Teenage Garage Sale
High school never seemed that long ago until I started thinking about items from my teens I would have in a garage sale. What scares me the most is that almost all of this stuff is still sitting in my closet!
Doc Martin Army boots - real leather, knee high boots. Worn just about every day throughout high school. My favorite time to wear these was with my black leggings and blue and black striped jersey dress from hot Topic.
"Jagged Little Pill" Alanis Morissette CD - used on the bus ride home to lament imagined frustrations with the world. That I also had her debut album of bubble gum pop was purely a coincidence.
To Kill a Mocking Bird - color coded beyond belief with examples of symbolism, metaphors, and similes. Upon first read, I loved this book. After two months of pulling it apart in English class, I swore to never read it again!
Tiger tail (rear view mirror decoration) - A representation of school pride, despite never once going to a school sporting event to cheer on our 'Tigers'.
Glasses - large, round, dark framed glasses that are sure to be unflattering on any face.
Sketch book - half filled with partially complete pictures of random people. My dreams of being an artist were dashed when I discovered it took me years to complete a single piece.
Collection of recycled-paper Journals - completely unused, purchased only because I liked the idea of having a journal, and being environmentally friendly at the same time.
Edmonton Folk Fest tickets and program guide - Used tickets for the 1997 Edmonton Folk Festival, the guide is signed by various acts including the members of my favorite Canadian folk group, Captain Tractor.
Extra Large Canadian flag - Given to me free by the Canadian government, simply because I asked, this has flown high in my living room every Canada Day since.
Leather biker jacket - Sleek with a one inch raised collar, I thought this was so cool, except when I walked into The Body Shop, then I was just consumed by guilt.
Desperado VHS - Wow. Antonio Banderas was really hot! He was probably the first MAN actor that I crushed on. This movie helped me learn to appreciate muscles.