Going Kondo

No, I’m not selling the ITP Estate and going for a condominium (at least not yet).

Going Kondo
This weekend will be about getting rid of things from the ITP Estate (note to self: don’t get rid of board games which may be worth some money). I am going to attempt a modified version of the “KonMari” method for getting rid of things as described in the book The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up written by Marie Kondo. Kondo, a woman obsessed with tidying and minimalism professes to touch each item and keep only those that spark joy. There hasn’t been a whole lot of joy sparked in the ITP Estate in a long time, perhaps this will help me considerably clean out this place.

To help matters there is an Electronics Recycling Day in East Atlanta tomorrow. I plan to bring a bag-load of electronics up there, either on foot if the weather is still okay, or by car if rain is happening. Question: Can someone explain to me why recycling centers will take computer monitors for free, but charge to recycle televisions (including flatscreen televisions)?

Guilt Free Netflix And Chilling
Note: My use of “Netflix and chilling” is in the literal sense, not the way the kids use it today.

With the pressure of the interview behind me I allowed myself to decompress on the couch and watch hours of Netflix. It felt great.

Quick Wrap About Yesterday
I thought it went well. If I don’t get an offer for this job I don’t know what’s going on, and will seriously consider moving to get out of the Atlanta market. The waiting has begun.

Today I will be returning to LA Fitness for the first time in a week. Yikes!

I took a picture yesterday while eating at The Majestic Diner:
Breakfast Of Champions

A gift card for credit card rewards points I redeemed is now three days late. If this doesn’t arrive in the mail today I am going to have to find out how to get the company to send me a new one. What a hassle.

Another $20 Amex gift card arrived in the mail the other day. You are correct in assuming that I will be using it before the administration fees start eating away at its balance.

I am in the market for a region-free/multi-region DVD player because I want to watch German movies. Have any suggestions?

Yesterday I finished listening to John Cleese’s autobiography. As you would expect it was an entertaining listen.

I am frustrated with the number of people who don’t understand the difference between Standard Time (ST) and Daylight Saving Time (DT) when noting the time of an event. The lack of detail is either getting greater, or I am just being exposed to it more.

I have a $5 bet on tonight’s basketball game between the Gators and Badgers with the eldest son of the Raleigh Royalty. The bet was his suggestion. I won’t be watching the game because tip-off is at 9:59 PM EDT. If I win I will take his money, and then buy the boys something with it like cotton candy or snow cones.

The Batteries+ And More on Moreland Avenue has opened. I am very pleased for this and I am not sure why.

Apparently Publix, and no stores south of Ponce is the only place I can purchase Twinings Decaffeinated Irish Breakfast Blend tea. Who would have guessed that?

Holy crap, a McSweeney’s Quarterly is on its way? I signed up for a year’s worth of McSweeney’s almost two years ago but have never received my first volume. Why? Because they haven’t published on in that long! McSweeney’s has been going through the process of becoming a non-profit instead.

Something in my backyard was unhappy with me opening the kitchen door at 10:30 last night. It was far too dark to see anything but I could hear something waddling away. My guess is that it was an opossum as I’ve seen one (or a few different ones) near my house in the recent past.

Have a great weekend.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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20 Responses to Going Kondo

  1. Andrew says:

    Dekalb County is also having their hazardous waste recycling this weekend. Believe it’s only once or twice a year so if you have chemicals and what not, this is the time.

  2. Barb says:

    I use most AmEx (or Visa) gift cards at the grocery store or another retail store – it seems there always seems to be some issue using them at restaurants.

    Everyone is DT now (except AZ) so why even mention it? just day 10am mountain time, or pacific time, etc.

    I don’t even know what a region-free/multi-region DVD player is. We can’t play German DVDs on our regular DVD player? Why?

    I also don’t know what McSweeney’s Quarterly is.

    Its massage night at my house – note to self – go get some cash at lunchtime.

    • Hmmm, grocery store, I should have thought of that yesterday.

      I agree, just omit the S or D.

      The movie studios are an incredibly restrictive lot. In order to guarantee release dates and availability they split the world into regions. Each DVD is encoded with a region number, and your DVD player usually can only play DVDs from one region. A multi-region player ignores the encoded region on the disc.

      McSweeney’s is a literary quarterly that has a different theme with each issue. As you all know I keep trying to convince myself to read more, so I subscribed almost two years ago.

      Enjoy your massage.

  3. Stacy says:

    I wonder if people get confused with the (ST) thinking it is Savings Time instead of Standard Time? That would certainly help explain it. But I personally don’t see why we need either one of them. Right now it’s 9:30am in my part of the world. There’s really no need to specify whether it’s ST or DT.

    Good luck with the waiting. As Tom Petty once said… (you know the rest). Fingers crossed for you.

  4. HamWithCam says:

    Mmmmm…..handfuls of Tootsie Rolls!

    (Disclaimer: I give them all to my wife/daughter.)

  5. Steve says:

    All of the above. OKC anytime! And good luck with the cleanup.

    I’d think Brandsmart in Doraville for the DVD player. They have a pretty worldwide crowd.

    Off to pick up my auction “winnings” then to Stone Mountain for a meeting with the popo.


  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Sitting in IKEA, eating lunch actually. I heard a couple speaking German and I needed to get by them so I said “Excuse me” to them in German. LOL. I wonder what they thought. 🙂

    • Barb says:

      Swedish meatballs? You spend way too much time at IKEA.

      • IKEA is a happy place for me, it’s filled with beautiful women and products which inspire me.

        This was my first meal at IKEA, unless I am forgetting a previous isit. I ate the chicken meatballs. The meal was disappointing for the price, so I don’t see myself eating there again.

  7. Failed to get a workout in today. Bad Paulie!

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