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Thursday, June 3, 2010

photostory friday: just when you thought you knew me

the 'spring-cleaning-in-autumn' continues unabated on the list was this bookcase in the hall

here's the before shot
during the clean out, i came across these titles (among others):

"inner simplicity"

"just a mother"

"children are from heaven"

"around atlanta with children"

"the 1994 unofficial guide to walt disney world"
(back then, the maximum attendance on a single day was 92,000)
it'd love to know what it is these days

1993 Atlanta Business Chronicle "Book of Lists"

"my year of meat"

"wuthering heights"

"the glen-devon mystery"

"understanding the new mathematics" (NOT MINE!!!)

tim allen's autobiography
steve allen's autobiography

"red hat linux secrets"
PHP and MySOL (see post entitled "as if i needed reminding that i'm married to the original geek")

"A multimedia guide to using the internet" (complete with interactive CD)

"really useful: the origins of everyday things"
(did you know, that in 1931 Dr Earle Haas filed a patent for his "catamenial device"
(aka a girls' best friend)

"101 uses for a severed willie"

"the new zealand wine book"

all of 'those' dan brown books

most of jack higgins' books

all of wilbur smith's

most of oprah's book club early picks

and a really old atlas


oh, and here's the 'after' shot:

and here's the pile that's going to the thrift store

if you've hung in for the entire list, there's a little kiwi giveaway love for the first person to reply in the comments section with the answer to this question:


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Melinda said...

oh Sue are you telling us you are having your monthly visitor? unless of course there is another definition other than menstrual ;-O

cat said...

Oh my, I also have "My year of meat" Did you keep it?

mandyb said...

love the sound of my 'year of meat' too!!! lol
see ya tomorrow at high tea!!! another item ticked off hometown list

theUngourmet said...

I cleared off some of my bookshelf today as well...just magazines so far. Ooh, Wuthering Heights...Nice! :)

Working Mum said...

Loving the spring/autumn cleaning. Any chance you can come and do my daughter's room - i just despair?

Catamenial - a task so lowly that even a cat wouldn't do it!

Serline said...

Great job with the autumn cleaning! Now, enjoy the weekend...

Jaina said...

Wow, that looks great! Yay for spring cleaning.

What DOES catamenial mean?

Natalie said...

Hi Sue,

Great job :) Any chance to take the 'thrift shop' items? I could sell them at our schools car boot sale...just a thought.
See you at 'high tea'

KeKe said...

Just found your blog on I'm a fellow blogger and scrapper. I love your posts on spring cleaning... wanna come to my house? =)

Chronicles Of A Mommy said...

Oh I need you here! The mix of books is hilarious and you did a great job getting it all organized!

Debbie in Nashville said...

What a great after shot and an interesting list of what you found on there!

delsdesigns said...

Job well done their are a machine!!!!

Catamenial = is related to menses/menstruation. The good old menstrual period.

As my hubby would say "How can you trust something that bleeds for 5 days a month and doesn't die".

The joys of womanhood!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Your cleaned shelves look awesome want to come do some spring cleaning at my house? :)
ps I had to look that word up.....

Lee Vandeman said...

why hello!! It's been a long ass time since I've been over here and you're probably all - who the hell are you?

Anyway - I am inspired by your bookshelf cleaning. This is the second post about cleaning I have read and I'm taking it as a sign.

And as far as those titles??? I have no idea what to say except I'm impressed.


Hope all is well!


Tiaras said...

you are well read!

sanjeet said...

love the sound of my 'year of meat' too!!! lol
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Reluctant Housewife said...

Hi Sue :)

I would comment and say what catamenial means, except that I had to google it to find out that would be cheating!

Great job with the spring cleaning in autumn! You can come do my house next.

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