February 16, 2010
Ok, so Tuesday. But given the holiday we figured that for most people (not Nifer or I, since we don’t really have the typical 9-5 monday to friday thing), Tuesday would be like a Monday.
Brendan Fraser making a name for himself since the first time since Encino Man, well done! Then, ten minutes worth…I dare someone to watch this whole clip.
Ok, so a couple of days late with these….but there is always next year! Nothing says “I love you” like annoying famous people who have no right to be famous.
I just saw this on Tosh.0 (also known as the best show on television). Excuse the lameness, but that move certainly is Risky Business!
February 10, 2010
Moving is miserable. I don’t care if you have ten things or ten million things. It still sucks to have to box up your stuff and transport it. Even if you’re going to a really cool place, and you’re so excited about what lies ahead in this new place … it still sucks to have to load up all your gear and get it to the new place.
The big stuff, the heavy stuff, the stuff you ask your friends to come over and help you load into the truck, car, van, isn’t really what I’m talking about, either. I’m talking about once all that stuff is cleared away and you’re left with the clutter. The stuff you haven’t thrown away because you think someone might want it since it’s nice and just because you don’t use it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Or the stuff that you had lining your window sills that doesn’t really pack up all that easily and what exactly would you write on the top of that box since there isn’t a classification for clutter. Stuff-I-don’t-need-but-am-having-a-hard-time-ditching.
The cleansing is good. Getting rid or so much stuff you’ve accumulated whether you’ve lived somewhere for 5 months or 50 years. But it’s kind of good in the way that going to the dentist’s office is good. No one looks forward to it with glee, and when you’re there you’re clutching the seat in misery waiting for it to be over … but once you walk out, you’re pretty psyched. I mean, clean teeth is a pretty awesome feeling. But I digress …
I know I will be glad to have gone through my stuff and gotten rid of stuff I shouldn’t have been holding on to. I know that I will look back once I spend a few nights in my new place thinking about how great that cleanse was. How nice it feels not to have that cactus that was dying, but I wasn’t getting rid of, to look at and feel guilty about anymore. I’ll feel organized and on top of it and fresh.
But in the meantime, while I’m mid-move and my house looks like a festering group of angry moles when through it strictly in spite, I’m not enjoying it. And I’m looking forward to being done with it and reflecting about how it wasn’t all that bad, but really more therapeutic. Really.
February 10, 2010
Here’s a solution, click here and break out your Visa, Mastercard or Amex (but not Discovercard, those are for losers). For those too lazy to click on the link, it’s a google search for Vermont area moving companies. The last time I moved all I really had was clothes, a few random kitchen things, and a TV. And I swore I’d never do it again.
Seriously, I’d rather take out a second mortgage to pay movers to move my shit for me. Break something? So long as it’s not my flatscreen or sega genesis, I could really give a shit. While I admire you for your gusto (read: thriftiness) in moving yourself, as Denzel said in Book of Eli (which really impressed me), “There is always a choice.” The choice here: move yourself and be miserable for a week, or spend a bit of your savings/lay off the drugs for a bit and pay someone to do it for you. Just kidding, my cowriter does not have a drug problem, as far as I know.
Clearly, I agree with everything you said in your post regarding moving, otherwise I wouldn’t be arguing so vehemently about paying movers to do it for you. Thus, I feel no need to repeat what you said. But there is one crucial apsect to moving that you didn’t seem to mention – unpacking.
All those boxes aren’t gonna unpack themselves. You need to reorganize all that shit yourself. To me, that’s the worst part. I’ve spent the last 3.5 years getting my condo in order how I like it…now you are telling me I have to do it all again? As far as I know, moving companies will unpack the big stuff for you and set it up, but they aren’t hanging your framed October 28, 2004 front page from the Boston Globe above your shitter for you so you can see Varitek jumping into Foulke’s arms every time you take a leak.
So I guess what I’m saying is – never move. Unless you are A. living with a crackhead roommate B. in a bad relationship C. living next to Snookie.
February 8, 2010
Yes, we are trying to do this link thing every Monday to help you get through the worst day of the week. No, we have not become lazy…Nifer is in the process of moving into a beautiful new home so last week was busy for her.
In celebration of a pick six from Peyton on the biggest play of the game, here is one of my favorite sports sites.
See, Peyton isn’t all nice and stuff. By the way, prophetic comment on the first page, that may be gone by the time you see this: “Peyton Manning doesn’t have Rex Grossman to win a Super Bowl for him this time.:
Looking for a new religion? Look no further.
If you are a child of the 80’s, you should appreciate this, and this. If you don’t, eff off.
February 8, 2010
There was a time when I was more interested in the ads playing during the Super Bowl than the game itself. Somewhere in the last few years due to more football watching and the recession making the ads less interesting, that changed. This year’s stunk, although I am interested in why Leno, Letterman and Oprah were all on a couch (I couldn’t hear the ad due to a large group of people) and I’m more than a little surprised that Leno and Conan weren’t snuggled up together sharing the popcorn. Please let me know if I missed out on anything groundbreaking by not hearing that ad. In the meantime, here are 38 years of Super Bowl ads on one website.
Quite possibly my favorite duet ever. I mean, it’s tough to top the BeeGees, but these guys manage what I thought was impossible.
My cousin, Hilary, is a member of the U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Team and they are positioned to do quite well in Vancouver. Here is a link to her bio. If you’re wanting updates and more information, under “Search Athletes” (on the right side of the page) click on “!Alerts” and sign up to receive e-mails and/or texts about Hilary & the Women’s Team.
From Vermont? Like Vermont? How about the Olympics? Check out this blog about the Vermont Olympians.
In case you missed Jon Stewart on the O’Reilly Factor … you might want to check it out. This link includes his reflections on the interview once he was safely back on his own show.
February 1, 2010
In light of Apple’s latest product, I think we should revisit MadTv’s foresight:
AxeCop is a cartoon written by a five year-old boy and illustrated by his 29 year-old brother. Being the mother of a five year-old boy might make me partial to this, but I think it’s a pretty sweet collaboration that has nothing to do with my status as a mom.
A website using pictures from Dwell magazine and providing new captions:
this is one of my favorites from the site.
My friend Liz, a Tahoe resident and regular subscriber of Japan newspapers, found this little tidbit about World Cup skier Bode Miller hanging up his skis and attempting to qualify for the 2010 US Open. Of course, the US version is a little less exciting.
February 1, 2010
If anyone can think of a better name for our new Monday tradition, feel free to submit ideas…
One of my favorite “Best of Craigslist” Posts
Best Jersey Shore site I’ve come across.
Just a dude and his chicken on the subway. Dare I be cliche, and say “only in New York!”
Eddie covers Bruce, Eddie almost makes Bruce cry, powerful stuff.