One of the things I love about Linda Land is I get to see my possessions again. As you may recall, I moved in with Mike in November when I came back to Vegas after my epic road trip with Mom and my sister Lori. The thing is, when you move into someone else's house, you're... well, in someone else's house. Like all their stuff is already in it; you look at their decorations, and whether they're your taste or not. Oh, yeah, that's a topic for another post...
If you're new to this blog, "Linda Land" is the 1-BR apartment I took last month, my haven from the natural craziness that goes along with Mike and his young children, as adorable as they are. So when the spirit moves me I head down the road to sit in peace and quiet and look at my stuff, which had been crammed into a storage bin since last May.
After Purgefest 2010, I'm pretty much down to the essentials; only the things that truly bring me joy made the cut. I'd much rather do things than have things, and I always say that people on their deathbeds don't look back and think, "I sure had a cool couch." No, they'll look back and remember all the fun they had with the people they love.
So as unmaterialistic as I am, I have to admit that on my deathbed I might look back and say, "Man, I sure had a cool fridge magnet collection." And I do--look! The front of the fridge is covered with magnets I picked up from all my travels. There's one from Elvis' birthplace in Tupelo and another from Graceland, where he's buried; a few from biker bars; a bunch from national parks in the West and assorted cities in the East; and many more.
On the side of the fridge I have my special non-travel magnets. That's a business card magnet from Julie of 47 and Starting Over fame in the top middle, a Guiding Light magnet to the right of that, and a Jackson Browne "Late for the Sky" magnet in the upper right corner. Underneath there's Pee Wee, The Scream, a voodoo doll magnet from New Orleans, and... what's that little bottle cap thing next to the voodoo doll?
Let's take a closer look...
Yep, it's a bottle cap magnet with a picture of Beverly D'Angelo! There are two other ones holding up a flyer for a show Courtney did in Oregon. So where does one find Beverly D'Angelo fridge magnets? One of my girlfriends in Wyoming made them for me--do I have the best friends or what?
(Poor Bev. I wonder if she's come across my blog from a Google Alert of her name. She's probably like, "OMG, that loon in Las Vegas is talking about me again." And now with the fridge magnets.)
You know, I have quite a few blog readers in Bev's hometown of Columbus, Ohio. I can't be more than six degrees of separation away. Hook me up, will ya?