Friday, March 20, 2009
[seven essential items] to make daily life possible
I don’t mean job, car, freedom from violence and a clean water supply but more mundane, daily things. The test of how essential they are to you would be that you must go out and replace them immediately if they were either lost or damaged.
My list would include:
1. The Mac. It’s showing some signs of aging now, given it’s almost constant use, up to 11 hours a day and what to do once it gives up the ghost I really don’t know.
2. My black vinyl/leather soft A4 folder/case with the zip. It cost about 400 roubles long ago and it’s been everywhere with me. It goes everywhere today.
3. The black leather cap. This fills the gap between the winter woollie beanie and the light cap of summer. I’ve lost it a few times and was almost beside myself until it was found.
4. Grotty black cloth rucksack. Designed to look appalling, I hoped to disguise the fact, with the local hooligans, that I carry my Mac in there and when I’m out, unless visiting, I try to look a bit downmarket.
5. The ASDA jacket. Black with a sort of olive-grey trim, it was bought last September, was meant to be for early autumn but went right through till now and needs a dry clean. It’s main advantage are the convenient pockets and flaps.
6. The bike. ’Nuff said and thanks for the loan.
7. The National Insurance number.