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PmDematagoda
December 4th, 2007, 02:43 PM
This is a thread where people like you can express yourselves about your possession you are most proud of and share with us as to how you came to possess it and any interesting stories behind it, be it from a simple tin can from the 1700s(You might never know:)) to a gold coin from the Dark Ages(Very far-fetched yet possible;)).

Starting from me,

Currently, my prized possession is my 5 year old, PENCIL BOX:confused:??? No, it is not a mistake, that is my most prized possession(Not most expensive;)).

The interesting story, well, it is really old:-P, it has been with me through a hell of a lot(You must know as well that the life of a pencil box belonging to a 13 year old is not an easy life:)), it was lost about 5 times yet it always came back to me:-({|=, and it was given to me by a good friend, very weird, I know, but I guess the best reason it's my prized possession is because I think of it as a good luck charm(Hey, they can be anything).

How did I get it? Well, I got it as a gift from my very good friend who was quite shocked himself when I told him that I'm still using the pencil box he gave me:D.

Disclaimer:- Please understand this, this is not a thread where you are forced to divulge your greatest secrets and facts about your possessions, just share with us about whatever possession you feel like sharing with us and tell us about it what you feel like telling. If you wish to share a really big and serious possession, that is your own choice. And please don't exaggerate, just try to keep it as truthful and realistic as possible.

Vadi
December 4th, 2007, 02:57 PM
Nothing that important yet. Maybe my laptop :|

Apocalypse
December 4th, 2007, 03:03 PM
A 1987 NES. It still works and I play Super Mario Bros and Tetris there.

shen-an-doah
December 4th, 2007, 03:17 PM
Definitely my main guitar, Eleanor.

Originally bought for 159 with money I inherited from my great-grandmother (hence the name), with all the stuff I've added to it (new hand-wound pickup, Bigsby, new tuners, etc) it's getting close to 400 now.

The words up the side are from (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult. The symbol on the front is a variation their logo (I'm planning to get a matching tattoo at some point). The sticker on the pickguard is by an artist called Simon Gane.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v191/shen-an-doah/sgpics.png

SupaSonic
December 4th, 2007, 03:23 PM
The stick I used to climb mnt. Fuji in Japan. Has 'Sunrise mnt. Fuji 2007' engraved on it.

PmDematagoda
December 4th, 2007, 03:26 PM
Really nice guitar shen-an-doah, looks aggressive and stylish at the same time:).

And also a really interesting one Apocalypse, a 1987 NES is really something, especially since it still works, I guess the phrase "Old is Gold" applies to me(In a way), yourself and to shen-an-doah.

Tristam Green
December 4th, 2007, 03:33 PM
I'll take two:

- my 1992 Oldsmobile Achieva SCX. Originally owned by my father, there are only @1400 of these in existence (he knows the exact #). The Achieva line was plagued with head-gasket problems, and ours lasted 12 years before its head gasket finally blew. The car is still factory-spec, and while the paint is faded, she still runs like a champ, and can take on muscle with its High-Output Quad 4 (190 hp on a 4-cyl is still impressive today :D, and was exceptional in '92).

- my shotgun. Given to me by my grandfather this year, it is an off-brand shotgun made as a Remington clone effectively. The gun belonged to his father, and was purchased in the early 1910s/1920s. It still fires :-)

jpittack
December 4th, 2007, 03:40 PM
I would say the ring that my girlfriend gave me, as a thank you for buying her a sterling silver ring rather then having her use the cheap rings that leave a green stain on her fingers.

I take it as having no meaning, but its always a nice reminder.

gnomeuser
December 4th, 2007, 03:48 PM
My high school graduation hat, why you might ask. Well the final oral exam I had to take was my a level danish test and for 3 years my teacher had given me failing grades based on nothing more than the fact that I disagreed with him and argued my point. However at the exam he is required to have a 3rd party to help the judge the grade which means he was unable to exercise his bias. I will never forget the look of torment on his face as he had to tell me I had gotten an A-, it was restoration for 3 years of bullying and utter humilation.

Being the final grade tradition calls for it to be written in lining of the hat so it will always serve as a reminder.

