Category Archives: apartment

Beaten Up

Last night I finally got around to hanging some pictures that I had been meaning to put up for weeks. As is my tendency, I did a shoddy job and they came out crooked. I could have told you this … Continue reading

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Gratitude on Trash Day

News flash: I don’t like weakness. It’s probably my worst quality, my intolerance of weakness in both myself and others. People who know me are very aware that I tend to expect myself to be superhuman. So last night when … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

I woke up this morning with not much to do and an odd pain in my toe. It has occurred to me a few days prior that today would be a good day for spring cleaning. Not my usual “hang … Continue reading

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Embracing Chaos

Once a year, when we discuss St. Francis of Assisi, we begin with his most famous prayer. I keep the prayer on little blue slips of paper and pull them out every spring. Even though they are never where they … Continue reading

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Spaz in the City

It has been far too long since I had a good ol’ Spaz in the City post. I have had a good winter, falling less than usual. There was one morning when I should have known that there was ice … Continue reading

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New Bookshelves

My cramped apartment mandates a Spartan decorating style, with which my simple tastes have easily jived. The one challenge since I moved in was what to do with all the books. For years they lived on teetering bookshelves which one … Continue reading

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The Can Lady Consortium

Any BC alum who was paying attention (or who ever set foot in the mods) is well aware of the Can Lady, who trudged around campus on Saturday and Sunday mornings retrieving our empties from bushes and sidewalks. Even the … Continue reading

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goodbye, vacuum

Due to a combination of frugality, minimalism, and just not caring, I buy little and covet even less. Not only do I own few things, when I do decide that I want something, it takes me about 18 months to … Continue reading

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TV Funhouse

If any of you have ever seen the ads for the Converter Box Coupons and thought “who is the person that needs one of those?”, I have your answer: I am the person who needs one of those. When I … Continue reading

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My Christmas Tree

I don’t have a lot of holiday decorations. [There are a lot of things that could go in the blank of the sentence “I don’t have a lot of ____________”, mostly becuase I don’t have a lot of space .]I … Continue reading

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