"Ahh....the army didn't want my crooked back, dinged knees, or flat feet either. A buddy of mine (fit and smart as a whip) didn't get in to flight school because his parents were divorced (yup, that was the only reason).
If you truly…"
"I like a minimalist approach as well: apart from the computer (and necessary cords/ports/etc to plug accessories in) I go for a couple of pens, some paper to scribble on, a filing tray to hold current work, and perhaps one personal item to cheer me…"
"I normally keep a pocket watch on me. I like them because they require a certain amount of upkeep to maintain and, being a naturally forgetful person, it helped me to discipline that part of me. Also, No Batteries.
However, if they break you either…"
"Wow. If you lived in western iowa or eastern nebraska, i'd say you were dating my ex. we dated for four years, and it ended badly not long ago. In addition, the girl you are describing sounds a lot like her. That being said, i feel for you.…"