Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Stuff

Someday soon I would like to take all my possessions and drive them to a central location, perhaps an airplane hanger in Wendover, Utah. And then I would like to spread the items out and commence to categorize them into “Must Keep,” “Want,” “Should Keep,” “Donate,” “Dispose.” If I am missing a category let me know. That is my idea of a good time. This undertaking would require the renting or barrowing of a large vehicle of trailer to fit my considerable belongings. It would also require picking stuff up from the East coast, the Midwest and the West coast. A partial list of the stuff includes: clothes, blankets (or blanket), dishes, letters, bits of paper, iPod, laptop, pencils, pens, inkpads, rubber stamps, change (pennies, nickels, dimes and so forth), some foreign money, passport, drivers license, fishing license, school ID cards, year books, shoes, books, a chair, sleeping bag, tent, camping stoves, oil, bicycles, bird nests, three or four hummingbirds, a Scarlet tanager, a bat, a cat head, a Barred owl, some carpet squares, (there is a woman sitting on the floor who appears to be drawing my portrait), two watches, records, CDs, two battery operated record players, two record players that do not take batteries, cameras, negatives, binders, slides, super 8 projector, regular 8 projectors, rocks, minerals, skulls of unknown small mammals, fingernail clippers, fireworks, ice skates, (I think the woman really is drawing a picture of me), phone charger, cell phone, rice cooker, steak knives, egg slicer, potato ricer, pocket knife, .22 rifle, sunglasses, fishing rods, reels, lures, hooks, weights, flies, measuring tape, two hammers, hex wrenches, receipts, three cowboy hats, bike helmet, three belts, two bags of sand, a pickup truck, Marshall Oils, grooming kit, two tooth brushes, magazines, three bike pumps, an old tube radio with phonograph, skateboard, photographs, slide viewer, light-box, rocks, minerals, three backpacks, a canvas bag with shoulder strap.

10 comments:

Emily said...

Just make sure you keep the cat head. I'm sure it will come in handy. Probably when you least expect it.

Rowley said...

you forgot, "Not Mine."

Tom said...

Impressive list Jonathan, When my bike gets in we are going to have to go for a ride. I hope the interview in Idaho went well. You into Geology as well? We have more in common then usual.

This concludes my series of random sentence fragments...

Can't wait for the crit on Monday.

-Tom

SA said...

perhaps the woman drawing your portrait distracted you because you mentioned the super and not so super 8 projectors twice.

I have recently taken a psych test to see if I am nuts. It is a true and false test. One of the questions, asked many many ways, is if you thing you are being watched. You would have to answer yes. One of the questions asked many many ways was Someone is out to Get Me. I said No. Even though someone is. I also answered no to if my picture was on the cover of 10 magazines this year or flew 30 trans-atlatic flights. Really. Those questions were on the psych test.

love,

s

jonathan said...

Thanks. That might be the biggest pile.

es said...

Just in case...

I'll take the owl and one of the hammers

jonathan said...

SA,
That is because I have more than one of each of those things.

Dennis Plummer said...

Interesting that this post generated so many comments. Got my attention, anyway. Maybe our possessions and thoughts of our possessions really, well, possess us.

SA said...

I have been thinking of my list, as I watch the chickadees and house wren dance around the beautiful fading white plum blossoms. I cannot claim them as possessions, as they are free to come and go, as is my favorite "thing" ultimately, free to come and go. this being a mama is tough stuff, I tell you.

love,
sa

Adellamorio said...

I have a copy of your book. Is that technically mine or yours? If it's yours could you please pick it up ASAP as it is cluttering my coffee table.
Thanksyou