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March 21st, 2004


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10:35 pm - Trim Trim Trim
As I go through everything I have stored, I am in a very strong "life simplification" mode.

I am ebaying, giving away, or flat out tossing nearly anything that isn't of value, or needed. I figure, if its been in storage for 2 years, and I haven't need of it (aside from things like furniture, and even some of that!) than I don't need it in my life.

As silly as it is to quote fight club, "The things you own end up owning you." I really think this is true.

I find myself only buying things that I think I'd like to keep forever (well made furniture) , and things that are pretty much disposable (food, etc). There are some exceptions, such as computers and entertainment, but I have been a lot better about my purchases.

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When I do make purchases just for pleasure, I spend a lot more time deciding not only whether I want something, but also making sure what I'm buying is the right type and model for me.

I also find I tend to enjoy them more now that they're fewer and farther in between.

About the only big thing I really have bought recently is a Tivo. I am a convert to the church of Tivo. I have not had much time this week for TV, but my good buddy captured all the shows I didn't want to miss, The Sopranos, The Shield, Law and Order, Wonderfalls, etc.

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From:malinkaya
Date:March 21st, 2004 08:02 pm (UTC)
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Next week I start weeding out the "filler" stuff, as I call it.
It happens every time I move, and I didn't have the time to do it this last time...
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From:jon3
Date:March 22nd, 2004 06:58 am (UTC)
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I always get a nice feeling when all my crap/stuff is weeded out to only the things I really want to keep.
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From:malinkaya
Date:March 22nd, 2004 07:51 am (UTC)
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Exactly!
From:wolfbyte
Date:March 22nd, 2004 06:35 pm (UTC)
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You are the 2nd person on my friends list to mention this today. I have been in this type of mindset (although not completely School Marm strict about it) for a while now. When I can I borrow books and movies from the library rather than buy them. It also helps save me money. When I do a major purge I feel so much more free! Like a load has been lifted off my back and mind.
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From:jon3
Date:March 22nd, 2004 08:24 pm (UTC)
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Freedom from stuff is a wonderful feeling!
From:wolfbyte
Date:March 22nd, 2004 08:28 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I forgot to ask if you knew that Michael Chiklis (sp?) on The Shield is from Lowell??? Cool, huh?
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From:jon3
Date:March 22nd, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC)
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AND he went to BU! =)

It takes a Bostonian to be that tough!
From:wolfbyte
Date:March 22nd, 2004 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Aha, I didn't know that. Good research! :D
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From:jon3
Date:March 23rd, 2004 07:26 am (UTC)
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Like most internet nerds, I cheated.
From:wolfbyte
Date:March 23rd, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
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Hey, that's where I got my info! haha

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