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The Annotated Refrigerator

So, you know how a lot of people collect souvenirs when they travel? Spoons, or shot glasses, or the like? Well, in my family, we (and when I saw "we," I mean "my mother") collect magnets. It's a rule with my brother and me that when we go somewhere, we bring a magnet back for Mom. Needless to say, I grew up with a fridge full of magnets.

When I moved in with gamethyme, he had all of about four magnets on his fridge. This, I felt, was unacceptable. Over the years, I have slowly snagged a few of my favorite magnets from home, and we've started collecting more magnets from friends and such. And, of course, with magnets come things to put on the fridge - pictures, cards, that sort of thing.

This picture isn't just a note on how obsessive my husband can be (I mean, he did just spend twenty minutes annotating a photo of our fridge, after all), but it's a snapshot of the life we've built together. Lives aren't all about the big things, the ceremonies, the births - they're letters from friends and magnets made from favorite board games, photo cards of family and things that lead to five-minute stories.

It's the little things, you know?

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morningdozer
Dec. 9th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
Well said :-) (and my mom is a magnet junkie too lol)
silverbrood
Dec. 10th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Well, a photo of some photo's doesn't tell anybody anything. I for example was woefully mistaken in my initial impresion tht perhaps hte magents were holding up the pictures. No the pictures are in fact magnets as well.

But the DT magnets are overkill I would say. he didn't put ALL of them up there did he??
gamethyme
Dec. 21st, 2009 06:06 am (UTC)
You should come look.
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