Planning for College

In a blank book which I assume to have been a gift, in which the inside front cover is silver writing reading “Beginning… Sept 1983 by Dinah Saunders” (so probably not from someone in my family, who do know how I spell my last name), are these notes on the first six pages, presumably from the summer or fall of 1983:

Things I Need:
– washcloth
– screws for picture hanging + hanging wire
– coffee cups
– plate + silverwhere [sic]
– big package of detergent
– tea
– hot chocolate [not checked off]
– celtic harp music
– Robin Williamson + other records
– big pillow
– mirror [not checked off]
– What People Wore
– popcorn popper, corn & oil
– other pens
– tapes they borrowed [Don’t know who they were]
– stamps
– string + rings [?]
– pallette [?, sic]
– down jacket
– salt (butter flavor?) [sic, not checked off]
– Complete Shakespeare
– weyrs [this refers to a project based on Anne McCaffrey’s books, one of which I am re-reading today, July 1st 2003, by coincidence]
– Rocky Horror Book

Food (?)
Sunday – chewy spaghetti, yucko but good salad
Monday – actually good tacos (a little flimsy, but…)
Tuesday – soup + salad good(!)

More Stuff
– staples (stapler type) [as opposed to the generic supplies sense, I suppose]
– herbs [not checked off]
– rest of [Renaissance] Faire stuff
– Rocky Horror stuff
– t.v. [I don’t remember having a t.v.; that’s odd]
– chalkboard [not checked off]
– Edward Gorey books
– J.B. Toad [a fine knit frog made by my Grandma Muriel]

Bring to S.C. [Santa Cruz, though I think all these represent lists of things to take to university with me. Maybe they’re for separate trips home & back to school]
– T & T stuff [Tunnels & Trolls role-playing game]
– CA I.D. card
– Victrola case [yes, as a teenager I had an empty Victrola case, which I kept blankets & things in]
– big pillow
– sewing stuff
– Arch. stuff [this is followed by “???”, so I think I must have been making this list in Santa Cruz and then when I was in Martinez and gathering things together, I couldn’t figure out what it referred to]
– cloak [yep, also had a floor-length, wool cloak as a teenager. It was a present from, um, Eric Griswold, I think]
– blue quill
– pea soup recipe
– loaf pans
– videos
– birdseed
– lamp
– Halloween stuff

– laundry + shower
– pack
– patch
– window for Jeff [stained glass?]
– find glasses case
– get check from Jinx [yes, even at 18 I referred to my mum as Jinx and my stepdad as Paul]
– tell Jinx about grants
– trim hair [not crossed off, circled with “next time” written next to it]
– J+P’s prez’s [by which I meant “Jinx & Paul’s presents]
– pay Paul back $15

– chalkboard? [“next time” is written beside this]
– stereo
– prez’s
– records + tapes
– The Blue Sword [the Robin McKinley book]
– cheese + crackers

– leave prez’s for J+P
– put foam on bed/put sheets to wash
– roll up sleeping bag + blanket + towel
– make sure I have $, keys, ID + proxy cards, check for $922
– toothbrush, etc.
– double check

2 boxes
duffel bag
dice box [scratched out]
cork board
wine bottle

Bring to SC
– cards
– some T&T & weyr stuff
– poncho
– corkboard(s)
– clothes to left of Miss Glitz [wish I could remember what outfit earned the epithet “Miss Glitz”]
– down jacket?
– shoes by door
– 1 shelf Only of books

Leave Behind
– board games
– some RPG stuff [Role Playing Game]
– Miss Glitz
– some costuming stuff
– top hat, etc.

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Dinah from Kabalor

Author. Discardian. GM. Current project: creating an inclusive indie fantasy ttrpg

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