I can’t remember when I got so good at this finding thing. I don’t even know how I do it. Whether it’s a Vintage Glass Insulator, A person, A Recipe, A Song you listened to at a party in the 90’s, A street you think you once lived on, A screw that fell out of your glasses and into the grass, Or a pair of mint green heels. I’m the guy for you! I have decided to call myself.. Mechele The Great Finder. I absolutely adore finding things. I think somehow it gives me a feeling of importance. After A Good Find, I’m almost sure I can conquer the world! I take that back. I have a slight understanding of how it all may have started.
When I was a kid my Dad would make me write down all the words to songs. You see, This was not a punishment, no, Not at all! My dad was a Musician and since he had a day job, he just somehow couldn’t find the time to figure out all the words to all the songs he liked by himself. I remember placing close to dead batteries in my stereo just so it would make it easier for me to hear the words. It was so irritating rewinding those tapes. Maybe this is why I am now so grateful for AZLyrics or Lyrics.com or Hey.. The Internet in General! I am in no way endorsing The Ads, annoying Pop-ups, or discrepancies of the above mentioned sites. ;P
Here is another clue into the mystery of my obsession…
One of my most favorite possessions is a little Red and Blue book that I inherited from my Grandma. I can honestly say I love this book! If I had to list my top 5 favorite books, you can be sure this book will be right up in there. Hold on..I’m going to go grab it. It shouldn’t take me more than a minute to find it.
Here it is..
My Favorite Book
So really this book did become an obsession. Of course, I was a writer and this made it so that I could always explain any idea that I had and I thought that was pretty awesome. My Grandma upgraded from the book to this fancy pants electronic toy. This was about the time when the World Wide Web Came out, so while other people were signing up for their AOL Accounts. “Bless Your heart.” We were getting a Brand New electronic Dictionary!! I loved that Dictionary/Thesaurus so much that it would usually disappear. I mean, I knew where it was, so I guess my finding abilities were being put to good use when my Grandmother would make me go and retrieve it from my room. My Grandmother got so tired of not having her AHD that I guess she decided to buy me one. I will show a picture below.
It is very sad because mine no longer works. I think it went out on me about four years ago, but because I have a tendency to hoard I mean…Recycle? I am still able to show it to you now.
My Electronic Dictionary
Once I lost my favorite earring at a hard core Punk show. Do you know what those are like?
Anyhow, I was able to clear a section in the middle and find my precious earring while people were throwing their bodies wildly around the room. That was a pretty darn awesome night. It was also the first night I drank redbull. I had three of them. That was in late 97′.
So maybe you are wondering how this pertains to Jewelry at all. Yeah, You know I have a broken Electronic Dictionary and that my Dad plays music and that I know all the words to the Cops Theme song. But how does it apply? Well, It doesn’t really. I just wanted you to know that your in good hands. If you need to find anything? I mean anything at all. Just ask me. I promise I won’t let you down.