November 18, 2012 8:41 pm

Books, Avengers, Decluttering

We spent the morning at Daniel’s mom’s house organizing little-kid books. They were all in storage and she wanted them out for Wesley to be able to read, so we went through a bunch of boxes and got them all out and on the shelves. We found the first book Daniel learned to read (“Tip” – a “see Spot run” type of book about a dog), the book Half Magic (which is great and if you have not read it, I would heartily recommend it), and a bunch of those cloth-bound books you make yourself in grade school.

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Last night, we watched Moonrise Kingdom (I liked it, I think – not as much as The Life Aquatic or the Darjeeling Limited, but it was good) and tonight we’ve rented The Avengers. I keep seeing all this stuff on Tumblr for the Avengers so I feel like I get the gist of the movie already, but it’s kind of annoying to see all these things and not be able to understand them, hence renting it for this evening.

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I’ve been noticing that a lot of the rooms I pin on Pinterest are entirely devoid of media. Like, surely these people own a DVD or two? Or have a record collection? I’ve since come to the conclusion that it’s really hard to get that nice, minimalistic aesthetic while owning physical media.

I would LOVE if all the DVDs I owned were saved digitally somewhere so I could just browse through them like MP3s or Netflix and pick one to watch rather than having to physically open a DVD case and insert it into our Xbox. Alas.

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2 Comments

  • Katy says:

    your point about pinterest – so true! a bookcase that’s only used to show off a few ornaments? a table with nothing on it but a vase of flowers? pfft. who are these people who live in completely clutter free homes…

  • Amanda says:

    My thoughts on those pinterst photos is that they hide them somewhere. If there’s a chest in the room, they’re probably all in boxes in there — they might have taken them out of the cases and put them in sleeves so they fit, but I mean, people watch movies still? Mine are all out. Same with books. I want to see them after I’ve read them, it brings back memories. :)

    Also, Avengers was awesome. I really like Joss Whedon as a director, and Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man. Before he’d take me to watch it, my husband had me watch Captain America, Thor and both Iron Man movies. I haven’t seen the Hulk though, and probably should.