posted Wednesday, 19 July 2006
I actually cleaned my room a little today! Now before you start getting all hysterical "oh no, what happened to him, has he been hanging with the wrong crowd again? what could have made him do such a drastic thing? Is it my fault? did I push him over the edge?" etc. , I said a little. A little means a little. Very little. If you'd walk in now youd still have to use heavy duty spelunking gear to find a bed. Then it'd take you a while to sort out which part is the top and which was the bottom. Then after you figure it out, and make the necessary adjustments, flip it over the proper way, you'd still have to spend some time looking through the piles on the floor for a pillow, or something soft that isnt covered in unidentified organic matter. After doing all that, it'd be time to wake up,don't even bother going to sleep, really you shouldnt have bothered.
And thats after the cleanup. I'll be honest, I didnt really clean up that much. But its the thought that counts. I got started. What happened is my ex-roommate had a tendency to leave food lying around indefinitely. If nobody else would get rid of it it would just stay. and stay. and evolve. The experience was very interesting, (at least for a guy who spent every science class involved in a lot more entertaining things then science class. Like trying to hook passerby's caps with a fishing rod out the window, or trying to make that days lesson explode, or trying to explain to the teacher why I did something stupid in 1000 words, etc) Did you know what happens when you leave a pot of coffee for a couple of months? First these little green islands start forming on the surface of the coffee. Then after a few more weeks they get bigger, and the plant life start forming. Followed by some other living creatures until you've got yourself your own little ecosystem, right on your dresser. -beats an ant farm any day. (just make sure you get a glass pot, or you can't see the results as good) He left some other interesting foodstuffs lying around too. (I never understood why he didnt finish off the donuts, it was always a couple of bites, then ooops fell behind dresser.wtvr) The weird thing is the cup of coke that he left for like half a year. I was expecting a show like the pot of coffee, but nothing happened. The coke just sat and looked back at me. Every day it just evaporated a bit more and more, untill after about a half a year it disappeared completely, leaving just some brownish goopy sediment on the bottom of the cup. (smelled a little like a concentrated diarrhea dirty diaper)
I also finally ate that can of macaroons thats been sitting in my room since pesach!! I mean its only in middle of july, right? I wonder why those things don't spoil or get stale. They were as fresh as they were on pesach. Whenever I encounter something that doesn't spoil like the macaroons or that doesnt grow mold like the coke, i get a little worried, because it means that theres more chemicals in the product then food. (did you ever see antifreeze get moldy? or what about motor oil? they are chemicals) I also consumed a giant bag of marshamallows. See what I do in the name of cleaning up.