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February 21, 2003

Friday Five

1. What is your most prized material possession?
My wedding ring - a solid heft of gold, with delicate Celtic swirls.
For sheer materialism, my collection of Crowded House/Neil Finn bootlegs.

2. What item, that you currently own, have you had the longest?
Uh…my person? Although given today's curtailments on civil liberties, perhaps not for long.

3. Are you a packrat?
I don't think this term is sufficient enough for me, but yes.

4. Do you prefer a spic-and-span clean house? Or is some clutter necessary to avoid the appearance of a museum?
My mind longs for spic-and-span. It's so zen. But I'm always astonished at the pictures in the house and home magazines - where's all the stuff of daily life? Your keys, the mail, your current reading material, the music you're spinning on the stereo…. My ideal is sort of a cozy English cottage type feel - everything is tidy and orderly, but there's a sense of life to the place.

5. Do the rooms in your house have a theme? Or is it a mixture of knick-knacks here and there?
If the apartment has a theme, it's in medias res - ongoing little projects. Clutter, clutter everywhere, with hardly a space to think. I realize this doesn't advertise well for me as a librarian, but my work life is more together than my home life.

Yours, &c., LC | 10:10 AM | Memes