Friday, January 05, 2007

But Mom, I Promise I'll Clean It Up

My apartment is a wreck. However, an article in today's Houston Chronicle tells me not to be worried about my apartment's state of disarray. Abrahamson and Freedman, authors of A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder "claim that if you're the type of person who is moderately disorganized — that is, you tend to scatter things, mix things around, let things pile up, do things out of order, be inconsistent and wing it — you're probably more efficient, resilient, creative and in general more effective than someone who is highly organized."

Well, of course, I am. I'll have to read the book (I'll add it to the list of many) and then let you know what I think, but at the moment, I am reminded of two young boys rapidly shoving clothes and toys under the bed and in the closets and then pointing to their Crayon drawings on the walls in their bedroom.

My favorite Crayon is cerulean. I'm about to go to town on the walls of my cubicle as my desk is also a wreck, and I have not felt the least creative today...

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