No review today. Boo!
This is because, last night, I spent a couple of hours away from the stereo, in the bowels of the library. Organizing. Yes, partly-inspired by Mike and his organization project, last night I alphabetized and inserted into my existing collection all 170+ vinyls that Craig recently gave to me. This was necessary, as the boxes had been piled on the floor, and it was a bit difficult to walk into the room.
In discussing how I spent my evening with my lovely wife (who had gone to bed at the same time as the kids last night in the hopes of staving off an approaching flu-like malaise), I said that there was still plenty to do. The CDs have become quite a jumble, with an “I’ll deal with it later” attitude finally catching up with me and making things hard to find. This will never do – I must have order! Plus, with all the new arrivals from Taranna 2014 to sort and alphabetize into the collection, as well as a stack of CDs coming back to me following a cull and unsuccessful attempt to sell this remaining stack off, it’s time to attack the CDs next. Plus, I haven’t organized the cassettes, books and DVDs in ages. Maybe since they went in there when we moved in – a year and a half ago…
My lovely wife said that this week, she has to do some form-filling certification-type work for her job, which will take several hours and require concentration. So we’ve made a deal that, this week, each night after the kids are in bed, I’ll go do some more organizing in the library, and she’ll get a cup of tea, spread out her paperwork on the kitchen table and do whatever she needs to do.
How does this interest or affect you? As some of you may recall, I keep a list of everything I own (all media – music, books, movies, etc). That has fallen into neglect and disrepair recently as the collection organization has fallen by the wayside. But if I can get everything in ship-shape this week, and I think I can, part of my organization time can be spent updating this list. And if that can happen, then I can attack my KMA reviewing in a more organized manner instead of just pulling albums from the shelves as whim takes me. I’ll have a brand-new checklist to follow!
I’ll feel better for it, because I am a bit anal when it comes to the collection, and this recent unorganized mess has been eating away at me. But when I know where I stand, I may actually be able to increase my output in these pages as well. It’s a strange, psychological thing for me – if everything’s tickety-boo, I feel better about going forward. It may just work again (it has done in the past). And that benefits you, because you get more KMA goodness in your life.
Screw a schedule. I’m just gonna fire things up as I get them done. There’s so much stuff here to cover, if I left it to one a day, or even two, I’d be years getting to it all now – and that’s without anything else new being added. Just keep your eyes on the KMA, kids, ‘cos I think in the next couple of weeks, when I get everything back the way I want it, you’re going to find lots popping up in your Readers.
Let’s GIVE ‘ER!