While packing for my upcoming move, I’ve stumbled across a lot of RANDOM things I’ve been hoarding since I left the nest at age 18…
Three dorms, three apartments, and one house later, I find myself asking why the FREAK do I still have this?!?!?!?!?!?
And so I bring you the first installment of To pack, or not to pack?
Exhibit A: 13 inch long pencil.
This pencil is circa 1997. I was in eighth grade and used my allowance money to buy it. It was pimp. I used it joyously for a couple of days, then for fear of having to sharpen the pencil (i.e., shorten the pencil and lessen the pimpness) I stopped using it. It’s been in retirement for 14 years now.
Exhibit B: 14 rolls of tape in various sizes, translucency, and “magical” powers.
Who even uses tape anymore?!
Exhibit C: Rollerblades.
Exhibit D: The first bathing suit I have recollection of wearing:
Exhibit E: My stuffed billy goat.
Mom: “Mare, what’s your favorite animal”?”
Mary: “A goat!”
Mom: searches every store within driving distance for a stuffed goat… what child says their favorite animal is a goat? Puppies? Kitties? Monkeys? SNAKES perhaps? Not for my darling little Mary…..
I will NEVER part with this billy goat… stench and all.
Exhibit E: The original gameboy:
Complete with Tetris and Home Alone!
Exhibit F: Red soccer ball scrunchie:
Clearly, I was one of the popular kids in middle school.
So whataya think? Pack?