Keeping new year’s resolution # 2

In case you haven’t guessed by now, my new year’s resolution #2 was to get back online and blog. Now don’t get all pissy because it’s #2 instead of #1. Numero uno was checking email for the first time in MONTHS. Yeah, now that I’ve found out all about who’s been naughty and nice, read Christmas Letters to Satan, had a few laughs thanks to Bear and Berit,  discovered my offspring INTENDS to put in an appearance on the new home front in a matter of weeks–goddamn it, she’s been gone for YEARS, what’s this prodigal daughter bullshit? Huh? I’m kidding. Okay not so much. Yeah, just kidding. Or not.

Anyway, long overdue greetings to anyone out there who’s paying one whit of attention to what’s NOT been going on in my blogcasa.

Am I supposed to feel guilty about this neglect?

Well, I do.

Sort of.

But–if you all knew what I know–you’d be grateful for the resounding silence here. Oh yeah.

I’ve been debating on what this first post of 2015 should be about for a couple of weeks: the holidays, films, books, horrible current events, –are there ever any wonderful events? I think not. –Sarge and Lily updates (yeah their story is ongoing), random thoughts about old dark British crime dramas such as Wire In the Blood and Touching Evil and what they reveal about the people who write the scripts, etc. . . .

Obviously NONE of the above has been taking up any wall space here. Nope.

I have decided to share one tiny suggestion for anyone considering making a long-term commitment to a significant other of any variety. Yep.  There may be fallout from this, but– that’s okay. Feel free to prove me wrong about this notion.

Forget pre-commitment counseling. Forget talking through all your hopes and dreams for a shared future. Don’t bother getting all your duckies in a row. If you really want to know what you’re in for with each other — MOVE.

You read that right–MOVE. As in take all your material shit from one place and put it in another-and see what happens. See who does what–and how they do it. Listen to what’s being said. Who decides what goes where and why. Have you got a leg dragger as a partner in moving crimes? A non-stop whiner? A get the job done no matter what mind working full steam ahead? Is your “other” taking time out for all the other things that need doing–like watching every episode of something called “Haven” nonstop? Who is willing to make midnight runs to empty huge trash bins because there’s NO way the trash truck can haul ALL the bags away at one time? –This requires a certain sense of humor and willingness to fight the wind blowing it all back at you again and again and again.  Are you ready to BANISH your partner from the moving site because all they keep saying is: “We’re never going to get this done. Never in a million years.” Frankly, who needs to hear that while getting it done? Hmm? Can you imagine someone saying that while a baby is being born? Better not to go there, right?

Seriously–if you want to get to know someone conduct a major move of worldly goods with them. I think some enterprising spirit could make a mint setting up a couple of abodes for people to ‘practice move’ in and out of in order to find out who their partner really is when it comes down to the nitty-gritty that’s involved in moving. Obviously hiring OTHER people to do the work defeats the purpose–unless your partner does this and leaves you to direct the hired help. That would tell you something important right there, wouldn’t it?

Bubble wrap–check.

Reusable grocery bags–check.

Cardboard boxes–check.

Duct tape–check.

Full tank of gas–check.


Attitude adjustment–check.

Yeah, I missed you too. Oh come on, why would I lie about it? Huh?


  1. March 6, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Ah – I misunderstood! In that case, begone, jackal! Leav-a the Eva and get thee hence!
    No doubt this was for the best, even if a total energy drain. It usually is. Been there, done that, better off by far. 🙂
    Tx for the corn. Keeps me going in this endless snow shoveling! LOL

    • March 6, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      Um, I hate the noise they make, but if my 70 something mother can learn to use a snowblower–save your back!

      Yeah it was for the best. Hahahahahaha.

  2. March 3, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Oh, Eva, oh, Eva … moving/moving together … such a touchy (and not touchy-feely) time. Moving is a major job – I’ve had to do it more times than I wish to count, but coordinating it all with another … a blessing on your weary head.
    Glad to see you back!

