Day 3509: Throwaways

When I was walking around my neighborhood on trash and recycling Tuesday, I noticed several throwaways:

I took that throwaway shot of my favorite building in the neighborhood because demolition trucks were parked outside, and I’m afraid it’s going to become a throwaway.

Last night, I asked this question on Twitter:


Personally, I would never throw away

  • books,
  • musical instruments,
  • confidential documents (without shredding them first),
  • interesting architecture,
  • my values,
  • people, and
  • cats.

Because I’m trying to throw away a few pounds, I saved part of that latest culinary masterpiece by Michael for today’s lunch.

Here’s a throwaway definition,

… a few more throwaway lines,

… and the song “Throwaway” by SG Lewis and Clairo:


I look forward to your comments on this throwaway post.

Thanks to all who choose to throw away some of their valuable time on this blog, including YOU!

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18 thoughts on “Day 3509: Throwaways

  1. Leon Fairbanks

    Throwing things away seems wasteful but keeping things also has a cost.

  2. writers open the mind, and your posts ask questions, thanks, hope all is good, be blessed

  3. There must be quite the story there about that first garbage can…

  4. How interesting. And almost sad. What stories some of those pieces could tell. I wrote a short story from an abandoned cars point of view. Maybe I should publish that again. You inspire me! AND TELL THAT KITTY TO BE CAREFUL ON THAT STAIRCASE!

  5. Debbie T

    Gold Medal on the balance beam goes to Joan.

  6. Did you the blue Gotlieb book and possibly the Grisham book into the Little library? But that’s not discarding, that’s forwarding.

    I enjoyed the Daily B’s comment today. (Google voice to text won’t let me dictate the name.)

    • I put the Gottleib book and several others but not the Grisham. Today I found another Little Library nearby, and took a book from there (see tomorrow’s post for details). Thanks for forwarding your thoughts here, Maureen.

  7. throwaway what no longer serves you, and if you think it might serve someone else, offer it to them.

  8. I heard a Cornell professor who was working on making buildings on that university’s campus completely ecologically sustainable say, “In nature there is no such thing as waste. In nature waste is food.” That’s stayed with me because the only way we’ll survive on this planet is if we learn to recycle everything.

  9. In my neighborhood, I wouldn’t fret, Ann, somebody would snare that good garbage to make their own music before the refuse haulers took it away.

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