December 11th, 2004

Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer

Movin' Right Along

Still working on the move. I think I've figured out a way to avoid stringing ethernet cables around the apartment (the TiVo, PS2 and x-box don't have direct wireless access). Tomorrow we should be getting the cable box we should have gotten the first time and I'll be renting a truck and moving the basic set of big furniture (bed, couch, bar). Tonight I reworked monstersocks' stuff in the living room to provide a bit more room for maneuvering.

This morning I was pretty slow and managed to put my cereal and milk into a dirty bowl and put the clean bowl into the dishwasher. Fortunately I figured it out before starting to eat.

Now I'm trying to rearrange my current (soon to be former) apartment so that there's room to move out the big stuff. Sadly there's going to be a whole lot of small stuff left.

GameBoy better than tranquilizers for relaxing children before surgery. All the more reason to donate to Child's Play.
Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer


Thank goodness I kept those six year old issues of Wired, otherwise I don't know what other useless garbage I could have been angry with myself for hanging onto long after it had outlived its usefulness. Those six year old video game magazines were also quite informative. Apparently there's an interesting game coming out called Metal Gear Solid.

Bah. Destroyed (politely) one of my tall white bookcases because it was twice as heavy as the other one. Didn't throw it away yet though because it was an impolite hour in which to throw heavy things into the dumpster.

Given some of the stuff I found tonight my "get rid of half of my stuff" goal seems not only doable but insufficient.

I will throw out* things that I want to keep but don't use.
I will throw out things that are functional but don't meet my needs or have other flaws.
I will throw out books I never got around to reading because I really never will.
I will throw out my old college textbooks because I haven't needed to refer to them in the past eight years so I think it's safe.
I will throw out books that I have read and don't feel much of a need to ever read again.
I will get new furniture to replace the furniture that doesn't make the cut.
I will stop hoarding the original packaging for items I don't own anymore.

* the phrase "throw out" should be read as "sell/give away/recycle/trash"
Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer


Bored bored bored.

Sat around the new apartment for a few hours (I went over early because there was a fire alarm in the old apartment building) and waited for the cable guy. And waited. And waited. About ten minutes 'till 3 he called. I assumed he was at the front door (that's how the new security system works) but in fact he was twenty minutes away. Bah. He finally showed up and fairly quickly did the swap. The new cable box has a ridiculous number of ports on the back (including DVI, ethernet, USB and Firewire).

Brian should be over shortly and we will start filling up the truck with furnishings. I think it should take less than an hour to do it all.