This is part sentiment, part practical: What if I need it again? What if I want to look at it someday?
Someone asked me recently if I have a junk drawer. You know, the drawer with random receipts, a pair of scissors and other misc. stuff that has no proper place.
I responded that every drawer I own is a junk drawer.
But every once in a while I get in the mood for organizing. Kind of spring cleaning. Today is one of those days. In my sorting, organizing and tossing of old bank statements I found some interesting things.
Here's laundry list of the most interesting:
- $30 Olive Garden gift card. I called the 1-800 number for the balance: 30 bucks, baby!
- My head shot and script from the Vagina Monologues. A notebook where I copied my monologue about a thousand times to memorize it.
- The Washington State Magazine with my stories published in it.
- Many notebooks including reporter notes from my very first published story: A yearbook profile on the lead actor in Equus. He did a 20-minute scene in the nude.
- Notes from the Evergreen staff's MiX predictions for spring 2007 (Note: expect a follow-up post on this one.)
- A Barbie birthday card with a "License for Fun" for the "State of Happiness." (Kristen and Katie).
- A picture from Rancho Vallejo in which I'm wearing the giant sombrero on my 21st.
- The results from the drug test for my current employment.
- A doctor's note that said I was essentially blind and should be excused from any visual activity.
- A thank you letter from E-Flo to the Ev editorial board.
- "Most likely to return as adviser" award for the Evergreen.
- Countless Evergreen budgets.
- A keychain phono of my friend Katie and I on the NYNY rollercoaster in Vegas.
- Staff nametags for the Spokesman and the Tri-City Herald.
- Two Red Cross certification cards.
- A photo copied version of 'The Elements of Graphic Design."
- My Fred Meyer rewards card (I've been looking for this.)
- The warranty for my Les Schwab tires. File that.
- Numerous electronic manuals including the one for my first cell phone and the one for a camera that is permanently out of commission. So glad I saved those ...