September 30, 2012

The Burning House Draft

For several months now I've been following a website called The Burning House, which, by way of inviting people to make their own submissions, documents the precious items people would try and save if their house or apartment caught fire.

I haven't submitted my own yet because every time I think I've got a handle on what I'd bring with me, something changes my mind. But, in an effort to produce a draft (at the very least), I picked out some objects.

- Freitag bag.
- Handbound book by Tony (features pages from The New York Times).
- iPhone.
- Wallet.
- My first juggling balls.
- Pen.
- Reporter's notebook.
- Necklace from my mother featuring St. Paul, patron saint of reporters.
- Altoids from my dad (note says: "Just remembering -Dad."
- Glasses.
- Car keys.
- Favorite band: Spoon | "Tranference"
- Favorite album: Paul Simon | "Graceland"
- "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris (for laughter)
- External hard drive for music/photos.
- USA passport.
- Camera (Canon).
- Picture of my family.
- Adidas (blue).

Again, this is a work in progress. I think I'm getting close to something, though.


Blogger K. Janke said...

I noticed "wife" and "dog" are not included in this draft...
..sort of the George Costanza approach to fire, I guess?

October 1, 2012 at 3:44 PM 
Blogger Chase said...

I'm not married, Kyle. And I recently decided to forgo purchasing a dog in order to save up for a Playstation.

Also: I really struggled when it came to deciding whether or not to bring my Seinfeld collection along with me.

October 1, 2012 at 7:44 PM 
Blogger Tony said...

At least take The Puffy Shirt toy.

October 2, 2012 at 11:33 PM 
Blogger JHitts said...

I know I'm late commenting on this, but... it's tough to grab your dog and wife if you have neither. (Remember, not all of us live in a state of domestic bliss like the Jankes.)

In all seriousness, though, I think I'd grab CDs before I grabbed record albums. Obviously the records might have more historic significance/value, but... you'd more than likely be able to listen to the CDs right away. (Of course, this also assumes that we are in a world without iPhones/iPods, so this point might be moot.)

November 1, 2012 at 12:05 AM 
Blogger JHitts said...

And now that I look at the website, I realize the practicality of the items doesn't matter as much as the content.

I should have checked out the site earlier, there's some pretty interesting ideas on there (although a few of the people's selections seem a bit same-y).

November 1, 2012 at 1:36 AM 

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