Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator

Joy Box

"What's this?"

"Oh, that's my joy box."

"Your what now?"

"My joy box. It's just a place where I keep things that have made me really happy in my life, things that I want to remember."

"It's kind of small."

"Yeah, it's the box my digital camera came in. You know those pictures of the decorated port-a-johns I took?"

"Uh, yeah. You've showed them to me like twenty times."

"Like the one that was made up to look like a Dalek?"

"Yeah, I know."


"I know."

"Well, I really like those pictures. And I took them with my digital camera. So I decided to use the box it came in as my joy box. That's why it has the letter 'J' on it in glitter."

"Can I look in it?"

"Sure! I love to share the joy."

"Okay, this is, what, a poker chip?"

"It's from when I went hiking in Zion National Park."

"You played poker when you were hiking in Utah?"

"No, but you're not supposed to take stuff out of the park, and I didn't want to buy any of the tacky souvenirs, and that was before I got my digital camera, so..."

"So what? You have a chip from, from the Tropicana Casino?"

"It reminds me of the hike."


"Well, it's from Las Vegas. And Nevada is next to Utah, so, there you go."

"What's in here?"

"Toenail clippings."

"Uh, gross. Toenail clippings bring you joy?"

"They're Brad's. He brought me joy."

"Piece of paper with 'knitting!' written on it."

"I like knitting."

"This is just a piece of paper, though."

"None of my knitting stuff is small enough to fit in the joy box."

"Pen cap?"

"That's from the pen that I used to write 'knitting!'."


"I really like knitting."

"Lock of hair."

"Lock of Antonio Banderas' hair."

"To remind you of how much you love Antonio Banderas?"

"To remind me of how I was once able to break into his house, drug him, and steal a lock of his hair without getting busted."

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