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Something I’ve always wondered about:

A goal of mine … is to write down my thoughts so that I can get a grip on my life and get my crap together. Speaking of crap, I’m not sure who coined the term “get your crap together”, as if having all of your crap in one big pile is far superior than having crap all over the place.

Well, it works for garbage, as Arlo Guthrie once noted:

Until we came to a side road, and off the side of the side road there was another fifteen foot cliff and at the bottom of the cliff there was another pile of garbage. And we decided that one big pile is better than two little piles, and rather than bring that one up we decided to throw ours down.

Beyond that, I decline to speculate.


  1. JT »

    9 August 2012 · 1:47 pm

    Then again, Arlo ended up on the Group W bench.

  2. Roger Green »

    9 August 2012 · 1:54 pm

    for littering…and creating a public nuisance, in a case of American blind justice

  3. McGehee »

    9 August 2012 · 2:16 pm

    Another feller who blogged for a similar reason used to say “get all your $#!+ in one sock,” which I guess I “got” without really getting it. One of those “I don’t know what it means but it sure sounds like it means something” phrases.

    But I guess it just meant “get your crap together.” I don’t know why I didn’t make the connection…

  4. jsallison »

    9 August 2012 · 7:53 pm

    And they all moved away from me on the group W bench…

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