As many of you know, one of us (not me) is an architect, with a stamp and everything. Having lived with said (excellent) architect for awhile, I've garnered some hard won wisdom. In an effort to help my readers, I offer the following suggestions for living with an architect:
1. Traveling with an architect? Expect to visit architecture. A lot.
2. While traveling with an architect, build in your own 'shopping' time or you won't get any. I suggest something like: "I'll be enjoying retail therapy while you tour the [insert name of Frank Lloyd Wright House/Mies van der Rohe building.]
3. Don't even bother trying to figure out how to use an architect's mouse, or pen, or joy stick or whatever the hell.
4. In fact, you know what? Don't even look at their computer.
5. Planning to live with an architect? Negotiate a limit on the numbers of walls in your home that can have holes in them at any one time PRIOR to move-in date. I'm not kidding.
6. DO NOT THROW AWAY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WITHOUT PRE-APPROVAL from architect:
- Post it notes with a number on it. Even if the number is '6'.
- Napkins with any sort of mark on them at all (actual architect napkin pictured!)
- Receipts from the Apple store