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yes, i speak with a list.

so, i'm one of those types that keeps lists....

i use anything i can scribble with, but mostly i recycle leftover remnants from my handmade book, as i have thousands of pieces of blank white card stock that (as the saying goes) 'hit the cutting room floor.'

i even have an old 'iowa city glass & mirror co.' writing tablet that's been floating around since my childhood, for just such a frantic occasion. but, now i hesitate to use it.....cuz it's turned into more of an antique than a reusable product. i recall an endless supply of this stuff in all corners of my dad's office while growing up. (he most likely insured the folks of said glass co., boinked the owner's wife, or both) i guarantee you though, once this notepad is depleted, i'll prolly stay awake nights surfing ebay, scheming the perfect way to score a cheap bulk amount of it. and you KNOW i'll have it shipped via media mail!!!!! HELLOOOOOO, fellow cheap-a-holics!!!!

i've considered saving some of these obscure lists i make, only because they paint such a pure imprint that no journal, interview or biography could ever replicate (which explains my fascination with found post-it notes and the like) but, i just don't have the vault space for such an obsession. actually, i'd much rather go through them months afterward and just release them like cremated ashes, strewn inside the thunderous blue recycle truck that religiously visits us every wednesday morning. A(WO)MEN.

today i thumbed through my lastest batch.....one scribble read:

'look up british slang for raincoat'

i don't recall writing it, and for the life of me don't know WHY......but, i still wanna know.



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Jun. 16th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
i think they call them slickers
Jun. 16th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
I beleive it's called a mack in the UK

Could also come from http://www.mackintoshrainwear.com/

Raincoat is also slang for a condom, more there than here, I think.
Jun. 16th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
I'm a list keeper too and they are very telling.
When I was young I would write them in code so my snoop of a mom wouldn't know what was going on.
Test on Monday... ended up TOM...
needless to say my lists of yore make little to no sense.
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
I write lists and make outlines when I'm writing a long story and I don't want to have to keep everything in my head. It helps; there's a lot in my head.

I'll write to-do lists when I'm working on a big project, or going to travel or when even I have to admit I'm not getting stuff done that needs to be done. It's fun to cross stuff off.

But usually I'm not much of a list maker.
Jun. 19th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
me too...
i have made lists for everything as long as i can remember
i get it from my mother- and we both doodle on them
i have often thought of incorporating them into my art, such as eunice does with letters
a funny thing isn't it? i never forget anything yet i make lists for everything
nice post
ps- didn't know you from the midwest (i grew up in indiana)
Jul. 13th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
I do the SAME thing
Baby, I do the exact same thing! You could find that photo of your pile of notes in any one of 20 corners of my house. I laughed when you wrote about "look up british slang for raincoat". Sometimes I get bored and start rifling through my note piles. I find pieces of paper that say stuff like:
Prefrontal cortex, fast forward, guesses, helps temporal solidify identification"
"Spacial frequency analysis, course vs. fine"
Of course, I have no clue what I was thinking at the time I wrote them. They are so cryptic, I can't remember. Maybe our minds don't want to remember!! LOL LOL LOL
Sheree Rensel
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