Introducing a fun blog called Unhappy Hipsters.
What a hilarious site and my new obsession to follow.
First of all I was taken back by the beauty and modern design, then I fell in love with all the comments! Hilarious! I officially insert my first blog to follow on this site.
My son had one more pile to go through to fit all his belongings into one closet (except the drum set). He is much better than me at tossing. He has no emotional baggage. I hollered up the stairs, "Let me know when you find the treasure!" Sure enough, tucked inside a recipe book was a gift card. We both laughed at how it never fails that something is discovered when one organizes. He headed out the door for a latte at McDonalds with his gift card and I glanced at a T-shirt of his never worn in the give-a-way pile. I figured it was a indie-band and threw it on for yoga. As I was leaving the house my daughter laughed at me and asked if I knew what the message was. It is a support group for those who are recovering from self-harm activities like cutting.
I ran upstairs to change, and noticed my workout shirts are horrible. Starting from the left is the green "District" shirt that my son got free when he moved into the dorm. The average Joe shirt is from Target but a bit small. The Einstein shirt is from my sister in Florida who sends up promotional shirts every year for Christmas. It has a give blood message on the back. And finally my bing shirt. It was the only free souvenir I got from last year's Black Friday for getting up at 4am with my daughter to go shopping. It is also a sacrilegious shirt in a predominately mac household.
Tonight I toss them all and start wearing the two nice NEW shirts.
Only keep what you love and toss the emotional baggage...just do it..
Yesterday I took my annual pilgrimage to the city for a 6 x 3 block garage sale. I gawked at the charmnig backyards and rummaged for a few souvenirs. This interesting TED talk by Kent Larson called, "Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city", discusses ways to reduce space and maximize houses in cities.
Cities of the past where developed around the premise that people where able to get all they need within a 5-10 minute walk of their home.
At 8:10 There is an interesting car that folds up to reduce parking space.
11:15 Kent talks about the ideal (800 sq ft home design) complete with robotic walls that change with each persons needs.
The main area can change from a living /study area to...
A guest suite and bedroom...
Then be folded away for a nice living room area for the day.....
And a dining room table to fit my entire family for Christmas!
14:13 they have developed lights that have sensors to determine where you are and change voltage to save energy.
As half my family headed north for Labor Day, I stayed home and nursed a Basset Hound with a pinched nerve (he is the one stuck at the top of the stairs). I headed into the basement to make room for the drum set my son was bringing home TEMPORARILY.
Now the old me would say, "Let's move this plastic shelf right here...done"
The new me says "You can no longer hide things in this plastic shelf, what do you NEED?
The majority of the contents was paper. I allotted myself two little shelves from my art cabinet and my rule was whatever doesn't fit, goes. One pile will be donated to a daycare, one pile of construction paper, one pile of decorative paper and one pile of trash.
I went through each sheet of paper I liked and actually had to cut it down to 8.5" x11" size to fit the smaller drawer, thus I only picked my favorites. The pile for the daycare got bigger and bigger. My choices of colors got smaller and smaller. Win-win.
Then I discovered the ugly truth. I own four hot glue guns. Four. Is this like a guy who buys a new hammer everytime he can't find one? I chose the gun with the least amount of wear and threw the other three in the donation bag.
I found this purple ribbon that will be used as part of a Halloween costume this year.
Sometime before Pintrest, I read of someone recycling computer keys for letters. No wonder I never used them...that was a dumb idea.....garbage.
Finally I came across an old school project. We needed to advertise OB tampons and I created this "starter kit" to hook the young girls. On the right is a sample of the product with a lipstick holder that has an empty middle to hide the evidence in your locker. On the left is a hunk of cardboard which represents a chocolate bar, a funky pen and a cute mini calendar. I raced into my teenaged daughters room and when I pulled out the cute calendar mock-up she replied "Mom, that is so dated, there is an app for that".