I am a pack rat by nature and as such I have to go through my life and clear out some of the junk. However, when I do these periodic junk-clearings, I have to make the decision about what to keep and what to throw away. And I have ended up keeping some really weird shit, as I quickly realized while looking for the guitar picks I was sure I had.
Here is a short list of things I have repeatedly decided to keep over the years:
-hair and teeth (both mine)
-confetti from a KISS concert and my senior prom (two separate events)
-coins from various countries as well as some state quarters from select states
-artwork that hung in my locker during my senior year
-artwork that hung on my bedroom walls during my senior year
-four yo-yo’s, five bouncy balls, three marbles, and one jack (toy jack not car jack)
-a Micro-Machine car
-a nut and bolt from my high school graduation
-notes from an old girlfriend, but none of them in the same place
-airline tickets from every plane trip I’ve taken as well as the train tickets and bus tickets from the BCE Chicago trip
-a Hello Kitty plastic ring
-a bat plastic ring
-my Taco Bell name badge as well as a Taco Bell Hot Wheel car, but they were in different places
-more sunglasses than any person should own
-more condoms than any person practicing celibacy should have
-So. Many. Keys.
For the record, the guitar picks were found with the bouncy balls, two of the three marbles, jack, and Taco Bell car because, of course, where else would I keep them?