Make a desperate move or else you’ll win

I’ve been living a transient lifestyle since I graduated from high school in 1999. (Yes, next month marks five years. That’s hard to believe!) A year and a half is the longest I’ve lived in one place since I moved out of my parents’ house in August of that year. Over the course of the past five years, I’ve had 12 roommates and I’ve lived in at least eight different places. I’m convinced that, someday, I’ll settle down and live in one place for an extended period of time.

That day is not now.

I’m moving again for the fall semester; in an effort to save (lots of!) money, I’ll be living with my grandmother in Birmingham. Of course, since I’m leaving for the summer in two weeks (!), I’ve got to pack all of my stuff and schlep it to a bedroom 60 miles away.

Much as I didn’t want to, I started packing this afternoon. If you didn’t already know that I’m quirky (and how could you miss that?!), my packing habits will clear that up. I always spend forEVER packing, because I’ve got to be organized before I can move stuff. I started with the storage containers under my bed, and I’ve spent the last couple of hours deciding what needs to go to Goodwill, what needs to be thrown away and what I never should have owned in the first place.

That, my friends, is today’s discovery. It’s embarrassing enough that I ever owned the following items – but why, oh why, have I held onto them for all these years?

Oh my word.

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  1. Yeah, I’ve got it. Sad, isn’t it? I just feel bad throwing cds away and my local used cd store doesn’t buy Christian cds.

  2. Kari

    Is that the CD or a poster? I thought it was a poster. hehe.

  3. serves you right for leaving.

  4. They are DEFINITELY the promo posters. I DID get rid of the CD in the great CD purging of 2003.

    Alisa is bitter. (There will be a Starbucks near me! Stay so you can come there with me!)

  5. Oh yeah, that helps… there will be Starbucks near you. Just rub it in will ya?! (Do you really expect me to make this easy on you?)

  6. No, I expect you to give me hell, actually. But it’s not easy on me ANYWAY… the path of least resistance is not always the best path to take.

  7. I’m gonna miss you being in t-town Carla. By the way – Anytime you come across anything “poppy” or “ccm” that you don’t like just call me. I’d probably be more than willing to take it off your hands. 🙂

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