Cleaning House

I've been going through things and preparing stuff to be moved, throwing out stuff I don't need, and setting aside blankets and jackets to give to the homeless in the D.

The size of my charitable heart is only exceeded by the size of my also charitable junk.

It's been interesting seeing things I hadn't realized I still had, but more interesting seeing how Elizabeth has influenced my move despite currently living 501 miles away.

It's in what I'm keeping.

Or more appropriately, what I'm not keeping. You see, Elizabeth is quite the picky homemaker. I'm sure you've sensed this in our writings on the new place together. I have to balance what I bring with what she will accept. Like my Playstation 2, which I don't really use anymore. You could sense through the phone that she was worried I'd want to have it hooked up to a television somewhere in the new place.

If you're a guy, you're probably thinking it's no big deal. It's connected but put away, right? But as a girl you're currently cursing about us guys and our stupid fucking video games.

So I will probably end up giving it away, rather than bringing it and risking an argument over it. It's not worth it. Besides, I really don't play it anymore so I think I'd just be holding on to it for sentimental reasons. I'm OK with that.

As I'm OK with getting rid of most of my kitchenware, most of my decorations, and my manhood.


But I have thrown out an extraordinary amount of junk thus far, and I know there is a bunch more to toss.

I'll be moving in to a friends condo, if all things work out well, instead of staying in a friend's basement. But either way I wasn't going to bring anything more than what I'd normally bring to a hotel. My computer, my clothes and shoes, my phone charger, toiletries. That's pretty much it, and I'm really looking forward to it.

Simple living.

For now, at least.

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  1. Irritable Male Syndrome

    June 16, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    I know the girlfriend was thinking the same thing about my Xbox360 before I moved in. So, I did what any good boyfriend would, and bought another TV for the extra bedroom so I can sneak away and play FIFA 08 whenever I want.

    She was happy with that.

  1. DrChako

    June 16, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    "I have thrown out an extraordinary amount of junk..."

    Truer words were never spoken, ye of the thrice confirmed junk.


  1. Betty Underground

    June 16, 2008 at 11:03 PM

    Why I Would Be An Awesome Girlfriend -Reason #176: I would totally let you keep your video game stuff. Because when I need alone time, I know you will be entertained and not out trolling the streets.

  1. The Bracelet

    June 17, 2008 at 7:42 AM

    Well played, Chad. The second bedroom will have a 42in Grand Wega because she has a thinner plasma for the living room. Might work.

    Doc, that's hilarious. I hadn't noticed I wrote it up like that. My subconscious is fucking money.

    Betty, you've made a great point. I should totally get to keep all of my stuff for when Elizabeth needs her alone time. Sounds like a man-cave would be perfect for that sort of thing.