Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
First, the bathroom closet. In the top, we have all of my computer stuff on one side and a tote filled with cards and kids stuff - such as school papers. The computer stuff needs to go. I bet I have 6 power strips and adapters to electronic stuff I gave away years ago. I keep it all because I tell myself stuff like this:
"I will have a use for a mini USB adapter one of these days!"
"What if I need 4 pairs of headphones?"
"I might need to fix a computer with only a Double Density floppy drive again one day!"
The bottom of the closet is just a lesson in frustration. I have two totes of sheer crap. One has 3 phones in it - my old 110 camera - my old 35mm camera, etc. The other is full of more computer stuff and I would say what if I could remember. And, look at all the TP. I guess I'll have plenty of ammo when I find someone I want to TP.
The hall closet is straight out of Fibber McGee and Molly. You pull out one blanket and 5 more fall on your head. If the power goes out on a 5 degree night, we'll be ready. And, I can wear the actual sweatshirts I wore in high school to my 20th reunion. Well, I wouldn't fit in the them, but I could wear them as arm warmers.
The bottom of this one is the catch all. All of the stuff I've said I would eBAY is here. However, I HATE eBAY! So, I always put it off. I would rather have a yard sale, but I normally give away a carload at a time to the help center.
This year, I'm going to document the spring cleaning process for the world to see so:
A) Hopefully someone else will see this and also want to take the plunge into having less crap
B) I will embarass myself to the point of getting rid of stuff that I know I have absolutely no need for.
I'm starting with something simple. I work at home and I finally have a pretty decent workspace. We have a fairly small home and I do work in the corner of the master bedroom. (Having a smaller home makes it very important to eliminate as much clutter and crap as possible!)
Voila! The office this past week. Now with tons of bulletin board space for tacking up all of the calendars, memos, and really bad jokes that I print out. Plus, I added a $12 WalMart floor lamp which helped me eliminate the desk lamp, giving me more workspace.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
I don't know - the movie makes me think about being that age again and it's weird - mildy depressing. It's funny to think back to a time when my grandmother was still here, there was no going to work everyday, no internet, no cable, no cell phones. I wonder how my kids are going to look back at all of this. I'm guessing the world will be a lot different when they are my age thinking back to now. If Al Gore is right, it will be a lot hotter!
It's funny to think at one time I was worried about getting out of high school and figuring out what I wanted to do and now I worry about sending two kids to college, paying for two weddings (one day, far from now, I hope!), and retirement!
Oh well, the scene with the pie eating contest is coming on.
Friday, February 8, 2008
The lime green toilet cozy - it looks so comfortable and makes me crave jello.
Finally, this is probably how I was dressed in 1977. This would explain all of the nightmares and therapy.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
So, tonight I found a very very old post-it from those days. This was from Maryland, I think.
"I you's my calculator to soulve the problems."
Sunday, February 3, 2008
A good way to cap off the night is by eating some foreign food. Carrabba's is a very rare treat at this house. I do try to eat it on every company trip - you have to have some enjoyment out there on the road!
Today, I saw quite possibly the best license plate ever. My treo camera did not do it justice.