Friday, October 10, 2008

Stuff

OK.
I'm slowly (very slowly) working my way through all my crap and ruthlessly tossing stuff which doesn't fit. The debris I'm coming across and the most unlikely junk I've accumulated over the years is astonishing.
First:
T SHIRTS.
I'm truly amazed at how many I own.
How many white T shirts are necessary to get by in life?
I'm only realising this as I've had a maid come in recently and she took it on herself to iron and fold em up.
At £10 an hour I suppose it was a more interesting activity (in front of the telly) than actually cleaning
When T shirts are scattered around in laundry baskets and piled high and crumpled, never to be worn, they don't acquire any sort of critical mass in your consciousness.
If I stacked up all my T Shirts one on top of the other they would reach the top of ....well you get what I'm saying.....
Some of these shirts are years and years old (they've gone grey)
Others were bought last week.
Sometimes I just have to shake my head from side to side.
PICTURES OF OLD GIRLFRIENDS
I'm not talking about pictures I've taken.
I'm talking about pictures they had taken by some pro photo bug friend of theirs (and just happened to have in a frame) and gave to me. At the time it was a bit endearing to see that "I was soooo fine I could have been a model".......... thing.
Now however.....
Monuments to the girl's vanity and my bad judgement.
Why has it taken so long for them to go in the........
Bin.
The vast majority of what I'm picking over is junk and a bit disappointing.
Clearly I'm a Master of the Mundane.
I'd have expected to find this stuff on the shelf at Wallmart (Asda here in the UK) rather than hiding under my bed.
Where are the lost manuscripts?.....The brilliant body of unfinished work hinting at an un-cynical , un-jaded, insightful....... younger.......... me?
I'm afraid they reside in the drunken drift off to sleep we all indulge in from time to time.
I have to face up to the fact that the sum total of the past years is a ton of spent batteries, impulsive DVD purchases and electronic junk.
How many web cams does one need?
Its a bit sad really.
Well not sad .
It is what it is.
Before ye cast the first stone...........
Look in your own closet.
Love T

6 comments:

sarah_500 said...

Boarding school cured me of the need to horde, packing all your belongings at the end of every academic year made sure you got rid of the crap.

Men are notoriously bad at de-cluttering. If you haven't worn, watched, played (for all you x-box fanatics), read or used (gadgets usually of the kitchen variety)in over a year then you DO NOT need them.

Anonymous said...

Motivated by your T-shirt & photograph catharsis (might have been worth keeping the frames), I have laid waste to the front garden. As a result of this scorched earth policy, my green bin is brimming. May I commandeer yours?

TR-HW

Anonymous said...

Making an executive decision to seize the green bin (needs must).

Hope all OK

Best

TR-HW

Anonymous said...

Hmm agree men are bad at de-cluttering, there is some Y-linked seize - conquer - booty - hoard -amass thing going on there.

Terry your green bin is mine, mine I tell you, mine - well at least for tonight - I will bring it back tom.

TR-HW

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Catch up before you decamp to Honk.

Take care sausage-side.

TR-HW

Anonymous said...

I dissagree my 18yr old has just gone to uni :( and as i was a nice mum i let her have the largest bedroom .... well after carrying 21 shoes in a suit case and goodness know how many bags cloths etc to her small bathroom like uni room . I was left to sort out the bomb explosion of my new room :) yeppii only it took me 9 soild hours of clearing sorting and five bin bags of rubbish and a ton off dust aahh choo !! she horded clutter like it's going out off fashion ,and put it in what was my room ,trying to make it as nice as poss for when she comes home :) oh and she still has a suit case full of shoes with me :) lol now u must think she is an air well she is not , she is kind are carring and her best friend in the world has just been told she has Luekimea i think i have spet that wronge :( she is also 18 and very poorly in London since thursday , so now my daughter is going to give bone marrow, which i might add i told you i wanted to give back in the summer b 4 any off this ,well go on her i can only give blood :) which i am doing again on tue , and was told by Em she was given my type :) one of the rare ones, so it is a funny world or not in Bridets case :( but getting back to clutter girl do have it and so does the charity shop that i visit xx penny