Shout out to my sister Kate who somehow stumbled upon my blog. Don’t worry Kate! I’m not really living on the brink of poverty/depravity/insanity!
I did however—to my sister’s alarm— really do that thing where I threw out all my kitchenware. And now that I’ve moved back into my own place I’m really starting to feel the effects of the rash, illogical, irresponsible— yet wholly necessary— cleansing of the kitchen cabinets and drawers.
I really do have only 4 plates now. I have 4 bowls. It makes it sort of awkward when you try to cook something and then also serve it. I also for some reason have no butter knives and only 4 big serving spoons and 4 baby spoons. No regular sized spoons. Did I leave them in the dishwasher at the old place? Would it be awkward to show up at the old house and ask about those spoons?
One thing is for sure. It almost forces me to do the dishes every day (almost).
I also threw out my couch and some chairs. I’m not getting any new ones. I gave away a bunch of stuff on craigslist.
And I got rid of 90% of my books. And I threw out 25% of my CDs. I don’t have a TV or internet connection (some people say with pride that they don’t have a TV. Well that doesn’t mean shit because I know you hulu and youtube your share of TV. I don’t have internet or even a goddamn laptop. I’m keepin’ it real, yo!)
And now I’m killing my tumblr.com.
I can’t say that I exactly thought this whole thing out, or that I’m making a conscious effort to reinvent myself.
But this process is very interesting. I highly recommend it.