Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Quotable Monday: Stuff

"Actually, this is just a place for my stuff, ya know? That's all; a little place for my stuff. That's all I want, that's all you need in life, is a little place for your stuff, ya know? I can see it on your table, everybody's got a little place for their stuff. This is my stuff, that's your stuff, that'll be his stuff over there.
That's all you need in life, a little place for your stuff. That's all your house is- a place to keep your stuff. If you didn't have so much stuff, you wouldn't need a house. You could just walk around all the time. A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it. You can see that when you're taking off in an airplane. You look down, you see everybody's got a little pile of stuff. All the little piles of stuff. And when you leave your house, you gotta lock it up. Wouldn't want somebody to come by and take some of your stuff. They always take the good stuff. They never bother with that crap you're saving. All they want is the shiny stuff. That's what your house is, a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get...more stuff! Sometimes you gotta move, gotta get a bigger house. Why? No room for your stuff anymore."

-George Carlin

Sorry for the late post... I am in the middle of packing up my apartment and moving to my first house. Yes, that is right I bought a house. As soon as I move in, I can check off one of my goals for 2014. Currently I am in the middle of packing, coordinating painters, movers, cleaners and a handyman. As I was packing this weekend I was reminded of George Carlin's "A Place for My Stuff.". I adore Carlin's work, so the following (long) quote seem spot on for my current project.