I'm a little slow today. I just switched to Sanka. So...have a heart?

Saturday, April 07, 2007

I just did something I never thought I could do...

I just tossed books in the trash. I've been holding onto them for years, wondering how to recycle them, or give them away...

But honestly? What poor or homeless person wants the Uniform Commercial Code from 2001? And what poor person wants my marked-up Elements Book? Or an Old Emmanuel's Property Outline that's five years outdated?

No one.

And who takes books in Miami for recycling? No one that's close or convenient to get to.

So you know what I did? I threw 100 lbs of books in the trash. I haven't opened them in years, and they've been taking up space. Do I feel guilty for throwing away books? Absolutely. Am I glad that I now have an entire bookshelf's worth of space that I didn't before because I couldn't get over throwing away dusty, unused books? Absolutely.

What wins? The relief of not having to tote my Elements book or the 2005 Federal Income Tax Code, along with a Federal Income Tax Crunchtime and a Federal Income Tax Examples and Explanations with me to my new place.

Fuck those books.

Fuck the space they took up and the dust they collected.

Good riddance.