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.

7 comments:

CherryPie said...

I might have a think about this myself :-)

dearieme said...

The filter for making morning coffee.

The adjustable bed base so that I can wake up without back-ache.

The bike.

The lap-top.

I'm stopping there - too much resemblance to your list developing.

Thud said...

you should be easy to spot!

UBERMOUTH said...

Mine would be my:
1. mascara & blush
2. laptop
3. hot water bottle
4 my favourite perfume
5. music

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Simi, lippy, moisturiser, eye-cream, perfume. But can't I cheat and put all the make-up in a make-up bag so it's one item? That's more like it:
Simi
make-up bag
a book
camera
bottle of water

Wolfie said...

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.

It’s a shame that its come to this in our modern world, that we have to cower in fear on our daily business.

James Higham said...

Cherie - do so ...

Dearieme - the filter, yes.

Thud - true.

Uber - I'm blushing.

Welshcakes - Simi first, that's good.

Wolfie - this is the truth.