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Ask (loudly and publicly enough), and ye shall receive [Aug. 9th, 2005|12:48 pm]
Zoethe
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In response to my earlier complaint re: the state of the DVDs in our household, the charming and sexy theferrett has just informed me that he has not only gathered up and put away the strays, but has alphabetized the DVDs and rearranged them for easier access.

Thank you, love. You deserve kudos for taking care of that.
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[User Picture]From: i_descend
2005-08-09 05:15 pm (UTC)
Awww. Little things like that are the sweetest love notes ever! What a sweetie.
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From: crystalsage
2005-08-09 05:32 pm (UTC)
Wow...That's a big job.

Our DVD's are alphabetized by letter, but no necessarily within that letter. I.e., all the A's are together, but not alphabetized within the A's. Someday, I plan on trying to do the whole thing, but then I talk myself out of it saying that the family won't bother to put them back where they belong anyway.

*sigh*
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-08-09 06:24 pm (UTC)
My years as a bookseller have taught me the most efficient methods of alphabetizing large shelves full of random things. Thus, the three bookcases were done in about a half an hour, perfectly (or 99% perfectly) alphabetized.

But it made m'sweetie happy.
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From: crystalsage
2005-08-09 06:29 pm (UTC)
THREE bookcases? Wow...sounds you have more DVDs than we do. And I thought we had a lot.
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-08-09 08:02 pm (UTC)
Well, they're four feet high, but they're still bookcases.
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[User Picture]From: batshua
2005-08-09 08:53 pm (UTC)
Any tips you can give me? I usually group by letter and then alphabetize that grouping of letters.

Is there a better way?
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-08-09 08:56 pm (UTC)
The best way is to take it one shelf at a time and alphabetize absolutely. Take the first shelf (assuming there's some room on there; if not, take some off) and then alphabetize it perfectly. Then go to the next shelf and start sorting it into the first shelf, and so on. Then keep some space left as you move through the shelves.
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[User Picture]From: batshua
2005-08-11 01:42 am (UTC)
… That's more efficient?

I would have never thought of that.

I'll try that the next time I start organizing records.
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-08-11 01:47 am (UTC)
The amount of time you can save by more elaborate methods gets rapidly eaten up by the preparation time it takes to do them. This works for moderately large values (i.e., three or four bookcases); larger items involve a standby container to work in.
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[User Picture]From: adjust_56
2005-08-09 08:55 pm (UTC)

But it made m'sweetie happy.

It's the little things....that make or break a marriage....but you two are definitely making incredible efforts with lots of little things in making each other happy.....that Mr. Ferrett is true love....the little things that maybe to you don't mean a whole lot but to her change her world....as weird as this sounds.... thanks for being so present and attentive to her!
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[User Picture]From: kid_lit_fan
2005-08-09 05:35 pm (UTC)
That's sweet, and ties in with your assertion that having mundanities fixed is your preferred way to be romance!
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[User Picture]From: ohhjuliet
2005-08-09 06:19 pm (UTC)
If you have a mac, get a copy of Delicious Library from http://www.delicious-monster.com

It might be the most fun program ever.
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[User Picture]From: raylenetaskoski
2005-08-09 06:26 pm (UTC)
and that is the benefit of your husband reading your journal -- and knowing that all his friends do, too. :D

...raylene
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[User Picture]From: adjust_56
2005-08-09 08:50 pm (UTC)

but has alphabetized the DVDs and rearranged them for easier access.

and they call you anal retentive????????

BUT

that is still very very sweet!
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[User Picture]From: batshua
2005-08-09 08:52 pm (UTC)
Dude.

I would have done it for y'all.

I find alphabetizing soothing, don't ask me why.
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[User Picture]From: call_me_harmony
2005-08-10 01:22 am (UTC)
Excellent, It is so good when your needs are recognised and met.
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[User Picture]From: radistotle
2005-08-10 04:24 pm (UTC)
Hello! I stumbled across your marriage tips post and find your writing very entertaining.

I hope you don't mind that I added you!

Jamie
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-08-10 05:12 pm (UTC)
Don't mind at all! Welcome!
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From: oneil1973
2005-08-10 07:45 pm (UTC)
That's so awesome! What a guy! It's the little things... !_!
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