zird is the word (lizardek) wrote,
zird is the word

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Things we have in the house that we can't or don't use
A whole container of 3-inch floppy disks (can't)
An entire shelf full of LP record albums (can't)
2 shelves worth of videotapes (don't)
A wall holder holding over 50 cassette tapes (need a transfomer but could)
20-ish 45 rpm records (can't)
A wall shelf holding 500+ music CDs (don't, thanks to Spotify)
3 strings of colored fat-bulb Christmas tree lights (need a transformer)
A Sony Walkman and a Sony Discman (don't)
2 digital cameras (don't, thanks to iPhones)
Wii console (don't)

A small sampling of titles from the many, many mixed tapes I have from college
Music to Give Stomachfarts By
Quiet Noises in Loud Places
Piano Fart
With Traffic Noises in the Back
Pick it Up...I'll Go Alone
In Transit
Purr-fect Mew-sic
Rake & Rail
Fine Tuning
Music That Melts in Your Mouth

Some 45 rpm records I have no idea why I own
Eyes Without a Face by Billy Idol
Sussudio by Phil Collins
Straight Up by Paula Abdul (actually, I have a soft spot for this song)
Wild Thing by Tone Loc
West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys
Addicted to Love by Robert Palmer (I HATED this video...we called the song A Dickhead in Love)

2 labels on some of the floppy disks that made me laugh
Misc stuff to save 98-12-4
More fonts (this after literally 30+ disks labeled Fonts 1, Fonts 2, Fonts 3, etc. What a typeface nerd!)

I know why I keep the mixed tapes: pure nostalgia. I CAN play them, if I hook my old American stereo up to a transformer, but I never ever do. I can't even play them in the cars anymore; no tape player. I spent a lot of time a few years back transferring them to CD but guess what? Now I never listen to CDs either...I just listen to my massive playlist on Spotify.

I know why I keep the LPs as well: most of them were records I hadn't gotten around to purchasing on CD and some of them are ones that aren't available in any other format, including a record album made by my choir in high school. Probably more than half of them belong to Anders...maybe time for us to get serious and go through them and free up some more shelf space. I keep the 45s because they crack me up and they take up little space...I keep thinking they might be good for some art project some day. Who am I kidding?

The floppy disks are getting pitched, except for stack of about 13 that are labeled Pictures 1, Pictures 2, etc. I'm going to take them into work and see if our resident IT nerd has a working floppy drive and can help me see what they are pictures OF before I just toss them out. Who knows what might be on them!
Tags: thewaywewere


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