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Because I did virtually nothing last night (I slept too much again), I have nothing to say today.

Relish this…

Here’s a photo I took on Sunday (with my iPad no less!)
Where Service Was State Of The Art
Things about this photo that should amuse you:

  • This portable CD player has a remote control.
  • I bought this portable CD player at Circuit City. RIP, Circuit City.
  • I paid $200 for a portable CD player in 1992. (six months after starting my first job)
  • I bought this in 1992 and still had the receipt.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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9 Responses to This Space Left Almost Blank Intentionally

  1. bob says:

    That is awesome! I should post a picture of my first digital camera, it is a Sony and it writes to floppy disks. It is a large chunk of technology.

    Oh wait, here it is

    Look at that, 10x zoom!

  2. Bob, I have a box of floppy discs that can be repurposed for your camera. Just think how many photos you can fit in 1.44 MB! 🙂

    Here’s a bonus tip to anyone else learning German. ***crickets*** I’ve finally found an awesome German-English dictionary online at

  3. Steve says:

    I know that dictionary and it’s awesome.


    Our buyers were supposed to see a cash offer for their property soon. And the rumor is their buyers want to move FAST! There may be a packing and hauling party when I get back from the ski trip!

    At lunch, I’m making a run to Rocky Mountain Sports to get a ski bag, as that’s the only piece of the “new” ski package I’m missing.


  4. bob says:

    I recently got a USB floppy drive so will start downloading the photos I do have, should be a fun walk down memory lane.

  5. Barb says:

    I think I had one of those CD players, but I never splurged for the remote.

    Cool news Steve. Hope it all works out.

    Had a weird encounter at Kroger last night, a man approached Allan (inside the store) to ask if we would buy him some food, he was hungry. Allan said ok, pick out what you want & meet us back up at the checkouts on about 5 minutes. He said he was homeless, but he brought stuff I’d guess to make some sort of soup or stew, things that needed to be cooked. It was only about $15, he seemed sincere, so we gave him $20 cash too. We felt it was good karma.

  6. That’s great Bob. I have been trying to find responsible ways to part with my past (read “floppy discs and Zip discs”) but have not discovered one. While I doubt that they contain any great secrets, and the applications that read/write the files probably no longer run on modern computers, I hate the idea of tossing them into the trash.

  7. Martha says:

    Being homeless doesn’t automatically mean you live on the street. He could be in a shelter (with access to a kitchen), sofa surfing at a friends place or squating someplace…that was nice of you guys to help him out. I’ve done that as well, I have no problem springing for a few bags of groceries.

    Well another day, another…blah, blah, blah…I’m so ready to take a year off work, just hang out at the gym and crochet all day long 🙂 I doubt I’d last 2 weeks but it would be fun to try.

    Fingers crossed on any and all real estate transactions!

  8. Barb says:

    Martha – there are no shelters anywhere around that part of Marietta, but we figured he must be at someone’s place. He was trying to explain why he was somewhat clean, etc., but I didn’t hear it all, I was dealing with the cashier, and for that matter, that didn’t matter to me. He seemed like a nice guy, down on his luck.

  9. Steve says:

    Good karma all around.

    Martha, when you hit the lottery, please let us know!

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