Jennifer Saranow at the [Wall Street Journal][wsj] has an [article on home-improvement parties](http://tinyurl.com/2s8t5p). (The article will only be available for free for a week, but there’s always [Bug Me Not] if you don’t feel like registering.) Jennifer has been interviewing me, my family, friends and our general contractor for several weeks, since she stumbled across one of my “demolition party” articles. Judging from the title of the article, (“The Three-Martini Renovation”), it looks like the focus was on drinking-and-demolishing — sounds like an excellent way to win a [Darwin Award] to me, and certainly not something I’d permit my friends and family to engage in. My favorite line from the article:
>Don’t open the bar until the work is finished.
To which I’ll add: ***DUH!***
Something cool I learned from the article–there’s a [meta site for remodeling-related blogs][houseblogs]. My general-purpose blog here doesn’t seem to be a perfect fit, but [I’ve joined](http://tinyurl.com/29ulv4) anyway. I’ll have to play with [WordPress] and see if I can generate a remodel-specific [Atom/RSS feed](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_feed) for the site.
[Bug Me Not]: http://www.bugmenot.com/
[Darwin Award]: http://cgi.darwinawards.com/cgi/random.pl