Give Craig Money

I found this list in a stairwell in my college dorm in Oneonta, NY. What first came to mind was the hope that the writer felt motivated enough to do something today. And also the question of what she is giving Craig money for.

Hard Day’s Work

This is a photo that somehow slipped into my storage locker at the Manhattan Mini Storage on Van Dam St. How unhappy does the “driver” look? I’m trying to determine where they are (West Indies?) and how old it is (late 80′s?) – but the blue truck in the background seems newer, and I’m pretty … Continued

No Room for Emos

Written on the back of a school notice, and found in a desk during parent/teacher conferences.

Bee Careful

This is the last page in an old The Baby-sitter’s Club book called Logan Likes Mary Anne! that I found. I wonder if this person wrote it as a book review or if he were this jaded to begin with. Does the story have anything to do with a bee? Or is it just a … Continued

Cover Girl

I found this item in a drawer of a sewing machine from the 1970s. I bought the machine for fifteen dollars at a fundraising garage sale for Boy Scouts about four years ago. It is written on the back of a blank Allstate Insurance Inspection Report. I still wonder if she ratted the cheater out.

Dog’s Head

Some kind of liquid had spilled on the sidewalk and taken the shape of a dog’s head.

Dear Bobby

Found in parking lot. Bobby is an uncaring bastard.

Don’t Get Mad

I found this on the floor in one of my classes. Something made me pick it up and when I read it, I laughed at its cautious yet blunt nature, but kind of pitied the kid who wrote it. All in all, it’s pretty cute.

The Luckiest Man In The East Village

During the transit strike I was living in the Lower East Side and walking to work. Somewhere on 1st Avenue in the teens there were a half dozen of these plastered on one light post after the next. My girlfriend says this is touching but I just think it’s creepy. Either way, I sure hope … Continued