Monday, January 09, 2006

yawn

So, last night I woke up to Bill talking in his sleep, quite audibly, about Microsoft, Google & the Great Firewall of China. Or something like that. I swear this happened, he was in full-blown lecture mode about something to do with the above-named items. There is a chance, however, that I dreamed this and Bill is in fact innocent. I do have a history of dreaming things and then waking up, believing that they happened. I also believe that I dreamed last night that I told someone that my little brothers were both 6'4" and 220 lbs. However, that's not really true, one brother is not that tall and neither are that heavy. But anyway I feel pretty sure that I did in fact do this, except that I don't remember talking to any strangers yesterday, or really, at all over the weekend. So I have to assume that I did dream that part, but I nevertheless believe that Bill did talk in his sleep about technological stuff.
And speaking of my brothers, one has decided to move into my bedroom! I have been moved out for a week... or 6 years minus 3 months, as I prefer to look at it, and he's taking over my room of millions of years. Granted, it is the best room not occupied by my mother, but it's mine and I kinda thought I could just leave all my unneccessary stuff there for the next, oh, 10-70 years. But no, I actually have to decide whether or not I should really keep my Eleanor Roosevelt report from the 6th grade... and by this weekend too! I am not really a pack rat, but you know, I have about a half dozen boxes of various crap shoved around my room, not to mention the specific crap like all my books and photos from high school? And seriously, what on earth do people do with their jewel cases when they can't leave them at their mom's house anymore? On one hand, literally everything in my bedroom could be donated to goodwill and I would never really even notice, but to be forced to actually make these decisions... I had hoped to stretch it out over the next 8 months or so.
But really, what do people actually do with jewel cases?

7 comments:

ruth said...

oh, bummer. i really hoped that someone would know the answer to my jewel case debate, but obviously my readers are as puzzled by what to do with them as i.

Bill McClain said...

I think you should use them as coasters! Break them in half and put them cover side up!

Dan said...

I was actually straining my brain to think of a use for them. I can't think of any, except maybe the coaster idea.

You could create art with them! That's it! You could draw picture or put photos in the front and then hang them on the wall. Or you could create a collage. Or one of those giant phots made of other photos, like Lincoln or Yoda.

I'm just rambling now.

ruth said...

yeah, if i had fine motor skills or any type of craftiness gene, I might look into making stuff. Really, I was hoping someone would say something like "I just throw them out" or "donate them to starving children in Africa where they use them for shoes" or "You would be a damned fool to get rid of them." You know, something where I could totally absolve myself of responsibility to my jewel cases.

Dan said...

Actually, just do what I did: throw them all in a dumpster and then throw your arms into the air and yell, "YES!"

ruth said...

Hey, and our dumpster is definitely within an easy throw from the balcony. I am envisioning weeks of fun throwing and "YES!" yelling.

Jen said...

I've got about 300 stashed at my mom's house still.. 1500 miles away. Ha.