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Nitrozac

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Icon 2 posted August 21, 2006 11:06      Profile for Nitrozac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Isn't it amazing how the human brain can live amongst clutter and mess and "not see" it? How marvelous our brains can do that, yet, how sad too. Sometimes I have to take a photo and look at it to see it realistically. Weird.
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I'm surrounded by more than a few piles of clutter now. I think I've found motivation to clear one or two piles of it, as I'd like to sit in this one particular chair. [Razz]

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I've had two painting week-ends in about six weeks, and two other week-ends away from town. Although I took last week off, my condo is still upside-down. (Ok, I didn't do much last week anyway.)

But I can totally understand the "living in clutter and not seeing it" concept. I do it all year round - but you know what? It's MY clutter, and I'm fine with it! [evil]

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I spent six weekends in a row either away or sick. I've barely begun to work on the massive mess. [ohwell]

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I've been using the same coffee cup, unwashed for 4 weeks straight, and still haven't got infected... We're amazing creatures aren't we. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Ugurcan:
I've been using the same coffee cup, unwashed for 4 weeks straight, and still haven't got infected... We're amazing creatures aren't we. [Big Grin]

Well, that's why I use the same cup for water throughout the day... it's pretty close to being cleaned that way, isn't it? [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by Ugurcan:
I've been using the same coffee cup, unwashed for 4 weeks straight, and still haven't got infected...

If you like your coffee the way my Turkish friends do, I'm not surprised.
No bacteria would survive for long in that brew.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by Ugurcan:
I've been using the same coffee cup, unwashed for 4 weeks straight, and still haven't got infected...

If you like your coffee the way my Turkish friends do, I'm not surprised.
No bacteria would survive for long in that brew.

I've had turkish coffee before.. they serve it at one of the coffee shops back home. Good stuff. Takes forever to prepare, and unless you have someone who knows that they're doing, it's more grounds than it is fluid.

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quote:
Originally posted by nerdwithnofriends:
I've had turkish coffee before.. they serve it at one of the coffee shops back home. Good stuff. Takes forever to prepare, and unless you have someone who knows that they're doing, it's more grounds than it is fluid.

My boss has a knack for it; she greets me at the office anytime I have to show up before noon with a cup. It's good for what ails ya!
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The clutter in my office is now so bad it actually depresses me. I know it makes me less productive, but it's more than I want to face - and there are more interesting things to work on. I may have to get a new job just so I can throw everything out and start fresh.
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I'm beginning to think that the only thing that's going to fix my clutter is a flamethrower. [Frown]

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Hm, or borrow a digger and bury most of my room in the front garden :> That would be nice, but I do imagine the flamethrower approach might have some therapeutic merits ... Along the lines of "Burn /mo[a-z]+/, burn!!"
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My personal definition for the difference between "cluttered" and "well organized" is "can I remember where I put something"? As long as the answer to that is "yes", it is "well organized" (and that state can last a surprising amount of time). Once the mental filing system fails, then it's time to clean up. I think of it as "just in time organization"...
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You know you have real clutter "issues" (Damn! I hate that word. [Mad] - but I had to use it to get it outta my brain [crazy] ) when you sort everything into two piles:

1) Important stuff to file away
2) Junk to get rid of

and next day? You can't tell which pile is which. [ohwell]

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Doesn't lots of clutter mean that a genious is at work? As a self-proclaimed artist, I've always got lots of projects on the go and stuff everywhere. I think it just means we're highly motivated [Smile]
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Heh not in my case. It means I am specifically not motivated to try to figure out what everything is and what to do with it.

Anyone remember how Defrag in DOS 6 would get stuck in a loop when your drive was too full, unable to find any way to shunt the files around? It gets like that -- not enough room to rearrange anything!

But more often, the mere thought is too daunting, too many objects, too little idea how to categorise and store them.

Flamethrower it's got to be.

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quote:
Originally posted by jfw: I think of it as "just in time organization"...
That's a great concept. I have to figure out how to use it in a conversation one day.
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Post some pics of your clutter. I'll post mine in the Morning.
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If you must... [evil]

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Fuck me! What a hovel!!

3 LC475s? Why god? Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyy?

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¿Huh? Two are orignal LCs, one is an LC III. One of the LCs is the first Mac I ever owned. As for why, because I'd have to find a new loving home for them and they're reasonably out of the way. I know someone who'd take all my old Mac stuff if either of us had a car.
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And an original game boy I see.

Vintage! They must be getting valuable for their retro cool by now surely?

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Maybe. I am keeping that one :) I have a bright yellow one where the screen cover fell off (both had that problem but the glue job only worked on the grey one). But I have exactly one cartridge, Tetris. Never really bothered to get any more :P I guess I should get Bomberman for it, since I love that game.

I love the audio quality on it though.

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I had an original grey one, but sold it. I missed tetris so much I had to buy another, and also got one of the bright yellow ones.

Unfortunately, that got nicked when we were burgled last year. Insurance bought me a DS, and now tetris and SMB are out, I'm happy enough with the replacement. Tetris online is the dogs bollocks.

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