First, you’ll need “stuff,” the technical term for anything you throw in the time capsule. Most of us have plenty of it lying around. Think of the fun memories this stuff will stir four years from now:
--movie ticket stub from “The Descendents”: “Wow, that was one friggin’ depressing movie. I should’ve gone to ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ with my husband instead.”
--receipt from gasoline purchase: “I can’t believe gas was only $3.69 a gallon back then.”
--tumbleweed of dog hair picked up from floor: “Looks exactly like every tumbleweed I’ve swept up twice a day, every day, for the past four years.”
--crust of bread left over from lunch: “Euww! What the heck was this?”
Second, find a container. My favorite: a metal tin of cookies or candy from Walmart. Clean out the container by eating its entire contents in one day. This is something you’d probably want to do only once every four years – or once in a lifetime.
Third, put all your stuff in the container and bury it. If you live up north, this will require a hydraulic tool to get below the frost line. Then mark the spot with something really attractive (NOT a garden gnome, echhh), write yourself a reminder note, and stash it someplace where you’ll find it in February 2016 (yeah, right).