August 2006

Sometimes despite the best of intentions you get busy And doing even the smallest thing seems impossible much less a big one But if you want to change you have to commit and do your best however lame it may seem against the backdrop of more heroic feats So today because I am too busy […]

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10 car washes = 1 free car wash No car washes in 6 months = 1 free car wash + $10 tip xxx c (Just three more years and I’ll have another “free” car wash.) Photo by Eric Rice via Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones

Since today was laundry day, I felt like I could slack off a little on the physical inroads to cleanliness. But since I’ve got the bug and my electronic digs could always stand some de-cluttering, and in no small part because I hate greedy, slimesucking pigs who sit on URLs trying to extract a fee […]

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I was sure I’d end up cleaning out Mr. Skanky Refrigerator, as Peggy Archer calls it, before tackling the silverware drawer. Think about it: the cold would probably kill most things that could scurry out of the crisper and bite you; in the strange, furry ecosystem of the silverware drawer, you’re on your own. But […]

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I have scrubbed out my Tupperware drawer and denuded it of every orphaned lid, bottom and takeout container within. What do I get!? What do I get!? xxx c Photo by Rob, Anne & Jack via Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license.

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Not strictly apartment cleaning, but my poor, little blog has needed both tidying and sprucing up for awhile. Besides, it does reside in my computer, which is parked in my apartment. Ladies and gentleman of the blogosphere, I give you (b)links*: the new and improved blogroll, on its very own page. xxx c * blog […]

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It’s easy let things slide when I’m busy. Forget the filth: I’m not exactly batting a thousand in the diet and exercise departments these days, either. But this three-week period is as much about attitude adjustment as it is getting to clean. So it’s important that (a) I focus on just the one thing, no […]

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I have an affinity for skeptics, or they for me. Odd, because while I’ve never been religious, I’m no atheist. To the consternation of many thinking people who otherwise dig my shit, I believe firmly in many things for which there is no scientific basis, like reincarnation, ESP and all that crap they talked about […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones,The Useful Ones

1. It laughs at 6+ years of unsightly shower door buildup. 2. It dissolves in minutes the faucet scale that hours of swearing and hacking away at with a paring knife will not. 3. It has the potential to make corporate America very, very nervous. 4. Ditto the medical-industrial complex. 5. It burns! It buuuuuurns! […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones,The Silly Ones,The Useful Ones

Part of what makes for a clean and liveable living space is time. Or, more specifically, making the time. Yes, we’re all given the same 24 hours and yes, some people seem to squeeze more out of theirs, but in my saner, less self-flagellating moments, I remember that Martha Stewart does have help (and plenty […]

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