Thursday, March 01, 2007

Housecleaning

You know, I like being an adult. While childhood consisted of alternating states of boredom and anxiety, adulthood's been a blast. You get to eat the food you like, read the books you like, and go to bed when you want to. And then there's being able to drive, and drink, and have sex (not neccessarily in that order, but usually so). Sure, there are adult responsibilities, but they're not so bad. I mean, my job is fun, and I only have to pay bills once a month.

The one thing I can't seem to get a handle on is housecleaning. Pretty much the only time the place gets as clean and neat as I'd like it be all the time is about three hours before a dinner party. Because, you know, I wouldn't want my friends to see what a slob I actually am. Their homes always look so nice and neat when I'm visiting.

But, are they doing the same whirlwind of cleaning right before I drop by?

13 comments:

TheMann said...

http://www.jasonmecier.com/gallery.html

You might have already seen this, but if not I thought you would want to since your class is or was doing something like this.

To make a comment that actually correlates with this image.

So do you draw yourself cleaning a lot, because this might be the problem? Because I draw myself working alot and I never seem to get anything done.

Joel Priddy said...

Jessica,

Thanks for the link. I'll bookmark it for the next time I give an edible assignment.

I haven't made a habit of drawing myself cleaning, but maybe I should, in the hopes of getting some of that sympathetic magic going—like our ancient ancestors drawing herds of buffalo or fertile women on cave walls.

Steph said...

My house is always immaculate--you're a slob.

Joel Priddy said...

Exactly what I suspected. Thanks for clearing that up, Steph.

April said...

haha :)
this turned out real neat.
no pun intended.

cleaning is for the birds, man.

Joel Priddy said...

April,

I've lived with birds. They can't clean for crap.

Rimshot!

The Ichthyophile said...

The paradox with wanting to be a kid again is if you go back knowing everything you know now your life would be hell. You know how to do all those adulthood things but you're a kid again, so you couldn't! That would suck.

On the other hand, if you went back to being a kid without any of your adulthood knowledge, you wouldn't know you had gone back, so you wouldn't be able to enjoy it the way you intended to in the first place.

A sort of reversed.....Tom Hanks in "Big" dilemma.

Joel Priddy said...

Going through puberty a second time; relying on your parents for transportation, money, and permission to do absolutely anything; attending grade school again; having to socialize with other children; and being unable to relax with a scotch at the end of the day.

Reverse Big= No Thanks.

chrishaley said...

Not to ape my girlfriend too much, but this did turn out neat.
Neat also was getting to see the development as it were.

So, all the moving was finally finished today, and even though you didn't get to sledgehammer anything, it is my sincere hope that you had a good time at the party.
I was honestly a little terrified when Sean told me you had arrived and no one else had really started showing up yet. It's like, this first party I invite this guy to amd it looks like there's absolutely no party.

Joel said...

It was a swell party, Chris. Gimme your email and I'll send you some snaps.

Although, for a minute there, when I showed up at the door—in costume—and it was opened by someone not in costume, I did feel a little like Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde.

Oh, you do so get the reference.

April said...

haha! nice comparison...

i'm glad more costumes showed up, though there weren't as many as i would've liked to see.

also, chris explained to me the rest of your character's background as a sidekick and it made it that much more enjoyable. i simply must know more about boomerangarella (is that right?).

ps-(sorry this comment has become so long) i seem to remember part of a conversation about project rooftop? am i to understand that our collaborative supergirl will be featured there? i was slightly intoxicated, you see...

-april

Joel Priddy said...

April,

More on Boomarangarella and Project: Rooftop to come. But, until then, I'm keeping my lip buttoned.

April said...

oh, the suspense!