Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Out of the CLOSET...

...I've had the urge to go through, clean out, organize lately. Yesterday, I went through 5 boxes of "remnants from the past" and had an interesting walk down memory lane.  For instance, I found the brochure of the house we currently own and noticed for the first time, that the grass on the pamphlet is unnaturally green and fuzzy, lots of other things were embellished too, I'm sure, but the grass was totally photoshopped in!!!  We were duped!  Then, I came across a bunch of old Christmas cards and had the thought to chuck them, but reading through them brought much joy as I perused the pictures and brief updates from years' past, so I tossed them back in a box to return to the attic.  In a random stack of old mortgage docs from 3 purchases ago, I found a picture of me and "Chip" at a high school dance.  I don't recall much at all about the dance or anything else surrounding it except for shopping with Chip beforehand to coordinate our kicka$$ outfits, but seeing the picture brought a smile to my face--especially the pink theme and thermals with boxers!!!  So "totally rad" 80s.  I don't remember much about Chip either.  Where is he now?  Does he still sport pink sweats and socks?  I hope not.  And what the heck was "TOLO?"  It was written on the back along with the date "2-12-88."  And the funniest thing was I think my hair was very similar to #14!!!  (<-----referring to yearbookyourself.com)



While it feels good to let things go like old receipts for gas, antiquated computer parts (and there were tons of that crap!), out of date clothes and other bric a brac, it feels good to keep and hold on to things too.  I don't think I would remember much about my past if I didn't have the paraphernalia to jog my memory.  I just need to figure out a better way to keep it, but who has the time?  I seem to only have time to discard things or throw them back in the box until the next urge to expunge things comes about.  It really is much quicker than finding a solution for it, you know! 


Back IN the CLOSET goes some of the meaningful knickknacks, but the rest will be carted off by NRSD Thursday.  Good bye stuff that's clogging my attic!  Feels so good to say goodbye.

7 comments:

Denise said...

He's tall! And, I love those socks. Oooh pink and gray balloons. Where's the teal?

lisapow said...

ha ha! I love it!!

Erin said...

Looks like it was not only Tolo but Twin Tolo! That picture is GREAT!

jenafeldman said...

I love the thermals..I wore something very similar and I looked very "cool". Love the pic!

Kyndra said...

Best photo EVER! Love it!

esmith2112 said...

I found a very plausible explanation for Tolo.

Jen O. said...

Liz, have you ever considered sending this to http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/
It's hilarious. I love the pink socks Chip is wearing.