Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
1. Beaded karma bracelets
The ultimate stocking stuffer/ bestie gift in 5th grade. You had the red one for love, the white one for peace, and the blue one for never getting tagged in Marco Polo.
Fate: Many got displaced in various places around the elementary school yard, at least one you lost in a pokemon showdown, and your last two broke during math, sending fire colored dragon-eye beads all over the floor. Talk about humiliating, who said these were good luck?
2. Puka shell necklace
Bought in the Summer of 2005 from a Claire’s, obviously (or a gift shop on the jersey shore. You can’t quite remember). The thing is that this beachy beauty is not actually made of puka shells, but rather small rubber disks dyed pink and blue…because nothing says surfer chick quite like compound isoprene!
Fate: You had to retire if after…
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