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(The New York Times)   Doctor who wrote a book about 'decluttering' admits to owning 350 shoes, but, she said, "they're neatly arranged". Well, that's okay then   (nytimes.com) divider line 53
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2012-11-18 07:55:49 PM
I don't use the NY Times.
Dr. who?
 
2012-11-18 07:59:45 PM
175 pairs of shoes? So, she's a female.
 
2012-11-18 08:13:31 PM

WelldeadLink: Dr. who?

 
2012-11-18 08:25:54 PM
Shoe-collecting seems like more of a Captain Jack Harkness thing, to me.
 
2012-11-18 09:02:11 PM
One of the episodes of one of those hoarding programs (can't recall which one) featured a guy who had collected thousands of beer cans...by the end of the program, he had his collection neatly arranged on custom-built shelves...it actually looked pretty nice.
 
2012-11-18 09:58:32 PM

Red Shirt Blues: WelldeadLink: Dr. who?


media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-18 11:52:47 PM
Good for her her closet is an extradimensional space, so there's plenty of room.
 
2012-11-18 11:53:36 PM
Physician heal thyself or sommat.

/Can't take shoe threads seriously.
 
2012-11-19 12:04:15 AM
The first question. Hidden in plain sight.
 
2012-11-19 12:09:01 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-19 12:35:46 AM
I have three pairs of shoes. I'd have two, but when I have to dress up, you really need black or brown.

Women be crazy.
 
2012-11-19 12:40:11 AM
Let me guess, her closet is bigger on the inside.
 
2012-11-19 02:39:14 AM
It is hoarding if the stuff is literally weightless? Because my external drive (1.5 TB) is about half full with stuff and my Minecraft server is maxed out in memory. That and Steam games - damn those 50% off sales that bring random indie titles to less than 5 bucks each.
 
2012-11-19 02:45:17 AM
Subby needs to look up "clutter".
 
2012-11-19 03:59:27 AM
I've just been collecting cats.
 
2012-11-19 06:27:17 AM
I would say that someone with 7 shoes is probably worse than someone with 350 shoes, if you look at it rationally.
 
2012-11-19 07:01:49 AM

Slaxl: I would say that someone with 7 shoes is probably worse than someone with 350 shoes, if you look at it rationally.


What if they only have one foot?
 
2012-11-19 07:04:50 AM

Aar1012: Slaxl: I would say that someone with 7 shoes is probably worse than someone with 350 shoes, if you look at it rationally.

What if they only have one foot?


Someone with only one foot can't get around as easily to keep his place clean and tidy... ah-hah, see? There's always an answer!
 
2012-11-19 07:06:08 AM
It's not clutter if you use them.
 
2012-11-19 07:07:36 AM
Her closet looks so small from the outside.
 
2012-11-19 07:12:14 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
fashionablygeek.com
 
2012-11-19 07:14:10 AM
Yup, I definitely have this problem. (Not an extreme hoarder, thankfully.) I mean, I have an entire BIN of cardboard tubes. Because... because fark you, that's why.

I attempted to redeem myself by having my niece paint some during craft time (we made "spot-o-scopes"). But yeah, really need to drop the rest off at her preschool. It'll be like a little cardboard tube painting sweatshop. Aw.
 
2012-11-19 07:18:26 AM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: It is hoarding if the stuff is literally weightless? Because my external drive (1.5 TB) is about half full with stuff and my Minecraft server is maxed out in memory. That and Steam games - damn those 50% off sales that bring random indie titles to less than 5 bucks each.


Steam just had a bunch of THQ games including Metro 2033, Home Front, Warhammer 40k Space Marine, and a bunch of others: $10 for the lot.

I have no idea when I'll be able to play them all. Damn you Steam!!!!

/note to self. Never pay full price for a game
 
2012-11-19 07:21:12 AM
Anybody who has moved recently can tell you how good it feels to get rid of useless stuff. It's like purging. If you haven't worn or used it it in 2 years, donate it.

/tax breaks...
 
2012-11-19 07:22:24 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk

/Meh.
 
2012-11-19 07:22:43 AM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: It is hoarding if the stuff is literally weightless? Because my external drive (1.5 TB) is about half full with stuff and my Minecraft server is maxed out in memory. That and Steam games - damn those 50% off sales that bring random indie titles to less than 5 bucks each.


If there is such a thing as digital hoarding, I'm surely guilty. I imagine there are many amongst us farkers.
 
2012-11-19 07:24:59 AM
Every year, I try and get All My Stuff™ into two piles and bin the chaff. Overdue.
 
2012-11-19 07:30:23 AM
Note to Subby: shoe quantities are almost always expressed in pairs. Saying someone has 350 shoes is a bit like saying I have 20 shirt-sleeves.
 
2012-11-19 07:33:00 AM

Neondistraction: If there is such a thing as digital hoarding, I'm surely guilty. I imagine there are many amongst us farkers.


Not me. But I am sure you have plenty in your porn folder.
 
2012-11-19 07:40:10 AM
Well, the doctor *is* a female. 350 is kind of lowballing it, if you ask me...
 
