The 2019 Memory Jar Project

Contents:

  • Acceptance letter from FAU’s English graduate program
  • Arcade card from Xtreme Action Park
  • Brochure for the The Cave Without a Name in Boerne, Texas
  • Little packet from Fangamer with order of Night in the Woods action figures
  • Bookmark from Malvern Books in Austin, Texas
  • Menu from Lemon Grass Hot Pot
  • Parking receipt from trip to Boulder, Colorado
  • Aggretsuko sticky notes for work
  • Little Peppa Pig figurine from my sister
  • Crash Bandicoot keychain also from my sister
  • Amethyst cluster from Cave Without a Name
  • Eiffel Tower keychain from my boss’ trip to Europe


The 2018 Memory Jar Project

Contents:

  • Business card with promo code for the Lockbox Escape Room
  • Business card for Soundbarrier, my husband’s rock band
  • Little figurine of the character Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Toothpick with mini Texas flag from a lunch in San Antonio
  • Candle and seating card from Melissa and Adam’s wedding
  • GRE test confirmation email
  • Ticket stub from Indigo Girls concert at Parker’s Playhouse
  • Promo image for Little Dragon concert at Revolution Live
  • Promo image for Video Games Live concert
  • Promo image of movie poster for Love, Simon


The 2017 Memory Jar Project

Contents:

  • Ticket stubs for Garbage & Blondie concert
  • Ticket stubs for the Birch Aquarium
  • Ticket stub for Wonder Woman movie
  • Receipts and tickets to see Roxane Gay at Books & Books
  • Anonymous suggestion from my workplace for improving productivity: “Fire [redacted]”
  • Ticket bracelet for Supercon
  • Play die and game card from GameRoom
  • Cross with rainbow pin
  • Animal Crossing “Pelly” keychain
  • Wrapper from Pokemon trading cards booster pack
  • Bottle cap item from Pokemon event
  • Ticket stub and photo for special screening of Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Our wedding invitation
  • “J&D” wedding centerpiece item
  • Map for Point Loma and the Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego
  • “Happy 1st Anniversary!” taped on my cubicle from my workplace
  • Cork keychain wedding favor from friend’s wedding
  • Flyer for South Florida Poetry Journal reading

The 2016 Memory Jar Project

Contents:

  • “Rock the Arts” pin
  • “Gamer Pride” pin
  • Florence + the Machine concert headline
  • GaymerX pass w/ name and preferred pronoun
  • Ticket stubs for Bonnie Raitt concert, Mary Chapin Carpenter w/ Rose Cousins concert
  • Invitation to surprise party celebrating friend’s parents’ 30th anniversary
  • Business card from my favorite used bookstore, Finding Forrester’s Books
  • Express pass for Universal Studios
  • Key card from Portofino Bay Hotel
  • Halloween skull pen given to me by coworker, complete w/ glowing eyes and demonic noises
  • Map from San Antonio Museum of Art
  • Map from San Francisco Botanical Garden
  • Pamphlet from San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

The 2015 Memory Jar Project

Contents:

  • Sun Trolley ticket
  • Ticket for a parking garage at Arts and Science Museum, Fort Lauderdale
  • “Positive power pills” from Customer Service Appreciation week
  • Raffle tickets for new car I didn’t win from Nativity Catholic School jamboree
  • The moon I filled with colored sand from the same jamboree
  • “Kiss me, you fool!” message from my sister (I guess it’s her catchphrase?)
  • “Love” from Valentine’s Day
  • Atelier Hachi business card, made by a talented friend
  • Pins from Quaint Magazine: “Misandry,” “(Don’t) Fuck Broets,” “Quaint Magazine,””Vile Misandrist Harpy,” “Alt Lit Is Dead”
  • Some kind of carved bone from an ex (I joked it was human)
  • Sea shell
  • Moonstone (for all the traveling I didn’t do)
  • Card from horse breeding game (featuring my horse, Kronk) printed at Dave and Buster’s
  • “I <3 Kreayshawn” bracelet from my sister
  • Rubik’s Cube from an 80s themed party
  • Business card from my middle school teacher (advertising his books) found in the wild by my sister
  • Ticket stub from Welcome to Night Vale live show at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Consent form from Nova Southeastern University to participate in skin treatment study for research
  • “Two Minutes About Ghosts,” a short story by Amy Tan, found on Chipotle bag
  • Map from Morikami Museum
  • Results from HIV testing (negative)
  • The last Uniform Advantage catalog I worked on before my departure
  • An old office key
  • Scarab bracelet from my sister
  • Panda Express fortune (?): “Important associates will be there for you, if needed”