Monday, February 05, 2007

moving sucks, part I

You know how people are always saying "I'm NEVER moving again"? That's because moving sucks. My living room is an obstacle course of full boxes, half-full boxes, empty boxes, trash bags and darting cats. My coffee table is littered with (more) crap (than usual). And amongst all this, there's no way any actual routine cleaning is getting done.

On the positive side, J is sorting through his many, MANY boxes of possessions, trying his best to find things he can actually bear to part with. So this weekend, we shared many laughs (in between the even more numerous moments in which one of us nearly assassinated the other) over old diaries, photos, and other mementos. A few highlights:

--I found my diary from freshman year of high school, in which I spend pages discussing my huge crush on a boy whose hair is "long in the back, but not too long, because that would be ugly". I have a feeling I'll be sharing a few of these entries with you all eventually.

--J dug out his old prom photos, in which he sports hair that is, um, pretty darn long in the back, and a white tux (also short in the front, long in the back, like the hair) with a peach cummerbund to match his date's huge peach lace-and-frill covered dress. He's so lucky to have found me instead ;)

--At one point, J barged into the bathroom, where I was washing my hands, and announced "dry your hands, I have something cool to show you but be sure your hands are dry first." So I dried my hands, and at his instruction (which I'll probably seldom follow in the future), closed my eyes and opened my hands. When I opened my eyes I saw that I was holding a handful of teeth. NOT cute, innocent baby teeth. No, these were his Big, Ugly, Adult, WISDOM TEETH. Not exactly what I was expecting. However, I will admit that this was much less traumatic then the time he showed me the rubber-banded remains of that long-in-the-back part of his former hairstyle, which he had for some UNGODLY reason kept in a box since he cut it off. I'm pretty sure I insisted that we could reminisce over his long lost mullet just fine by looking at pictures of it; and so it found its way to the dump, where it probably got covered in toxic waste and is now roaming the Northeast attaching itself to unsuspecting victims.

With regard to something else I discovered during this hellish moving process: I would just like to say that I love the fact that J and I have at least 2 giant Rubbermaid bins labeled "Costumes".

10 comments:

Patrick (fishlamp) said...

How can the two of you have that many costumes? Wait... nevermind.

Mary Beth said...

I am a firm believer that if you can survive moving, purchasing a car, and purchasing a home, your marriage is solid. So if both of you are still alive when this is over I think you're doing pretty well!

Can we see a picture of the mullet? Please? Can we?

Kat E said...

I'm already afraid he's going to kill me for even writing about it... (but maybe I can email you one in secret). I will just say that as mullets go, it was pretty fabulous. I probably would have fallen for it back in the day but shhh...don't tell him or I'll have to stop teasing him so much about it.

karaokekitty said...

You're actually getting J to throw things away? I'm impressed!

Chrysanthemum said...

Two things...

1. I can totally vouch for the fabulousness of the mullet.

2. I can't believe that you made him get rid of it.

Kat E said...

I'm sorry Chrysanthemum, would you rather I'd had him bring it over to your house? I'm sure I could have fashioned a lovely kind of shadow box art piece incorporating it.

Jennifer said...

The wisdom teeth thing is just gross. Are you reading this J? Really, dude. It’s gross.

I so love the box of costumes…

I found my high school diary last year and posted several entries, to the utter delight of my readers. Most involving my schemes to lasso the son of a preacher man. I will look forward to hearing more of yours! =)

Kristin said...

I'm sorry I'm so behind in all this! CONGRATS on the house! THROW the teeth away! I think cable companies in general are the devil (in TX we have Time Warner and just had SIX visits to the house to install our Tivo Series 2. Dirty bastards). I agree w/ Mary Beth, and would just like to add "assemble Ikea furniture" to the list.

Kat E said...

Jennifer--to be fair, after I got over the initial shock of the teeth, I did look more closely at them and proclaim "hey, look at those roots. teeth are f'in cool!"

Thanks Kristin! Totally agree on the Ikea furniture...

Lever said...

That mullet would have looked cool on the aerial of your car, don't ya think? ;) :D