Saturday, June 27, 2009

Remember When I was Bitching Before??

Perhaps I should narrow it down just a bit.....When I was bitching about how I didn't have of my stuff and how I really wanted my HHE (household effects) to get here so that I could FINALLY move in? Remember that?

I was wrong. What the hell was I thinking?? I don't need this crap!

Today I spent the entire day unpacking stupid boxes. THE ENTIRE DAY! And THIS is what I STILL have left to unpack.




WTF?! As I unpack box after box of crap and try to find someplace to put stuff, I realize that I actually have not missed having any of this! In fact, for the last three months, I was doing just fine without any of it!

Also, Sudan? Not so big on closets. There literally is not one single closet in this place. NOT ONE! We have some armoires for clothes, but towels, crap, etc....NOTHING. Now I'm going to have to be creative. Maybe make some decorative art out of the medicines and lotions.

Josh, my neat freak, nothing can be out on the kitchen counters hubby, would totally blow a gasket if he were here right now. He'd be out looking for wood so he could build some cupboards so that we could put stuff away!!!

Seriously, not sure where I am going to put all this shit. Normally, I'd have a big ole yard sale, but I am guessing the fugees who live outside the compound in their carboard box-constructed houses aren't going to want my crap either. On the bright side, however, they are probably going to be able to add a second wing with all the boxes and packing materials I'm throwing out here! YOU ARE WELCOME FUGEES!

I wonder if they'll name their guest house the Michel Memorial Wing after they find my body amidst the boxes and packing paper!?

Oh, and as a little valuable lesson for you all - do not attempt to ship chocolate chips into Sudan with the rest of your consumables. Little known fact: Chocolate chips, when exposed to temperatures of upwards of 120 degrees, will melt into one large chocolate mess. Honestly, there really should be some sort of sign posted on the bag. How is anyone supposed to know this stuff?!?!!

Naturally, I have now frozen them into large chocolate blocks. Not so sure what to do with them now. Please, no suggestions to chip off little chips to make cookies. I think we all know I'm too lazy for that!

So, I will attempt to leave work a little early tomorrow so that I can continue my quest to unpack all these damn boxes and/or learn to live with them in the dining room. However, remember how you all commented on how the house looks all stark and hotel-like? Well, I hope you're happy now.

I wonder why I can't get the theme song of Sanford and Son out of my head??

38 comments:

darsden said...

Rotflmao...I pay to store my stuff..cuz the mole hole doesn't hold much either and I hope to graduate one day..LOL Just get a hammer to those cookies girl..now I know what happened to you on the comment on my blog...girl couldn't get her chocolate fix on..sorry

darsden said...

wow first in a very loooong time

darsden said...

WTF is Hit 40

darsden said...

and otin

otin said...

Imagine if all those boxes were cake mix! You never know with Hit 40 around! I am here Darsden!

otin said...

Hit 40 is too busy hijacking everyones pet pictures!

Hit 40 said...

LOL!!! Darsden - I was cleaning the shower and read a book (nonfiction on blogging. LOL again!!!!)

For the chocolate chips, melt the whole blob of chocolate in a pot. Use it to dip fruit. I like to dip strawberries in it. Bananas are good too. Put the strawberries on a cookie sheet then stick in the fridge to get the chocolate solid again. Some like the strawberries with warm chocolate. I like it cold. You could also pour the melted chocolate over a batch of brownies. Google ganache to get a nice recipe for cake glaze out of the melted chocolate.

But, I wouldn't try to chip it apart either.

Do worry about me. Martha Steward ain't got shit on me.

darsden said...

just as long as it ain't no smoting going on

when is that meeting again...no I am too lazy to go re read!

otin-man she's been jacking the chit out of peoples pets

if they were cakes boxes we'd never hear of Michel again LOL

Hit 40 said...

Otin got in while I was typing my rambling reply!!! LMAO!!!

I did steal your doggies.

Hit 40 said...

I am definitely going to get Pop and Ice's cat. I will be back in a few minutes

darsden said...

