• zchamu

    Your dog eats banana. That’s interesting. Tell me, what does that do for his flatulence? Because the beagle loves people food, but christ, does it make him fart.

  • http://www.misscranky.com Tiffany

    I’ve lived here in Utah since 1992 and I still can’t adapt to people who can’t speak English properly. If I hear a dropped “t” in my house I nearly go postal on the poor sucker who made the mistake.

    I wonder if this means my kids are in for a heaping helping of therapy later in life.

  • http://www.rightmoon.com melissa

    Interesting that people want to kick you while you’re down…questioning the necessity of a two-tivo household. Sheesh. In my “dark, surrounded by boxes, make it be over with, get the fuck out of my way, there’s too much to be done and no time or patience to get through any if this shit” times, entertainment has been a true life-saver. On the other hand, I guess you could just look to the miniature replica of the Salt Lake Mormon Temple for relief…[then we'll know your muddled mind has lost all dooce-iness.] Seriously, now: you’re almost there, so hang in. Moving really really stinks.

  • harriedgirl

    Be happy that you can afford a house when so many people cannot. I found it difficult to complain about moving when I realized that I was able to plunk 20% down on a house in California. Just wait for a supplemental tax bill to get your blood really moving!

  • jenny

    i moved into my first home this past weekend… and i totally totally know what you are going through. Can i just say that even my HOUSE PLANTS seem to know that I’ve moved and they’ve gone and just about died on me in a matter of a few days?? WTF IS GOING ON!! and who knew that when i told the painters… ” a clean beige for the kitchen, please…” they would bring over 340928347234 sample chips of BEIGE?

    all my stuff is in boxes. I cant find anything. I wish i could just go back to condo-renting hell. =(

  • http://translucent.nu Katie

    Replying to comment above:

    40 degrees? Sheesh. Come down to Vegas where it’s been at least 75 everyday.

  • http://larue.blogspot.com Summer

    Hang in there Dooce! You’ll feel sooo relieved when you’re sitting in a newly painted unpacked living room enjoying your TiVo!

  • http://www.lime-connection.com graz

    hello! i’m new here.
    graz from spain.
    i love your photos. great.
    i will come back every day.

  • http://www.kevynnmalone.blogspot.com Kevynn Malone

    Sorry, you can’t throw out the boxes yet. You have to make a fort out of them. Damn, whatchoo thinkin’, girl?

  • http://www.jodiverse.com Jodi

    Keep the boxes unpacked. Every so often, like once a year, so it’s an EVENT, pick a box and go through it. Maybe that’ll make it fun. I don’t know.

    All I do know is that I still haven’t found my fucking lava lamp that I packed 2-1/2 years ago when I moved into this apartment. I still say the movers stole it.

  • http://www.jodiverse.com Jodi

    P.S. Actually, the MOVERS packed for me since I’m a spoiled impatient baby. (They DID steal the lava lamp, then. It’s settled.)

  • http://alex.mauldin.com alex

    She fretted about boxes of cardboard / A duct tape re-enforced smorgasbord / But she said she wasn’t kidding / About the drowning sensation she was feeling / The real life that none of us can afford.

  • http://www.feliciasullivan.com felicia

    I’ve just recently found your site and it is SO fab :)
    Will certainly bookmark it!

  • http://gravitylens.org heather

    I can dig the his and her’s tivos. Thankfully, I’ve converted my fiancee to the wonder that is Formula 1 racing, so he won’t look at me funny when I watch qualifying at 8am on Saturday mornings.

    Congrats on the new house. Coming from a girl who’s moved 12+ times, I get an obscene joy out of moving. It was always fun to not label boxes, just for the thrill of discovery. We just always had to be careful not to pack the cats.

  • http://www.tenth-muse.com Joelle

    Ray Liotta is the anti-christ.

  • http://farkleberries.blogspot.com the farkleberry

    If the TiVo does accidentally record anything by Ray Liotta, here is a handy recipe that a good way to use it up:

    Ray Liotta

    2 parts mashed potato
    2 parts Mafioso
    2 parts ham
    dash of tooth whitener
    grain of salt

    Shake well, spread on toast. Serve with Michelob Ultra (bleeeech).

  • http://www.godtar.com Charles R. Kaiser

    Don’t let anti-consumer folks get you down dooce. When you buy a house that’s the best time to spend lots of cash. In fact, it’s about the only time that the bank seems willing to just THROW money at you.

    I wish that I had a Tivo. They don’t seem to be available in Canada. It’s probably the government that is keeping them out. I mean, we have to keep the CANADIAN identity going and growing. God forbid that we become too much like the U S of A. Canadain televison sucks. The govenment recently cut 25 million dollars out of the budget that used to go the producers of Canadian programming. People proclaimed the death of Canadian television. Hell, it the ENTIRE Canadian television industry will go down because of a loss of 25 million, then it deserves to die! 25 million would barely pay for the film on a US produced movie, and cutting that is going to end Canadian television? Good! I wanted to watch more Dukes of Hazard reruns anyway.

  • http://www.slackcircus.com Jay

    The first time we moved, my mother-in-law flew into town to “help.” And by “help”, I mean help to escalate run-of-the-mill freaking out to end-of-the-fucking-world- passive-aggressive-manipulative- wife-sobbing-uncontrollably freaking out. I guess my point is, take any and all available comfort in Blurb and dog while the freaking out runs its course. To the extent that you’re able, keep the external factors external.

  • http://www.bachelor.com allisonic

    so is tina fab going tonight?

  • http://www.thefalseidol.com/herhighnessness HRH

    Oh, your moving and packing woes have me very scared. I’m doing a transatlantic move next month at the end of which I’ll be reaquainted with a storage locker full of my old stuff. I fully expect to find Hoffa in some of my old boxes.

Private: No, Seriously

I’m so not kidding when I say that the boxes in the masthead above are an exact representation of the state of my new home at this moment. And I’m also not kidding when I say that I’m about to lose my mind.

I’m not kidding when I say that all I want to do is sleep all day or watch old episodes of “Changing Rooms” on the new Tivo box in the bedroom or new episodes of “Ground Force” on the other new Tivo box in the living room. I’m not kidding when I say that I cried maniacally for an hour when Tivo automatically recorded Operation Dumbo Drop because it thought I might like it and when I couldn’t figure out how to tell it to NEVER RECORD ANYTHING starring Ray Liotta.

Private: No, Seriously

I’m so not kidding when I say that the boxes in the masthead above are an exact representation of the state of my new home at this moment. And I’m also not kidding when I say that I’m about to lose my mind.

I’m not kidding when I say that all I want to do is sleep all day or watch old episodes of “Changing Rooms” on the new Tivo box in the bedroom or new episodes of “Ground Force” on the other new Tivo box in the living room. I’m not kidding when I say that I cried maniacally for an hour when Tivo automatically recorded Operation Dumbo Drop because it thought I might like it and when I couldn’t figure out how to tell it to NEVER RECORD ANYTHING starring Ray Liotta.