mr clean

Monday, February 23, 2009

normally my monday blog post is a recap of all my fun weekend times going out in cleveland with my friends. well this weekend was a bit different - it didn't involve alcohol, not a sip.

after work on friday i met my family for dinner at
lanning's steakhouse to celebrate my aunt's (tia jo) birthday. i had a wonderful meal and enjoyed my family but died a little inside when i couldn't enjoy a nice glass of pinot noir with my meal. (diets suck)

after dinner i came directly home because i had an important date the next day with some hot fellas...









these guys were beyond awesome, they knew that this dirty girl's apartment needed a cleaning and knew just how to give it to me. they made me bend, reach and stretch in curious positions. they made me sweat.

after it was all over the only thing i could do was smoke a cigarette and bask in the glow of my clean apartment.


maybe this weekend i'll take up needlepoint.

now i'm going to share something that only the lucky get to see - a part of my bedroom floor.

gentlemen, calm yourself.


i swear i have colors other than taupe in my bedroom

you see, that part of my bedroom floor, is rarely not covered with 62 some odd articles of black clothing - shirts, dresses, pants, jeans, sweats, hoodies and shoes. 59 of them being clean and straight from the laundry waiting to be put away yet somehow never making it to the drawer/closet.

let's see how long this floor stays clean.

49 comments:

  1. Well done, I wish I had your strength.

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  2. I think that's what I shall do next weekend..

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  3. I love how you talk about all your black clothes, yet the only things I see in this picture (besides taupe) are pink (shoes, water bottle, books). hahahah!

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  4. Next weekend you can do my apartment! You do have a key...

    so THAT'S what your bedroom floor looks like! Ahhh... :)

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  5. Next weekend you can do my apartment! You do have a key...

    so THAT'S what your bedroom floor looks like! Ahhh... :)

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  6. You have inspired me. I kind of wish you'd inspired me on Friday, so by the weekend I'd still be pumped for spring cleaning, but you inspired me nonetheless.

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  7. Cleaning is my least favorite weekend activity, although it does feel nice to have a clean house! I have the same pink shoes as you :)

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  8. fabulous job! the only reason I dont have this problem is i have persian cats. My black clothes would be white in 2 seconds. they keep me from being semi lazy.

    It feels good to have a clean room, nice to have a clean apt but something about your sanctuary!

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  9. Oh - our house is REALLY overdue for a seriously cleaning. Maybe I won't wait until spring comes to inspire me. :)

    We've been doing good on the "diet" bandwagon too, which somehow seems to relate to not having as many parties, which therefore relates to not being forced to clean the house. See - it's all the diet's fault.

    :) Becky

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  10. Oh - our house is REALLY overdue for a seriously cleaning. Maybe I won't wait until spring comes to inspire me. :)

    We've been doing good on the "diet" bandwagon too, which somehow seems to relate to not having as many parties, which therefore relates to not being forced to clean the house. See - it's all the diet's fault.

    :) Becky

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  11. I have made the exact same appointment with my cleaning goods this weekend because my apartment is definitely going to need a rub down.

    Why did I even feel naughty saying that?

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  12. Your floor is just how I always fantasized it would be.

    Taupe... so damn hot...

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  13. I LOVED seeing that picture of your 'neat' floor......gees, no clothes on it!!!!

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  14. How did you get all the stains our of the carpet?

    I've said too much.

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  15. Wait wait wait you didn't have a glass of red wine because of a diet?? What kind of fad crazy is this?

    -Hack personal trainer

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  16. I'm going to have to do the same once I get the hell out of Pittsburgh.

    Also, every diet should have room for a spot of wine.

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  17. If it's anything like at my house, there was stuff on the floor about .5 seconds after you took the picture.

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  18. Alexa, I am SOOOO proud of you, dieting, cleaning.....how did that cigarette fit in? Keep up the great work. XOXO

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  19. Wow, cleaning is fantastic. I don't do it nearly often enough. Oh, and it NEVER stays clean. I'm not sure how to hang up my clothes, apparently.

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  20. Ha ha! I have that exact same pair of red Sauconys on my bedroom floor! And from your video blog last week, you have the exact same voice of one of my best friends. I like you. You're fun.

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  21. I think I'd have to give up food before I gave up alcohol, ha!

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  22. Maybe I'll pile my clothes into a makeshift couch*.

    * I have lived in Cleveland/Little Italy for almost 6 months now and have no living room furniture.

    Nicely done!

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  23. i love how pumped i get about a clean floorspace too! good job lady.

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  24. I cleaned this weekend, too, but totally didn't get as far as to do the floors. Maybe Sean will do them since he's home today and tomorrow. Haha. Yeah right. Who am I kidding.

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  25. I envy your clean apartment . . . guess I'll have to get off my ass and do some pre-spring cleaning this weekend (and since it's Monday the chances of me following through on this in the next few days are not good).

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  26. Hey! Normally I read your posts and I'm like, "Dude, she has an amazingly rock star existence."

    Today? I feel like I can relate to spending a weekend cleaning. :) Ha. What does that say about me?

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  27. Sounds like your weekend was a lot like mine.

    BTW, love your mom's comment, it made me laugh.

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  28. Good for you! Every weekend I say I am going to clean my house - and it just does not happen! Send some motivation my way please...;-)

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  29. i wish i had that motivation! i can't even open my bedroom door at the moment...too much stuff on the floor :)

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  30. For once in the last 4-5 months I've finally had the exact same weekend as you!

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  31. lets see if it even lasts until saturdayy :p

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  32. Nice work, lady! I'm impressed that it's so clean. And if you get bored next weekend, want to fly down to Mississippi and clean my apartment? I would love you for it. ;)

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  33. hey i cleaned like a mad woman this weekend too AND I'm also on a diet. Weirdddd.

    Except my diet did not prevent me from drinking (several) glasses of wine every single night this weekend. Hmm. I might need to work on that.

    you > me

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  34. I won't even tell you how nasty my carpet was too before I vacuumed it. I was shocked how much brighter my place looked. Great weekend to clean.

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  35. Haha I'm the same way! All my clothes are black. Not in a goth way, but in a classy trying to look skinny way. It drives my mother insane! She would dress me in pink if she could

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  36. Haha I'm the same way! All my clothes are black. Not in a goth way, but in a classy trying to look skinny way. It drives my mother insane! She would dress me in pink if she could

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  37. Have you heard about calorie free wine? I guess all the lady celebs who attenended the Oscars got a bottle in their bag of shwag :)

    The wine is called "Slender"

    http://www.indystar.com/article/20090220/LOCAL0505/902210319

    -Kelly

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  38. Hubba hubba. Send those boys my way.

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  39. le sigh.
    my clean floor always lasts about 1.5 days.
    goodluck.com

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  40. I did the exact same thing a couple of weeks ago just to have my house looking like a mess all over again...when I finally get to cleaning, I am like a crazy woman washing down all the walls and doors in my house...crazy!!!

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  41. That was an oddly enticing description of cleaning.

    This weekend I'm spending with my swifter picker upper. Me-ow.

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  42. Are you doing the South Beach Diet? I've done the first two weeks a couple times, giving up alcohol BLOWS. Not to mention carbs. But it works!
    Also, my room is exactly the same. It's never really messy, just clothes messy. And I always get so frustrated with myself when I don't just.hang.the.damn.clothes.up. It'd save me so many heartache hours of grumbling while hanging up 100+ items of clothing. Which is actually on my list of things to do tonight. ARGH!

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