1. What is your most prized material possession? O. K., I have several. There is a pendant with a bull in the center of a sunburst, which is my zodiac sign (Taurus). I also have two airplane pins of a F-16 & a F-20 that my friend, Dan, gave me when I moved from San Leandro to Vacaville (They were his dad’s and they meant alot). I have three drawings from Suzanne that she hates, but I loved them (unfortunately, I promised that I would never hang them up again). And then there is the memory box from The Bombay company, that contains all of the letters, tapes, and other evidence of the relationship between April and I. The memory box is safetly up at my parents house, where Suzanne’s drawings and other things (like the bible that she gave me) will be mailed too sometime soon.
2. What item, that you currently own, have you had the longest? I have a Taegu American School hooded sweatshirt that I have had for at least 15 years now. The scary thing is that it still fits me somewhat. The sleeves are a little short, but not by much. Actually, I also have something that I got from my dad. I guess it’s some kind of star plotter, where you can plot to see where the stars are at in the sky. But I’m not really too sure. The thing that I really wanted was these two chinese medicine cabinets that my mom had. I was suppose to take them when my parents moved. However, the husband of one of her friends took them and wouldn’t hand them over. I was pretty pissed about it, cause I had really wanted them.
3. Are you a packrat? Yes, I am. Actually, I have reformed myself somewhat. Mainly just because it wasn’t practical to be a packrat in college when I was moving every semester to another room. I have some stuff here; the rest is at my parents house. That stuff includes all of my book collection of books, about 5-6 boxes, and memorabilia from high school.
4. Do you prefer a spic-and-span clean house? Or is some clutter necessary to avoid the appearance of a museum? I’m not as anal with the cleaning as my mom. And since moving out the house and esp being with Suzanne, I have somewhat let myself go. however, for the most part, I tend to keep the rest of the house clean. My room, I’ll let get a little cluttered, but end up cleaning it on the weekends. Unless I’m depressed, and then I just let everything go to hell.
5. Do the rooms in your house have a theme? Or is it a mixture of knick-knacks here and there? Not really. When I was living in the dorms, I restarted something that I had done in my house in Vacaville, which was to take pictures and photos from Rolling Stone Magazine and put them on the ceiling. However, since I have left school, I’ve been pretty simplistic in my decorating style. I still have the Rolling Stone pictures, in case one day I want to do something like that again.
A 40-something rediscovering life in California