Hit 40-LOL she ain't got no fruit in the big house ... I mean in Sudan!

darsden said...

watchit she'll get your lil doggie too!!

Hit 40 said...

She could dip her doggy treats in chocolate for Josh!!! Or her foreign guests. YUMMY!! I bet they would enjoy it with the cat dip and crackers.

otin said...

darsden you are the only one I have seen that actually types with a southern accent! (Really laughing)! I know how the southern thing is, my aunt sounds like Dolly Parton!

otin said...

Hit 40- Why am I taking heat for cat stealing, it is you that wants to start a kennel on your blog!

blognut said...

Michel! Send me those boxes. I'm gonna get up on 'em and get a good preachy on.

And throw those chocolate chips in the trash. Melted chocolate never tastes right after it gets hard again. It loses something. I don't know. Ask a chemist.

darsden said...

otin-lol surnuff hon

Middle Aged Woman said...

"chip off little chips to make cookies?"

Hell, no. Chip off big chunks and put 'em in your coffee. Or just gnaw on the whole damn thing.

Mrs. K said...

freeze the chocolate and just suck on it like a ginormous lollipop. holy shit that's a lot shit- how long are you going ot be there for? Like 10 years?

Fragrant Liar said...

Geez, I can hardly get a word in edgewise around here . . .

Guess you're staying in Sudieville for awhile?

darsden said...

why are you un packing when you are fixin' to leave there?

darsden said...

my calculations you should be release soon.. that's what I hear anyway

lakeviewer said...

You know that some kids are getting all the attention here. Give them the chocolate; that's why they are here.

Reddirt Woman said...

I'm not even gonna git in the middle of all this.

Hammer works good on melted choc. chips...

and about 2/3 if the stuff I have I wouldn't miss if it was gone...

Have a fun day refereeing... Dar must be feeling better.

Helen

Hit 40 said...

I want more pictures when you have your "stuff" all unpacked. I am betting you have some kinda collection. I don't think it's precious moments!!!

I adore little ceramic wiliamsburg houses. I love looking at the little houses like I am a giant who can crush the whole village.

otin said...

LMAO! Michel has almost 30 comments and only about 6 people!!!! She is gonna kill us!

darsden said...

Hit 40-LMAO tooo funny precious moments..bawhahahaha ya know it might be trolls, hobbits, leporcons or gargoyles
..dammit otin howya spell that..probably some bats..I dunno what you use when you go to smoting somebody.

darsden said...

Helen-yes feeling better till I saw your new computer...I want one..!

otin said...

darsden as soon as I get to know you better, I can see that you will be fun roast material! LOL!

Hit 40 said...

I bet she has a box of "hello kitty" Do you think any of those boxes belong to Josh???

- 2 boxes melted chocolate
-5 boxes little debbies
- 1 box makeup
- 9 boxes liquor
- 1 box of sex toys

Any other thoughts what is in her boxes???

otin said...

You don't think that she is smuggling things? Do You?? :)

Hit 40 said...

Smuggling?? Gosh - I don't know what you would smuggle into the desert??? I will have to ponder this thought.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

You've got a regular party going on here. No advice for the unpacked stuff. I guess you could have a bunch of blogging contests and give some away ; -)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Screw the chipping off of little pieces....just make ONE MONSTER COOKIE!!

Let me know when it's ready..I'll be over!!

Hallie
http://www.firstgiving.com/hallietwomey

Pastor Sharon said...

Good grief! I thought you were working for the embassy! Are you running a UPS store at your house? I mean really!
Did I say earlier, how I love the paint color on those walls?
This post is my A-D-H-D post!
Oh, look! There's a chicken!

Beth said...

I know what to do with the chocolate. Throw that shit at Josh when he complains about stuff on the counter tops. Seriously, why would they have counter tops if you weren't suppose to put stuff on them.

Beth said...

Or you could save some of the boxes and move out with the fugees. They sound like interesting people.

Medora said...

I love Sanford and Son. I have it on DVD and torture my kids with it when they don't behave.

Hit 40 - bananas in chocolate? You are nasty!