New things I have learned about myself while moving: our family is just plain weird. I will illustrate this to you in a series of box labels that I have personally written in the past three weeks, McSweeny’s List style.
Medical Texts (Don)
To Living Room:
To Living Room:
Winter Shirts (CJPZ)
Haitian Metal Art
Wait…is the office the same thing as the library? What the hell?
No, its not. We will have an office and library. We will have many leather bound volumes (not really) in multiple places throughout the house. This is why it has taken me two weeks to pack our books right now, into roughly 40 boxes. So now I get my own office for my ridiculous scribbling (lucky you!) and Don gets a PLS wet dream library with wall mounted bookshelves and a fireplace. But don’t you go thinking that I got the short end of the stick with this deal – no, no dear reader. My office has a sun porch off the side just big enough to contain a weird, 1980’s hot tub.
Why do you label your books separately than your husbands? What the heck is the “Curriculum?”
Don and I have a long standing, somewhat humorous joke about our books. We both have a lot of them, collected over the years, and they are not very good at sharing space. I believe we had one bookshelf in our current house where Don and Crystal books casually mixed, but it was a forced casualness. Beyond that level of silliness, Don has one extra-special bookshelf that is just reserved for books from his college major, the Program of Liberal Studies. The wankers, er, I mean the awesome people lucky enough to have taken this major refer to it as “the Curriculum.” Their alumni have Symposiums every summer at ND to talk about pressing issues and new research done on old issues and other generally very important and impressive things.
Of course, seeing as all of my friends in college were Anthropology, Peace Studies or Political Science majors we all like to make fun of PLS people a lot, because they think very highly of themselves. Which, in all honesty, they should, because most of them read a lot of really amazing classical pieces, are incredibly intelligent, can converse with people from any walk of life, and are really interesting. Except for the wankers. But there a re wankers in every major, so it’s not really that big of a deal. It’s just that I have more fun making fun of PLS wankers than almost any other kind. Except for business wankers. You know who you are….
Um, ceremonialsword….again, what the hell?
Yeah. I have one. It’s called a Kris or Kalis,and it’s from the Philippines. My Dad gave it to me. It’s awesome.
Why are your box contents so completely random?
Theyaren’t. They just appear that way to someone who hasn’t been packing for the last three weeks. Or maybe they appear that way to someone who doesn’t have so many random things.