December 26th, 2011


Enjoying the holidays :-)

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas!

Me, I got a few pretty presents, had nice food (albeit a bit too much) and listened to some Christmassy mp3s. I also dl-ed and watched the new Sherlock Holmes movie. After being less than impressed by the previous movie, my expectations were very low to begin with. It was pretty rubbish, but had some nice h/c moments. All in all, I could have made worse use of my time.

Today, the family is visiting relatives, but I won't be going. Too many question I don't want to answer and too much food I won't be eating ;-) I did make the cakes though. I'll probably be spending the day cleaning and decluttering my room. The parentals are insistent that I need a new bed and in the room's present state the old bed cannot easily be moved out. In other words, it's a mess, but it's my mess. I know under which pile to find what. Most of the time anyway. I don't even want a new bed. My old one is a bit rickety, but perfectly fine, IMHO. The parentals however disagree and I don't have the nerve to battle this one out. I have more important things to do...LOL.

Operation Declutter

Second Post in a day, what's wrong with me!?

Anyhow, Operation Declutter is proceeding well, although it has left me exhausted. For the moment, I'm concentrating on clearing the floor of books, DVDs, clothes, boxes and everything else that is hiding it from view. I'm not finished with that yet, but the progress (and the floor) is visible. So far I've only put the obvious things in the trash, but items like books, DVDs, clothes and papers remain to be sorted. Some I will no doubt try to sell and others donate or chuck out. The shelves need to be lightened, as they are already curving under the weight piled onto them. Too many books. At some point, I'll have to decided what to do with the boxes upon boxes of video tapes (I was a TV junkie way before the advent of the DVD). The thought of throwing them out pains me, but there is nothing on them that I don't have in digital format. I don't even have a VCR anymore, so there is really no point in keeping them around. Not sure why I have this resistance to binning them.

Maybe accumulating clutter is genetic. I mean my parents have loads of clutter and so do my siblings. My grand-father kept everything including items like roof tiles. My great grandfather was an artist with loads of artist friends and accumulated tons of paintings, sculptures and busts (including one of himself, one of his wife and one of my grandmother as a gir). Every generation just accumluted stuff and passed it on to their heirs. Our house is full my great grandfather's art and other inherited items. Not that we aren't in good company. Ever since I've seen the interior of our next door neighbours house I'm no longer surprised at the amount of stuff that's sitting on the sidewalk in front of their door.
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    The Barenaked Ladies for the Holidays
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