Sunday, May 14, 2017

Weird Things Around My Apartment


A while back my friend Anna, at Herding Cats & Burning Soup made a post about things around her house. I loved the idea and stole it from her for this post. lol Thanks, Anna!

So if you were to walk around my house there might be a few things that stand out as strange, nothing I'd classify as outlandish but maybe a bit weird. I never said I was normal...let's just get that out there, okay?

I have a small collection of skulls. Including a salt and pepper shaker skull, a very large glass skull mug and a small rose quartz skull. My daughter brought the salt and pepper shaker skull for me.


A devil mask is sitting on one of the shelves my daughter made. She made it when she was a kid and it's been there for years. I'm guessing some of my weirdness rubbed off on her since she could have made anything and decided a devil was a good thing to make. lol 


I started collecting keychains about 27 years ago when I worked in a gift shop here in Las Vegas. The little camera at the top of the picture has pictures of different Las Vegas hotels that you can click through. That was one of the first keychains I bought. The Las Vegas nail clippers was another and then I just kept getting ones that I liked. There's a big diamond ring, pocket knife,  roller skate,  pill keeper,  hand grenade lighter,  beaded spanish dancer,  rabbits foot, whistle, leather lighter coat, The word super, dice, piano, frog, a cylinder filled with oil and glitter, and keys that I have no idea what they go to. 


The top lighter colored wooden box was what my mother in laws ashes were in for her funeral. After Ken and his family scattered her ashes, they gave the box to me. I put some of the jewelry I inherited from my mom when she passed away, into the box. 


On my fridge you'll find rat magnets and in the middle in a magnet that says Purina rat chow on it. 


Now if you opened up my hall closet there are a few strange things in there. I have a mini gun (not a real gun) that my dad gave to me about 30 years ago. 

In this picture you can see the hammer cocked back and when I pull the trigger the hammer slams forward and makes a loud pop. 


Just inside the hall closet is this ornate wooden box. I thought it looked really cool when I bought it some years ago. 

Inside it are some of the things I used to use when I was a practicing Wiccan many years ago. 


20 years ago when we first moved into this apartment, I had been flipping through a magazine and found this picture. I wanted to frame it and put it on the wall but Ken said hell no. LOL So I put it on the back wall of the hall closet and it's been there for 20 years which is why it's so faded. It's a picture of a mermaid chowing down on a strange fish. If you want a better look at this picture just Google Sorayama Mermaid and click on images..it's one of the first pictures on that page. I thought it was a cool photo. 

So there ya go. There's some of the weird things you might find around my apartment. 

Do you have anything in your home that would surprise someone?

Happy Mother's Day!

31 comments:

  1. These are come cool pics. Thanks for sharing this look into your life and house. I hope you're having a great weekend.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Thanks, glad to hear you liked this post. I am having a good weekend, hope you are too.

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  2. Cool stuff! You practiced Wiccan? Cool ;)
    TheNotSoGirlyGirl // Instagram // Facebook

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    1. Thanks, I was for a few years.

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  3. What a fun idea for a post! It's interesting to see some of the things in your house! That salt and pepper shaker skull looks pretty neat! Oh and the rat magnets are great! I have a bunch of magnets on my fridge, but no magnets of rats yet.

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    1. My daughter got me the salt and pepper shaker and I knew I had to have the rat magnets as soon as I saw them.

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  4. Happy Mother's Day, Mary! The mermaid pic is pretty interesting. We mostly see them floating around in the ocean, or sitting on the side of pools, but I guess they have to eat, too, right? lol Love the keychain collection, and looks like a fun hobby. Anna and I will be hanging out a little later today at IHOP to get our grub on. Hugs...

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    1. Thanks, tell Anna I said Hi. Hope you both have fun.

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  5. who knew mermaids were so mean. I could have guessed the rats and knew the skull, but never knew you were packing lol even fake.

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    1. Yeah Mermaids are mean as hell. lol That tiny gun is so neat, I've had it for a long time.

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  6. that's nice. many different things there!

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  7. Yup, that's some weird sh*t, Mary! But I love that you shared it with us! Now I want to do a post like this!

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    1. LOL Thanks. I hope you do a post like this.

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  8. That's a bunch of cool things and I'd hate to think about all the stuff we could photograph. A very cool idea and we may steal it from you one of these days.

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    1. Thanks. I hope you do, I think it would be fun.

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  9. Happy Mothers day

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  10. Ha. Someday I might have to follow suit and do a post of the weird s*** around my house. In short, I'm a bit of a maniac who writes and is obsessed with monsters and fantasy. My wife is an illustrationist who is less of a maniac and more simply maniacal with a love of dead things.

    Off the top of my head, my house is decorated with a multitude of skulls, skeletons, monsters, creatures, toys, weapons, paintings of varying degree of oddity, and more.

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    1. That sounds awesome so I hope you do a post like this too.

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  11. That's quite an interesting collection on things. I should do a similar post as well. We've got a mix of some interesting pictures on the wall, lots of random knitted things and a little garland saying 'Do What You Love'.

    Cait @ Click's Clan

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    1. Thanks. Yes you should. I think that would be fun.

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  12. Ha! Loved it when Anna did this one and neat that you followed it up with one of your own. If you're weird with stuff then I must be in the same category because I didn't think it was that weird just different from my weird. I do have some stuff that needs explaining if someone were to go through my home. LOL
    Loved it, thanks! And happy belated Mother's Day!

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    1. Thanks. I would love it if you did a post like this too.

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  13. LOL Love it! The rat magnets are cute! Thanks for sharing some of your unique bits :D

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    1. Thanks for giving me the idea.

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  14. I don't know what would surprise folks that I have since I ditched 95 percent of it. We do have/had a few skull things too. Fun stuff.

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    1. Thanks. It's fun to see what others have in their homes.

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  15. One of our sons collects key chains ... his girlfriend collects thimbles.

    Over the years we have collected and bought items we like. We have a collection of glass paper weights in blue and greens ... but nothing unusual.

    I do like that wooden box you keep your 'Wiccan' in.

    Interesting post

    All the best Jan

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    1. I used to collect Unicorns and still have several of them.

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  16. Most everyone have a thing or two that's weird!

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