I apologize to my budding readership for my absence of late. There’s a lot of shuffling around going on in my life right now and finding things to blog about has gotten a little more difficult.
The long and short of it all is that I’ll be moving back to the mountains Friday. I don’t know the duration of my stay, and I don’t know where I’ll be heading afterwards. And I’m not making that decision right now. I haven’t been back home for the holidays in a while, so I’m viewing this as an opportunity to finally do that. What happens after the holidays, well, I’m sure as soon as I figure that out, you’ll be the first to know.
But in the process of getting my things packed, I have come to realize just how minimalistic my life is. The sum total of my possessions are, more or less, as follows:
1 suitcase, full (clothes)
1 backpack, full (random)
1 laptop bag, full (random)
2 boxes, full (books)
1 box, full (video games)
1 box, full (PS3 and random)
2 boxes, full (random)
1 laundry basket – large, full
1 laundry basket – small, full
1 coat, US Army
1 coat, leather
1 hat, Crown Royal
1 hat, Kangol
1 hoodie – gray
2 PC Towers
1 External HDD
1 42″ Plasma TV
1 set speakers with subwoofer
1 chair, folding
That’s it. Everything I own right there.
I’m not the sort of person who likes to have a lot of stuff, or I suppose it’s more accurate to say that I have no problem viewing certain material possessions as transient and unnecessary to carry on with me. As a result, I have spent the last ten years or so owning about 1 carload of stuff. I hate moving. I’ve done it a good number of times in my life. It’s stressful.
It’s a lot less stressful when all you have to do is empty out the car and you’re done. It also makes moving a LOT easier in terms of trying to make a long-distance move. Or it would be if I had a car.
The last car I bought was a financial disaster, and while having a car is almost a requisite component to the American lifestyle, I still prefer to use my legs while I’m young and able enough. I like not having to worry about car insurance or oil changes or alignments or tire rotations or head gaskets or any of that shit.
I do miss being able to hop in the car and go wherever I want without having to impose on other people or rely on public transportation. I also miss singing in the car. Like you wouldn’t believe. But it’s still nice to be able to rent a car instead of a U-Haul if you need to move.
I will probably post again before I leave town.
Man I’m gonna miss making pizzas.
Not sure if that’s sarcasm or not.