Life decoder

What the State of My Apartment Can Tell You About the State of My Life

Characteristic(s) Conclusion(s)
Extremely tidy Busy, but getting enough sleep and otherwise well-balanced
Extremely tidy, including the dining table Just threw a party or otherwise had company
Moderately tidy Not too busy and probably enjoying myself
Moderately tidy, with fiction books and possibly a dish or two scattered around bed Not too busy and certainly enjoying myself
Moderately tidy, but with clothes all over bed and chairs About to go to, at, or just returned from a party
Moderately tidy, but with heaps of dirty dishes Not too busy, eating very well and baking for other people
Tidy and sparkling clean Too much time on hands* or else just moved in
Stacks of books and/or papers circle the computer desk In the midst of writing a paper, or just finished writing one
(see other characteristics for more indicators)
Wadded-up tissues surround the bed Sick and miserable
Disaster area, with dirty laundry scattered about Busy to the point of distraction, not getting enough sleep
Disaster area, with dirty laundry scattered about and dirty dishes heaped all over kitchen Busy to the point of distraction, not getting enough sleep, but eating well
Disaster area, but no dirty laundry on floor, kitchen may or may not contain dirty dishes Just finished with lots of deadlines, but haven’t had time or energy yet to clean up
Kitchen full of dirty dishes with flour and knives and measuring cups and spoons all over the place, main room has scraps of paper littered over desk and/or floor, scissors and ruler are visible Happy Christmas!
Kitchen spotlessly clean Gone elsewhere for a vacation of at least one week

*Note: This has not happened in approximately two years.

Current state of apartment: Disaster area, with dirty laundry scattered about and dirty dishes heaped all over kitchen

[This post was imported on 4/10/14 from my old blog at satsumabug.livejournal.com.]

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