Finding order in the chaos???
It has been a few days since I've posted, and for good reason. Yesterday was the big day... that's right: MOVING DAY. I started at 6 am and, with the help of Tobin (read: ROOMIE!!!), Meagan, and my parents (for a bit), I managed to have everything out of the old place, into the new, and the old place spic and span by 4 pm... not too bad if I do say so myself. That left just enough time to set up my bed (don't you hate coming home dead-tired at 11pm and having to put your bed together?? Not good.), go teach, help Tobin move her stuff in, and then unwind with the help Meagan's FANTABULOUS martinis (just make sure the cover is on the shaker, Muffin. Hehehehehehe.)
In discussing this momentous task with people (for whatever reason... what?), Tobin and I have both run into the same reaction. When we answer people's questions as to who helped us move all our stuff, there is almost universal surprise that there were very few men involved in the process. This is very annoying to me for a number of reasons. First of all, I am more able to move heavy objects than most of the men I am acquainted with (and beat several of them in an arm wrestle taboot). Secondly, they say this AFTER I've mentioned that my Dad helped out- I am indignant on his behalf. And finally (and most importantly) it is the implication that it is necessary to have a man help a woman move. I mean, COME ON!
Do these people actually mean to suggest that women are not capable of hauling heavy objects to and fro? I offer yesterday's splendidly smooth move as incontrovertible evidence that they certainly are. So there.
ps- I feel it necessary to make a quick comment on the election:
I, like most of you, was most displeased (yet, sadly, not surprised) with the triumph of the Tories on Monday evening. That said, I comfort myself by repeating the following mantra:
They've got a minority: They won't be able to do shit. They've got a minority: They won't be able to do shit. They've got a minority: They won't be able to do shit.
Try it out... see if it helps.