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YEAREND RAMBLE – pt 3 December 31, 2010


Read pt 1 here


Read pt 2 here



Project Archive is basically finished.





Tossed a crapload of shit. Or a shitload of crap. By “tossed” I mean threw away the nonpersonal papers, and moved anything with identifying info into the shredding bin, which is heavier than ever. Anyway everything fits in one box now.


Mission semi-accomplished


I am going to rest on my laurels. Well, pillows actually, crack open the SOA dvd’s and enjoy. Then tomorrow I’ll start on the next projects.


The bookcase:




The desktop (actual & virtual):





My current files:




Thank goodness the computer room has a door that closes.






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Read pt 1 here




Just finished going through one archive box. Apparently I had forgotten that I already purged a bunch of stuff from the dead relatives box. The only things left in there were some pictures, my dad’s various certificates (GED, business school, volunteer probation counselor, postal service retirement, and certificate from Bush, Sr. acknowledging my dad’s service in the Army that we got at his death), as well as the flag from his coffin.


I know, I know – I need to get a case for the flag


The certs don’t really serve a purpose for me and he’s been gone almost 22 years but it doesn’t feel right to throw them out. It’s just … ink and embossed seals on paper, but they carry a weight. Not a substantial physical one, but one of accomplishment and a sense of attachment to my past. I am here partially because of the person that achieved these things.


So, anyway – on to the 2nd box. Apparently the bulk of the crap archived is my own stuff. That is a little trickier to deal with. I know you’re supposed to keep old tax records and bank statements and such for a certain period of time but jeez… I just wanna toss the crap. But it can’t even be that simple. It should be shredded. Hence the big green storage bin in the pic. Yes -all of that is crap to be shredded.


Hmmm –



“To Do”


#1 Buy a shredder

(alternative idea)

bonfire in the snow








Today is Dec 31. The last day of 2010. My plan for the day is to go through some paperwork and other crap. Out with the old, etcetera, etcetera as Yul Brynner would say.


I have 2 boxes of “archive” files. 1 box is my files – old bank records and tax filings, whatever. The other – belongs to the dead. Mother, father, great, great aunt. Papers from probate and such, papers from their lives before I even existed.


Lots and lots of files


Old papers tell a lot of unknown stories and lead to a myriad of questions that can’t even begin to be answered without joining Ancestry.com. It was in going through the papers that I found out my dad was in the Army. And it was from these papers that I also realized (found out) that I am a bastard. My date of birth – May 30, 1964. My parents wedding – sometime later. Hmmm, okay. That made a couple of things make sense.


For example – later in life my dad became really religious and got into the church, became a deacon. He was always wanting me to join and get baptized. Apparently I never was ( guess it was the whole bastard thing) I remember when my mother was really sick, people from the church came to visit and give communion.* My father wouldn’t let me take it and I never understood why. Oh well. I went to catholic school from grades 5 through the end of high school so I had already chewed that dry cracker a bunch of times anyway, but I just thought it was odd.


My plan for 2011 – well maybe not a plan. Just my hope, one of them anyway, is to remove the words “It’s complicated” from my relationship status.


I am deeply in love with someone and he’s deeply in love with me. He’s a man of secrets and presently I am one of them. I do know he’s been revealing the idea of me to his kids and a couple of friends, so I guess that’s progress, of a sort.


He’s mentioned the “m” word and the plan (my hope) is that by this time next year it’ll actually come to be. But each absence and period of radio silence frustrates me. I feel like I’m waiting for the next phase of my new life to begin, but it never actually happens. I’m attached yet separate; thinking about a life together yet existing alone.


Marriage is something I never imagined would happen for me. You think most little girls dream of their wedding day in full Technicolor detail. I didn’t. I never thought anyone would ever want to put up with me in that way. I just knew I would die a virgin. ** (Don’t worry, the fortress has been breached. And fun was had storming the castle). But I think I’ll save the post on marriage for another time. That’s a whole big confusing mishegas I don’t wanna deal with right now. Best to just reflect, take stock, enjoy the successes, accept the failures, strive to do better and look forward to the future.


*In writing this out long hand I was thinking communion, but I actually wrote out communism. Veddy, veddy interesting slip, dontcha think?


** TMI? Um … have you met me?






Happy Birthday Greg Giraldo December 11, 2010

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Greg Giraldo at wikipedia

Greg Giraldo official site

Interview with Greg Giraldo

Comedy Hall of Fame

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