A list, a list....quick, fucking alert the media!  

Fallic40 53M
3214 posts
10/1/2005 8:10 am
A list, a list....quick, fucking alert the media!

I know, I know, I am being sarcastic. But as a card carrying Englishman, it is listed in the fine print at the bottom that it is expected of me.

Actually, I have discovered that I love lists. I love creating them and I love reading other's lists. Maybe I have a little OCD somewhere (hey, I was scrubbing the bathroom at 6 am this morning (probably that is many women's dream guy - looks good/scrubs bogs)).

So here is my list of 10 material possessions that I could not live without. Please do not confuse living with surviving.

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1. My Santoku chef's knife. If you ever want to see me freak out...use this to open the mail or as a screwdriver.

2. My Diadora soccer shoes. These puppies were custom made for the Dutch national team and they are now 20 years old and have been worn in well over 250 matches and they are still in great shape. We have scored goals, won championships and created mayhem together.

3. 10/0 paint brushes - nylon and sable. I need these for painting toy soldiers. They do the final detail work. If a job is worth doing, it is worth doing properly.

4. A pottery teapot - hello, I'm British. A cup of tea cures pretty much everything. I have mugs for my morning tea and I have cups and saucers for afternoon tea. My girls demand tea time when they are over - it is just so civilized.

5. My TI 85 calculator - being a math geek, I used this all the way through uni and I still keep it with me (but not in a pouch). I bring it home from work every night.

6. My Coleman lunch box - it tells me every day that I was a working guy for many years. It is beat up and discolored but I still use it every day. It saw me through an apprenticeship and through college.

7. Silk ties - I love ties even though I see no reason for them or even have to wear them for work. I am the only person who is allowed to buy ties for me since I either like a tie or hate it.

8. My Marshall amp - it pops, it fizzes and it even smokes sometimes. It also produces the goods.

9. 500 count Egyptian cotton sheets - a dude has got to sleep sometime so do it in comfort. I have satin sheets too but they aren't overly functional for anything (and I do mean anything) since it's like being on ice. The cotton sheets are the best.

10. My $25.00 Plano tackle box. It has 30 years of fishing history inside it. It always goes with me whether I am fishing for salmon, bass, trout or sturgeon. It's just not fishing without it.


rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
10/1/2005 2:10 pm

I've always said it would only be under extraordinary circumstances that I would ever marry again.
I just may put you on the short list.
As soon as I make a salary wherby I can provide for you I'll send for you.
(don't start packing anytime soon, though)


playfulwithyou33 56F
961 posts
10/2/2005 2:20 pm

What if the ties are merely to bind you to the bed?


SunneyOne 44F

10/2/2005 3:28 pm

Silk ties and nice sheets... hmm... that's enough to get me thinking. Of course, wicked woman that I am, I would be horribly tempted to hold the knife over a letter, just to see a wee freak out.


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
10/2/2005 4:24 pm

Aah playful, we do not abuse silk ties that way. These are works of art.


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
10/2/2005 5:21 pm

jay, I am better than Alice from the Brady Bunch.


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
10/2/2005 5:23 pm

oooooh Sunney, I can see that I will have to lock up the good knives if you come over. Using my santoku knife to open the mail is like spray painting the Mona Lisa. How do I know I'll freak out? I caught "ringer" using it to clean the coagulated mud off of the bottom of her soccer cleats.


SunneyOne 44F

10/2/2005 7:45 pm

Uh oh.. Hope you didn't freak out on her too badly. Hell, if I come over, I'm stealing your knife. Oh wait... wouldn't make it back on the plane. Guess I'd have to stay. Oh well.


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