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What do you always remember people by?

In a post I'm not going to link to because it's not relevant to what I'm about to post, altoidsaddict said: "I always remember someone's books."

It struck me that I don't always remember someone's books, but I always remember some architectural or interior design feature about where they live. My father does an amazing job putting faces to names, but even with people I've known for years, it's something about their house -- the fireplace in the living room at jaehop, the layout of the upper floor(s) at iconoplast's parents' house when we were in high school, the artwork in my grandparents' living room, the kitchen windows at the McCombs' house in Evergreen.

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Even stranger, I can draw interior layouts of every place I've ever lived. I once drew the house we lived when I was 3 because I was sure there was an olive green vinyl screen that slid up against the wall that could be closed to separate the stairs from the room they ascended from. After I sketched the texture of the fabric and the latch/handle hardware, we dug through old photos and found proof. I'm a little creeped out by that, but maybe my memory for details like that will be a marketable skill someday.
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So what do you always remember people by?

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popcornoblivion
Jun. 11th, 2004 10:33 pm (UTC)
Clothing. I have no idea why, but I know that the first time I met you, you were wearing a green shirt, with a backpack, and you had very long hair. I remember the backpack having buttons, and you having very long hair, at First Pres. in Staunton.
paradoxymoron
Jun. 11th, 2004 10:44 pm (UTC)
Boobs.

Hrm, seriously, I dunno. Actions/mannerisms?
lil_sass
Jun. 12th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC)
I remember their scent. Whether it be the hair spray, shampoo they use or the cologne they wear. I remember the scent of my best friend's perfume in high school and the scent of the Aquanet we used back then brings back memories. Scents also take me back to a certain place in time.


I always remember what I was wearing during an certain event. That is why I'm very sentimental with my clothing and the children's clothing.
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