    • March 6, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      Kaw, Kaw!
      Who said anything about ‘coordinating’? There was no coordinating. There was lots of “Be GONE treacherous infidel and take ALL that negative energy with thee!
      Touchy feely would have been nice. LOL.
      Lots of cracked corns to you, CrowLady.

  3. March 1, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    2014 was a painful year…good riddance. 2015 already seems better. It’s a new month and spring is around the corner. Glad to see you back!

  4. February 28, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    hello 47whitebuffalo its dennis the vizsla dog hay bubbel rap and duct tayp and kardbord bokses yoo ar reddy to bild a fortress wot can withstand the zombee apokalips sounds like!!! and yoo kan sayv the gasoline for setting the zombees on fire!!! ok bye

    • February 28, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Copy that Dennis.
      Btw, are roasted zombies good eating?

      • March 1, 2015 at 3:47 pm

        hello 47whitebuffalo its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am not shoor yoo wood want to eet the roasted zombeez but i am shoor they wood be gud for rolling in!!! ok bye

      • March 6, 2015 at 3:54 pm

        Definitely good for rolling in, Dennis. Oh yeah.

  5. Johnny Ojanpera said,

    February 27, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Hello Eva! I think you might have a winning business idea. Moving takes teamwork and the right kind of whining, and if two potential ‘love you forever’ types can’t pull it off in semi-harmony, then they might want to reconsider. Brilliant! I have never been much for resolutions, as every day requires me to be resolute in one way or another…I also have a flake gene that would only serve to frustrate my most resolute resolutions. I’m glad to see you back at any rate. 🙂

    • February 28, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      OOOOO A Flake gene–damn I must have at least ONE of those. If I don’t, I sure want one.

      Hey, the more I think about it the more I like the idea. I wonder what it would really take to set up something like that. Hmmm…two abodes stuffed full of things to move—and clean.

      • Johnny Ojanpera said,

        February 28, 2015 at 8:58 pm

        Ooo…I think every artist has at least one. I think your business plan would only require the up front investment of renting two properties. The stuff inside wouldn’t cost much-thrift stores… The trick would be marketing such an idea. It wouldn’t go over well in Mobile because nothing creative works here. :/

      • March 1, 2015 at 9:07 am

        Nothing creative works in Mobile? Huh? You and Lisa are very creative and work quite well as far as I can tell.
        O, is that dance music I hear coming from Mobile where Johnny and his Ladies live? It is!

    • March 1, 2015 at 2:46 am

      Mrs. MacPeak had a dozen or so houses to hold all of her hoarded holdings including two houses filled entirely with mattresses. Periodically she shuffled the locations of her precious valuable items from one house to another. The house she actually lived in was an antebellum mansion with grandfather clocks and such. However she kept an army and a spare army of winos on hand to move her valuable collections from the smaller houses to other small houses. While one army was on duty driving Volvos with mattresses tied to the top, the other army was in the basement drinking wine. Her two wino armies drove a large fleet of Volvo sedans and station wagons. You might be able to get a good deal on a used house full of mattresses and a couple of winos and a Volvo. You would have to move to Tallahassee, though… or run your business at a distance … which might be a good idea, actually. .

      • Johnny Ojanpera said,

        March 1, 2015 at 3:21 am

        Oh wow! What a great story, Bear!

      • March 1, 2015 at 9:10 am

        Hey, this sounds like a plan with possibilities aka potential, Bear. Winos, Volvos and mattresses—I think Johnny could write a hit song with all that. Oh yes I do.

  6. February 27, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Welcome back with or without new year´s resolutions, I find it odd anyway. Why make resolutions only once in a year when you have 365 days in front of you to shape your life?

  7. Lisa said,

    February 26, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Damn straight!!! Welcome Back! The blog casablanca should get new life in it with you around!

  8. slpmartin said,

    February 26, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Hell…I just thought I got unfriended by someone else…wait…I don’t do FB so forget the “unfriended” reference….I did miss you…well probably more than you missed me. 🙂

    • February 28, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      Charles, IF you ere on FB, you’re the LAST person I’d ever unfriend. 🙂

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