Regular readers might remember my disquisition a year ago about hoarding. (I'm not technically a hoarder, but I fear I carry the gene). So anyway, since then, I've discovered that the A&E show* is a great way to motivate myself to do housework (which I've been doing all day). I just watch an episode, and my irrational fear of ending up like those people energizes me to get cracking and clean up and throw stuff away and put laundry in and do the dishes and just...go organize...something. Anything.
It's great. Works like a charm.
Okay, okay. Back to work.
* The camerawork on that show is beginning to drive me crazy, though. Apparently they think that the more disgusting the subject is, the closer they'd better put us to it. It's getting to be too much for me. I wish I could find some way to communicate with the show's producers so I could assure them that I am indeed completely grossed out by mouse feces all over the kitchen countertops as it is, thanks, without seeing said droppings at like 200x life size on my screen as if they're right at the end of my nose. I know it's normative these days to turn everything up to 11 and take it over the top, but this is ridiculous. Please, A&E, tell the guy with the camera to take a step back! It's okay. I'll still be just as disgusted. Really.
Oh. Right. I said I was getting back to the housework....
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Featured Comment by g carvajal: "I am a camera hoarder. A&E network has been chasing me around trying to get a closeup of my collection. Help!"
Featured Comment by Ed: "Ah, collecting, the favorite pastime of many a photographer. Saw a documentary about Martin Parr the other day in Helmond...(great show; if you're in the neighborhood, take a detour)...he collects everything photographic. Great collection of photographic dinnertrays and wallpapers...but hey, is photography itself not the art of collecting images?"