Detox/Recharge project

step 1: reduce visual clutter

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Gotta get the bedroom nice so I wake up to a non-stressful environment.

clutter reduction continued

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Someday we'll get a coat rack instead of piling our hoodies on the library stair/chair, but it works for now.

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step 2: stage things for next activities

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step 3: optimize for relaxed housemate

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windowseat primed with New York Times, Wired & New Yorker for Joe to recline with when he gets back from day 2 (of 3) of his class for work

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step 4: get clean

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I even shaved my legs, a hassle I confess to frequently putting off…

step 5: good dinner & scratch some things off the general shopping list

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Nachos!

Step 6 not photographed: Sleep as long as I want, which turned out to be over 10 hours.

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Saturday Discardia

Need a little chest freezer?

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5.3 cubic feet. Nice for those who make soups or like to minimize their shopping trips to Trader Joe's.

$90 and you pick it up at my place in the Castro, SF. It's not heavy.

Still under 5 more years warranty against compressor failure. Have manual, warranty & receipt.

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Inside view of freezer with 7oz mac & cheese boxes for scale

Selling the catsuit. *sigh*

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Most unfortunate.

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From the 2003 work Xmas party. Of course someone gave me two copies.

Nice folks at Nirvana on Castro St

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When I first moved into this apartment I got a nice welcome from Brent-Dawg at Nirvana.

Another cool receipt doodle from Brent-Dawg at Nirvana

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I'd forgotten how damn cool our cards were at SoftDevices

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And that my old title was "Mission Commander".

Ah, the good ol' startup days…

Cool Halcyon sketch on the front of the awards book from 3 years ago

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Why yes, I am one of those stinking liberals

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(The joint membership is with my grandfather, who died at the end of 2001 but inspires me still)

gone now, but I always liked the business card for Friendly Spirits

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Can't knock that phone number either.

Mysterious to-do list from my former housemate, Chris P.

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disappointing 16th St restaurant

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walked by there for years, finally tried it this past year, underwhelmed

old shopping list found among other papers

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vintage probably ~2004-2005

Christmas Revels, 2004, 18th Century Scotland theme

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Dance-Along Nutcracker, 2004

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Good advice when you want to focus

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Working/playing hard today

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Amazing how much you can done when you just sit down and finally start doing it (and when you decide that a mobile phone just sent straight to Flickr is good enough photo quality instead of thinking you need to scan everything).

Good restaurant I went to a few years ago with family

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Pleasure-inducing map received on first visit to the mighty Powells Books

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Equlin?

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The logo of my friend Ron Pottol's old employer Appaloosa Interactive always reminded me of the Playboy character Femlin

Juan Muñoz sculptures

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from the December 2001 issue of Smithsonian. I'd really like to see these someday.

Almost filled up recycling bag #1 today

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old self portrait by my friend B.J. West

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Probably from 1992 since this is, I believe in the St. John St. apartment building we were living in in San Jose then.

Pictures from [a certain person] of a visit to the walrus pool at the zoo

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Happy walrus

Another friendly walrus comes to visit

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cuddly walruses

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VERY happy walrus!

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Lest you think that masturbation is some hominid-only sort of thing…

Title portion of an article by Chris Hudak

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Can't remember when this was from. First half of the 1990's I'd guess.

My favorite Heifer Project picture

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copyright Heifer/photo by Darcy Kiefel

The most intense illustration of the work Doctors Without Borders does

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The mailings with the bracelet and the hole card just shake you to realize how extreme the situation is. Children are starving to death. Still. Despite all our worldwide wealth, we still let children starve to death. And it's a slow, painful process for child and parent. And it's preventable.

Donate: www.doctorswithoutborders.org

The wonderful look of the first Lord Loves A Working Man demo album

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Which is a CD, not a record, of course.

Alphabetizing therapy

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When I'm stressed (yesterday was a crappy day; it's bad enough to have someone leap to unfounded conclusions, worse when they blog it as fact) I find it very soothing to put something in order. Since my life is actually pretty great right now and things are ticking over well at work, the CDs got the attention.
There's a big stack of soundtracks/cast recordings, compilations, jazz, and classical out of frame to the left.

These CDs now represent my real iTunes collection. The stuff I've wound up not liking – rating it lower & lower and then deleting it – is listed on lala.com and in a box in the living room ready to be shipped out when someone wants it.