Sunday, July 27, 2008


I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving I hate moving ..... oh, and one more thing, I HATE MOVING!

As I would say to my halflings at home, we move house in "three more sleeps". I utterly despise having to move. In this case the move is for good reasons, as my brood and I will be relocating to a lovely old house on a lovely old street (that is named after a Shakespearean tragedy).

I am excited about the end result, it is simply a matter that I have difficulty with the transition phase, the days leading up to it where the boxes are piled a mile high. Even worse, I don't have immediate access to my CD collection for the next few days.

Oh, well, I shall live to tell the tale, and in the meantime here are a few other things percolating in my brain;

In terms of reading I am about to dive into Paul Morley's "Joy Division: Piece By Piece- Writing About Joy Division 1977-2007". I am not generally fond of essay collections, but due to the subject matter and Morley's credibility as someone who knew the band, I couldn't resist. This will likely inspire some more blogging on the subject - you have been warned!

I am also thinking about getting more formally connected to some groups involved in environmental activism - two things were sort of the tipping point for me on this recently; the pine beetle infestation I observed in Manning Park last week, as well as recent news about possible logging in some of the ancient watersheds in Clayoquot Sound. I suppose the third reason would be because of my beloved halflings (thanks Freida Bee for your comments that got me thinking).

Finally, I plan to completely ignore a certain corporatist global sporting event that is happening shortly and not give it an ounce my my attention this summer. Instead, in the absence of any other meaningful summer TV programming I will continue to watch the marvelous HBO series "The Wire" on DVD. Any show that uses a Tom Waits song for it's theme is OK in my books. If you want a complex, multi-layered narrative that doesn't always wrap up nicely then I would highly recommend it.

OK, back to the boxes for now.....


Freida Bee said...

(Thanks for sayin'. With young-ones I understand. I look forward to a day when I can be an organic gardening fiend in a schools. I'll turn each and every one of our youth into little farmers (who can factor an equation) if it's the last thing I do.

One good thing about moving for me, one that I have missed being in a house now for longer than I've ever been in another in my adult years, is the opportunity to sort through and get rid of the old, only bringing the best with me. I need a little of that these days and will have to do it without the moving. Right. I'm all about deadlines, it seems.

Have fun.

DCup said...

I feel your pain. The act of moving is yuck. I agree with Freida, though, it's a great opportunity to purge things.

And I'll be actively ignoring that corporate event right along with you.

Take care and lift from the knees, not the back.

mellowlee said...

I hate moving too, but the end result is so exciting! I hope you get to that point quickly and relatively painlessly Walker.

I tried to find a copy of Touching From A Distance but Chapters and The Book Warehouse were both unable to order it for me (for the time being) That makes me SAD! Maybe I should try Paul Morley's book instead. I look forward to reading your posts on it anyhow!

Have a good week!

Comrade Kevin said...

Tell us how you really feel about moving.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

So you hate moving, right?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

My heart goes out to you. I still have boxes in the basement that haven't been unpacked from the last move - 10 years ago. I suspect we don't need whatever is in them.

Good luck with yours!

Randal Graves said...

Moving is the physical equivalent of having to watch presidential press conferences: monotonous, soul-sucking, tiring. Good luck.

PJ said...

It's a fresh start! No need to pack things up, just throw everything out, or have a yard sale and start from scratch... Or maybe not.

Allison said...

I don't hate moving so much, I hate packing.

Doing the same thing myself, so I feel your pain. Good luck, and hopefully you uncover some hidden treasures along the way.

Westcoast Walker said...

Thanks for the comments everyone, and for tolerating my anti-moving rant!

I survived the move, and hope to be in a mental state in the next few days that will be conducive to some further non-moving related postings.

mellowlee said...

Hehe! I came back to see if you were ok W Walker...I kept seeing you buried under a tonne of boxes. Whew, glad you're ok!

Westcoast Walker said...

Thanks for checking in mellowlee - I am indeed alive and well and almost ready to emerge from my pile of boxes!

Dean Wormer said...

How do you feel about moving?

At least it usually involves pizza and beer.