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Katie – 1; Metal Frame – 0

The promised monkey post is coming soon.


But I had to share this with you.  Now that I’m back home, I’ve been trying to distract myself with various projects I’ve been putting off around the house.  We’re going to be having several house guests over the next week or so, and it’s time some of these things get finished.

So.  I love maps.  I love looking at them, using them – hell, I MADE them for a living at one point in my life.  GPS?  No thanks.  Maps – yes, the foldy, papery kind – are far superior.

I’ve had this world map that my sister-in-law gave me for Christmas for years now, and I’ve never hung it anywhere.  The map itself is beautiful, and I didn’t think the black metal frame did it justice.  Enter this horrible reproduction painting I bought on a whim a couple of years ago and also never hung.

Yes, that is dust from 2 years of closet banishment.

I noticed the frame happens to be the perfect size for my map.  Easy switch, right?

Not so much.

It took an embarrassing amount of time, but finally – finally – I won.

I may not have been a fan of the metal frame, but no one can say it wasn’t quality.

Speaking of quality, I didn’t actually have a way to attach the map to the wood frame.  Enter the masking tape.

Classy,  no?

In the end, I think it was well worth the effort.

Go me!

Now.  Is it too early for a beer?


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Dennis Hong

Meh, it couldn’t have been THAT many years that you’ve had that map. I don’t see the Soviet Union anywhere on it….


I wish I had one with the Soviet Union! It’d be fun to hang in my living room and see how many people actually notice…

Angie Kern

Nice map, so what projection, datum, and coordinate system is in use on this map…LOL!
Cheers! Have a beer, it is 5 o”clock somewhere, probably here in Germany! Not that it ever stops anyone from drinking at 10 in the morning on a week day at the Grocery Store! Don’t be in a rush to get back to school, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be!


I know you’re loving school, you geek – so don’t even pretend you’re not. ;)


That’s a nice map ..Congrats on winning the battle with the frame as far as presentation is concerned I have to agree with you it does look better on the wall than a GPS would. :P

Wishing you success an the best days.


Haha, right you are, Eugene! Reason #876 why maps are better than GPS: GPS wouldn’t look as nice on the wall.

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