• Pennants. When I was younger, I used to collect pennants and pin them to my ceiling. Pennants aren't nearly as popular anymore, are they?
  • Dozens of Reunions cups. My goal is to take pictures of all of them and throw them out. The older ones are becoming quite brittle. (UPDATE: I eventually did!)
  • Empty file-folder holder.
  • Table for the roof, $9.99 at Wal-Mart.
  • Empty CD carrying cases.
  • A "3D Camera" which I never used and have no idea where it came from.
  • A box of old Peanuts books.
  • An Atari 800!
  • Korg keyboard, which I haven't played in years. It's on top of a Reebok Step, which Sue hasn't used in years.
  • Sue's wedding dress.
  • Empty bucket, formerly full of old t-shirts.
  • One of four bags we filled with old clothes that day.
  • Trophies from my elementary-school soccer team. We went undefeated three seasons in a row, and unscored-upon one season. I had very little to do with our team's success.
  • Amplifier and speaker for the keyboard.
  • Garbage.
  • Picture frames.
  • Book, magazine, phone, and drink on another $9.99 Wal-Mart table.
  • Boxes of college textbooks. What does one do with old college textbooks? I now wish I had sold mine back to the U-Store.
  • Orange-and-black buckets for Reunions and other Princeton clothes! (One of the buckets is empty for future expansion...)
  • My mother knitted this orange-and-black blanket when I was in college.
  • A straw hat.
  • Photo of the band from some long-ago halftime show.
  • Extra roof tiles. They're like $20 each, so we're keeping them.
  • A box of RSVPs to our wedding.
  • The box our roof umbrella stand came in.
  • Great lounge chair from Sports Authority. It was about $40 on sale. We got four of them.
  • Update: I did end up photographing and giving away all the cups. Yay, me!
  • Chair on our neighbors' roof deck.

Cleaning The Attic

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Lots of stuff formerly in my attic. We put it out on the roof to sort it all out.

(Note that this is similar to a photo I have of our basement. We were able to sort through and clean the attic up respectably. Unfortunately, our basement still looks pretty much the same.)

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  1. amanjo 80 months ago | reply

    I collected pennants as a kid, but I never had as many as you because they were starting to get hard to find. I also collected old Peanuts books, even seeking them out at used book stores for a few summers. Ahh, good times!

    Seen next to a fellow photo of !flickr Notes. (?)

  2. Joe Shlabotnik 80 months ago | reply

    I think most of my three or four dozen pennants are from the 80s. They seemed to go out of style when I stopped collecting them (maybe that's no coincidence?)

    My parents had some old Peanuts books, and I kept buying them, and scoured the used book stores like you, too. But now that the complete series is coming out in hardcover, there's no point in having them anymore, is there? Well, I can still try to collect the Spanish and French versions...

  3. amanjo 80 months ago | reply

    The complete series is coming out in hardcover?!?!?!?!?! I know what I want for Christmas! Thanks for the news! And, yep, I got my first Peanuts books from my parents too. :)

  4. Joe Shlabotnik 80 months ago | reply

    Yep, it's called The Complete Peanuts, and they've been putting out two volumes a year in chronological order for a few years now. 1965-1966 was just released last week. Enjoy!

  5. ayelet7 65 months ago | reply

    hey, this is an awesome photo...you should post it to a site I'm working on about stuff you shouldn't have bought. It's at www.Spendster.org.

    p.s. my bro and I also collected pennants...my parents still have them hanging in our basement!

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