Guest post on what kind of things we’d find if Marni Bates were to
have a garage sale of items from her teenage years.
My hot pink, sparkly prom dress (with magical poofing
abilities thanks to yards of tulle) ~ $5
My tape deck. Yes, I had a tape deck in high school when my CD player broke. I thought it made
me old school. Looking back, I just didn't want to spend the money on an iPod
and thought that by stalling I might get one of them for my birthday. Didn't
My beat-up travel copy of Pride
& Prejudice. I love everything about that novel, which is why at last
count I had four copies in my room. I used to take P&P everywhere with me and it's come in handy during some
particularly awkward car rides. Oh, Mr. Darcy! *Swoon* ~ $0.50
Sweatshirts. Way too many sweatshirts, wish I wore every day
without fail. $2
The West Wing Scriptbook
(PRICELESS BECAUSE AARON SORKIN IS A GOD! Not that I'm a crazy fan or anything
. . .)
My rollerblades. Reasonably priced at $5,000,000,000 because
they've held up brilliantly since . . . 6th grade, I think. They're my energy
outlet of choice, whether I'm stressed, angry, euphoric or just sort of blah.
Not sure I could have made it through high school without them.
My cat, Farley, I'll give away for free. He's entirely too
handsome and he knows it, which means he thinks it's perfectly acceptable to be
haughty and dismissive towards everyone. That's what I get for being shallow
and judging only by looks.
My ballroom dance CDs. I've never listened to them since I
stopped taking classes. Hmm . . . I might have to track those down, actually.