Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I’ve Become Obsessed with Boxes.


Guys, I’m sore. I wish it was for some super sexy reason…


…but it is not. I’m sore because I spent all of last week moving boxes around at work. You see, Boyfriend and I work together, but we used to be in different buildings. The organization is downsizing a bit, so they’re consolidating offices and the staff from Boyfriend’s office is moving into mine. With all their files and boxes and boxes of files. 

There were so many binders.

I’ve been helping get everything in order, mostly because the person who was supposed to be in charge decided to drop the ball and NOT get everything ready and go on vacation instead. Thanks. For nothing. 
Gee, thanks.
So anyway, I’ve been putting things in boxes and moving boxes and taking things out of boxes. I thought I was strong…


…til I saw what Boyfriend could do. 

Okay, this might be drawn in a slightly exaggerated way.
It turns out, I’m not strong. And after doing this for an entire week, my back/neck ended up pretty messed up. 


Furthermore, I’ve become obsessed with boxes. I even stole some empty boxes in preparation of the move I will hopefully be making soon. They’re in the corner of my living room, and I’ve given them all names. (Well, okay, they’re all named Charlie.)

Last night, I even dreamed about boxes.




Clearly, I need help. And a massage. 


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And a last minute update! (Last minute to me, not you. You haven't seen this post yet.) So Boyfriend got me (and another coworker) a little "thank you" for being so awesome with the move. A chocolate bar, a plant, and a note that said something like "Thanks for helping with the move. This is a plant. It's like a cat (or a child). Try not to kill it." Isn't he the sweetest?!!? 



He's seriously my favorite.

33 comments:

  1. Sorry for your soreness, just think of it as a workout. You're getting toned? Yeah, that's not very comforting. Charlie is sinister. He has feet but still insists on being carried? Jerk box. Especially when they should be a herald of blissful moving to come.

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  2. Welcome to my world...where I move boxes for a living! Every damn day I'm lifting boxes! I don't dream about them though. Instead I dream that I am crashing my forklift off the dock or some stupid shit like that!

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  3. Boxes are lovely. I used to hoard them when I was in uni due to the need to move a lot

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  4. I once had a dream about a box. Oh wait, no, I had a dream that I was sealed in a box. Oh wait, no, I was actually sealed in a box! I'm still there in fact, but I have spent the last five months in an elaborate fantasy world of my own creation, which has now just come crashing down! Oh God!

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  5. What a great post - although I do hope you feel better soon!

    I loved learning that you and boyfriend work together... delicious! The little thank you gifts/card was great! Have you named the plant yet?

    I once had a banana tree named ummm.... something like Bart (I can't quite remember). Bart had baby bananas and then died - which is what banana trees do unless you cut them down to the base and let them grow all over again. I didn't have the heart to cut Bart's body in half and so he departed from this world. It was a touching moment. One of my friends - out of the goodness of her heart - wrote an obituary for him and we pinned it to Bart's body for all to read.

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  6. Oh god. I hate boxes. They're not easy to carry like bags with handles, so you end up using weird muscles that you never use except when you're carrying boxes.
    Tell Boyfriend that you wish to trade in your plant for a massage.

    Also: I think I'm moving in June, and I live on the 3rd floor of a house with a very narrow staircase that goes straight up. It's going to murder me.

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  7. Boxes are awesome! I wish it was still cool to play/live in a refrigerator box... As a professional mover I can tell you banker's boxes are the best to use for moving. They stack well, have handles AND you can flatten and reuse them for storage or something.

    I LOVE the pictures of Charlie!! He almost looks like a square dog.

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  8. Do you think this could be the actual test from Boyfriend to see if you are actually capable of taking care of a cat all wrapped up in a mastermind scheme of condensing office space so he could give you that plant and give it to another person too so it wouldn't be so obvious? I think there is a conspiracy at work here!!

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  9. Boxes can be made more likeable by placing them in an environment where there are cats. Turn your back for a few moments, turn back, and you will see a cat-box combination that is more likeable than a boring non-cattified box.

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  10. Charlie is a persistent nagger in your dreams. Maybe boxes are more like cats and children than plants are. All they want is to be held and stuff.

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  11. I don't mean to be a downer, but keep in mind that cardboard is a great habitat for cockroaches...lotsa little crevices for them to hide and (ewwww) lay eggs.
    I wouldn't recommend keeping them for too long.

    This has been a Public Service Announcement....

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  12. Feel your pain, my back was in bits for a week after the move. You should demand lots and lots of massages!!

    Also apparently a group of cats is called a glaring,clutter or clowder!

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  13. I think I'll go on vacation while calling out "Fuck you." That cartoon made me laugh out loud. Of course, going on vacation doesn't make much sense because I don't have a job so I'm on sort of a permanent vacation, and everyone knows I shout "fuck you" pretty much non-stop.

    Love,
    Janie

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  14. Boxes are fucking gold when you're moving. Prior to my move someone nearly threw out one of the boxes I was saving at work. I leaped across the room and shanked that motherfucker for it. Oh my precious boxes!!

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  15. Well, the chocolate is all well and good but the gift of the plant is sort of like giving you more work!! You have to water it and feed and it and give it sunlight . . . sort of like children. Speaking of which, it's probaby time to get my kids out of the closet again for their hour of sunlight each day. I'll be back . . .

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  16. I love that! I love the gift, too. I would need that kind of reminder, because I kill plants. I have two living plants at home, that I've been told can NOT be killed. I wonder.

    I am going to buy a bunch of "hello my name is" labels and name my moving boxes, too! I'm packing for a move at the moment. (so will have many insights as I screw things up!)

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  17. you should go for a nice massage, Gia :p

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  18. I agree with Ash-matic. Small children work well also

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  19. Whenever I move I always end up with a shit ton of boxes from the liquor store because, well, obviously.

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  20. Boxes make good pets. You don't have to feed, water them or give them attention once a week.

    I agree with Jaya J...a massage is in order!

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  21. Haunting visions of boxes....LOL!!! Maybe you twisted a little more than you're neck and back ;) Kidding...

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    Okay, I'm tired. I hope I helped with your love with boxes.

    No?

    Dang!!

    Okay, get a massage. Feel better!!!

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  23. Dreaming of boxes named Charlie....that's funny! I hope your back and neck start to feel better soon!

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  24. i expect to see a post by the plant soon! I bet he is already named!

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  25. That's a LOT of boxes. Way more boxes than I could possibly deal with. Or want to deal with.

    I think you should get more presents.

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  26. Charlie(s) ARE dream worthy. Sexy, even. The have those pointy corners and everything.

    Ya know. I don't even know what the hell I'm talking about. Is it time for my meds?

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  27. I've been at so many companies where there are so many moves, that one tradition has become box assembly races. Starting with the flat stack, one has to fold the box up, including lid, and shut it. Cuts are a disqualifier. And boyfriend is the sweetest. He's giving us guys a bad rep. Soon all the other girls will expect the same thing and us guys will be in deep doodoo.

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  28. Well now he's clearly got some competition from the boxes.

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  29. Be careful. Boxes give really big paper cuts.

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  30. Oh, God. This brings back dreadful memories of when I worked at a law office and had to move a literal mountain of Iron Mountain boxes searching for files. *shudders*

    -Barb the French Bean

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