hanging cups

Kid sister is now trying to figure out the basics of what she needs for her first apartment other than furniture… Having done apartment life for a long time before I got the house she came to me for help. Here’s what I came up with. See if you fine folks can think of anything I’ve forgotten.

  • An all-purpose cleaner like 409.
  • dish soap
  • A SHOWER CURTAIN (I’ve forgotten that one before!) with a liner and rings to hang it.
  • dishes, silverware, cups
  • a silverware drawer organizer
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • a spatula
  • a can opener
  • a tupperware type product
  • curtains (not sure if there are blinds)
  • sheets and other bedding
  • at least one good skillet and two sauce pans
  • a casserole dish/cake pan
  • a cookie sheet
  • a toilet brush 
  • a plunger (better have that one on hand before you NEED it!)
  • extra pillows and blankets for couch-bound guests
  • some kind of air freshener or scented candles and a lighter
  • lamps
  • light bulbs
  • broom
  • mop
  • vacuum
  • any kind of washable rags or kitchen towels
  • scrubby sponges
  • a closet organizer or shoe rack to make the most use of closet space
  • magic erasers
  • an old toothbrush to clean nooks and crannies
  • a SERIOUS first aid kit
  • bottle opener and corkscrew
  • kitchen trash can and bags to fit it.
  • a sewing kit
  • at least one passable table cloth
  • any and every kind of tape you can think of
  • Batteries…. And then MORE batteries.
  • a flashlight
  • a doormat to minimize what you track in
  • a bath mat
  • super glue
  • more ponytail holders than you think you will EVER need
  • a SOLID bookshelf
  • an extension cord or two
  • a power strip or two
  • a post office packet to ensure the mail is forwarded to you
  • Scissors… MORE THAN ONE PAIR
  • laundry hamper/basket and detergent
  • a hammer, small nails, and screwdrivers in both flat and phillips… (because you WILL have to assemble shit)
  • Bug spray (better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it on hand!)
  • ALL SIZES of ziploc bags
  • a waterproof file box of some kind for important papers
  • a cutting board
  • at least one good sharp kitchen knife
  • an iron and ironing board
  • a bucket
  • tissues
  • a dustpan
  • at least one wall clock
  • bath towels

I left off things like a TV and microwave intentionally because I know she does have those, and shower/soap/hygiene products because she’s got that covered as well. That’s where I left off… Anything you folks want to add?


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Being of a rather oblivious nature, it took my manager pointing out to me that the Sherlock production base is set up just over the road from our office. We regularly get film crews over there but it’s usually Casualty - this is a marked step up! It seems to be pretty quiet and there were no paparazzi or crowds hanging around - since there’s a cut-through over the site to a footpath anyone can just walk across it. I’m surprised more people haven’t followed the pink signs over there really…


Beginning my month-long training on how to win over an old man’s heart

Working with the Truth-Seeker’s Tarot created by David Fontana

Question: What should I be mindful of during my visit with Sadhguru tonight?

Suspended between the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life, the Hanged Man symbolizes that an old worldview has been turned on its head ripe for transformation. Freeing oneself from the illusion that this world is the only reality. Do not be afraid to question and explore the greater mysteries.

The Ten of Cups depicts the one, duality in the material world, and zero the symbol of eternity. Ask yourself how you are balancing what you are putting into life and what you are taking out. This is the time to review your journey through life thus far.

The Mother of Wisdom, embodied in the High Priestess reminds oneself to “trust your intuition”. The greatest obstacle to truth is the walled off heart. Open your heart to receive. Come with no perceptions or expectations and the truth will come.