Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Things I'm Embarrassed I Still Own...

This post is a result of a 'direct order' from Stacy... or at least, that's how I read it. :-)

I am such a packrat, it's shameful. So shameful, in fact, that I found entirely too many items that I have no business keeping. So shameful, that my storage room is a mysterious labyrinth that needs that bossy lady from TLC's Clean Sweep (is that show even on anymore?) to come around. I think she'd crumble under the pressure, though.

My 'collectibles' have waned over the years, though. There's not enough room for all my crap AND all my kids' crap, AND all the Farm Boy's crap.

So... here we go!

I'm not really embarrassed by the fact that I have these books... nor am I embarrassed that I have had them since I was in 1st or 2nd grade. I am embarrassed that I left them in a cellar in my old house 10 years ago... and they are now mildewed. I'm not going to give them away, though.

George of the Jungle, Beethoven, and Abs of Steel. I can rationalize these by the following three statements: 1 )Brendan Fraser is in George of the Jungle... enough said. 2) Tami Lee Webb is annoying as hell, but her abs workouts work. 3) Ummm... I love Charles Grodin? (maybe not)

Mickey Mouse Keds. They look almost new, but I've had them for probably 10 or 12 years. Maybe longer. I will never wear them again, but I don't throw them out or give them away. WHY???

Remember these cans? I think they used to have popcorn in them. I have a bunch of OLD photos stored in this one, so I guess I'm keeping the can.

This is my button collection. These are buttons that come attached to items you purchase, so that if you lose a button, you can easily replace it. Apparently, I have never lost any buttons from my clothes, because this collection is even bigger than I thought it was. The buttons are still in their little plastic zip baggies.

Gah. Scrunchies. I only wear them to bed, I promise. (anyone recognize what's behind them???)

And finally... the catch-what's-left photo: A Ziggy Christmas glass (Ziggy was my hero in 4th grade), a Backstreet Boys Black and Blue CD (I know), a Paddington notepad I've had since 3rd or 4th grade and never used because then I wouldn't have any more papers with the cute little Paddington stamp on them and then what would I do???, and a pair of wooden apple earrings that some student probably bought me when I was a teacher. The earrings are almost as big as my ears.

There it is... sadly, I could fill a blog post everyday for a month with stuff I should just toss. I'm so depressed now. Gah.


-R- said...

I think the Ziggy mug is my favorite!

goldennib said...

It's hard to get rid of things.

Libragirl said...

I love Clean Sweep. I think it's on Saturday mornings.

I got rid of stuff when I moved so I don't have much like that, at least I don't think so.

Jurgen Nation said...

AAAAAAAHHH! Tammi Lee Webb!! My first workouts ever were with her. DAMN. She was good. I just threw my set away, sadly, because we don't have a VCR anymore. I'll have to pick them up on DVD. You're right. Annoying, but effective!

Maliavale said...

I spy some bloggers' signed photos behind your scrunchie collection. ;-)

don't call me MA'AM said...

-r-: Ziggy rules. And Fuzz. He rules, too!

goldennib: yes, I agree... but there are some things I keep just to keep them, not because they hold any value at all. Gah.

libragirl: I did throw out a lot of junk when we moved, too, but I could stand to go a little further.

jurgen: sometimes, I just want to punch her in the ovaries, ya know? But that probably makes me work out harder, too.

maliavale: ding ding ding! You are the winner! (and I am wondering why she didn't spy them herself!)

lizgwiz said...

I have bunches of those little ziplocked buttons, too. It is impossible to throw them out--what if I need them one day?