Saturday, September 16, 2017

Clean Up Your Dog Poop!

Someone (I'm pretttttttty sure it's a fellow building tenant, but I don't have definitive proof) is letting their dog poop all over the building's front lawn. Today I just saw two piles on the dead grass.

I had respectfully approached this neighbor before in the summer, and he said  that "oh my dog just made that" when I knew it was bullshit, since it was there for a few days. It's a group of guys (not sure how many live there/who lives there), so I don't know whose dog it is.

If it is this neighbor, it makes it worse because he LIVES RIGHT HERE and can walk 30 feet to the GOD DAMN trash bins (which by the way are now way fuller and more disgusting).

People who let their dogs crap everywhere and not clean up after them suck.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Easy Ways to Be a Decent Person

Here are some easy ways to be a decent person:

  • if you have a dog, clean up your dog's poop when you let it poop outside
  • when shopping, return your cart to the cart corral; don't leave it in between parking spots, or leave it willy-nilly in the parking lot
  • when walking in a crowded place, such as a mall, don't walk incredibly slow (acceptable if you have a medical condition, are a little kid, or are elderly)
  • if at a coffee shop or a fast food restaurant, don't leave your garbage on the table/don't make a mess...throw your trash away/wipe up spills
  • if watching a movie or sporting event, don't leave your trash behind just because "someone is paid to clean it up"
  • do not piss all over a public toilet seat and not clean it up
  • if you're shopping and you have 50 items, and the person behind you has only one or two, you can let the person behind you go ahead of you
  • when street parking, don't park 5 feet behind the driveway or painted red curb...that's valuable parking real estate that could go towards another car's street space

Sunday, May 7, 2017

I Need to KonMari My Life

If you don't know who Marie Kondo is, she is the creator of the KonMari decluttering method discussed in her best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I haven't yet read the book (I did check out her follow-up book Spark Joy, but I didn't finish it in time and there was a 200+ waitlist at the library, so I could not renew it), but I get the gist of it.

The idea is to really only keep things that "spark joy" in your life (whether it's something that makes you feel good, or serves a purpose that helps you in some way). This makes total sense to me...why hold on to stuff that doesn't make you happy/is useful to you?

I've always had an issue with "stuff" - my room clean-up after graduating college comes to mind (my sisters helped me pack and I think were aghast at all the crap I still had)! It's very strange, since I don't even like clutter, but I tend to have a lot of shiet.

The majority is paper, but there are other things that I have, like old clothes and other miscellaneous stuff. I want to get rid of a lot of things, but I think it feels overwhelming having to go through each and every thing. Some road blocks that come to mind include:
1) wanting to make sure I dispose of things properly - so if it can be recycled, I want to be sure I am
2) feeling that I could re-sell some stuff (but that actually requires listing it!)
3) needing to first budget for replacements that I'll actually like, and
4) worrying that I might get rid of stuff I might need down the line

Right now I'm really into the minimalistic+mid century modern home aesthetic (you know, lots of white/bright/natural/tan and plants), and I'd really like to reflect that in my apartment.

via New Darlings

But the first part is to just get rid of stuff. I look around my apartment, and there's quite a bit of stuff I could definitely get rid of.

I need to start ASAP; I think it will be good to get rid of unwanted stuff that is just taking up valuable space (both physically and mentally).

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Hello, 2017

I'm like 3 months late, but that's ok...a lot has changed since last June (well, not personally, but in terms of life in general for the world).

I'll keep this post light though.

My winter jam for this year so far is Sylvan Esso's "Die Young:"

I heard this song on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley.

I really dig the melody and the 80s synth sounds....enjoy!