On a roll

I’ve been trying to move for four years now. During that four years I’ve collected more and more shit, which is not conducive to showing a house or moving. Packrat-itis R Us. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been trying to thin it out a little. What a crappity-ass job! Hard, too, because I have a poor person inside me that thinks I’ll never be able to afford another t-shirt or jacket if I get rid of the ones (that I never wear) that I’ve been collecting.

Going through some closets today, and drawers. Giving away things that look great on the hanger and much less so on me. Yay me! This is really so much harder than it sounds.

I got rid of 15+ t-shirts, many of which are relics of the dot-com age. Companies that flared up and blew out just as quickly. Snalf.com. Linux Storm to name a couple. Also some that survived – Network Solutions (the bastards). And a Star Trek t-shirt. And my shirts from the Linux conference in San Jose, CA, 1998, where I was one of about 6 women in a veritable sea of geeky males. Andy Groves spoke at that one. It was interesting, but I’m not so heavy into Linux any more. Work requires too much mainstream integration and it’s just too hard to live in both camps. Too bad, it was much cooler to be Linux oriented.

Anyway, I ditched a lot of t-shirts. Hopefully I won’t miss them. Also a ton of lingerie that I never really ever wore (at least not for long). Victoria’s Secret stuff that was mostly uncomfortable as hell. Somebody at the Salvation Army is going to get a big bonus.

This throwing away requires some balance, so I also bought some wickery panels to stick on the wall for a fake headboard today. I think it will look cool. I’ll take pictures if it does. 🙂 Got a neat-o mirror, too. It’s a big brown padded leather embossed square. Alligator looking but faux. Heavy! 75% off at Pier 1, my second favorite store. I had a Picasso print above the bed that I loved but it didn’t fill up the space right. I’ll find another spot.

–Later: wall decor up, mirror still in corner.  Do you think it’s too weird?  Sort of a faux headboard.  I like it a lot. 🙂  It kind of matches the lion cage (see below).


Note the lion cage in front of the bed in pic 2. For the uninitiated, this is where Goober the Giant German Shepherd sleeps. This is how I give the cats a break, also keeps
him from standing on the kitchen counters when I’m asleep. Don’t want to give him the chance to do that when I’m not in a position to correct it. He’s so very TALL.   He whined about his cage two nights ago and I let him outside.  Last night when I put him in it I thought I should get in and make sure he didn’t have an accident.  He was SO HAPPY that I was in his cage with him, he licked my ears and snorted me and smiled and wiggled.  Cute but he’s such a behemoth.

Also: Have you EVER made a bed and not had help from the cat(s)?

On a very sad cat-related note: Susan’s cat, Nugs, 19, died today. She is very sad, it was a good cat and always traveled with them in the RV on their frequent trips. Nugs had some kidney problems and just died in her sleep early this morning.

Susan has worked with Bob since God was a boy and they are close. I know her, too, albeit not nearly as well. She’s very nice, funny, good hearted. This is going to be really hard for her.