I have this family wedding coming up next week. I thought I should probably check out some things – such as do I have hairspray/powder/lip gloss, does my blow drier work, etc in advance… So I rummaged in my room – went through my cupboard and dresser.
Now I'm not one of those squeaky clean maniac girls who insist in dusting and rearranging their rooms all the time. Which basically boils down to the fact that there are probably many things in my room that have not been in human contact for quite some time…
Still, even I was quite surprised at the things that turned up in my dresser! Some were items that I had given up as lost – some things that I didn't even know I had – and some..were frankly quite mysterious!
First things first. I found out that I do in fact have hairspray. Ditto on lip gloss – but I'm not sure it's the right colour for my dress. I did have lots left in the powder compact but sadly past its expiry date L Blow drier still in prime condition though.
Among lots of safety pins and broken earrings, I found the following inside:
1 very old and discoloured candle (??)
3 swimming caps ( 1 blue, 1 green, 1 blue and green. why on earth I bought 3 is beyond my imagination. Possibly kept buying new ones because I couldn't find the ones I bought before? Hmm)
3 house badges and 1 pahana (Finally found them! Was wondering where those had disappeared. Now if I can just find where I put my tie…)
1 old hello kitty wallet (this one even had an old library fine receipt in it, but unfortunately no amount of money)
1 rusted math compass (why do I keep these things??)
1 mosquito repellant (it still has 5 more months till expiring! Yay!)
3 floppy disks (remember floppies people? These must be from the 1st year at uni when I used to take a bottle of surgical spirit and a cotton swab with the floppies. I would clean the floppy with the spirit if the drive couldn't read it and it actually worked 75% of the time)
1 letter from a pen pal (Lost contact with her like a decade ago..Must have put it here after randomly reading it)
So there. I'm actually delighted with some of my findings (letter and the school badges for instance) while certain items make me suspect if I have inherited my mother's 'throw nothing away' syndrome. Can this have anything to do with 'delete nothing and backup all source code' syndrome do you think? Hmm…
Reminds me of a certain uni projects where we used to save the source in folders labeled 'version1', 'version2' ..etc. In the end we had 'FinalVersion' folder…and then we had 'Final2' and 'Final3'…and then..'FinalFinal' :D Then we got tired of 'Final' and we had 'Anthima1', 'Anthima2' and on and on…