print_r($recent);

Array
(
 [545]=>Collections
 [544]=>Good morning
 [543]=>You know the fee...
 [542]=>Date more, care ...
 [541]=>Moving On
)

 

RAMCal(date('my'));

July 2017
sun mon tue wed thu fri sat
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          
archives(RAM);


print_r($newStuff);

Array
(
 [RAndoMness]=> 28Sep09
 [JPsDocs] => 22Feb09
 [JPics] => 10Dec11
 [frontpage]
 [FeedBack]
)

recent music
Boycott SONY

print_r($background);
Array
(
 [today]=>
 [past]=>backgrounds
)


  getentry(544);  
printentry(545);

   
Collections
added Mon September 28 2009 at 12:38 AM
2 comments
When I was a kid, my dad used to bring home gifts anytime he was traveling for a long time. In retrospect, I think that he usually just got them at the last airport before he got home. Anyway, that's how I acquired such treasures as Lorry the spotted tiger. I was a fan of tigers even at a young age (my 7th birthday was the only one that I had an actual party and it was decidedly tiger-themed). I'm not sure how he managed to convince me that Lorry was a tiger, but I'm sure the real reason is because the Hudson News stand didn't have any of the traditionally striped variety.

Unfortunately, I don't think I'm quite so easy to shop for anymore. It's not that I'm particularly picky or greedy, it's just that I don't really 'want' much. And the things I do want but don't have are usually much too expensive to be gifting. I guess that people just get me tiger stuff because that's an easy "I was thinking of Jo-Pete" thing. But if someone were to try to get me a spotted tiger, I'm pretty sure that I'll assume they didn't really think of me much. Or didn't really think much of me.

The result is that I've got quite a lot of tiger posters and tiger stuffed animals and cheap little tiger nick-knacks. It's not so much that I'm obsessed with them to the point of buying any little thing with a tiger on it, it's just something easy and convenient to identify with. I suppose that's how most peoples' collections really start - you tell people that you like original spoons from far-away places and before long you're knee deep in cutlery.

 



Jo-Pete Nelson says:
Okay, one exception. If I don't get at least one copy of this book in the next three months, I'll know that nobody actually reads my site.
posted Mon September 28 2009 at 1:22 AM



DRN says:
ditto
posted Wed September 30 2009 at 11:03 PM

 

 
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