Monday, March 16, 2009

Becoming a Minimalist

In Grammar today we talked about becoming minimalists; or, using as few words as possible to get across an idea.

So instead of telling you a detailed story about my excitement in coming home from church with a whole afternoon and evening to myself for the first time since September, ready to spend the rest of the day relaxing and then finding the apartment a mess from the night before…

Instead of telling you that I can’t relax when there is a dirty floor, dishes in the sink (and all over the counter), and a cluttered living room…

Instead of telling you I couldn’t handle living in filth for another second…

Instead of telling you changing my clothes would have taken too long and might have made me unmotivated…

Instead of telling you how one of my roommates finds it endearing (and probably annoying) I have this trait and decided to capture the ridiculousness of my clean floor/kitchen obsession…

Instead of telling you I love these shoes and try to wear them as often and for as long as possible…

I’ll just show you this picture and give you one sentence…

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Why yes…I do usually vacuum in heels.

7 comments:

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh Ande, you are darling in this photo. You and June Cleaver are the only two women I know that can look so elegant while vacuuming.

Julie said...

You are stunning and those shoes should definitely be worn often. I love them!

Cali said...

That was the most clever post. I loved the idea of it. I'm glad I finally know the title/label for being a person of few words. More and more, I'm respecting people that can say it all in minimal words. So I'll just say this.

Bravo!

Cali

HeatherM said...

Wow. You are stunning, no matter what your task. Who else can make vaccuuming look that good? No one, that's who.

Anonymous said...

What a funny post. Was Elvis doing his share?

Aunt Lynn

Renny said...

Ande, I'm in love with those shoes. I'd probably wear them to vacuum all the time as well.

Rebecca said...

I bet your roommates enjoy being the beneficiaries of your "obsessions"!
p.s. I have a tiara that I wear for bathroom duty!