Unusual Stuff – F.riday 5 for January 25, 2013

1.     What’s the most surprising or unusual thing to be found in your wallet, purse, or backpack?


Purse – A penguin compact mirror, two Lamy fountain pens (the black one is a Safari filled with J. Herbin Orange Indien and the red one is an Al Star filled with J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage) and asthma meds (surprising only because I havent’ actually been diagnosed with asthma, but my doctor keeps giving me an inhaler when my allergies act up).

Wallet – Three ultrasound pictures from failed IVF attempts, a copy of the vows my husband wrote for a renewal church service he couldn’t attend and a card he gave me after a bad day.

2.     What’s the most surprising or unusual thing on your computer’s hard drive?

My music collection – it’s got everything from Gilbert and Sullivan  to The Black Eyed Peas, Adele, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, John Williams, Alabama, Bob Dylan, Mozart and Harry Connick, Jr, to name a few of my favorite artists (well except Bob Dylan – love his lyrics but think his songs would be better sung by someone with a voice).

3.     What’s the most interesting thing hanging on your walls?

A cross stitched wedding angel from my mother and a pen and a painting of the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia where my husband and I spent our wedding night.

4.     What’s the most uncharacteristic thing in your fridge?

Probably an old bottle of wine because I hardly ever drink.

5.     What’s something you’ve done in the past year that you thought was going to be awful but turned out pretty good?


I wouldn’t say it was pretty good, but driving to Gillette Stadium for every UMass home game didn’t turn out to be as awful as I thought it would be. I took the back roads through  Amherst and Pelham, which provide gorgeous scenery in the fall, so it wasn’t all bad. Just incredibly inconvenient.


2 thoughts on “Unusual Stuff – F.riday 5 for January 25, 2013

  1. My husband correctly identified one of your pens while across the room. So thank you for inadvertently tipping me off to a lovely birthday gift for him. Me? I was all “omg the penguin mirror is so cute lol!” Enjoy your weekend!

    • Thanks! I got the mirror from my mom for Christmas and I had the same reaction. The Lamy fountain pens are nice – I use mine all the time, and I don’t get as many strange looks as I used to;) Thanks for stopping by!

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