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21.02.03 @ 22:24
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I haven't done these for awhile, so now is as good a time as any to get back again.

1. What is your most prized material possession?

That would be my father's class ring. It is a class of '49 high school ring. Its all gold, and has no stones. Its a one of a kind ring, that I have gotten more than a few compliments on. I lost my own class ring many years ago, and when my father passed away I started wearing it. My mom obviously kept the Wedding rings, and I think my brother has his watch. But somehow wearing this ring is like a good like piece of sorts and it keeps me close to my dad. I feel like when I have this ring on, he is not truly gone, but still here and still part of me.
2. What item, that you currently own, have you had the longest?
Somewhere packed away is the name plate from my room, when I lived with my parents it was on the door as long as I can remember and when my mom finally sold the house I ripped it off the door. It has flowers on one side and my name on the other. I also have my grandmother's jewelery box, which has been mine since jr. hi. I also have several books, comics and back issues of Starlog dating all the way back to Jr. Hi, cause yes I am a geek.
3. Are you a packrat?
Are you kidding? Is the Pope Catholic? I am one of all time packrats. I can not throw something out unless it is totally beyond any use for anything. I mean if I toss it, then I will need it for something, or else I have a sentimental atachment that prevents me from letting go. Why else do I have 5 years worth of 15 year old Starlogs, and assorted other junk. I still have ticket stubs from the first movie I ever took Warren to. I have busted necklaces from elementary school with no real value at all, I have every manor of assorted junk. I have draws full of the stuff.
4. Do you prefer a spic-and-span clean house? Or is some clutter necessary to avoid the appearance of a museum?
I prefer a lived in look. I like it clean, but not Better Homes and Gardens clean. I like a house that feels comfortable and lived in. I hate anal retentive neatness. I feel like I don't dare move lest I mess something up. I also hate places that are so cluttered you don't dare move, or you will get lost. I prefer lots of stuff, but semi organized. I want people to feel like they can relax, and if something spills the world won't end. I mean this is a home, not a fricken museum. They can velvet rope the place after I am dead.
5. Do the rooms in your house have a theme? Or is it a mixture of knick-knacks here and there?
I don't really have a planned theme, but I do have all cat stuff on the entertainment center in my living room, a wall in the living room that is all pictures of Warren, a corner in my room that is Star Wars, with assorted books underneath, Warren's bed is in Looney Tones, and the unused room is in Early Junk Collector. It looks like Toys R Us met a consignment close store and they both exploded. Otherwise its just a random collection of things that reflect who I am, like SW, ST,cats, my son, inspirational (non religious) poems and such, and country style decor. Mostly its all sort of hodge podged.

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In every neighborhood there is at least one house that all the neighbors gossip about. This is a diary from the woman who lives in that house. I am a single mother in her mid thirties. I live in North Dakota with my son, Warren.

I tend to be a bit of a slob, and am the opposite of a girly-girl. I am geek girl, who loves Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Buffy, Angel, action movies, science fiction, action adventure, Dr. Who, and so on and so on.

I love to write and while I don't post much fiction online anymore I would love to be a writer someday. I am also overweight, bipolar and suffer from allergy induced asthma.