Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What a Dork.

I spent a good portion of the day cleaning out my piles of leftover school papers and junk. I now am sniffling and sneezing all over the place due to airborne dust particles. I should have worn a surgical mask.

Sifting through personal things is always difficult...how does one decide what is valuable enough to keep, and what needs to be thrown away? I never knew cleaning would be such an emotional journey. I found a note my friend wrote me before going for Hajj. I found birthday postcards from my grandfather, old notebooks filled with complicated emotional times, and more.

But I won't bore you with those. Here are some of my more entertaining finds:

Exhibit A: Hideous Earrings

To this day I don't know what possessed me to purchase these. In my defense, they're from Egypt, and my judgment is always clouded when I'm there.

Exhibit B: Adhesive Mustache

I probably don't need to elucidate my obsession with facial hair. But I still own this article, and it makes me quite happy.

Exhibit C: Various Doodles Drawn while in Social Work Student Orientation Session at Sick Kids

Exhibit D: My Photocopied Hand from High School

I remember we snuck into the teachers' lounge and photocopied our hands and faces. And that seemed to be very mischievous at the time. I really don't know why I still have this photocopied hand.

Exhibit E: Ryerson Clipboard that I used all throughout my U of T Years

I've had this clipboard since the 9th grade. Back when Ryerson was still called "Ryerson Polytechnic University." I used it at U of T and people thought I was disloyal to my own university. But I didn't care. It's completely ripped up now but I am definitely keeping it.

And last but definitely not least...

Exhibit F: My Old Glasses

These glasses must date back to the 4th or 5th grade - look at the elegance, the style! Aw man, these definitely go in the "keep forever" pile. I know for a fact that I've always been such a dork.

Thus ends my venture into the past. *ACHOO*


sara said...

I love this post!
Also, I don't think I have my Ryerson clipboard anymore.

Do you remember when we got those, who knew I was actually going to do my undergrad there?!

Ahhh memories! Nostalgia! The past!

Asmaa said...

Man, how could you not have your Ryerson clipboard? Yeah I remember we got them together, hehe.

Nauman said...

Funny stuff... your doodling is always hilarious.

Asmaa said...

Hah, thanks Nauman. I can always count on you to laugh at me :P

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