January 26, 2002
Today we move. We've hired movers, Mo learned a while back the wonder of not doing it yourself. Though there's always something odd about standing around watching other folks move your stuff. Maybe especially for guys, since these guys are clearly toting around things I could probably manage, but without nearly the grace they have. You feel like you're one step away from becoming that Professor in Real Genius: "What are you looking at? You're laborers; you should be laboring. That's what you get for not having an education."
(Update: 'Moving Guy' wrote on my guestbook that it's a terrible thing to equate having a job involving physical labor with not having an education, and I absolutely agree; I was pointing out that what makes being a guy standing around while other guys are hauling your stuff so awkward is feeling like they'll perceive you as that 'professor' type somehow. I have a great respect for the grace and strength exhibited by an experienced mover. My former co-worker Rob Baum would always point out whenever worked seemed to onerous "hey, at least it's not heavy lifting" and he had a point.)
Small Gif Cinema of the Moment
--my old study in Watertown...farewell!
E-bay of the Moment
I've already seen links to all the Enron Retirement Mugs on Ebay. Ranjit point out a nuance I missed; if you go to this auction and click on the lower of the two thumbnails, you see their rather ironic slogan...