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December 29, 2005

The Recline of the American Family


For Christmas, Krissy got us his and her matching recliners, which have just been delivered, and as you may see here are sufficiently wide for our inevitiable capitulation to the middle-aged flabination (actually it's not inevitable, but it's nice to be prepared). And they match, in a color that is somewhere between maroon and burgundy (maroongundy? Burgoon?).

Add these new chairs to our daughter's previously-purchased tyke-sized recliner, and you've got a family waist-high in repose. Now we may all enjoy recumbent big-screen TV pleasure! All we have left to to do is to construct the conveyor belt from the pantry and fridge, and we'll be set. Let the flabination commence!

Posted by john at December 29, 2005 10:47 AM

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tommyspoon | December 29, 2005 11:28 AM

Oh who's kidding who? That "little" chair is for Kodi, isn't it?

John Scalzi | December 29, 2005 11:34 AM

Actually, the cats enjoy it.

Wan Zafran | December 29, 2005 01:08 PM

I actually googled the word 'flabination'. It isn't a real word, unfortunately.

That saddens me.

John Scalzi | December 29, 2005 01:34 PM

Give it time, Wan. Give it time.

doubt | December 29, 2005 02:26 PM

I vote for "burgadoon."

It just sounds cooler. :)

Steve Eley | December 29, 2005 02:53 PM

They look very snazzy, but for family viewing I still say nothing beats the good ol' Giant Couch. By myself I can lay down on it; with my wife, or wife and baby, we can cuddle up or lie across each other in all sorts of combinations that make TV vegetation just seem more, well, social.

Scott | December 29, 2005 05:42 PM

The couch has the added bonus of being more comfortable when you fail to go to bed at night.

But maybe responsible adults don't have that problem as much as I do...

Melanie Fletcher | December 29, 2005 05:55 PM

Ah, yes -- we just purchased our first new recliner (not quite as burgoon as yours -- more like a ruby/maroon cross. Rubroon? Whatever), and the cats have already staked it out as Their Chair. And then I fling them across the room when I want to read.

And the little chair for Athena is totally adorable.

skylion | December 29, 2005 06:25 PM

Burgoon for the win. I see Athena has her own, as well.

Martin Wagner | December 29, 2005 06:38 PM

That photo really needed to include steaming bowls of porridge to work.

John H | December 31, 2005 07:56 PM

The next thing you need is a mini fridge that can double as a side table 'tween the two recliners...

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