Saturday, October 6, 2007

Going through a stack of old IDs, business cards, and other crap, I found an old, old, split in two New College ID, which hopefully I can superglue together or relaminate and use as a student ID for rush tickets to musicals and whatever other discounts I had been using my old student ID for. I was looking through this mess in search of my Brooklyn Public Library card, which I did not come across. I did however come across old library cards for three other jurisdictions: Sarasota, Florida; Alexandria, Virginia; and Madison, Wisconsin. I also came across cards for various grocery stores: Winn Dixie, Albertsons, and Willy Street Co-Op. These all sparked nostalgic memories of past places and also in the turning over of those memories sparked the desire for new memories in me, things that I could come across on some future date when looking for something or other and finding evidence, libray cards or grocery store discount cards, of some past place I have lived, some past life. Adding to these thoughts was a card from the Ungame deck that Jamie had gave to me when I moved away from Florida, writing her phone numbers and email address on it. The card, chosen very perfectly, asks the question: "If you had to move and could only take three things with you, what would you take?"

This has resteeled my resolve to find a copy of the Ungame. I need to call some stores maybe as I think I might be giving up on ever trying to obtain it on eBay, now being burned twice and never recieving it. Last night, I saw a production of Carmen at Lincoln Center. It was a lovely thing, my first real opera experience in an opera house, and it's all about love and obsession, and, needless to say, I liked it, related a tad bit to a couple of the characters. Now to go to the library, get a new card, and hopefully get a copy of Devra Davis's The Secret History of the War on Cancer. You should listen to her interview on Fresh Air, particularly if you are a diet soda drinker. It should scare you off of aspartame forever hopefully.

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