Thursday, June 08, 2006

This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. The broadcasters of your area in voluntary cooperation with the FCC and other authorities...

List Friday, courtesy of Loretta, of Pomegranates and Paper

This week's theme: In case of this NOT being a test, this is NOT only a test, this is an actual emergency, please tune to one of the broadcast stations in your area – Loretta wants to know: What stuff would you take with you?


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The one pair of perfect khaki cargo pants I own. What? They FIT me, and wonderfully, I might add.

My engagement ring and the silver claddagh ring H gave me for my first anniversary, also the necklace from my first Mother’s Day and my mermaid necklace from Stone Harbor

Segundo's Mimi
Primo’s Pooh Bear

The first five photo albums – everything more recent is uploaded at the developer’s photo website; also the half-dozen videocassette tapes from the camcorder

The baby books

The boys’ baby quilts I made for them

The paintings the boys painted for me for Mother’s Day and for H for Christmas
The paintings H and I bought on our honeymoon in Venice
The painting my parents bought on *their* honeymoon, which hangs in my living room

H’s two acoustic guitars – because he loves them and they’re lovely and make him so happy

My KitchenAid mixer – my mother gave it to me as a wedding gift
My grandmother’s cedar chest
The secretary my grandfather built for my mother
(We are assuming the superhuman-strength-in-crisis will kick in, ok?)

The inlaid box I keep my jewelry in – not because of the jewelry but because it was a gift from someone I once loved very much, and pretty much still do, but in a different way; or maybe instead the book he gave me, illustrated by Maxfield Parrish, one of my favorite artists, and inscribed to me. Or both. Take two, they're small.

I would NOT grab this houseplant. Even though Primo painted the pot for me at preschool.



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Thursday Show-and-Tell: a houseplant. Courtesy of Blackbird

9 comments:

Joke said...

What'd I take? I quote the late, great, Warren Zevon:

Lawyers, Guns and Money

-J.

blackbird said...

Sweet poor plant.

BEACH HOUSE lotion!
It's time!

Paula said...

Is that a geranium? The pot it's in is sweet.

What's Beach House lotion?

Sarah Louise said...

I love it. You coax us into thinking it's just list Friday and them BAM, it's show and tell.

Good one.

Carolyn said...

I think I have that same plant pot that my daughter made!

Miz S said...

Man, you are taking a boatload of stuff with you when the shit hits the fan. And your little segue-way into Show and Tell was quite clever.

weirdbunny said...

Just a couple of things then, nothing heavy!!

weirdbunny said...

Just a couple of things then, nothing heavy!!

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

This would be the Emergency Broadcast System that comes to you via a guy with a loud hailer in a U-Haul truck parked in your driveway waiting for everything to be loaded and driven safely away??

Because we don't have those systems in Australia yet, so my packing list would be a little shorter!

Love the segue to the pot plant. Is anyone else having trouble getting Blackbird's site to load today? Maybe there's an emergency broadcast in Tuvalu?