Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Moving on Up - The Glass is More Than Half Full

Merging two people's stuff into one apartment is going to have its challenges. I tried my best to prevent moving unnecessary items by listing out ahead of time what we were bringing to the table. We each have a toaster? Okay, which one works better? 2 copies of The Italian Job on DVD? We'll keep the one with no scratches and a less beat up case.

One thing I did not fully anticipate was the number of glasses a person can accumulate over years of borrowing them from the dorm cafeteria (Lydia), inheriting them from relatives (Bob) and stealing them from bars (Lydia and Bob). The end result when I unpacked every box labeled "Kitchen: Glasses - Fragile"?
  • 10 red wine glasses
  • 8 white wine glasses
  • 4 stemless wine glasses
  • 4 dessert wine glasses
  • 5 juice glasses
  • 6 mugs
  • 17 pint glasses
  • 5 water glasses
  • 8 ice tea glasses
  • 10 pilsner glasses
  • 4 old fashioned glasses
  • 2 martini glasses
  • 3 shot glasses
  • 7 brandy snifters
  • 2 Duvel glasses
  • 8 teacups w/ saucers
  • and 4 of whatever this little thing is supposed to hold!
Whew! And we don't even own a Margarita set yet! We went through what we realistically need and packed the rest back up. The pint glasses seem to be the hardest to give up because there is a certain sentimental feeling with each bar or event we got them from. We decided to leave all 17 in the cupboard and when we do get that Margarita set the hard choices of which ones to get rid of will begin. . .


  1. Wow, I am just impressed you know the names of that many types of glasses! Although can you really separate out Juice, water, and iced tea into different categories? The apartment looks nice though... can't wait to see more photos.

  2. I didn't know what iced tea glasses were until Bob told me that's what they were. Juice glasses are smaller and my water glasses (which probably isn't the right term) are my tall straight ones.