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31 May 2004 @ 01:52 pm
clean the fridge to free your *soul*  
*waves goodbye to Pawtucket House of Couch*

Well, *will* wave goodbye once all my stuff's in the car, but that requires unhooking my computer.

I have cleaned this apartment within an inch of its life, and it looks all shiny and new now. With the exception of maybe an hour late last night when I was all but I started this a week ago why the crap is it still not done!? Oh, because I have *mono* and because it takes me ass-long to do things, (shout-out to besydtammy for giving me motivational cookies, of a sort) I really enjoyed myself doing it, too. I don't think of myself as an exceptionally compulsive person, but there's something really satisfying about the process of deep-cleaning (less so with the ordinary spot-cleaning, but that too). In a weird way, it reminds me of distance swimming or highway driving -- it's a very solitary, methodical activity, and it's most enjoyable if you don't think beyond the next lap or venetian blind or recognizable landmark.

Worried this makes me a *total* nutball, I mentioned this to my parents. My mother was all: "OOOOH! I'm like that TOO!" and my dad was all "Oy. Another one." So, my insanity is a learned behaviour. Sweet :)

But yay. Pretty apartment. *pets Pawtucket House of Couch* And, security-deposit-ness, too, I hope :)

(also, keenween? Did you get my email about Cox? Er, I suppose if you don't have 'net access at all, since I still have your cable modem, you wouldn't have. I'll call you tomorrow unless you say otherwise...)

-- Little Red, who will seriously miss the wonder that is cable internet
feel: draineddrained
hear: "how long have you been stoned" - Over the Rhine
Melody: caffeine goodpellmelody on May 31st, 2004 07:49 pm (UTC)
I was exactly that way when I started packing to move. I felt if I wasn't cleaning/packing/filling boxes, it would never get done. It became obsessive.

And your icon...whew. Sadly, I think I know the answer to that. :(
Little Red: when i go - amandamylittleredgirl on June 2nd, 2004 03:40 am (UTC)
Now I am on to the obsessive *un*packing phase. Maybe I can hold onto a little of the obsession and keep my clothes off the floor? One can always hope.

And your icon...whew. Sadly, I think I know the answer to that. :(

lifelongfling made it, and the words are from an Over the Rhine song that now totally makes me cry, dammit, and if you'd like to use it too I will ask her. EVIL STUPID SHOW. But, really, the fact that no one seems to notice or care anymore allows me to facilitate the belief that she's just off-screen a whole lot doing important doctory things (and also potentially doing Daniel when he is also offscreen. Just a thought). STILL. MUCH ANGER AND RAGE. *shakes fist at show*

[aside] I just checked your info page to see whether you would be obviously put out by me flailing my Dan/Jan-ness around and OMG you have Beverly Crusher as an interest!!! I am going to grow up to *be* her. That has been my plan since TNG first started. Despite my current SG-1 obsessionness, "Jack" still makes me think first of Jack Crusher. [/aside]
Melodypellmelody on June 2nd, 2004 12:01 pm (UTC)
Definitely not a fan of Janet/Daniel or of Daniel's but that's okay. We can agree Teryl got screwed over and that's what's important.

Yup, been a big Beverly/Gates McFadden fan for a looooooooong time. :)
Little Redmylittleredgirl on June 2nd, 2004 08:31 pm (UTC)
Well, I will try not to squeee too loudly in your general direction, then ;)

Dr. Crusher rocks the freaking universe. That's all. :)
Kim's Watermelon Gunkeenween on June 1st, 2004 03:58 am (UTC)
once again, dude, thanks for cleanifying. you are the coolest!
Little Redmylittleredgirl on June 1st, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC)
no problem -- we left the place pretty clean to start off with

and I am still stoked that you dealt with the furniture -- getting it and getting rid of it. if it were left up to me, we would probably have been the Pawtucket House of Floor all year!
nenya_kanadka on June 1st, 2004 11:54 pm (UTC)
Congrats on new house-ness. :)
Little Redmylittleredgirl on June 2nd, 2004 03:26 am (UTC)
Thanks! Except it's old houseness -- I'm moving back in with my parents for a bit. But still it will be swanky, because I designed my New Improved No Longer Childhood Bedroom today, and it will be all purty and tradingspaces-y :)
nenya_kanadka on June 2nd, 2004 08:05 am (UTC)
Ah, so! :) At least it's not buried under fifteen tonnes of clothing and random items, like mine is. Must get job, so can get space to breath again. :) But nah, actually, it's nice to be home, at least for a while. In a few months I'll have to decide between wonderful beloved parents and small-siblings on the one hand and Independent Spiffy Personal Space on the other. For now, I'm enjoying raiding a fridge that's not mine. :D
Little Redmylittleredgirl on June 2nd, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC)
At this point it's covered in Whole Foods bags, because I packed pretty much everything I own in them and am yet to properly unpack. But it *will* be purty and swanky.

And hmm... it is a toss-up. I have wonderfulbelovedfamily also, and we have a blast living together... but... spiffy personal space is hottx. It all depends, though. Are you going to move in with friends or on your own? How far away from home are you going?
nenya_kanadka on June 3rd, 2004 06:26 am (UTC)
It all depends, though. Are you going to move in with friends or on your own? How far away from home are you going?

Ahh, but that is the question. :) I *might* move back to the university I've been attending, which is two full days' drive from here. I've been living in the uni's dorms, which are spiffy, but might not be able to this year, and so would need to find a room with someone or an apartment. Or, on the other hand, I might stay here in this little town and just get an apartment, with or without a roommate. Or, heck, I could just join up with some team that's Saving Teh World, you know, and get room & board that way. Stargate Command, Starfleet, you know the type... :) But seriously, I am thinking really hard about where I should go and what I should do next, because I seem to be a bit bogged down and lost...help help! :) It always seems so much easier in fiction....