Wednesday, August 31, 2011

  • a bowl.
  • a clock.
  • a temporary tattoo.
  • an eraser.
  • an ipod docking station accessory. all of these on behalf of my 13 yer old, who gives me things that she doesn't want to throw away herself.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

  • three pillowcases, two sheets. wear out, already!

Monday, August 29, 2011

  • hair product. smells delicious. the two times a year i open it.
  • pumpkin seeds. oops, growing season is over.
  • bathing cap. so pink. so tight.
  • three large spools of thread. useful for that project, twelve years ago.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

  • a bar of soap. you'd think high-end hotels would have nice-smelling soap.
  • a mattress cover. extra.
  • a rock. found in the dryer.
  • two books. no more books than shelf space allows.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

  • a light fixture. after wandering the house, searching for a place to mount it.
  • a pair of hinges. heavy, i don't remember what they were for.
  • two mid-century sugar bowls. there is a collector in me.
  • a yellow magnet. i hate that magnet.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

  • five more kid's books. i even consulted the kids this time.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

  • a metal plate. for an electrical project, perhaps?
  • a coloring book. eric carle, a good one.
  • a potato baking sack. surprisingly useful, though underused.
  • a metal staple. doesn't seem useful, all by itself.
  • a small white rock. they slip in at the open windows, in pants pockets, in palms no one is paying attention to.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

  • three pairs of hinges. previous generation, i'm sure they've all been replaced.
  • a handful of various hardware. it's only useful if you use it.

Monday, August 22, 2011

  • one allen wrench. so many allen wrenches in the world, many of them in my basement.
  • two pieces of hardware. one looks useful, one not.
  • three batteries. stashed in the bottom of an almost-empty box.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

  • storage bins: one complete, two topless bottoms, three bottomless tops. implying that there used to be a ridiculous number of storage bins in this house.
  • another tiny notebook. they are so potentially, but not actually, handy.

Friday, August 19, 2011

  • a bag of white tiles. waiting to re-remodel?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

  • one tube of lipstick. i love lipstick. i do not really wear it.
  • one hand towel. color bias - it is purple, the others are not.
  • one tupperware bowl. still no lid.
  • one pair of glasses. worse than useless, as they almost allow me to read.
  • one purse. adored last summer. it has lost its appeal.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

  • a pile of vinyl stickers. yeah, i don't know either.

Monday, August 15, 2011

  • a pile of stationery. tiresome even to sort through it.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

everything must go. the movie. a reminder that raymond chandler was a genius, will farrell is underrated but fabulous in dramatic roles, and getting rid of your stuff helps.
  • three very small notebooks. these are ridiculously hard to throw away.
  • a little pile of scrap paper. even more ridiculous to keep these.
  • one eyeglasses case. probably have glasses to recycle, too.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

  • two folding chairs. requested by their long-ago owner just as i was wondering what to do with them.
  • two large glass marbles. such nice things, marbles.
  • one container of jewelry-making supplies. a historical pursuit.

Friday, August 12, 2011

  • a pack of crayons. there must be billions of crayons in the world. billions.
  • a big stack of cardboard picture frames. school pictures come in these. silly, and bulky.
  • a few school pictures. doubles, triples, quadruples. because who ever gets around to distributing them?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

  • six coat hooks. which may look lovely in someone else's hallway.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

  • one package antihistamines. don't work for asthma.
  • one tiny bar of soap. stinky.
  • one tiny bottle of lotion. same.
  • one bottle calamine lotion. kept mainly for the nostalgic lou reed reference.
  • one bottle cough syrup. the effective stuff makes me high, the stuff that doesn't make me high is ineffective. a losing situation.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

  • a dozen little kids' books. including five for our new favorite baby.

Monday, August 8, 2011

  • four mice, one owl, five penguins. there is a toy chest in my house which may soon be on the curb.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

  • five shirts.
  • one sweater.
  • one pair of pants. i guess i really do wear the same thing nearly every day.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

  • two stuffed animals. arguably not mine to throw away.
  • one microfiber glass cleaning cloth. still in packaging.
  • 2009-10 school directory. obvious toss.
  • one glue stick. too sticky on the outside, where it is not helpful.

Friday, August 5, 2011

  • five incredibly gorgeous sherry glasses, given to me by my mother. which have sat in a cupboard for... ever.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

  • two large pieces of drywall. chopped up and disposed of month by month, now gone.
  • a hat. hideous.
  • a cd. so much software. isn't it all available online?
  • a plastic and metal plug-ish thing. definitely an electronic gadget. maybe.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

  • a whole pile of papers. maybe i can lose the filing cabinet?
  • a software cd. never opened.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

  • a pint of blood. well, donated more than discarded.
  • four hours on the couch recovering from losing all that blood. more of a weenie than i realized.

Monday, August 1, 2011

  • five more picture books. didn't realize there were so many.