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Whatchamacallit 155: wine cork (to be deaccessioned)

So this wine cork has rested atop my electricity meter and circuit breakers since, I think, my housewarming party, which was held in fall of 2010.

Since then, I have seen it out of the corner of my eye as I go in and out of my apartment, sitting there, collecting dust.

The side […]

Whatchmacallit 142: Ա (A) (To be deaccessioned)

I’ve been engaged in random cleaning of late, in doing so, I ran across this small key chain Ա – the Armenian letter A. I bought it in 2006 during my first visit to Armenia, when I was really enchanted with the Armenian Alphabet – when I bought and then foolishly gave away a […]

Whatchamacallit 123: Goldfish Colors (to be deaccessioned)

I bought this package of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Colors awhile back: judging from its expiration date of March 8, 2015, I probably bought it in 2014.

Given the rainbow, I thought of it as Pride Goldfish – so after eating them, I save the box.

In the intervening years, the package has faded slightly […]

Whatchamacallit 119: Maps, Maps, Maps (to be deaccessioned)

While most people cleaned their homes during the first few weeks of lockdown, I was slammed, workwise – so I maintained my new normal without much boredom:

0515 or 0530: Alarm, get dressed. Thereafter, a walk of at least 10,000 steps, taking at least 90 minutes. Shower Breakfast Work for six hours Nap Entertainment […]

Whatchamacallit 118: Merman (to be deaccessioned)

This Merman Christmas ornament like thing has hung on a nail in my hallway for years. As I recall the details, I bought it at the same shop where I bought my tacky inflatable Christmas tree.

The shop was called “Dom” – I believe – located in a shopping mall near my office. It […]

Whatchamacallit 115: Trashy Wrist Band (to be deaccessioned)

I acquired this wristband thingy whilst riding the Lady Gaga truck at Berlin CSD (Pride) 2011.

If it weren’t for the fact that I keep it on a shelf that I see out of the corner of my eye, I probably would have tossed this years ago. Its main purpose is to remind me […]

Whatchamacallit 111: Union Handroasted Coffee (to be deaccessioned)

Back when I was a coffee snob, I thought that it would be cool to have this, an empty, used, sack of coffee on my kitchen wall as decoration.

Its time is up – and I have decided to remove it from my walls and, uh, donate it to…. Uh… I guess bio-trash? Or […]