any better way to cover up the cement walls? Nope, neither can I.
Well there you have it, a few hints to help you turn your basement into more of a home. Hopefully Sky and RJ don't take this article too personally and allows me continue on help bloggers continue improving the lives of the bloggers everywhere.