I turned to my trusted friend Google, for thoughts on this topic of storage and I could be wrong here, but I think Google was making fun of me? The first suggestion was a website featuring a woman who froze more than a hundred cats in her freezer. Um. Google? Did I offend you in some way? I figured it was Google's cute way of telling me that "storage" is kind of a dull topic for a humour blog. I'm like, what? Did you not hear the washing-machine thing? I could work it into something entertaining? It is kind of a hilar---No. (Google just closed it's eyes and shook it's head slowly).
Fine, Google. You know what? It's Friday. I'm going to do a blog about nothing. It worked for Jerry Seinfeld. I talk about rambling in my bio? So why do I keep insisting on having a point. Today I am going to have no point whatsoever.
Just let me quickly get out of this woman with the dead cats browser! Have you ever noticed the little busy bodies inside your computer that observe the things you are browsing and fall all over themselves to suggest similar topics in your feeds? I cleared my browser history...hopefully before they noticed. Otherwise, tomorrow Pinterest will offer up how to acquire a single hair of your favourite celebrity without getting arrested…or something similar.
Like the time when I was bombarded with tips on African-American hairstyles. Everywhere. From those side-bar ads that appear on random searches I did, to all things Pinterest. I really don't know what I was Googling to have inspired that, as I do not have African-American hair. I mean, I thought was kind of neat at first - I do like learning things? (if you need something woven in, I could probably help you now) but a little misguided on Google's part (I can criticize now, Google is mad at me anyway).
Another time it was those manicures that involve tiny artwork on your fingernails, glitter and everything. Page after page on Pinterest...and little pop-ups coming at me, featuring nails with minuscule snowmen skiing down the quarter inch circumference of your baby finger. Now, listen. I value my spare time so much that I sometimes debate faster ways to eat a bowl of cereal, soo...tiny nail art application is not something I spend a lot of time doing, but thanks for the hundreds of pictures, websites and how-to's, Pinterest. Always interesting to browse through (while I drink my cereal).
I set up a Pinterest account for my mother and while left unattended, the little busy bodies inside my parents' computer somehow got the idea that my mother was someone who "lifted". Many, many (many) body-building, protein bar eating, exercise equipment using types of websites were suggested. I quickly searched for dessert recipes and casserole recipes to set it straight, clicking away (you have to actually GO to these websites before the busy bodies take you seriously). Next time I visited my parents, I checked her Pinterest. The body-building websites had morphed into sites about healthy desserts. Still low on the carbs and heavy on the protein, but fine. You guys met me halfway...we're good.
So, you think I should have gone storage? It's a good topic, right? It's January, the whole "new year - fresh start" thing? I know it's a thing. It's barely dawning Christmas Day and Walmart is already switching out the Christmas candy and decor for those big plastic storage bins. The ones with the coloured lids? The ones that are a feat in itself to get to your house and out of the car before you realize you have no idea what stuff you will be sorting into them and whether anything will even fit. You proceeded to step two without thoroughly investigating step one. That's fine, at least you have them, right? So you open the garage to stuff them in for the interim and...?
Good thing they stack. They'll fit nicely right on top of the ones you bought last year at this exact same time.
So the take-away today is this. Buy brightly coloured storage bins, erase your browser history and drink your cereal. It's always been my dream to help everyone out...in my own little way.
Have a great weekend, everyone!