2012-11-19 07:41:51 AM

Biscuit Tin: Shoe-collecting seems like more of a Captain Jack Harkness thing, to me.


Nah. Ianto Jones. He seemed to be the biatch in that relationship...
 
2012-11-19 07:50:58 AM
FTFA:

"In clearing my own clutter, I realized my late husband - who often asked me, "How many rolls of paper towels and toilet paper do you really need?" - had collecting problems of his own. I uncovered old cans of paint, picture frames and books he found on the street, all manner of wood, boxes of chipped crystal, every version of every song and show he ever wrote (he was a lyricist and playwright), and bags of our twin sons' memorabilia since preschool (they're now 42)."

Even the rest seems pretty normal, but I wouldn't call saving any form of your art or your children's memorabilia hoarding at all. Heartless wench.
 
2012-11-19 07:51:16 AM
This is simple. A large collection of things you like is a hobby. A large collection of something that you don't like that someone else has is hoarding; this other person is usually your spouse.
 
2012-11-19 07:54:17 AM

fuligin: Yup, I definitely have this problem. (Not an extreme hoarder, thankfully.) I mean, I have an entire BIN of cardboard tubes. Because... because fark you, that's why.

I attempted to redeem myself by having my niece paint some during craft time (we made "spot-o-scopes"). But yeah, really need to drop the rest off at her preschool. It'll be like a little cardboard tube painting sweatshop. Aw.


"Because fark you, that's why." LOL I love that. I sew and I am saving the empty thread spools. Why throw them away when i can donate them to a kindergarten or something? You can make necklaces, Christmas decorarions, etc. I'm so glad I am not the only one who thinks like that. My husband thinks it!s a little weird to save them.
 
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2012-11-19 08:20:56 AM

Relatively Obscure: 175 pairs of shoes? So, she's a female.


came here for that....leaving satisfied.
 
2012-11-19 08:28:37 AM
Females like shoes, among other things...
 
2012-11-19 08:52:27 AM
googled for image, she looks like Tonya Harding. No crazy in THAT gene pool....
 
2012-11-19 08:55:05 AM

Slaxl: I would say that someone with 7 shoes is probably worse than someone with 350 shoes, if you look at it rationally.


Because he'd be missing a shoe.
 
2012-11-19 09:02:43 AM
Subby went digging for an article from a year ago? Awesome!
 
2012-11-19 09:45:43 AM
Luke 4:23
 
2012-11-19 09:47:43 AM
Maybe he has to clear out some of the back rooms of the tardis?
 
2012-11-19 10:00:51 AM
farm2.static.flickr.com
 
2012-11-19 10:18:25 AM

wrenchboy: Neondistraction: If there is such a thing as digital hoarding, I'm surely guilty. I imagine there are many amongst us farkers.

Not me. But I am sure you have plenty in your porn folder.


Not as much as you might think. Porn accounts for less than 10% of my used hard drive space.
 
2012-11-19 10:21:46 AM
Ah Fark, I came here to say I didn't make it past Doctor Who in the title, only to find I've been beaten to it a half dozen times over.

I love you guys.
 
2012-11-19 10:26:54 AM
Let me see, I'm a guy and I own more pairs of shoes than I care to admit, but I have a good excuse!

1. Basic loafers. Black.
2. Dress shoes, shiny black.
3. Steel toed work boots.
4. Vibram Five Finger toe shoes.
5. Sandals.
6. Flip flops.
7. Costume boots, steampunk.
8. Costume boots, basic black.
9. Costume boots, wading boots to be covered with whatever decoration I need for this year's Dragon*Con costume.

A third of my shoes are for costumes to wear on Halloween or to Dragon*Con. It doesn't count as being bad when they're chick magnet shoes!
 
2012-11-19 10:28:24 AM
biatches love shoes.
 
2012-11-19 10:30:07 AM
Ah, how much first-world suffering could be averted if we could only find a cure for 1) eating too much and getting fat, 2) buying too much and owning a house full of stuff.

If only. *sigh* But perhaps if we talk about it an awful lot, somebody will finally discover an answer.
 
2012-11-19 11:21:39 AM

E5bie: Ah, how much first-world suffering could be averted if we could only find a cure for 1) eating too much and getting fat, 2) buying too much and owning a house full of stuff.

If only. *sigh* But perhaps if we talk about it an awful lot, somebody will finally discover an answer.


Go back to third world status. We're still shackled to a large degree by our hunter/gatherer brains.
 
2012-11-19 11:34:27 AM
Hoarders is my guilty TV pleasure. I can't get enough of that show, but my husband hates watching it because he says it makes him itchy and he wants to jump up and start frantically cleaning the house.

If I had Dr. Zasio's income, I'd probably have an obscene number of shoes, too. If hubby can fill a 3-car garage with classic car projects, then I can have a closet full of shoes. And then only wear my converse to work because a 90 minute commute in heels with a manual transmission sucks.
 
2012-11-19 11:43:22 AM
Ex wife says "Rookie"
 
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