Here are some of the things that I held in my left hand in 2016:
Thank goodness for thumbs, eh?
Inspired by your wearing a tie — every single day — in 2016, I am going to pitch something into the trash every single day — declutter. (Not that there is much: I am not a hoarder. But, two, will the clearing be noticeable at the end of the year?)
I will not photograph the item, but record it in a (hopefully) 365-line list.
I am now up to 1,378 items — some days I pitch 60+ things (had to decide to clump things that are intensely similar rather than boringly stretch them at one per day). As an artist who (among other things I do) asks people to draw things. I scan the drawings and then am able to pitch them.
The items each have a short (or long) obit. Have decided to turn it into my 7th book. I do not expect the same success with sales as my The Pocket Lint Chronicles which sold over 350 copies. Nowadays, I offer it to people to look at and they one step back, without moving.
Sample. January 9th, 2017 – Over-sized bubble wrap packing sheet that surrounded 40 sheets of Arches Bright White watercolour paper, 140lb, Hot Pressed. In 1976, I gave an envelope to John (my partner) marked, Open In Case of Extreme Boredom. In it was a sheet of small-sized bubblewrap, eager for popping. We came across it 30 years later, the envelope crispy dry, dusty, but still unopened.
…that should be TAKE one step back. Can’t proofread worth toffee.
When I asked my husband what flavor Slushie he had, he said “blue”. Does it taste blue?
Think I’ll try a purple one.
I thoroughly enjoyed your Blog and find this ‘exhibit’ to be a hilarious commentary on selfies! I’m a PhD candidate studying Boredom from a cross-cultural perspective, comparing the Anglo and Russian worlds and look forward to attending your conferences in the future.
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