aside from all the psychological benefits of an awesome bananologist, here's an unforeseen benefit:
i was kvetching to her about how the movers won't take food, including canned and bottled stuff and my glorious collection of spices and teas, and the gorgeous golden creature asked me why i don't simply pack it all up in a box or container, since they take big bin containers as-is, without repacking their contents. i almost kissed her! once i'm done interwebbing here, imma head home and box up my shit!!!
(see? this is why it's good to see a bananologist!)