Written by a 26 year old Unemployed female from Brighton
Written on September 12th 2010.
My flatmate just went to band rehearsal and this means I won't have anyone to entertain me for the evening. We spent all day making animations and I am suppose to continue on with that this evening while he is away. I am suppose to make something while he is out so that when he comes back he will be impressed with me. I think he will be disappointed.
I am probably not going to do it. I went to sleep in the afternoon. This completely ruined me for the rest of the day and evening. I am wearing a really really comfy t shirt which makes me want to be in bed for some reason. The duvet that I have is a light one and for some reason feels really creamy and cuddly. It is the first time in my life that I ever experienced the feeling of a duvet like this. Even though there really appears to be nothing unusual or different about it than any of the other duvets I have had in the past. It is turquoise on one side and lime green on the other. You can reverse it. I like that about it. When you get underneath it and the green side is on the inside, I pretend that I am the pit of an avacado.
Anyway, I fell asleep and I dreampt about eating fish and chips. Then when I woke up I really had to eat something so I went downstairs and got out a croissant from the cupboard. I had opened the croissants already and just folded over the bag and put them back in the cupboard. I had put a bag of lentils on top of the bag to make sure that it didn't slowly unfold in the cupboard and let air into the bag. I am weird about germs and things going off so I am extra careful with stuff like that. I cut open my croissant with a butter knife that was not really sharp enough so I kind of had to rip it a little. I squeezed mayonaise on both sides of the cut croissant but I didn't bother spreading it over, I just left it as squeezed lines. Then I cut some extra mature cheese with a butter knife. I cut off little slices and then added four pieces of salami. Then I was good to go. I came back upstairs and sat on the bed and ate it. It was amazing actually. I really like that lunch/snack.
Then after that I played around with some animation stuff and video editing. Then once I got bored of doing that I went into the other room where I have a bunch of boxes with all my things in them as I only just moved into this flat. But, I am also about to move out. This was just a month long place to live so I didn't really bother unpacking my things. Because I have sooo much stuff I figured I would try and get rid of some things before I move to the next place so I went over there and went through some things. First I went through a basket of old shoes and picked out the ones that I do not want anymore and the ones that I do. Most of them were really smelly and all flattened and cover in dust and random debris. A lot of them had torn up soles and things like that. So I threw about half of them away and boy did my hands smell horrible after that. I went downstairs and washed my hands in the kitchen with fairy liquid and luke warm water and then I got out another garbage bag to bring upstairs for more rubbish. I took some shoes from another laundry bag that I had been keeping them in and transfered those ones into the basket so that now all the shoes were together and I put the laundry bag aside for something else later when I need the space.
At this point I opened up a big box to see what was in there. I started going through it and it was mostly art stuff. Merchandise and table display things for Mundane Appreciation events. I started going through it when I suddenly saw a spider on the side of the box. I really hate spiders so I jumped back and shivered. I thought that I really had to kill this spider to continue on with my clearing. I picked up a Mundane Appreciation questionnaire from an old exhibition and swatted the spider. It did not die. When I moved my hand away the spider came upon me and I flipped out. Then of course, I couldn't see it anywhere so I thought that was it I was going to have to leave the room all together. Then all of a sudden I saw the spider again climbing up the side of the box so I grabbed a brown envelope this time and I swat it again and this time I made sure I killed it. I don't like killing spiders, but if I am alone and it is going to get in the way of what I want to do, then I will do it. If it isn't too big and I can handle getting vaguely near it. This one wasn't that big so I could deal with it.
Then I decided that I wanted to keep everything in that box anyway and looked around the room and decided that actually, I will probably want to keep everything. I find it hard to throw things away that mean something to me or could be useful in a project or something later. I definitely have to throw things out when I get to the other flat, but at least I can do that while I am putting things away in their correct place. It is hard to do that right now as I am not going to be putting anything anywhere. Now I feel all dusty and weird like spiders are crawling on me and that I am icky from rummaging through stuff. I am extremely anxious to move to my new flat. I am moving there in nine days and it is in Hove, a place where I have never lived. I am excited to explore my new neighbourhood.
I will be firstly, seeking out the local convenience store closest to my house and the nearest cafe to become friends with them and build up a relationship. The ones I have at the moment are really nice and really trust you and give you discounts and things like that. Just for visiting often or living nearby. It is kind of strange. But I value that community vibe thing. I am from a really small town in Canada so it is something that I miss. At the same time, something I am happy to get away from as well though. When you live in a really small town everyone knows you and your business and that isn't so great. Well now that I have abandoned the de-cluttering operation, I am going to sit back and listen to a music compliation I made for my internet friend.