I sit here among the ruins. I think... "Hey, it's not so bad".
The Modern Trashed Dorm theme was not going over well here at the abode. Plus, a couple of days after trashing the place, Chaco went off with some friends for one of their rip-roaring 2-day LAN parties, leaving us here among the filth.
I was tempted to scoop it all into big trash bags, but lucky for Chaco, I was enjoying a virus that Magnum brought home for me from his recent travels. So I sat around among the rubble while fighting the snot wars. Although when Chaco returned yesterday, I think he was somewhat wishing that I would've just trashed it all.
But he tackled it, motivated by the fact that he wanted to hook up his computer, and doing so was pretty much out of the question in the state the room was in. I came down this morning to find this:
Trust me, this is actually much better than before, with more improvement to come. The hideous lamp is still here, but it and most of the stuff is going to a storage unit today.
So I was over looking at Mama Kat's writing prompts for this week, and all of them kind of applied in a way, but I thought of
2.) You HAVE to go back in time and choose a different career path for yourself. What do you choose?
Today I'm thinking Garbage Lady. Like a Garbage Man with different parts. I just love me some trash takin' out! And today is our Garbage Day to boot! YAY!
I've never actually seen a Garbage Lady - not on a truck anyways. They probably exist though, right? Either way, I think I can still rock the fluorescent vest. Been there done that!
Back during my actual non-traditional profession days, several other enginerds and I went on a tour of the dump. We were in the process of designing a family of products back when "environmental friendliness" was kind of a new thing, so we naturally headed for the dump to inspire our creativity.
I remember that our tour guide was a Garbage Lady who knew a surprising amount about trash and what happens to it when it leaves the dumpsters. She spoke in terms of "tons" a lot. It was a good field trip, and ever since, I've had trouble throwing things away... except when it's rained down on me in the form of a dorm purge.
In the meantime, anyone have any good Ramen recipes? We've got like a TON of Ramen...