Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.
Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.
My parents cleaned out a lot of stuff when they sold the house in NY, but my sisters and I joke about the weird garage sale we're going to have to have someday (hunting rifles, fishing poles, fabric scraps) and what we can take to the antiques road show (things we find in the back of the freezer, e.g. retired Ben & Jerry's flavors).
When my mother asked what I wanted her to save out of my stuff, I named a few things, but then figured anything I couldn't remember could go.
My DH is a pack-rat, and everything is sentimental to him, no matter how broken. So long as it doesn't attract bugs or vermin, I just let him have it in his corner of the basement because it isn't a fight worth having. He still has his collection of high school math textbooks because he might need them someday. Reminding him that there are two math PhDs in the family who can get him a new textbook if he really needs one hasn't convinced him to part with what he's got.
Well, I hope the move goes well, Lisa, but I’m sorry you didn’t get a chance to advocate for something closer to you.
I think sometimes things are less intrinsically valuable and more a touchstone for times, hopes, and plans that may have been derailed. I still have my books from my flying lesson days, even though the unexpected medical issues mean I’ll never be able to do that again. I guess the key is making the touchstones rare and, ideally, small. I should probably winnow it down to one book, and the smallest of the lot.
Wow Lisa that is fast. Sorry it is further away.
In pretty good political news from here (a rare one!): Merav Michaeli, feminist politician to the core and an excellent parliamentarian, just won her party's primary elections. She's the only woman to head a party, even though the current situation of her party is pretty grim (there's another woman who is leading a parliamentary group, who isn't getting enough votes to become a party). I don't think I'll vote for her party because they're not as progressive as I'd like them to be, but it's certainly good news.
Roommate will be leaving next Thursday, and I realized that I really want someone else to move in here as soon as possible (first people to see the place will be coming this week). I always preferred living with someone to living alone, but with the lack of socialization this year and too many inside thoughts I don't want to live on my own. It will be too lonely.
I enjoy being able to be like "oh I think I have a [cable/battery/sharpie/piece of cloth] for that!" and having a lot of stuff. BUT, I think the key is I'm not attached to the vast majority of it. I have a lot of bakeware, but I'm not attached to that particular bakeware, just like having it handy. So I feel like if I needed to, I'd be fine without the vast majority of the stuff. My issues are mostly regarding clothes/shoes, which are a little harder to replace with exact/very similar things, sometimes.
Had zoom book club this morning--only five of us on, and only one had finished the book--I got halfway, and another person was like, a chapter away from the end. We're usually better than that! I miss book club in person with pastries and mimosas and hanging out.
Oh wow, Lisa, I can't imagine having to move that quickly! I have told my mother not to worry about cleaning out the attic because when she dies, I'll just hire a dumpster and some movers, but that wouldn't work if she were moving!
Their house isn't on the market yet so we will have time to move out stuff they aren't bringing to their apartment.
So I don't have a kid info dumping about anime or Minecraft but I have M who has been giving me a whole rundown on the pros and cons of this character in Diablo 3 . I've never played this so I don't know anything. And I just keep saying "mmhimm. " and "sure"
I have no idea what prompted you to say that Dana, but I agree.