This weekend I went to visit my Mom in Florida. And while most of my childhood belongings were unceremoniously returned to me the second I got a basement of my own, a few precious items remained at my Mom’s.
Such as, a portion of my cassette collection (I think I have another portion—probably more from college—here somewhere.)
An embarrassment of riches. Riches of embarrassment. Enya, for Pete’s sake. WE ARE THE WORLD. (The Side B, Track 1 “Tears are not Enough” was the Canadian We Are The World. Pretty solid. Features Bryan Adams, unsurprisingly.) And who the heck is Bryan White?
Some solid mixes, though. The Mary Chapin Carpenter/Metallica mix got good airplay. As did “Hootie & Some Other Stuff,” I’m sure.
Summer Fun 1991 and Spring Break 1992 were also rockin’.
And let’s not forget cassingles. At one point, I kept them in a Caboodle, but at some point along the way they got transferred to the former home of my rad high tops.
The first tape I ever bought. From the East Ridge K-mart.
Which, clearly did not mean that much to be as the scotch tape over the holes on the top indicate I taped over it with something. Do you remember doing this?
After I snapped these pics, they went into the giveaway box for this thrift store. I was a little worried they would laugh me out of the building with these treasures, but when I was browsing the store I found 8-tracks. So look at me—ahead of the times.
In keeping with the whole “mix tape” theme, let’s switch gears to this week’s to-do list. It’s getting some action. Some. Let’s not get too excited here.
Took a Walk, Talked to Insurance people, Began House Tour Page. 2 out of 3 of those things took a lot longer than I thought they would.
I did other stuff too, like watch “Revenge,” which I liked. Does anyone else think Heather Armstrong (Dooce) looks a LOT like Amber Valletta? Also, I really like Emily Van Camp. Low to moderate girl crush.
Painted! It only took me 11 hours, but I think it’s done. The trim needs some MAJOR attention. Not sure I have it in me over the next few days, though.
Isn’t the color dreamy? Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore. (Every time I say the paint’s name, I want to follow it with “full of grace, the Lord is with thee.” and/or think it’s a sitcom from the 60s.)
Today, I may work on that whole fall wardrobe thing. And try the walk again. And call for a hair appt.
So…fill me in on your cassette collection. Greatest Hits? Did our collection overlap at all? Did you tape songs off the radio like I did? Am I as old as I fear I may be?