ticky-tacky little boxes

Do you watch Weeds? It’s a great show.

I don’t have Showtime so I used my Netflix to watch the first four seasons. I’ll have to wait impatiently for the fifth season to be released on DVD so I can watch it.

The theme song for the first three seasons is Little Boxes by Malvina Reynolds.

Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes made of ticky-tacky,
Little boxes, little boxes,
Little boxes, all the same.

It’s been stuck in my head since this happened:

little boxes

{Sorry for the blurriness and overall grossness of the picture… but you get the idea.}

Mom and I went to two different liquor stores on Saturday to collect boxes. Lots of boxes.

It’s kind of weird having a bunch of alcohol boxes in my house considering how much I don’t drink.

There’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky
And they all look just the same.

Even with that large-ish pile of boxes, I still don’t seem to have enough for all of my stuff.

And the people in the houses
All go to the university,
And they all get put in boxes,
Little boxes, all the same.

Then I get to a point where I’m not sure where to begin with the packing. I want to be somewhat organized… putting similar things in the same box or at least things for a specific room/area together.

And there’s doctors and there’s lawyers
And business executives,
And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky
And they all look just the same.

I’m doing pretty well so far. I have a line of packed boxes along one wall… but a handful of them aren’t closed yet because they still have a few nooks that I’m sure I’ll be able to fill with something. Even if it means putting toiletries from the bathroom in my box of table linens.

And they all play on the golf-course,
And drink their Martini dry,
And they all have pretty children,
And the children go to school.

I can’t bear to waste space.

And the children go to summer camp
And then to the university,
And they all get put in boxes
And they all come out the same.

I had the house inspection yesterday. There were only a few minor things that need to be fixed/changed… but there were no “red flags”!

And the boys go into business,
And marry, and raise a family,
And they all get put in boxes,
Little boxes, all the same.

Just one more step closer to owning my own ticky tacky little box.

There’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky
And they all look just the same.

But not really ticky tacky.

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