Today's Link: Monster Garage
Today's Music: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
Current Book: The Life and Writings of Thomas Paine
Today's Quote: "No Santa Claus! Thank God, he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood." Francis P. Church
So... life continues. I had a bunch to say today, but I seem to have forgotten it all. I'm looking forward to Christmas. Looks like my parents and brother are going to come up on Christmas Day, which will be great. Of course we'll have to do some cleaning between now and then, but nothing gets you to do that quite like the pressure of having people over. I've been doing a lot of organizing of papers and stuff the last few days and I've realized that there is just a lot of crap that piles up in our lives, even if you're not a total pack-rat like I am. Bills, pay-stubs, insurance forms, cards, maps recipies, owner's manuals... It's all stuf you want to have around "just in case" but it gathers and piles up untill you're about ready to go crazy and take a torch to the whole lot. If you're like me in addition to that you've got boxes full of assorted cables, pages torn out of magazines, tourist brochures for places you might like to visit some day, things you might use in some kind of project someday, half finsihed projects, stuff you've taken apart and intend to put back together, etc. etc. It makes me think about the fact that one of the things that acheologists love to find in an ancient village is the dump. It tells them about what people ate, what they kept stuff in, what they did for fun, and many other things. So what are our landfills going to tell future archeologists about us? Probably all kinds of conflicting things. What would someone think if they came across the remains of your delling if it were suddenly buried, as it is right now, in a Pompeii-esque lava flow?
I think in my apartment they'd find many kinds of storage media (books, CD's, tapes, videos, DVD's) and many decorative items as well as electronics in every room. Perhaps they'd think this was some kind of library. I like that thought. Responses