Scarath
December 4th, 2007, 03:49 PM
Neo Geo MVS arcade machine :D

dimbulb1024
December 4th, 2007, 06:52 PM
Hmmm, good one. Maybe my Ukrainian Easter Egg (http://www.larsonsworld.com/aka_pereyma_eggs/index.html) collection by Aka Pereyma (http://www.google.com/search?q=Aka+Pereyma).

PmDematagoda
December 5th, 2007, 01:26 PM
Any more people wishing to share their stories?

Come on guys, each and everyone one of you has something you treasure.:)

gnomeuser
December 5th, 2007, 02:18 PM
Any more people wishing to share their stories?

Come on guys, each and everyone one of you has something you treasure.:)

I can share another one

I have in my collection of prized objects a pressed Microsoft Windows NT 5.0 Debugged and checked build from January 1998. That's right, Windows XP before it was even named XP, internal copy for trusted Microsoft employees only. I can reveal as much as someone couldn't be trusted :)

Now why would I prize this, well it says checked and debugged but it doesn't even install, which always makes me giggle. I'm the kind of guy who enjoys having stuff I'm not really supposed to have, call it professional pride in my social engineering skills.

gupta_sumesh63
December 5th, 2007, 04:52 PM
Mine is this. I was running Windows 3.1 to 98 on this.

Linuxratty
December 5th, 2007, 05:01 PM
My hammer dulcimer built by James Jones, a fiddle playing rat sculpture and my computer.
Oh yeah,before I forget...My pet rats,although i feel sometimes that they own me rather than me owning them.

Bannor
December 5th, 2007, 05:02 PM
charlotte

Iceni
December 5th, 2007, 05:37 PM
My car, I guess. I have a rather ordinary 2000 model pug 406, but I love it. It is very pretty, it don't come with all the electronic crap new cars have, and it drives like a dream.

Sometimes I think about getting a newer car, but I can't find anyone I like as much.

aroth87
December 5th, 2007, 06:45 PM
I really like my car. 2002 Mustang GT. Nothing special done to it, but I always loved the body style and when my old car died my parents asked if I would like one. They helped pay for a little of it but I'm making all the payments on it. The payments suck but whenever I drive the car its totally worth it.

The possession I'm most proud of is a down quilt I made for backpacking. It gets me lots of compliments and I'm often asked where I bought it. It always puts a smile of my face to say that I made it myself. I know to most people it seems like not a big deal but after all the work I put into it and how well it turned out, I've never been more proud.

Adam

cstudent
December 5th, 2007, 07:20 PM
One of my prized possessions is a medal I got for running a 10k race a few years ago. I started running when I turned 40 and had run for a couple of years. I was improving all the time and had gotten a few medals for placing in the top 3 of my age group. Only thing was, there may only have been 3 or 4 people in my age group, so winning a medal was kind of a given. But this medal I got for placing 1st place in my age group and there were several hundred runners in this event, so there were many people in my age group. What makes it even more special to me is that I finished 5th overall in the event. No medal for that however, but I'm proud of that race just the same.

sanderella
December 5th, 2007, 09:02 PM
My husband.:):):):):):):):)

Bruce M.
December 5th, 2007, 10:18 PM
My husband. :):):):):):):)

I think the key word here is possession. Mind you I understand the sentiment.

I actually have two possession that fit the most proud of aspect of the thread:

1. A wooden clock made in a high school shop class.
My son, Jarrod, made it and gave it to me for Father's Day 1991. He got 66% for it, but I gave him 100%. The actual battery powered clock stopped working after 3 or 4 years, but I kept it just the same. A couple of years ago I was in a jewelry store and saw a clock that would fit in place of the broken clock, I bought it and installed it, since it's the wooden "house" that is priceless, I felt this was OK to do. Today it's our main clock in the living room ticking away on a two year old battery.

2. My father's old cribbage board.
It's beat up, it's old, probably older than my 58 years. It's a wooden board that has the markings (lines and points) painted on it, almost faded out now. It has a thick clear plastic cover, scratched and yellowing a bit, with the holes drilled into it for the pegs. Dad and I use to play cribbage, using match sticks (some of the holes were plugged with bits of wood broken off), in the kitchen until all hours in the morning. When he passed away in 82, I asked for the board as a keepsake. I managed to undo the rusty screws holding the plastic cover to the board, cleaned it up, and removed the wooden match sticks from the holes. I still use it today, complete with the original rusty screws but I've added new metal cribbage board pegs.

toupeiro
December 6th, 2007, 01:58 AM
Materially:

A painting from Brasil that was my Grandmothers, that my mom recently gave to me.

my 1969 Torino GT Fastback

Intangibly:
My relationships and friendships with my Girlfriend, Parents, and Friends.

