Thursday, February 26, 2009

Junk in the Trunk

One of the things I learned from creative writing workshops is that you can never go wrong with a list. (I also learned that adverbs are frowned upon, but that’s a different story.) Anyhow, here is a partial list of things that I recently took out of my Civic’s trunk:

- 1 takoyaki pan

- 1 plastic cat food bowl

- 1 porcelain cat food bowl

- 1 25’ screw-in-the-ground dog lead (which is pretty useless since my dog doesn't really range more than 25 feet in any given day)

- 1 sweatshirt (covered in dog hair)

- 1 pair of jeans (don’t fit)

- 1 parka (covered in dog hair)

- March 15, 2008 Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (containing "Levetiracetam as an adjunct to phenobarbital treatment in cats with epilepsy")

- February 1, 2008 Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (containing "Effects of erythromycin and flunixin meglumine on postoperative abomasal emptying rate in dairy cows with LDA")

- 1 unopened pay stub from current job

- 1 tiny Tupperware container (washed, thankfully)

- 3” spiral notebook containing scribbles such as “Rat w/ pneumonia, consider using terbutaline, doxy, enro, fluids, O2” and “Candida glabrada -> very resistant”

- Another 3” spiral notebook with words of wisdom such as “sharks are hyperosmolar” and “Pb toxicity: Amazons and Eclectus -> hematuria”

- 1 box and manual for my horrible cell phone (Only 18 more months and I get another one!)

- 1 bike carrier (which hasn’t been used in at least five years, but you never know when you might need it...)

And that's just the stuff I took out...

Anyone like to admit to anything stranger?


JJ said...

Which crappy cell phone do you have? I need a new one, and I want to make sure I don't get the one you hate.

JJ said...

Oh, and I am sure I have more random crap than that. I am simply afraid to open the trunk to look at what's in there.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

Anyone like to admit to anything stranger? Do meddling in-laws count?

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

JJ: It's the original LG Chocolate. I think the newer versions have fixed the things that I hate.

I have a bunch more stuff in the trunk -- I just had to take this stuff out to make room for the new stuff. Someday I'll post pictures of the current contents of the trunk.

Cloudy Jeff: You have your in-laws in the trunk? Or did you just take them out? Did the zip-ties help with this?

Karen said...

did you ever use the takoyaki pan?

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

Not yet, but hope springs eternal.

Karen said...

hmmm thats a pretty heavy paperweight,