Maybe the Kinect will do it

January 7, 2012 § 1 Comment

The couch has been moved all the way to the back of the living room, making the space larger and, seemingly, tidier. We still don’t have room for multiple people to play Kinect at once, though, so we’re thinking of moving the couch to the side so we can use all the space in front of the TV to play Just Dance 3. (What? It’s boring to play alone.)

To that end, I need to get everything picked up off the floor of the living room. I’m being slightly side-tracked, though, by my frantic need to expand on my Les Mis tattoo before the movie comes out. I don’t want someone to try and tattoo Taylor Swift onto my leg because they think that’s what Eponine looks and sounds like. Nope nope nope.

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Resuscitation: Attempt 1

December 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

So, recent events have conspired to make me want to revive this blog. However, I don’t think the strategy I was using before to keep my house clean is going to be very effective going out. It required a bit too much…what’s the word? Coordination? Yes, coordination. And memory. Those of you who know me know that I’m low on both of those.

I had to remember not only to clean, but to time it. Honestly, timing it took up a significant portion of the timed time!

So I need a new strategy. Something simple and easy, yet effective. Actually, the effectiveness of it doesn’t matter too much as long as it’s more effective than doing nothing. While I can’t go so far as to say that my bathroom hasn’t been cleaned at all since I let this blog go, the truth is slightly closer to that than I’d like to admit.

Any suggestions?

Bueller?

Did some laundry yesterday

September 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

I did 33 minutes of laundry yesterday. Usually it takes about twice as long to fold laundry, but the Brit boy was helping me out. Yay!

Level 6
XP 291
Tidy 3
Clean 3
Organize 4
Next 315

I also spent some time sorting through piles of papers and I found the divorce papers I’d been looking for. They’re coming with me today and this week, hopefully today but we shall see, I’ll be heading to the courthouse to file them. Wahooozahs! <–That is a cheer everyone should take up. Yes.

More laundry on Sunday

September 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

So on Sunday I did a little more laundry. I was planning on folding it all, and therefore racking of a lot of xp since that takes a while, but I…didn’t. Don’t really remember what I did. Drank some wine and went to bed? Probably.

Yeah, that seems about right.

Anyway, took me six minutes of actual work to do laundry all day.

Level 6
XP 258
Tidy 3
Clean 3
Organize 4
Next 315

I’m looking at my word cloud of tags here and nothing quite compares to “laundry” except “video.” I’m thinking either someone needs to figure out a way to make it so people don’t have to do laundry so often, or I really should be working on other parts of the house. Probably both.

Three minutes of laundry

September 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

I did three minutes of laundry yesterday. Mostly, I hung out with Brit and played Folklore. I love the fact that we have a day off together now! Today will be my actual doing-stuff day, but I figured I’d log yesterday’s time first.

Level 6
XP 252
Tidy 3
Clean 3
Organize 4
Next 315

And today’s level-up sound effect is inspired by Valkyria Chronicles

Durdeedurndun!

Multitude of housework – Part 2

September 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

So for the rest of the day…let’s see. I folded all the laundry and put it away (while watching season four of The Guild); I cleaned the toilet; and I vacuumed the living room. All of this took an hour and 12 minutes.

I learned something important today. If you’re ever in your storage room looking for your crappy vacuum and you happen to see another vacuum sitting there and you happen to decide to use it because no vacuum can suck more than yours (or less, since it’s a vacuum)…. If you ever find yourself in that situation, make sure that the vacuum bag is completely zipped up before turning it on or you might end up with some very pointy dust in your eye. Just sayin’.

I realized a bit after posting earlier today and I forgot to cut the XP in half for the shopping, but I also cooked an awesome dinner which I’m sure took longer to do than the 13 minutes it’d take me to pick up those missing XP, plus I didn’t count it in my time above, so I’m going to call it even.

Level 5
XP 249
Tidy 3
Clean 2
Organize 3
Next 250

Here’s how it went when I realized where I’m at:

Me: I went up two levels? No…wait… I’m one away from level six? Sigh.
Brit: That’s one minute of work?
Me: Yeah. Or two minutes of shopping.
Brit: I’ll give you the XP for a night of sex!
Me: Sigh.
Brit: …You know you want to level up…!
Me: Double sigh.
Brit: You’re recording this, aren’t you?

Anyway, today’s level-up sound effect is inspired by D&D…

Frank: Yay! We leveled up!
Don: OK everyone, that means you get a feat and an extra kazoo.

Multitude of housework – Part 1

September 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’m going to be doing more work, but I just got back in from shopping, and it’s hot out, and my car doesn’t have a/c, so I’m sitting and resting for a minute. I figured I’d put down my XP so far in the day so I don’t lose track.

Let’s see, I’ve done about three minutes of laundry. This number will go up significantly when I start folding. Then I went to the store to buy some board games and ended up grocery shopping. Boo. Well, I spent 25 minutes on the actual shopping and then seven minutes putting stuff away once I got home. Let’s see… that’s a total of 35 minutes.

Level 4
XP 177
Tidy 2
Clean 2
Organize 2
Next 190

I’ll post again later once I’ve played some video games and folded some laundry and cleaned up that durn suitcase that’s still cluttering up the dining room ever since I got back from the con. (Did I lie about being messy? No, no I did not.)

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