When I went to take a picture of my lunch the other day, I realized this photo reveals some interesting tidbits about the life behind this blog. Should you be interested, the trinkets on my desk signify:
- I’ve spent some time in Spain – The skull and frog paperweight to the left is a symbol from the University of Salamanca found carved into the intricate facade of the Universidad Civil. Legend has it that if you can find the lucky frog (or rana de suerte) without any help, it will bring you good fortune and romance. I studied in Spain during my senior year of college and went back again for work two years after I graduated. I love it. I miss it. I never did find that damn frog on my own and now he sits on my desk as a constant reminder.
- I am quite superstitious – I collect heads up pennies and believe they have magical lucky powers. (So you can imagine how soul crushing it was to not be able to locate that frog in Salamanca, right?) I will stop and pick them up no matter how embarrassing it may be to stoop and dive for an almost worthless piece of currency. And should I find it to be tails up, I move around it like it’s a rotting corpse. In fact, if pennies fall in my house and land tails up, I leave them where they are until someone else (Stew) comes along to collect them. The heads up pennies are all deposited in a small gold piggy bank.
- I am a cat lady – The magazine under Incendiary is Cat Fancy. Don’t judge me.
Do you find little odds and ends around your house that look like nothing but hold part of your life story? I think all homes should be decorated with items that mean something.