If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Friday, April 10, 2009

News Flash

I cleaned my house. Well not all of it but the really smelly parts. And I'm not talking the type of straightening up that used to go on here before I took up the NIH Challenge--no I'm talking about the moving-furniture-and-using-products-with-chemicals-that-make-you-a-little-woozy-if-you-lean-in-too-close-and-forget-to-open-the-windows kind of cleaning.

It all started last night when both b and I made it home at a reasonable hour. I believe he was thinking cocktails in the backyard before dinner but I started cleaning the bathroom instead. In only an hour and a half I managed to de-funkify the bathroom and straighten the office (aka Angel's room) and he got halfway through the kitchen (its a big room). We broke for dinner and our Thursday night TV line-up.

Today, after a morning of heavy grant work, I decided to finish the kitchen. Sure the rest of the house is a sty but the two most important rooms are currently grime-free. To quote my friend Eliza, aka MFA Mama: WHOO TITS!

An unrelated news item: I just found out my BIL has a blog. Check him out. His writing is not for the faint-of-heart but its excellent. I'll have to add him to my blogroll, which makes me realize I need to once again update my blogroll as I am (a) finding great new blogs to follow (yay!) and (b) still losing bloggy friends (sigh--I still blame facebook).

Related to the unrelated news: the twitter experiment is still ongoing. Its getting better but I'm not exactly twitter-saavy yet. However I found out I can follow Dr. Drew, and that right there my friends is worth the price of admission. Yes Celebrity Rehab--really all things Dr. Drew-- is a guilty pleasure.


Anonymous said...

AAwWw! Thanks from the BIL, thanks for the shout-out!

I wish I had the patience for Celebrity Rehab. I go right for the vein, a double-shot of INTERVENTION every Monday night on A&E.

Walk on...

Seeking Solace said...

"Who want's a clean house?"!!!!

Julie said...

I laughed at your chemical description. I always get those head rush headaches from cleaning. Not that I do it that often:)

My friends are trying to talk me into Twitter. I haven't done it yet. I'm learning to never say never, though. It sounds like you're getting it all figured out.

I love the links. I'm stupid and don't know what a BIL is. But I like the site.

Have a great weekend!