Thursday, August 27, 2009

eff

man, i've had one of those days.
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i was painting this morning, being ohsocareful, and just when i'm cleaning up - DUMP - the tray of BLACK OIL PAINT all over my feet. in between every toe.

this never happens to my mom. i swear she could paint in a pageant gown and never get a drop on it. i just look at it and it's under my fingernails already.

so i've taken my anger out on errant belongings in our house by manically purging for the last two hours. you know the feeling, that pissed off WHY DO WE HAVE ALL THIS CRAP mood where you're yanking open every drawer, tearing through all the closets, making pile after pile of stuff to take to goodwill. yes kristin, goodwill. my DUMPSTER just didn't get here in time. but i did steal some food from a starving african child and push a shopping cart at an old lady to rectify lack of dumpster.
i kid, i kid.

but for realz kristin, i didn't renew my real simple subscription, even in a time when i'll read ANYTHING just to get some eye candy. it was doing next to nothing for me.

clearly i need to go get rid of more stuff. i'm still feeling punchy.

9 comments:

Laura said...

Hey, I'm close to 45 and I've never read Real Simpleton -- oops, I mean Real Simple. I mean, just the idea of a magazine that needs to break down fast, easy dinners with 5 ingredients or less, how to update my wardrobe with classic essentials, how to walk, easy ways to blink, three simple techniques for breathing. INSULTING TO MY INTELLIGENCE! Why do idiotic magazines like this exist?? And no Cottage Living, House & Garden, Domino . . . rant over.

Jacinda Davis said...

I have been purging my house too! It is a frustrating endeavor. It feels like every where I look there is more stuff to get rid of. And to think, I just went through this process last year too!

Wendy said...

Hey, I'm over 45 and I don't like Real Simple either!

Lisa said...

Okay so I'm close to 45 and I don't get your comment?
I always thought Real Simple was for 30-somethings who wake up one day and realize they want to be able to create a home and don't know how to do it. Oh, and for people who think spending too much money on something somehow equals living simply? Am I wrong?

i suwannee said...

i think yal are right -- i guess since it wasn't appealing to me, it was maybe appealing to another demographic. i was just reaching. apparently it's not appealing to anyone...

amy said...

Yes, Oh yes! I know that feeling VERY well. I chuckle as I read this post (just catching up!) because it's kind of a crazy good feeling & I'm not the only one! You put those nonsensical thoughts in my head perfectly and right out loud. I know I'm gonna get some sh*t done but I start to deflate, it's actually kind of disappointing. Ha!

Deodand said...

I liked RS when it first came out but it's really gone downhill. There's a lot of US-only info. in it lately too, which is annoying to us "foreigners".

It's probably going to get sucked under soon, which is sad because I like the design.

miss dixie said...

laura...i am laughing so hard at your comment about RS!! how are they still in business? i'm 27 and i find it moronic. so as jaime said..it really doesn't appeal to anyone..classy...stylish....intelligent...

purging/reorganizing...thank god i am not the only one who has "why do we have all this crap moods"...i do the exact same thing. except mine are every three to four months..its slightly psychotic. talking about psychotic behavior, kristin van ogtrop is a cRaZy B. seriously? a dumpster? and considering her magazine has a whole section devoted to reuse projects you would think she would have gotten the memo on how important reduce.reuse. recycle. is to her mag...the world...

i suwannee said...

Hehehhhe I just reread 'easy ways to blink'.

 

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