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21 May 2004 @ 02:23 pm
the family that moves furniture together, stays together  
At some point, apparently all that Kripalu aparigraha (= "non-attachment") nonsense sunk in, because I have been madly throwing out everything I own that I do not desperately actively need. And, my family being my family, my parents have gotten inspired and are also clean-organize-and-design-ing their living spaces. Because I had a job interview at Kripalu today, where my mom works, I stopped by to see her and told her about this dilemma I'm having over whether to chuck the giant white dresser... thing... in my room or whether it's better than the furniture alternatives available and she got very bouncy and excited about measuring everything in my room and making "charts! on graph paper! with movable pieces so we can see where everything can fit!!"

*So far,* in the giant leaf bags on their way to Goodwill or in the trash, the best things I have found and thrown away:

1. An "I Met Dempster Rabbit" button, acquired circa age 6.

2. Modrobes. Finally parted with the bright red pants from the company with the clever slogan "I want you in my pants." *sniffle* But really, I only wore them once this year, and that is a very good thing as I am now definitely old enough to know better.

3. CDs I Haven't Touched Since Leaving For College and That is my Only Saving Grace: including an old 'Nsync album and something by a band called "Soul Decision" that I don't recollect *at all*, but which seems, from the bored-yet-"hot" poses of the semi-attractive men on the cover to be another boy band thing. God, did I *ever* listen to that stuff voluntarily? edit: Oh, wow, I think I remember what that Soul Decision thing was! cat_b, was that the band that June's son managed or did something with?

4. Cassettes IHTSLFCaTimOSG: No Mercy. Also, a Bryan Adams tape. I hereby disown myself. And about forty "mix tapes" taped off the radio between 1995 and 1997.

I also found, but haven't yet turfed because I think that King House might find a good use for this: the "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus BOARD GAME!" Someone gave that to me as a Christmas present a few years ago because, clearly, that's what every 18 year old college Freshman really wants. It's no Go Goddess Girl!, but I think with enough Cap'n & Coke it could be entertaining.

As far as my job interview today goes... it all depends on whether the great bureaucratic monster will allow me to work for less than 24 hours a week (I'm pretty... well, sort of sure I can work two four-hour shifts a week without dying or falling asleep behind the register). I'm hoping they'll allow me to be a per-diem person and cover other people's shifts when they're sick or request days off, because that would allow me to decide on a day-to-day basis whether I feel up to working. Captain Elizabeth, the fellow geek-in-arms shop manager who adores me for letting her get away with saying things like "Ensign Sachi, the bridge is yours" when she leaves for the day, wants me to come in and volunteer... which I might do, but I'd rather hold out to see if I can at least get some babysitting money here.

I also pimped the heck out of mystic_isles000. Well, at the very least I told Raya, the staff manager you'll be interviewing with, who you are and that you're good. She lived at Summit Station, but never connected that the Gira calling her on the phone and speaking in complete sentences was the same Gira from 18 years ago :)

-- Little Red, giddy with the weight of all the things she will no longer own come trash day!
 
 
feel: amusedamused
hear: Russian punk music from "Brat 2"
 
 
 
jammer0307jammer0307 on May 21st, 2004 09:34 pm (UTC)
Red, you once listened to *Nsync? I'm absolutely shocked!
Little Redmylittleredgirl on May 21st, 2004 09:41 pm (UTC)
Hee! Yep! My high school best friend was ob-sessed with them and bought me the CD so that I would go to a concert with her. (Which I did. I think it was the first non-punk concert I had been to my entire high school career. Britney Spears opened.)

I don't remember ever really *liking* them... but that concert was an amazingly terrifying experience. 12 yr old girls and 35 yr old women screaming and waving big signs asking the Nsync boys out. And afterwards, my friend freaked out and tried to touch their tour bus, so her dad had to pick her up and *drag her away* from the concert hall kicking and screaming.

We had to have been at least 15 years old. Probably 16. Yeah.

-- Little Red, still very, very afraid.
Relevance: Seven of Cupsrelevance on May 21st, 2004 09:44 pm (UTC)
Our culture is creep-e.
Little Red: lilred ethermylittleredgirl on May 21st, 2004 09:58 pm (UTC)
Sing it, brother.
jammer0307jammer0307 on May 22nd, 2004 07:42 pm (UTC)
*dropped jaw* ok. Obsessed screaming people are embarrassing to be around. I'd have been scared too.
elly: fools of heavenelly427 on May 22nd, 2004 01:52 am (UTC)
You don't know who SoulDecision are? I am shocked AND saddened. Yes, Canadian boy-type band whose "hits" include 'Faded' and 'No one does it better' and received ridiculous airplay on Canadian pop radio for a while simply because they were Canadian and sounded boyband-ish. They currently are featured in anti-bullying ads on Vancouver transit.

I love 'Nsync. I want to have Justin Timberlake's babies. I'm sorry. I hang my head in shame.

If you never want to speak to me again, I'll understand. :)
Little Redmylittleredgirl on May 22nd, 2004 05:49 am (UTC)
Hee! I'm glad to know they made it! But... am still not going to go dig through the trash for the cd. *wavers* NO! It'll be all scratched up anyway. Won't do it. No.

And dude, sigh. *points up at other comment where trip to Nsync concert is discussed* I still like you, though. But if my muse comes back all singing and dancing with swanky choreography, we will have words. ;)
elly: mylittleredgirl is a genius!elly427 on May 23rd, 2004 05:06 am (UTC)
But if my muse comes back all singing and dancing with swanky choreography, we will have words.

Uhhh. . . *lures your muse away from the stack of pop cds litering my room.*

And hey! I'm not the crazy, screaming-at-the-band type (well, I could be. But for your sake I'll pretend I'm not.) I just admire a man who can dance and music that is catchy. That's it. I swear.
cat_b on May 23rd, 2004 07:10 am (UTC)
Sexy Soul Decision
Yo yo yo what's up? hahaha soul decision was definitely the band that june's son managed. rest assured that you didn't buy that c.d as I didn't buy the copy I still have at the bottom of my c.d rack! hahahaha how COULD you THROW THAT OUT!!! i mean honestly!! they're sooo hoooooot. ~so i blaim gravity, for always holding out on me...blah blah blah~~ hahahaha.
man your entry made me laugh my ass off hardcore. modrobes!! i love how you're getting rid of all this great canadian stuff!! (jokes). remember my pink modrobes--did i think i was the shit or what? remember phat/fat (?) pants? our purple hair stint? metal bathtub chains? me with a guy that had a MOHAWK of all things?!? ska ska oi oi, being 15/16 in general? tonight we went cosmic bowling and it was a blast from the past to say the least.

**hey guess what, i'm kinda with a guy! teehee. he's my buddy and looks kinda like a serbian james dean. but ofcourse, he's leaving for a summer in serbia in a week and i've been too shy to get *ahem* 'my share of the ass pie' from him yet.
tell ya more later.

~Cat
hope the job interview went supa well :)
Little Red: anise - amandamylittleredgirl on May 23rd, 2004 08:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Sexy Soul Decision
DAMMIT! Punkass, you got that song in my head and now I'm regretting throwing the CD away. I would go through the trash except it's at my parents' and I am back at my apartment. Probably for the best. I will listen to it at your's whenever I'm there next.

And DUDE! Is this the guy you sent me a pic of? And get yo' slice of ass pie stat, dude!