Fonon
December 6th, 2007, 02:05 AM
The one possesion I am really proud of is this computer. It is the first and only computer I've built, and I've had it for a year now. It's due for an upgrade this christmas, but it still runs well. This christmas I'm gonna take advantage of dual-core, that i have already, and download the 64-bit edition of Ubuntu.

I built it as a science project in the 7th Grade, and it's my 8th grade project too (to be specific, to install linux on it). We've been through a lot together, and I'm gonna keep it for as long as I can.

hkq37
December 6th, 2007, 02:53 AM
Much like the pencil case ..

Mine is a silver Parker pen ( costs about $10)
That my mother bought me in 1992 when I went to the city to study at Uni. She was hesitant to buy it , insisting I would lose it .. but she bought it, bless her. I too lost it a few times but I always found it and still have today. I remind her about it from time to time for a bit of a laugh.

IgnacioMiller
December 6th, 2007, 03:06 AM
Vintage Bach Strad Trumpet!!

dekeller
December 6th, 2007, 03:27 AM
I would like to say my beautiful Golden retriever, but I'm not sure who owns who. As they say, pointers and setters are hunting partners, retrievers are part of the family.

Darryl Keller

hvac3901
December 6th, 2007, 03:58 AM
My health, and my lady. :) what else does a man need? Screw maslow HAHAHA

achron
December 6th, 2007, 04:24 AM
Hmm... I'd have to pick two...

My 1917 Brit, the bolt action rifle my grandfather carried in W W I (yes, that's a 1). All original parts, still used for target shooting, and occasionally makes it to school for my kids "Show-and-Tell" days (heavily escorted and with the bolt removed, of course).

My replica USGS Elevation Bench Mark for Mount Baldy (12,441 feet) in the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, USA. The top of that mountain was the high point, in many ways, of a 12 day, 78 mile trek through the mountains this past summer with my oldest son. Kind of a Mecca for Boy Scouting.

psyopper
December 6th, 2007, 05:35 AM
My replica USGS Elevation Bench Mark for Mount Baldy (12,441 feet) in the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, USA. The top of that mountain was the high point, in many ways, of a 12 day, 78 mile trek through the mountains this past summer with my oldest son. Kind of a Mecca for Boy Scouting.

Where/how did you get such a thing? I climbed Baldy in 1987 and watched the sunrise (and street lights receed) over Cimarron a few days later. That is definitely something I would cherish!

Mine is similar in nature. It's a smallish and rather ordinary rock from the top of Mt. Katahdin (the northernmost terminus of the Appalachian Trail) that I picked by hand while I was there. Along with it is a picture of myself next to the AT terminus sign posted there and the USGS map I carried for the trek. My mother has always dreamed of hiking the AT and had day hiked most if it through PA, NJ and Deleware and she climbed Springer Mountain in the 80's. She was too old to do Katahdin, so I did it for her.

achron
December 6th, 2007, 05:46 AM
Where/how did you get such a thing? I climbed Baldy in 1987 and watched the sunrise (and street lights receed) over Cimarron a few days later. That is definitely something I would cherish!

Philmont Trading Post had it...

nickdngr
January 17th, 2008, 11:21 AM
Pookie. I've said repeatedly that I could lose everything, but as long as Pookie survived I'd be ok.

Pookie is a stuffed dog I've had since I was 6 (22 years now this Christmas). He has gone everywhere with me. It's not a creepy attachment thing (well...entirely), it's more along the lines of no matter what I've been through or where I was, he was always the stable thing in my world.

hessiess
January 17th, 2008, 11:22 AM
my chinchilla

fatality_uk
January 17th, 2008, 12:35 PM
My Audi A6. I virtually live in this car sometimes. Like a second home!

