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If I was meeting you for the very first time and I wanted to give you an idea of what kind of person I am, but couldn't actually tell you in so many words, this is the baker's dozen things that I would put into a box* for you to look at, read, listen to, and taste so that you could get to know me.
  • Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

  • mix tape with a homemade cover containing (among others) The Carpenter's On Top of the World, Mozart's Eine Kleine Nacht Musik, Smash Mouth's Walkin' On The Sun, Peter Paul & Mary's If I Had Wings, and Number Nine Martian Cutie from Sesame Street

  • full but firm pillow with a forest green pillowcase

  • calligraphy pen with a left-handed nib and a bottle of burgundy ink

  • framed lithograph of Alphonse Mucha's Dance

  • meal consisting of a salmon fillet sautéed with lemon pepper, fluffy white jasmine rice with butter, salt and black pepper, fresh green asparagus tips, a cold and bubbly glass of Classic Coke with ice, and for dessert, white chocolate and raspberries wrapped in pastry dough and baked in the oven

  • comfortable reading chair with a deep seat, plump upholstery and high padded arms that you can swing your legs up over

  • Palm One Zire 21 Personal Digital Assistant

  • battered copies of Mister God, This is Anna by Fynn, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

  • bouquet of snapdragons

  • deck of playing cards

  • collection of poetry containing (among others) The First Duino Elegy by Rainer Maria Rilke, Question by May Swenson, The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop, and I am A Light You Could Read By by Marge Piercy

  • little black and white short-haired cat (don't worry, there are holes in the box, Schroedinger)
I probably forgot something. What would you put in YOUR box?

*inspiration from lonita
mood: okay
music: Sundays—My Finest Hour


Wow. That's one heck of a big box! ;)

I WAS going to put an Alfa Romeo in there, too, but I thought that was really stretching the limits of my box! :D


I'd have a copy of one of the Harry Potter books in mine. And an Indigo Girls CD. And a Krispy Kreme donut. But I dont suggest you eat it, they are better fresh.


Very cool meme! I did it in my journal...

I'm not the biggest salmon fan (I like white fishes better...), but that description is making me hungry! Mmmm... rice.... *drool*.... asparagus...

The Rilke poem reminds me of a line from a Tori song, Sister Janet... it's one I used to use on my LJ, actually...

"And all those up there
are making it look so easy
With your perfect wings
A wing can cover all sorts of things"

1) Husband
2) Red cat
3) Black cat
4) Balsamic vinaiger
5) 5 shelf meter books
6) Clear night with all the stars
7) Kiri te Kanava
8) Man Ray, (alive and klicking)
9) Parmesancheese
10) Lilacbush
11) Mjälloms tunnbröd
12) Swingtime (fuschia variety)

LOL! And I thought MY box was big! :D

You forgot sushi, that says a lot about a person.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE sushi, and actually had that written first, but I can't say it's my "comfort" food. I didn't want to have 2 foods things on the list...although, actually, having 2 foods things says a lot about me as it is! :P

What's in my box...

First of all, I'm just letting that statement go.
Second, here's the list:
-2 dogs of the larger variety, adopted from the spca/humane society
-cd's of The Who, Bodeans, Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge and John Hiatt
-The Lord of the Rings trilogy in book form and any book written by Rita Mae Brown
-Everyone of Disney's Feature Animation films on DVD, none of the ones that went straight to DVD though.
-the comedy of Ellen Degeneres and Robin Williams
-A Chicago Cubs baseball hat
-a really, really nice bottle of red wine
-a shopping mall

I think that should give anyone a good idea who I am.
-an obnoxious Hawiian shirt

Re: What's in my box...

I hit the wrong button, I didn't mean to say that I AM an obnoxious Hawiian shirt, oops.

Re: What's in my box...

The Hawaiian shirt is a great one! :)

Great list! I love the thought of including a meal. Some photos of your kids too though :)

I thought of that, actually, putting a photo album in. But I was originally supposed to have only 12 items, and I went over it already, so I left that off. :P

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