Saturday, April 09, 2005
Normally I don't give you people any reasons for my sporadic posting habits, but this time there's a good one. You see, during all of my spare moments lately I have been engaging in a sordid activity known to those of us in the seedy underbelly of society as "home improvement".
After living in this loft for 3 years or so, I finally decided to finish off all the changes that my ex-girlfriend Liz (not just an ex, THE ex) and I started when we moved in. Well, to be fair, she did all of the work - painting, mostly. I even hired her to paint some more stuff for me, because who better to paint the walls than someone who used to paint for a living? Now, the bedroom is almost complete, paint-wise, and the kitchen is nearly done, though I have to re-drill some holes in the kitchen drawers to accommodate the new cabinet hardware. OH, THE HUMANITY.
The next phase in this project involves a giant purge of worldly possessions the likes of which has not been seen since that one time when someone threw out a bunch of stuff. I'm separating things into four categories: discard, donate, sell, and keep. I am pretty excited about this because throwing stuff away is fun. I also have at least a box or two of clothes that are more the style of a 22 year old married accountant than a 30 year old single computer geek, and I refuse to make a fashion faux pas in the land of geekery, so those are out. I'm going to sell a bunch of old comic books, toys, etc. as well. Of course, the most valuable piece of comic-book related art that I have is the sketch that Joe Linsner did that became my first tattoo, so as much as I'm tempted by the soft mewling of overeager eBay buyers and the promise of quick cash, the sentimental value is forcing me to keep that one. But all that other shit, like love letters and sappy shit like that? GONE.
Maybe I'll even post a photo of the finished bedroom when I'm done. You know you nosy bastards want to see where I, um, sleep.
babbled by Kat @ 9:41:00 AM |