I'll join in this. I've just started, and enjoy the game. I have played other building games in the past, but they had a PVP element that required constant monitoring. I am an American living in Australia, so I can speak (and write) several forms of English!
I am 65 years old, which makes me the same age as the rest of you (Old enough to know better, young enough to still want to try )
I can be a grumpy old man, at times, but most of that is Internet posturing.
I never thought my list was that weird Black hat: No idea, just sits there. Sunglasses: Because it's summer time, maybe?! Torch: So I know where it is if there's a power cut. Pencil sharpener: Probably something to do with sharpening pencils.. Stopwatch: I'm a speed-demon and I run for my county, so I time myself.
Sorry to disappoint anyone who was hoping the items were for creepy stalking purposes.
Amy, my pencil sharpener wants to be introduced to your staple remover. What say you?