Susan McCorkindale

Author. Editor. Autism Advocate.

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12.28.17

Why do I keep keys?

Behold, my desk drawer. An ordinary desk drawer filled with pens, post-it notes, highlighters, flash drives the contents of which have been long forgotten, and keys. Lots of keys.

Behold, my key chain. An ordinary key chain containing all the keys I need. Car key, house keys, boyfriend’s house key, and the key to my mailbox.  If all the keys I need are here, and they are, then what, pray tell, are those reproducing near my paper clips?

Do they represent plants I promised to water?

Mail I offered to bring in?

A dog I said I’d let out?

I doubt it. If they did, I’d have heard about it by now. Those keys have been in my desk drawer for years, from my time on the farm, to my former husband’s house, to my apartment in town, to the condo I live in today but, unlike the barrettes and hair bands in my bathroom,

I simply can’t recall where they came from.

I do, however, know what I’m going to do with them. I’m saving them, along with the clips, hair bands, and hundreds of bobby pins I discovered cowering in a Tupperware container last week when I started this “Why do I keep this stuff?” series, in a pretty box I’ve labeled Weird Writing Prompts. Clearly, that’s what they are and, as I look around this place with an eye toward more cleaning out and de-cluttering, I know two things:

  1. This series is far from over and
  2. I’m gonna need a bigger box.

#weirdwritingprompts #whydoikeepthisstuff

 

 

 

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12.22.17

Why do I keep this stuff?

Why do I keep this stuff? Not the skin creams and pore fillers and primer, I know why I keep those (and keep my fingers crossed when I use them). Not the makeup. I know I have to keep — and use — that lest I scare the entire world (not to mention myself) silly. But the barettes and hair bands. Why have I kept them? I have short hair, for God’s sake. The sparkly barrette below makes me look like I’ve lost half my tiara and all of my mind,

and this hair band makes me look like a post-menopausal Pebbles. Can you even imagine how fast Bam Bam would bolt? (And check out those dark bags. Poor Pebbles has really gone to pot.)

I haven’t held onto this stuff because I want my hair long again. I don’t. Going from short to long is best left to gorgeous “kids” like Kaley Cuoco (who’s short “do” I adored). At my age less is more. Shorter is better. Napping is a necessity.

And taking selfies in a room lit with anything but a 40 watt bulb should be against the law.

 

 

 

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12.29.12

In case you missed it…

My segment on “Reinvent Yourself with More Magazine” is airing right on the home page of my web site! Just click on the word “Home” above, and you can’t miss it. It’s the top video, with the photo of both Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl and 500 Acres and No Place to Hide front and center. I have to thank my incredible friends at Salon Emage for doing my hair and makeup (Charla and Shauna, you are the best!), and give an extra special shout out to Charla who stayed with me the entire 100-degree day to make sure I didn’t melt in front of the camera. You are an angel, girlfriend. My deepest thanks also to the talented and beautiful Kim Petro of Joslyn Place Photography who braved the temps to take pics of the entire endeavor. Many thanks also to producer Jeanne Kelly and More marketing director Ann Baird for selecting me for inclusion. It was an honor and I do hope you enjoy it!

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