One post is called 11 Things. More specifically, 11 things that I can do without in 2011. Such an intriguing thought for me that had me wondering all morning, "What 11 things can I do without in the new year?" My mind has wandered a gamit of different types of things I really could do without. So in no particular order....
1. Many pairs of my earrings. I cannot go into a store without coming out with a new pair. Solid gold, real diamonds or cheap shit, I want them all. I could easily give up 11 pairs and still have many many more in the rotation.
2. Single earrings that have lost their mate. Poor, poor earrings with no mate. They clutter up my jewelry boxes and bins, yet they are too pretty to toss out.
3. Half of my poker books. I probably own about 10 and I'd say at most 5 of them have any real value. The ones I'd toss are mostly gifts and not worth the paper they were printed on.
4. People that disappoint me. I find most people fit into 2 categories; those that amaze me and those that disappoint me. I sometimes wonder which category I'd put myself in, and although I fear it may be the latter, it is time to dump the disappointments. It gets tough when the same person oscillates between both categories.
5. Crap my sister has given my son. This would include a broken clock made from a section of tree trunk. (yes it was broken when she gave it to him) and old key chains, credit cards and all sorts of cheap plastic toys that litter my house. She likes to bring him "something" when she sees him. 12 years of "something" certainly adds up.
6. Candy. Sugar Bear doesn't have a big sweet tooth. Someone (like my sister) will give him candy, or he'll buy it, then he'll have a piece, maybe 2 and it'll sit there. "DO NOT throw that out." he'll say if he catches me in the act, so we keep it a sufficient amount of time, so that I can say "It's too old to eat" and then we toss it. Right now I still have halloween candy waiting to be old enough to get tossed.
7. Old Christmas presents from my mother. These include a big furry bathrobe covered in teddy bears that I've never worn and a punch bowl set (yes a fucking punch bowl set) that I've never used. She tried to get me a snuggie 2 years ago, but she called in the order and it got messed up. Karma baby.
8. Something I'd LOVE to get rid of but can't afford to replace is my bed - hard, lumpy and squeaky. Believe it or not, the bed at the IP was a huge luxury for me. Sad, right?
9. Dust. I really need to dust more but I don't.
10. Books - not all of them, or even the majority, but I have too many. Stacked everywhere. Filling the basement, the hall, my bedroom. If one is the perfect read for someone I know I'll happily give it away, but that is few and far between so it seems they are taking over. It reminds me of when I moved into my first house and had a dishwasher for the first time. I ran out of the proper detergent and decided to use Palmolive instead and then I walked away. When I returned there were suds knee deep everywhere. Like that, pretty soon the books are going to take over. I don't use the library even though I should. For me there is nothing better than perusing a book store, treating myself to a good read and falling right into the book.
11. Sadness - Sometimes I get sad. And since I can't think of anything else literal to toss it would be lovely to toss sadness out on its ass.