Japanese for “garbage”, “trash” or “junk”. Was suddenly inspired to think about gomi, which first surfaced in my consciousness reading c-punks like William Gibson (who has a new novel, Spook Country — I wanted to attend a book signing in Victoria last week and pick up a copy, but my back wouldn’t cooperate…Has anybody read it yet?). There’s a whole lot of junk in my desk drawer (note, I didn’t say “on my desk“), and it seems somehow appropriate to list this collection of gomi. Call it situational art.
One Debbie Travis brand paint color palette sample. CF11L “Sun Hat”.
A VST Technologies 3 1/2-inch external floppy disk drive, USB compatible.
A ratty old cigarette butt.
One gray shoehorn, with the “Browns” logo on it.
Box of a dozen Papermate “comfortmate” pens — “retractable ball pen with rubberized triangular barrel for unsurpassed comfort.”
A pack of “scientists” playing cards, made by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
One package of 100 Rizla brand “silver” rolling papers (slightly used…).
Another Debbie Travis brand paint color palette sample. CF7L “Mango Madness”.
A half empty pack of heavy-duty Rayovac zinc chloride AAA batteries.
Yellow novelty pen from La Lomita Dos Mexican Restaurant, located at 308 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C. (strangely, I have never been there…).
A half dozen Bic “round stic” black ballpoint pens (what’s with the pens…).
Yet Another Debbie Travis brand paint color palette sample. CF4K “Luscious Lime”.
My name tag from this year’s AAHM conference.
A package of Faultless Feltac self-stick felt floor savers.
Pair of clear rubber “ear buds” by JVC, model #HA-F120 (“Gummy”).
A small bag of weed.
Well, on second thought, I guess it’s not all gomi.
N.B. I thoroughly encourage people to pick up on this trend of carefully listing the contents of desk drawers, purses, or other reasonable sized containers of some sort on their blog. What else are you going to write about today?