Five Thing Friday! Objects from the Past


Each Friday, here at Prism we will be tackling a very important topic… of sorts.  Five Thing Friday…  The topic will change each week, so be sure to check back.  We encourage you to comment with your own Five Things!

Topic: Things from the Past you wish you still had

I asked each of our reviewers to tell me five things they used that have and wish they still did.


  • My first house.  I loved that house.  I haven’t loved a domicile since.
  • My Motivation
  • The days when my babies were babies… and didn’t know the word “no”
  • My college car.  It wasn’t anything special, but it was fun, and it was a standard.
  • The window seat in my childhood bedroom


  • My dog Sherry. She died in March this year, and even though I have a new puppy now, I still miss her every day.
  • My Citroen 2CV. “Citroen Duck” in German. We were joined in a passionate love/hate relationship, for it kept failing for no viable reason at all (teaching me to repair carburetors and to change tires in the process) – but it also carried me, three friends, and all our baggage without complaint across the alps all the way down to Rome and back again.
  • My saxophone. “Music is often bothersome, for always noisy it’ll come” (Wilhelm Busch) I never learned to play it properly and so sold it years ago when living in a tiny shoebox of a room in a dormitory – in order to avoid being evicted by my neighbors. Sigh.
  • Jessewave’s. Don’t get me wrong, I love being a reviewer here, but Wave took a chance on me when I was still a gibbering newbie m/m enthusiast. Her site holds a special place in my heart.
  • Dial-operated telephones. My grandma lived far away from us, and long-distance calls used to be an expensive luxury reserved for rare occasions. I always got to dial her number as a child, and it was a wonderful, much anticipated ritual to place my fingers in the holes and turn the dial, composing Grandma’s number one by one and then – oh miracle – hearing her voice! For that matter, I also wished I still had my grandma…


  • My 20/20 eyesight … Of everything from my youth, I miss my perfect eyesight most of all! I put my reading glasses on, I take them off, I put them on, I take them off. There are countless pairs lying around my house, office, and car … and I never seem to have a pair when I need them!
  • My flat stomach
  • My weight as a NOT chubby person
  • A small gold locket that was given to me when I was born
  • One of my favorite pets – a white cat with one blue eye and one brown eye named Elton


  • The fawesomely fuchsia-colored Corvette, 8-track tapes and all (!!!), for my barbie doll. It’s ok, though, it went to a good home in the hands of a younger cousin. 😉
  • The blue neon sweatshirt, with giant pink neon numbers scattered all over it, that was “cut” and off the shoulder, a la Flashdance. Oh, yeah!
  • Sitting here watching the cursor blink… this is difficult! Oh, the mustard I had picked up for my dad at the English Market in Cork that got confiscated at the airport in Dublin because I stupidly forgot to pack it in my checked bag instead of my carry-on. What? it had sat in there for nearly the entire two-week trip! :p
  • The rental car from that same trip: it was a Renault Fluence, diesel automatic, fantabulous mileage and sounded great. It was black, cool, roomy and had a great touch. I’m not a car person but, yeah, I’d love to have that car.
  • My rollerskates!! Can you tell I’m a teenager of the 80s?


  • This beautiful coral necklace that got lost in a move. 🙁
  • The innocent youthful belief that anything is possible and that I’m indestructible.
  • My Nintendo (Classic!)
  • My Piano!!!!!!!
  • The bay window in the house I grew up in…the perfect place to curl up with a cup of tea, a warm blanket, and a good book. 😀

So what are your Five Things???

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About BrandilynRC

Brandilyn is a middle-aged (When the hell did that happen?) stay-at-home mom to 3 beautiful children (of course she is biased). She started reading M/M Romance and Gay fiction in early 2012 and was quickly hooked. In her first 18 months as a M/M Romance fan, she read over 900 titles in the genre (not counting re-reads), ranging from shorts to epic novels. She reads across all tropes within the Gay Fiction genre…. except Regency, she has never found a love for Regency. A native Texan she finds Texas to the be almost perfect… except for one thing, their treatment of the GLBTQ community. This blog is her brain child and she is happy to welcome some fellow GLBTQ supporters to review here and help promote equality (oh and of course fangirl/fanboy over their favorite authors and works).

2 thoughts on “Five Thing Friday! Objects from the Past

  1. Ooh, good one!
    1 My collection of tiny glass animals from my teens
    2 To take a job I was offered in 1993 and turned down!
    3 A black watch tartan mini skirt from 1988!
    4 the figure I had in 1988 whilst wearing the mini skirt in 3!
    5 the really nice watch I lost about 5 years ago!

  2. Those are some really good lists.
    1. The days when I still believed the world didn’t have corruption.
    2. My flute
    3. My tooth (haha no one needs to know this story but me).
    4. Days when I gad time to play game.
    5. Peace and quiet.

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