Wednesday, September 17, 2008


It's taken me 3 days to clean up the nasty-ass fucking mess my disgusting flatmates left behind for me to deal with.

I had to mop the kitchen floor 5 times. (The third time I did it the water was still black at the end, and the kitchen is less than 10x10 feet.) There were rotting vegetables in the fridge drawers, the bottom of the fridge was full of fetid water. There was rancid yogurt spilled all over the shelves. There were EMPTY wrappers from smoked fish tucked away in the back. Yes, at some point someone unwrapped some smoked fish and put the oily WRAPPER back in the fridge.

There was grease all over everything -- that filmy grease that floats in the air from deep frying and settles everywhere. They left me pots, pans, cutlery, plates, dishes, bowls, mugs, chopsticks, 8 tubes of assorted plastic wrap and tin foil, knives, and rusty rice steamers to deal with. They took their trash out of their bedrooms and left it in bags on the kitchen floor for me to take out to the dumpster. In the last 48 hours I have removed 9 full bags of garbage, none of which was mine.

The kitchen is finally done. I am shattered. I've barely slept in 3 days. Last night I finally had 8 hours to myself, and one of my bridesmaids sent me a text at 6 am, waking me up. Instantly my mind started spinning with everything I had to do today, and it became impossible to get back to sleep.

I'm so tired I'm ill. I don't feel awake, but my adreneline is keeping me going. Living on adrenaline is not fun. It gives me the shakes, like too much caffeine, and I feel agitated and jumpy. I've got a pounding headache (also from the adrenaline) and I feel slightly nauseas. I just want to go to sleep.

Now I get to clean my room -- it will take about an hour to vacuum and wipe all the surfaces and clean the bathroom -- and then I move out of here altogether. When that happens I will move in to the hotel for the rest of the week, at which point I won't have email. It's unlikely I'll post again until after the wedding, or even have a chance to read your blogs. If Pirate's done his job and gotten the internet hooked up in Plymouth I should be back online sometime next week, a married woman.

Stay tuned.

And yes, there will be photographs.


Ezri said...

***ZEN HUGS*** Good luck with the wedding- hopefully once you hit Hotel Land you'll be able to relax and enjoy the time til the wedding. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

If you get a chance email me your new address so I can send you your card (which I have been very organized and picked out three months ago but of course haven't mailed - yay organization!)

I'll send good thoughts :) Wish I could be there for the wedding in person! I'm sending good thoughts though and I know, whatever happens at the wedding the most important thing is that you and pirate are committing yourselves to each other- the rest is just frosting (and while very nice does not make up a whole cupcake!) -

Take care of yourself, and try to get some you time in there as well!!!

Geosomin said...

Take it easy...just think, once you hit the hotel you can nap and enjoy yourself.
Enjoy the time. Don't get distracted byt the little details or people's wedding craziness...remember -in a few days you'll be Mrs. Pirate. And *that* is the whole wonderful part of the deal. The rest is just pudding...delicious pudding. :)

Congrats. I hope it goes wonderfully. Happy thoughts from me to you :)

Valerie said...

Hope you really, really enjoy the wedding and that all this muck just makes you appreciate the wonderfulness of Pirate happiness even more. Thinking of you and wishing you all good things!

Gordie said...

I must say I appreciate your scrupulous usage of the hyphen in "nasty-ass fucking mess".

Happy nuptials to you and Pirate. I hope you enjoy a peaceful night's sleep, and tomorrow is a dream come true.

Inwardly Confused said...

Have a lovely lovely wedding I wish you all the happiness in the world.

Dave said...

Best wishes.

jd said...

yay for weddings :)

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful wedding. I feel privileged to have gone through your romance with you via your blog.

Looking forward to reading what married life is all about.

CONGRATULATIONS to you both x x


Ezri said...

Hey, you're now officially Mrs. Pirate :) YAY :) I hope that the wedding was splendiforous :) I'm sure it was wonderful - have a terrif time settling into your new home :)

Send me your address when you get a sec so I can send you your card (now overdue! :-p, Bad Ez, Bad!)

**HUGS** - am so happy for you!!

realdoc said...

God I go away for a bit and everyone starts getting married and making babies.

llewtrah said...

Commiserations. I spent part of the weekend unblocking Billy's kitchen sink!

atif said...

I had to mop the kitchen floor 5 times. (The third time I did it the water was still black at the end, and the kitchen is less than 10x10 feet.) There were rotting vegetables in the fridge drawers, the bottom of the fridge was full of fetid water.
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