This would be more emphatic if there was also a “before” photo but this is a photo of my spotlessly clean fridge three days after I began my Internet hiatus.  I also did laundry recreationally.  I cleaned my closets. I devised a clever albeit counterintuitive system for storing the recycling. (Paper is in the coat closet and bottles/cans are under the sink.)  At the time I imagined that I was miserable but in retrospect it seems to me that I was happy then and am miserable now, but then I’ve always had a huge capacity for irrational nostalgia.

This would be more emphatic if there was also a “before” photo but this is a photo of my spotlessly clean fridge three days after I began my Internet hiatus.  I also did laundry recreationally.  I cleaned my closets. I devised a clever albeit counterintuitive system for storing the recycling. (Paper is in the coat closet and bottles/cans are under the sink.)  At the time I imagined that I was miserable but in retrospect it seems to me that I was happy then and am miserable now, but then I’ve always had a huge capacity for irrational nostalgia.

  1. yougotek said: what’s the clever system for recycling?! i need one…
  2. taken-out-of-context reblogged this from emilygould and added:
    "A huge capacity for irrational nostalgia." Like, this is why I fucking love Emily Gould’s writing no matter what.
  3. choire said: Hey, we have the same water filter. AND THE SAME HALF AND HALF. EERIE. Okay not really eerie. Really I’m more concerned about the happy/miserable confusion line. Test: sit down. Count to 10. Think: Am I happy or miserable? Answer. Then go eat.
  4. 92y reblogged this from emilygould and added:
    Next time, use video.
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