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Stone Love

Do you ever find yourself getting too attached to inanimate objects? I do. It's bonkers, ive got an old clock radio for  instance in the garage gathering muck n dust waiting to be taken to the tip. Can i hell as like take it. I got it with one of my first proper wages, listened to John Peel's show during his ten year pinnacle for me. Football matches, comedy shows on my own and with company. We've been through a lot together. (See, bonkers). I know ill feel bad about it when it eventually crashes into the small electrical item skip at the tip with all the other abandoned devices but I'll have to do it sooner or later.
carp

Next time I am up bring it with you in a bag. I will do the deed for you. Don't want you making a scene sobbing at the tip.
Dock

Re: Stone Love

Late Doors wrote:
Do you ever find yourself getting too attached to inanimate objects? I do. It's bonkers, ive got an old clock radio for  instance in the garage gathering muck n dust waiting to be taken to the tip. Can i hell as like take it. I got it with one of my first proper wages, listened to John Peel's show during his ten year pinnacle for me. Football matches, comedy shows on my own and with company. We've been through a lot together. (See, bonkers). I know ill feel bad about it when it eventually crashes into the small electrical item skip at the tip with all the other abandoned devices but I'll have to do it sooner or later.


This is going to go the way of the 'Pubs you miss thread'. I don't own anything that I wouldn't get rid of in a second if I had to. Albums, books, clothes. It's just stuff. Yes I may know every crackle on an old album but they are just objects to me. As the old pubs are just bricks and mortar. It's what's in your head that matters. The memories things give you are the true gold. It's people who are irreplaceable, not things. I can honestly say there isn't one thing I own which I wouldn't get rid of/ give away/ sell in a second. Those who hoard and covet items from the past are in my opinion just like those kids who won't get rid of their 'blankys' that they used to suck their thumbs through. Photos are for keeping, stuff just takes up space. Pubs you miss, knackered clock radios, just get rid of it all yer big Wendy! Clear some garage and head space. Daft bastard if you ask me.....I know you won't! Maybe you could have a gander at some graded exposure or CBT therapy techniques to help deal with your hoarding issues.*

*As Cheltenham Festival week is coming up I could do you a few sessions at a knock down rate n' that as I need a betting war chest.

*cashes in*
Late Doors

S'pose you're right. Maybe I'm been a bit too mawkish
Dock

Late Doors wrote:
S'pose you're right. Maybe I'm been a bit too mawkish


More Mindyish!

I suppose it's each to their own isn't it. But I personally find it useful mentally  to keep auditing and clearing out stuff in my life that just takes up space. Even down to my hotmail and work emails or mobile numbers/ texts that I no longer use. If it's been read once and no longer needed, just delete the fucker. It's just clutter. I used to keep all my NME's, football programmes, and music mags when I was a lot younger but one day in my twenties I asked myself: Why? They just sit on a shelf doing fuck all. As for people who keep their old school work? That just baffles me. If I hear the sentence "Oh I've got all my A Level revision notes in the loft me" I have to excuse myself from the room before I let loose a whack upside the head to the hapless div that uttered the sentence.
Late Doors

Thanks for the offer carp but im going to have to man up and do it myself. Might even thrown in my old Art O Level book as well if i can stay strong enough
carp

you'd better or risk a slap from Dock
Grind

Dock wrote:
Late Doors wrote:
S'pose you're right. Maybe I'm been a bit too mawkish


More Mindyish!

I suppose it's each to their own isn't it. But I personally find it useful mentally  to keep auditing and clearing out stuff in my life that just takes up space. Even down to my hotmail and work emails or mobile numbers/ texts that I no longer use. If it's been read once and no longer needed, just delete the fucker. It's just clutter. I used to keep all my NME's, football programmes, and music mags when I was a lot younger but one day in my twenties I asked myself: Why? They just sit on a shelf doing fuck all. As for people who keep their old school work? That just baffles me. If I hear the sentence "Oh I've got all my A Level revision notes in the loft me" I have to excuse myself from the room before I let loose a whack upside the head to the hapless div that uttered the sentence.


I still have the extremely neat (was I really ever like that?) maths notebooks made during the course of my 'A' levels. For some reason I did chuck out the same from my time as an undergraduate, but I do have all my lab books from my time in Brum to date. I do occasionally have need for them, which is even more surprising, but I could probably lose them all and not bat an eyelid. Prolly won't be doing it anytime soon though.

I'd like to be more like you in this regard, but I do like stuff.

That said, I'm about to take a car load of same to a sheltery place called Families in Transition in nearby shitehole Manchester.

I was originally going to take it to the dump, but figured that it might have some use to them (the Grindstress is a bit of a kleptomaniac when she travels - who knows how many mini bottles of shampoo, body lotion, toothpaste tubes and airline tubesocks we have here). They could always chuck it if it's no use to them.

Thinking about it - I'm genuinely okay with getting rid of stuff as long as I know it isn't simply going into landfill.

Grind the partially invested ecowarrior! Huzzah!
Grind

They were quite grateful for the stuff - which was pleasantly surprising.

I try not to go into Manchester after dark, me.
Heyho

I have kept my granddads little red book. In fact I was looking at it yesterday. It contains handwritten lists of all the coins he had collected.

I also have a very very old set square thingy of his which I will be using this weekend when I put some panels up in the bathroom.
Cutsyke

Nothing inanimate at all. There's things I like but nothing I feel strongly about.
Grind

Well I'm gonna to go then!
And I don't need any of this.
I don't need this stuff, and I don't need *you*.
I don't need anything.
Except this.

[picks up an ashtray]

And that's the only thing I need is *this*.
I don't need this or this.
Just this ashtray...
And this paddle game. - The ashtray and the paddle game and that's all I need...
And this remote control. - The ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that's all I need...
And these matches. - The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control, and the paddle ball...
And this lamp. - The ashtray, this paddle game, and the remote control, and the lamp, and that's all *I* need.
And that's *all* I need too.
I don't need one other thing, not one...
I need this. - The paddle game and the chair, and the remote control, and the matches for sure.
Well what are you looking at?
What do you think I'm some kind of a jerk or something! - And this.
That's all I need.

[walking outside]

The ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, and this magazine, and the chair.

[outside now]

And I don't need one other thing, except my dog.

[Shithead growls at him]

I don't need my dog.
Grind

"I don't care about losing all the money. It's losing all the stuff."

Ace film.

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