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You know what’s totally ridiculous about moving?

Getting nostalgic about dumb crap.

Like the other day, I was driving through Manhattan and I was looking at all the different kinds of people… every race, every religion, every individual style, all coexisting together in one cool urban oasis.

I swear two weeks earlier I was like, if one more person steps in front of my car to cross the street when I have a green light, they’re effin finished.

Or feeling a wisp of sadness that I won’t see the completion of the two mammoth construction projects on our little cobblestone block.

Yeah, the same construction projects that are so bloody loud they just woke Summer up from her nap.

And even our enormously aggravating super, with his stained t-shirts and the little pieces of food jammed in his wiry mustache, somehow seems a little less aggravating and a bit sexier.

Meanwhile, we’ve been totally stressing about the packing thing. Don’t confuse that with actual packing. Right now, we’re just focusing on the stressing part.

How can I pack when I’m way busy watching, “The Fashion Show?” If you don’t watch, it’s Bravo’s “Project Runway” knock off after losing “Project Runway” to Lifetime.

The show is just terrible, with designer Isaac Mizrahi always parading around in the WORST outfits. How is this guy a famous fashion designer?

And the hosts (Mizrahi and some chick I’ve never heard of whose body is ridiculously perfect) throw out the dumbest, corniest lines like, “Sorry, we just aren’t buying it,” and the even more insufferable, “You’re hanging by a thread.”

I mean, do the hosts get a bonus or something  if they use the most fashion puns?

Honestly, it’s so incredibly painful to watch.

But of course, less painful than packing.

Please tell me that no one thinks I’m actually hot for my super. Maybe I’ll try to snap a picture for you.

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39 Responses to moving would be so much easier if there was no packing involved

  • ErinB says:

    The Fashion Show is BRUTAL. There is no Heidi, no Tim and most of all no talent. Watched the first episode and gave up.
    Isnt the chick Kelly Rowland (?) who was in Destinys Child. The less talented one- the not Beyonce one?
    Hang in there- Project Runway back in 2 more months!! :-}

  • wa says:

    I had to give up doing recaps of TFS on realityroadkill.com because it was just too painful to watch. Now I’m doing “I’m a celebrity…,” and starting to miss Isaac.

  • I’m about to give birth and we have our house on the market… with no real plan for how to get the heck out of here if someone makes an offer. Although we’d like a more kid-friendly neighborhood, this house seems to be calling out, “are you sure you want to leave me??”

  • I think unpacking is actually worse than packing. Oh hell, what am I saying? I think it’s all equally horrid and I’ll be happy if I don’t have to do it again any time in the near future.

    I hear wine and chocolate help with the stress though.

  • Alllison T. says:

    Girl, stop watching TFS and switch over to endless reruns of The Hills finale (still waiting on your witty commentary on that, btw.) or J&K+8. Although at this point, for that second show, you may just not even want to go there anymore. Pass the ice cream.

  • Jordana says:

    Hey Kelce – All those cute clothes/shoes/bags that you decide to throw away – let me go through them before you pawn them off on Patrick. The nice thing is you will get to revisit with them for years to come! Love you ( :

  • Nap Warden says:

    I won! Yay!

    Now then…yes, packing is painful…not as painful as The Fashion Show. I’m bad…I watch it…sad but true:(

    Oh, regarding Real Housewives Chicago. It’s a knock off show by a local production company…not Bravo. Can you say train wreck?

  • christy says:

    Thanks for the warning – I won’t bother watching that show. I can’t wait till the real thing returns! When, when will it be back on the air?!

    Good luck packing – and yes, photo of your super, please. 🙂

  • KidSafe Mama says:

    Okay, I’ll get over the disappointment of not winning the ice cream – but girl I just moved….packed up a 5 bedroom house and moved to a town house….(read major purging of The Stuff) the local charities made three pick ups over the course of the month as i got rid of everything. It was better than dieting! I feel like I lost those last nagging 10 pounds. I will be happy to be your packing coach – just give a call. (and yuck about the super.)

  • tracey says:

    I am SO heading over to NapWarden’s house… Got her number somewhere…

    Packing only takes a couple of days. Don’t think about it until you start. You could, however, start the purging process. What can you live without? Because clutter sucks. Even in a big, suburban house.

  • TRACI says:

    ugh, moving. Done this a few times, but honestly couldn’t even imagine doing it without the help of movers. As for Issac, when he acted like a douche on the red carpet I swore off of him. May it be tv or his Target spin of designer duds. That guys pisses me off. Even if his throw pillows are on my sofa.

  • Jennifer H says:

    We’re living the same life right now, sweets. Except substitute Real Housewives for Fashion Show, and stucco for cobblestone, and there’s no super. Otherwise, exactly the same.

  • johanna says:

    I vow the next move I make will be to a retirement home as packing is thee worst!! So good luck with that! 🙂

  • SoMi's Nilsa says:

    For me, the worst part about packing is getting stuck with photo albums and diaries. I could spend hours looking through them. Oh wait, I do! And that’s why packing takes twice as long as it should!

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Take a lesson from the Japanese. All you need is a wok, bowl, chop sticks and a mat to sleep on. Everything else is ‘fluff’ and ‘unnecessary’..become a Minimumlist…with a small footprint on our earth.

  • Cathy says:

    packing/unpacking–it’s all just so tedious. thanks for the heads up about the show–I can’t wait for project runway this summer!

  • Betsy says:

    Yeah, sometimes it doesn’t matter how bad the show is, it is still better than packing (or laundry or mopping the floor.)

  • Karen says:

    I love Project Runway and tuned in to the knock-off show hoping for something as fun, but yeah it’s a bit crap isn’t it?

    Hope the packing is getting underway although there are plenty of other reality shows to distract you!

  • turnitupmom says:

    I am the worst packer in the world! If the plane leaves at 8 am, I’m packing at 5 am! Now I’m going to have to check out Isaac Mizrahi- he sort of cracks me up! sort of…
    Thanks for the shout out 🙂

  • PAPA says:

    I think it’s Movers Law that when you’re thisclose to moving suddenly you think of reasons you SHOULDN’T move like i wonder if the new place will have movie theaters like the ones we go to, or a cafe or….Funny the tricks your mind plays on you!

  • MommyTime says:

    UGH. I hate packing too. It’s interesting, isn’t it, that unpacking is always so much more gratifying and even sometimes fun, while packing is such torture? Moving into a new place is so much better than moving out of an old one. You have my sympathy. I know what a chore that is.

  • Amy says:

    In my younger days I was an awesome packer. Between the birth of my son and our eventual HOME we moved 5 times. Wait till the last minute and pack those boxes was my motto.

  • Oz says:

    That show IS terrible. Watching it just depresses me. It’s like when my husband buys me mustard pretzels but gets the wrong brand so they’re sad imitation mustard pretzels, and yet I keep eating them, thinking, “Damn. I wish I had the good mustard pretzels.” And damn, I wish we had the GOOD fashion-related TV show back.

  • mayberry says:

    When Top Chef Masters starts next week I am so kicking TFS to the curb. In fact maybe I’ll call Isaac and Whatshername and tell them I’m not buying it. Har!

  • Halala Mama says:

    There is nothing more painful in the world than packing. We moved less than a year into our marriage…I’m surprised it didn’t cause an early divorce. I am NOT a good person in those situations. You seem to be handling it much better!

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