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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Keys

This is particularly random and has nothing to do with what normally ends up on here.

The other day I was trying to rationalise my keyring. Maybe the fact that I was trying to rationalise it in the first place says something about me.

Anyway this is what I've ended up with:

  1. A mini-caribiner (which basically forms the keyring).
  2. Keys - well they're pretty much an essential.
  3. A miniature torch.
  4. A miniature compass.
  5. A bottle opener (and yes this does say something about me).
  6. An 'Animal' keyfob (this used to actually be the keyring but has kind of been subsumed by all the other rubbish).
Now I'm fairly sure that I could survive with No.2 being attached to No.1 and nothing else but the rest has accumulated sentimal value over the years.

At least I know when I've got my keys in my pocket.

So what do you have on your keyring?

19 Comments:

Blogger Z said...

I have five keyrings. Each has one or two keys on it; my life doesn't end if I lose a keyring.
One also has a pocketknife on it; the most useful tools are bottle opener, screwdriver and corkscrew (not a good one but it does the job if one curses as one screws)
I could do with a torch really.

9:17 pm  
Blogger cookie monster said...

keys. and thats it.

oh well i have just added a little red plastic thing i got from Sainsburys

9:55 pm  
Blogger gonorr said...

Keys, mini multitool, mini maglite, and door card pass.

11:04 pm  
Anonymous Rob said...

at the moment i have 4 keys and a plastic vet tag all held together with an elastic band. They are on a clip which attaches to my belt. If I need to I add the keys to my rifle, or a multitool. For now, just my keys.

11:58 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've 3 keyrings,

one for work, with a snaphook and shackle, with keys, id card holder, usb memory stick and green tritium light,

my car/door keys, just keys and a blue tritium light

and a set of keys for my mothers house, with a red tritium light,

The lights are very useful for finding your keys in the depths of a bag

sc

12:44 am  
Anonymous Matt said...

I just found your blog and thought I'd drop a response to the What do you have on your keyring? question. I have my house key, wireless opener for my Jeep, three keys (one for my Jeep, one for my dad's Jeep, one for my bro's Jeep). The keyring itself is an .223 Remington cartridge without the primer or gunpowder. I lost the bullet as well, so it's really just a .223 Remington case. It (the case and bullet (when it was attached) was given to me by my dad's friend when I was twelve. I thought you'd like to hear about it.

1:52 am  
Blogger d34dpuppy said...

i have 1 house key

5:22 am  
Blogger Anxious said...

Apart from a variety of keys, I have some black plastic bears, a red, heart-shaped dog tag with my nickname engraved on it (from the BF), a red plastic heart with my and BF's initials scratched on it (again, from BF), a Tesco clubcard key fob and a VW key fob, a kind gift from the VW garage.

9:22 am  
Blogger toastedeggbanjo said...

hmmm a mini compass on a metal caribiner ? Hope you "aim off"

Althopugh not a keyring thing I used to carry my faithfull leatherman with me at all times after I left, till it was pointed out it was an offensive weapon. As I flew alot upto and just after 9/11 I stopped it as I knew I would forget and it would be confiscated and I bloody welll wasn't going to bloody sarajevo PX store to get another one

9:37 am  
Blogger the Beep said...

Keys to house, front and back door, and ditto for office, tesco tag, key to m/cycle disc lock (it has two and the other is on another keyring - no, I don't know why either) and a maglite which always promises to be useful one day.
Car keys are on a separate ring, with blipper and key.
I lean slightly to the left now, after years of carrying that lot around.

10:36 am  
Anonymous Mr Angry said...

Just keys.

However one is for a padlock I lost, one is for a bikeshed I no longer use, and another is for a garage I no longer own.

My keyring needs a spring clean, thanks for the reminder US...

10:59 am  
Blogger The Boy said...

Like toastedeggbanjo I used to go everywhere with my leatherman (and previously an old swiss army knife I got from my grandpa). 9/11 changed many things for the worse. There's been more than once I've cursed not having it with me. Now its just keys on my keyring.

1:25 pm  
Blogger Lennie Briscoe said...

My key ring is a grenade ring pull... how sad am I..


oh and I have a bottle opener too.. ;)

2:07 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On of those little screw-top cylinders into which you are supposed to put your address and then attach the whole gubbins to the dog's collar. But mine contains a tiny slip of paper with my passwords on it ;-)

Outgeek that!

6:53 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

So I guess it's not just squaddies who have a load of rubbish on our keyrings.

Z - welcome. The best torches are the tritium ones that anon is talking about.

Cookie Monster - sensible.

Gonorr - do you ever use the multi-tool? I took one off when the only thing it had achieved was stabbing me in the thigh.

Rob - elastic band - classy!

Anon - colour coded torches - now that is organised.

Matt - welcome - it's the sentimental things that are worth keeping.

D34D - very sparing.

Anx - I should really have something from Mrs Soldier on mine.

Eggbanjo - if I ever have to use the compass then I'm in serious trouble anyway.

The Beep - you should change pockets on alternate days like I do!

Mr Angry - glad to be of service.

The Boy - another thing to blame the terrorists for.

Lennie - I used to have one of those.

Anon - better then leaving them on a post it note on your desk (not that I'd ever do that).

8:43 pm  
Blogger Chertiozhnik said...

A piece of one of the timbers of HMS Victory taken out during restoration recently. Also... some keys.

12:09 am  
Blogger Merys said...

I've got a keyring with my real name and its meaning on it (was a present - honest), my blood type keyring from the donor people, a nmini Tesco clubcard (because I need the points as a student), the magnetic fob to get into my building, and the 7 keys that go with the job of being a halls warden at a university. I only know what 2 of them do.

2:14 am  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

er...keys. Thing is I dunno what most of 'em are for anymore...oh yeah, and a Homer Simpson thingy

5:03 pm  
Blogger Donna said...

Um ... keys, an LED torch and a Novell Linux penguin. Everything else has fallen off. The stuffed penguin more than doubles the size of my keyring, but it is needed as I keep putting my keys down and forgetting where I've put them.

I'm seriously thinking of replacing the penguin with a lazer targetting system, but the downside is that the missile would not only locate my keys, but it would blow them up as well (and take the flat with it)

11:40 pm  

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