Lord DarkPat
January 17th, 2008, 10:14 PM
certainly my laptop. It's like 3 yrs. old, but still rock solid.
I wanna murder the (beep)who said the HDD was dead(well, my parents believed it. A laptop running Linux with a 12 yr old? That's gonna take a whole lot to unconvince them before them actually seeing it)

aks44
January 17th, 2008, 11:20 PM
Probably my asparagus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:AsparagusPlumosus2.jpg). The cutting was given to me years ago by a very good friend of mine who is no more, and it's still growing like a charm despite its reputation to be very fragile in apartments.

No need to say that it's priceless to me.

Cavalryman
January 17th, 2008, 11:32 PM
A letter opener.

My mother's uncle Lawrence Foster was one of the pioneers of aviation in the 1920s and 1930s. In 1935, Wiley Post made a letter opener out of aluminum strut wire from his airplane. He had to replace a couple of wires and made things out of the scraps. One of the things he made was a letter opener which he gave to Lawrence. A few weeks later, Post flew to Alaska with Will Rogers and they both died in an aircraft crash near Barrow. Lawrence gave me the letter opener about 10 years ago. He died two months ago at the age of 100.

bufsabre666
January 17th, 2008, 11:40 PM
cell phone

i dont remember any numbers at all so its pretty much vital to me now and since its not linux friendly i cant back it up

shen-an-doah
January 18th, 2008, 01:42 AM
cell phone

i dont remember any numbers at all so its pretty much vital to me now and since its not linux friendly i cant back it up

You can get little devices that'll copy numbers off a sim card and can copy them to a new one...

bufsabre666
January 18th, 2008, 01:45 AM
You can get little devices that'll copy numbers off a sim card and can copy them to a new one...

yeah but i was implying if i lose it or it gets stolen, im not about to give it up, i got tons of numbers and 2gb of music on that bad boy, but if its lost or stole i dont get the chance to copy it over to i?

Pethegreat
January 18th, 2008, 02:02 AM
A swiss army knife. I bought it about 9 months ago for my job. I work in a warehouse, so having a good knife is necessary. I take the thing everywhere with me except school. The outer covering is all messed up from dropping it. It is extemly useful for the size.

A pair of Sennhisier Hd280's. I got them for my 16th birthday. So far they have not been destroyed, and they sound great. I use them every day when I ride the bus into school. They do a great job of muting some annoying freshmen/sophomores.

mindtrick
January 18th, 2008, 02:06 AM
My ring of power.

shen-an-doah
January 18th, 2008, 02:19 AM
yeah but i was implying if i lose it or it gets stolen, im not about to give it up, i got tons of numbers and 2gb of music on that bad boy, but if its lost or stole i dont get the chance to copy it over to i?

Well, obviously. I'm just saying it'd be an idea, so if you do lose it or whatever, you still have all your numbers and whatnot...

kevdog
January 18th, 2008, 02:35 AM
My brain!!!

inversekinetix
January 18th, 2008, 02:42 AM
1. The recommendations I've received from people I have taught.

2. My bicycle, it's done over 5000km in the last 9 months!!

mr32123
January 18th, 2008, 02:43 AM
1. My HDD which has all my music on it. I have the most diverse collection on music out of everyone I know.

2. My 1999 Nissan Altima SE. Going to drive it until it dies. So far I'm doing about 10,000 miles a year and have 73,700 on it now. I'm hoping to push it to 150,000. Had some amazing nights with my baby. Yes I call my car my baby.

3. A plant in my room thats grown to be a monster and has taken over my ceiling :| Hasn't been doing so well though since I've been on break from school I've been sleeping till 1 in the afternoon. Poor thing doesn't get enough light. I'm thinking of getting a few LEDs at 540nm to supercharge its growth.

Casual Fan
January 18th, 2008, 02:44 AM
I'd post a picture of it, but you'll need a widescreen monitor:shock:

stmiller
January 18th, 2008, 03:24 AM
My cat.

days_of_ruin
January 18th, 2008, 03:38 AM
My Nintendo DS:guitar:

ODF
January 18th, 2008, 03:41 AM
My beautiful body. :popcorn:

inversekinetix
January 18th, 2008, 04:55 AM
1. My HDD which has all my music on it. I have the most diverse collection on music out of everyone I know.



Out of interest what are you into?

paintba||er
January 18th, 2008, 05:00 AM
My MacBook. I love this thing. :)

bomanizer
January 18th, 2008, 05:10 AM
My Fender P-bass.

http://www.matolaatikko.net/jotain/scaled.jpg