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Zen and the Art of Unpacking

So, all my clothes got unpacked yesterday, and today I'm moving on to the fun stuff: the six black plastic milk crates that made up my bookshelf (stacked with the openings out and tied with twine, an old sleepaway camp trick). For your amusement, I shall list off the contents of each crate, working my way down through the layers. I'll keep a running list and update this post after each crate is unpacked.

Crate One: So You Want to Be a Theatre Geek
Shakespeare's Insults: Educating Your Wit, Wayne F. Hill and Cynthia J. Ottchen
Actors on Acting: The Theories, Techniques, and Practices of the World's Great Actors, Told in Thir Own Words, ed. Toby Cole and Helen Krich Chinoy
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), Ann-Marie MacDonald
Waiting for Lefty and Other Plays, Clifford Odets
box of sidewalk chalk
The Elements of Style, William Strunk, E. B. White, and Roger Angell
The Children's Hour, Lillian Hellman
A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams
The Heidi Chronicles, Wendy Wasserstein
Angels in America: a Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Tony Kushner
The Empty Space: a Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate, Peter Brook
Theatre/Theory/Theatre: the Major Critical Texts from Aristotle and Zeami to Sonyinka and Havel, ed. Daniel Gerould
The Dramatic Imagination: Reflections and Speculations on the Art of the Theatre, Robert Ed Jones
A Director Prepares: Seven Essays on Art in Theatre, Anne Bogart
The Bedford Introduction to Drama, ed. Lee A. Jacobus
empty purple plastic index card case
Applause at Strathmore magazine (Dec 2007/Jan 2008), from Sci-Fi Spectacular! (17 Jan 2008)
Oct 2007 snail_mail_porn package, opened but still in original packaging
SGA Finance Manual for Primary Funding, Spring 2008
all-mighty green binder containing rules, script, and accompanying notes from 2008 [university name redacted] production of The Vagina Monologues
four empty spiral notebooks
two empty binders

Crate Two: Everything I Needed to Know in Life I Didn't Learn in English Class
Don't Know Much About Mythology: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned, Kenneth C. Davis
Random House Webster's Concise Dictionary
leather-bound notebook
The Tarot Revealed: a Modern Guide to Reading the Tarot Cards, Eden Gray
Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett
Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman
The Theban Plays: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone, Sophocles
Beowulf: New Verse Translation, Seamus Heaney
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho and Alan R. Clarke
The World of Pooh, A. A. Milne and Ernest H. Shepard
Complete Works, William Shakespeare
Tao Te Ching, Lao Tsu, Gia-Fu Feng, and Jane English
Drek!: the Real Yiddish Your Bubbe Never Taught You, Yetta Emmes
A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Kate Turabian
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Joseph Gibaldi
Yendi, Steven Brust
Stardust, Neil Gaiman [earlier printing with different cover, though]
Celtic Myth and Arthurian Romance, Robert Sherman Loomis
Celtic Mythology, J. A. MacCulloch
The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Egypt: an Illustrated Dictionary, Manfred Lurker
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume A: The Middle Ages, Stephen Greenblatt, M. H. Abrams, Alfred David, and James Simpson
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume B: the Sixteenth Century/the Early Seventeenth Century, Stephen Greenblatt, M. H. Abrams, George M. Logan, Barbara K. Lewalski, and Katharine Eisaman Maus
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume C: the Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Stephen Greenblatt, M. H. Abrams, Lawrence Lipking, and James Noggle
Becoming a Visible Man, Jamison Green

Crate Three: Stage Managers Do It by the Book
2007-08 Franklin Covey calendar pages (Monticello pattern)
Age of Empires Collector's Edition
two sandstone coasters
tarot deck
Forgotten English calendar
bundle of old calendar pages and Baci wrappers
jewelry box
cd case containing assorted computer games
cd case containing assorted mix cds
Firefly: the Complete Series
box of assorted colored and white index cards (3"x5")
Technical Theater for Nontechnical People, Drew Campbell
This Wooden "O": Shakespeare's Globe Reborn: Achieving an American's Dream, Barry Day
Overcoming Anxiety for Dummies, Laura L. Smith and Charles H. Elliott
The Costume Technician's Handbook, Rosemary Ingham and Liz Covey
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Theatre, John Russell Brown
The Stage Management Handbook, Daniel A. Ionazzi
Scene Design and Stage Lighting, W. Oren Parker, R. Craig Wolf, and Dick Block

Crate Four: I Enjoy Being a Girl
blue and red striped Australia scarf
black fleece scarf
black glove liners
thick black winter gloves
two packages of Dr. Scholl's For Her Ball of Foot Cushions
three packages of ThermaCare Menstrual Cramp Relieve HeatWraps
Stayfree Ultra Thin overnight with wings
Stayfree Ultra Thin super long with wings
package of Bounce fabric softener sheets
three mesh lingerie bags of assorted sizes
32fl oz bottle of hydrogen peroxide
1L bottle of Paul Mitchell Super Skinny daily treatment conditioner
purple plastic discs hanging lamp
purple plastic shower caddy

Crate Five: Silly Boy, Power Tools are for Girls
pocket-sized Moleskin notebook, graph paper (flip style)
package of assorted colored and white index cards (4"x6" and 5"x8")
2006-07 Franklin Covey calendar pages (Monticello pattern)
plastic bag containing assorted pens, pencils, highlighters, markers, etc.
empty clear tape dispenser
metal cork-backed ruler
TI-83+ calculator
Stargate SG-1: the Complete Series Collection
work gloves
tape measure
duct tape
small flashlight
Husky All-Tool
plastic bag containing twine, push pins, two Xacto knife handles (various sizes), blades, and saw attachment

Crate Six: Purple Feathers, Twigs, and Shells
Sobo glue
rubber cement
pencil sharpener
package of Crayola Twistable colored pencils
package of wooden pencils
plastic bag containing small paintbrushes and acrylic paint in red, yellow, blue, and grey
one strand of artificial fall leaf garland plus assorted unattached leaves
kidnapped spare battery from C's vacuum


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