Collections are few and far between with me. When I was younger I had a pretty good collection of snow globes that all started with one with St Nick standing in the center with a kid hugging him. Turn the knob, and “Jolly Old St Nicholas” would play while they spun around in the flurry of fake snow I’d created by shaking the glass.
Well, eventually those were all stuffed into a closet one day, and it is there that they remain. So then I went to college and tried to keep things minimalistic (which btw is now a word thankyouverymuch), so I didn’t collect very many things, aside from poetry books. I was and English major, and that was my passion. Some of the books are more well-worn than others. Mike, the next door neighbor I’d known since I was 9, gave me Jim Morrison’s poetry book for my birthday one year. I devoured it.
If I were to be honest, I’d say books are still the things I like to collect, but I’ve since slowed down with them. I’ve filled a few rows of my shelves in WV with the one I move down here with, or have since purchased, but to be honest, I miss the books on my shelves collecting dust in CT. I think about them almost everyday when I want to read. Much to my…either dismay or like…the jury is still out on this one, I’m also collecting books on teaching because I’m now in a Masters of Education program.
Which leads me to my next collection: STUDENT PAPERS. My desks (yes, I have two) at school are covered in them. My backpack (yes, I have a backpack) is FULL of them. My computer desk? Covered. I have student papers everywhere. I teach 7 subjects, 3 of which require papers to be handed in, be them homework, class work, or late work, and (thankfully) the others are computer classes and a gym class, ergo, no work to hand in. I’m not really sure what I would do if there were more papers.
So, there it is. I’m basically a geek, too.
1. Snow globes
2. Poetry books
3. Student papers
Oh well. That’s what Girl Talk Thursday is all about. It’s okay, be a nerd! We’ll love you anyway! Come over and chat with us!