Saturday, July 17, 2010




1 : to break into and steal from
2 : to commit burglary against

If someone were to BURGLE my home right now and take everything, here are the top ten items I would miss, in the order of how they occur to me (assuming all my personal effects [wallet, glasses, etc] are on my person]:

a ratty blue briefcase full of old writing
my laptop
any original artwork by anyone
my AutoExpo tee shirt
some cute old miz mooz shoes that are irreplaceably comfortable
a necklace I made out of a shell someone dear gave to me
my address book
a jar of four years worth of guitar picks I collected off the floor while working at Guitar Center
a video tape of my eighth grade band concert

That was actually really, really hard. My method was visualizing my bedroom (I'm currently writing downstairs where the internet ACTUALLY WORKS) and my belongings, considering their worth and what would be lost in their absence: art, evidence, sentiment, connections. None of these items are worth any money, with the exception of my laptop, which is four years old and boasts a broken disc drive and a jenky wireless antenna.

So, what am I trying to say? Nothing new. My most valuable possessions are full of sentiment and not monetary worth, blah, blah, blah. Welcome to everyone who matters. The point is that my house is totally not worth BURGLING (Merriam reminds me this is the more British term to our American BURGLARIZING) and this makes my life one degree easier than those who fill their homes full of expensive and useless crap. It's just one less thing I need to worry about.

Famous last words?


1 comment:

  1. Completely agree. If someone were to rob our house there wouldn't be
    much, save for eric's computer. Which is also roughly four years old. Good luck!