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What’s in Your Trunk?

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Tonight Tim and I were talking about what our car trunks looked like after it was revealed that another guy in the church had spilled birdseed in his trunk and never cleaned it up. Not a big deal except that it got wet somehow and he ended up with a Chia trunk.

The contents of my trunk are as follows: 9 assorted frisbees, 12 random cones (including one my mother ran over at my high school and dragged until I pulled it into the car!), three juggling clubs, one soccer ball, one baseball and glove, one football, three dirty mismatched hand towels, one book, my pipe, a foam pad, a few random tapes, a small bag of winter camping gear, several cardboard boxes, a salt shaker, and two water guns. There might be more but that’s all I could see without unearthing things.

Am I a mobile sports camp?

What’s in your trunk and what does it say about you?


Written by furthermusings

September 22, 2004 at 12:18 am

Posted in Laughter

9 Responses

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  1. Only 9 frisbees? You are slacking off in the disc department. By the way, what book did you discover in your trunk?

    As for me, I drive a truck so I do not technically have trunk. If I kept things in the back they would eventually flyout or be stolen. However, I do keep a generous amount of rope behind my seat in case I ever did want to keep things in the cargo bed.

    Nathan I.

    September 22, 2004 at 9:36 am

  2. I know, 9 is pretty slack. Since the shoulder has been out of whack I haven’t been able to throw so I haven’t had an incentive to buy new ones.

    The book was The Life of Pi. Also I’m remembering that there is box of someone else’s laundry detergent in there.


    September 22, 2004 at 9:50 am

  3. “a chia trunk” – lol! i can see how most of these would all be “trunkish” items, but how did a salt shaker get there?!


    September 22, 2004 at 10:22 am

  4. I don’t have a car at the moment, but usually there is some assorted junk in there…

    Although, for a good trunk story I have to tell you about my former roommate Mindy’s car. She came to pick me up from the airport when I flew home from Bosnia – mind you I was coming home with a huge suitcase, a big rubbermaid container and another large box – it was three years, afterall! – and she picked me up with a truck packed stuffed full of junk! She was really really lucky that my stuff all fit in her backseat, because we would have been leaving her crap on the sidewalk by the airport.

    Anyway, if she had a completely clean car she wouldn’t be Mindy, and that’s why I love her… šŸ™‚


    September 22, 2004 at 10:24 am

  5. I’m not sure how the salt shaker got there. I was wondering that myself last night. My guess is it spilled out of a box during one of my multiple moves before graduate school.


    September 22, 2004 at 11:13 am

  6. My trunk, containing only a Graco stroller and Baby Bjorn, says I’m tidy, organized and ready to travel with baby. Only the third assumption is true. : /


    September 23, 2004 at 11:45 am

  7. My trunk has various junk mail from my last apartment, a stack of napkins, some styrofoam cups, a chair back map holder full of maps, a poncho, a funnel, a half-full quart of oil, a windshield wiper, and one leather glove. Not sure what that says about me, but at least nothing’s growing in there!


    September 24, 2004 at 3:26 pm

  8. Ohh..what a good question. It’s been so long since I looked in my trunk I’m afraid to open it. However, you’ve inspired me. Maybe today will be the day!


    September 25, 2004 at 9:41 am

  9. Wow, who would have thought such a random idea would spark such a lively discussion?! The junk in my trunk is as follows: a 128-piece tool set, industrial grade jumper cables, a four-prong lug nut wrench, a 2-ton hydraulic jack, a tire inflator compressor, a can of WD-40, a roll of shop towels, a gallon of coolant, car wash fluid, a camping chair, an old hooded sweatshirt and a football. What does this all mean? Maybe I’m a mobile mechanic. Maybe I just drive a car that’s 15 years old!

    Tim Marshall

    September 25, 2004 at 12:08 pm

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