by Catriona Mills

The Epic Study Spring-Cleaning Ordeal of 2011: Not All Is Hyperbole

Posted 31 August 2011 in by Catriona

While documenting the epic study spring-cleaning ordeal of 2011, I’ve made mention, on occasion, of my spare room now looking as though a disreputable secondhand bookstore had exploded in it.

And I thought to myself, “Hmm. What if people think I’m being hyperbolic? If only there were some way to demonstrate that such a description is not merely hyperbole!”

It’s not hyperbole.

I cannot wait until this marking is finished and I have time to start moving these books back into their rightful home.

Share your thoughts [5]

1

Tim wrote at Sep 2, 07:08 AM

It’s not hyperbolic so much as inaccurate, in that the appearance is less of a disreputable bookstore exploding and more of a quite possibly reputable one tidily arranging itself in a corner. :)

2

Catriona wrote at Sep 2, 07:31 AM

Well, someone just volunteered to come and re-shelve all the books.

3

Catriona wrote at Sep 2, 07:32 AM

I kid. You’ve probably got a system or something terrible like that.

4

Tim wrote at Sep 3, 04:32 AM

Ha! I could sort them numerically by ISBN if you like.

5

Catriona wrote at Sep 3, 06:45 AM

I was going to say, “But then I’ll never be able to find anything!” Then I remembered that I can’t actually ever find anything now.

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