I was born in Milton, Florida August 22, 1985 after Jack in November 3, 1983. Since then I have lived in several places in Georgia mainly on the Northeast side. I am the second oldest of nine children to Rocky and Debbie Howland. Gabe was born 1987, Sarah 1990, Michael 1993, Laura 1995, Hannah 1996, Marjory 1998, and Alaina 2003. On May 12, 2007 I was married to Nathan, the love of my life. We have two cats and want a third one day. For now we are blessed and are enjoying life where we are.
They Say That Dryers Eat Socks. What Eats Bookmarks?
We are always concerned with socks and the missing pair being kidnapped or eaten by the household dryer. What about bookmarks? Since moving across town back in November, my shoebox of bookmarks was declared missing and instead of using a regular bookmark, I have had to resort to using random household objects among anything that is flat, small, and basically declared trash or useless.
In the past two months I have gone from using a square of
to a piece like this
an unused one of these
a piece of
A friend once suggested that the next was his favorite
(it is a PCI slot cover which goes on a computer case and can be found randomly strewn in my husband's office). I put it to the test and now heartily disagree with him on that one. I found it heavy and bulky when reading a paperback or thin book. Oh, and I lost that one too!
The next image is my latest bookmark
A twist tie!!
I wonder how long that will last.
I have never grown attached to any particular bookmark. I don't have time to. By the time I have finished a book, I may have used four to five different random bookmarks.
You may say to me, "But you work in a library where bookmarks basically grow off trees!!" Yeah, I know. That just shows how lame and pathetic I am. If I take one home, it will only survive a few minutes even if it comes home in a book. It is destined to go missing, just like all the others.
So my question for you is this:
What is the most random household item you have used for a bookmark?