What I Hated the Least Today 78/365: Dump

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Mouth of hell

I woke up today with a bit of script whirling obsessively round my head: var_dump($blahblah);. This is a developer’s query and is perfectly useless for me to remember at the early stage of my evolution into a geek. My three-week IT course left its indelible marks on me: not only do I have nightmares in which code validators scream red at my code, now I also wake up with a dump in my head.

Wondering if my dump wake-up might have an instructive meaning, I looked around to discover that I actually live in a dump. Now, from my perspective, dump at home happens when I fail to vacuum the floor daily and when I fail to take recyclable rubbish to the bin regularly. Most people would probably call my dump a clean place.

Since I’m me and not most people, I vacuumed thoroughly and took a huge bundle of recyclables out. I could hardly carry the bulk of it. On my way back I stopped in a small shop on the ground floor of my building and got some extra cleaning supplies to soothe my OCD.

I still can’t get the dump out of my head though. Now I think that what the dump dream really meant was that I should skip cleaning and go out to shoot some dump-o-ramas: shout-out to Cardinal Guzman here, go check out his take on the dump-o-rama genre!

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18 comments on “What I Hated the Least Today 78/365: Dump”

  1. I clean compulsively. More intensely when I am sorting something out or setting my head straight or just feeling wired. The sound of the hoover has a soothing effect. My husband says he will record the sound and lay it by my bed to lull me to sleep.

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    1. Yep. I’ve observed the same thing in me. What’s great about cleaning is also that the result can be seen immediately. Unlike other activities in which I engage, like research :-O I really should’ve gone to a cleaning school to feel fulfilled in what I do 😉

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        1. That’s a beautiful description of a waitress’s work. From this perspective, I’d love it. But I hate to wait on people. And, let’s be realistic, I’d probably hate to clean for people too.

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  2. Great pictures … both!!! Before we got the Dyson I didn’t vacuum the floors every day. But once it started, I have to do it daily.

    How convenient, to have a store in the same building!

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    1. I must admit I hated cleaning avoided it for as long as I could when I lived in a house. Now that I live on my own in a flat, I clean a lot. It’s comparatively easy to keep a bed sit clean, especially when no one else is there to make mess. Besides the cat, that is.

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          1. I know! I never even had a real desire for a house of my own … for several reasons, not just the ‘control thing’ 🙂 There are always problems, things that has to be seen too that cost a lot of money, and you have to ask for help. No way; apartment is for me!

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  3. The dumporama photo is a bit blurry, but I hate sharp images of blurry concepts anyway. I prefer blurry images of excellent concepts. I shot a new dumporama this weekend, but haven’t processed and published it yet. Of course I used my phone to shoot, which is the perfect option for dumporamas: easy accessible, no fuzz and no fancy gear.

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