Resident old guy, loves him some old games!
I got these at the local Salvation Army; they always have a half-off sale on Wednesdays. Typically, they sell their 33 1/3 albums for .79 each but they usually have Christmas albums or 50s-60s MOR that are typically pretty beat up. Happily, today was the exception and I got in there before some blanketty-blank reseller could grab them (I went back later today and someone had grabbed the rest of them; don’t matter, I got what I wanted).
Yesterday I found a neat Microsoft web camera new in the box (LifeCam HD-5000) at the same place for 5.79 USD; works great, so I’m hoping I can actually start doing some videos for YouTube that don’t look like utter crap. Sometimes they don’t really have much of a grasp on pricing. When I was in line paying for that, another lady asked about a pink Nintendo DS Lite that had torn sticker on the casing, the hinge was cracked, the charger was missing so they had no idea whether it still worked or not.
So of course they wanted $14.99 USD for it. If it worked it would be an okay price for it, but without the charger there’s no way to test that. Funnily a couple of weeks ago at another thrift I found a pink DS Lite with no charger and a similar cracked hinge for just $5.99 USD. I had the charger and at that price I could afford to take the risk.
Took it home, charged it and popped it in a spare Nerf case so the hinge wouldn’t be further damaged. Worked fine, thankfully.
Things seem to be arriving at a better clip for the local thrifts, so I hope I can find more game-related stuff I don’t already have. I can hope, anyway :).
Hmmm….I’m The Relic, so I suppose mine would be something like Poppin’ Fresh. Wouldn’t touch anything older than the last couple of years, and utterly terrified of vinyl and (ugh) BOOKS!.
Oh, and I’d be about to turn 26, since that’s half of what I am now :).
Hmmm….I can remember our old phone number from when we lived in Groveport, in the 60s and 70s. Back when we used phones like this:
I own that phone, but I found it at a thrift store so that isn’t one of our numbers. Just sayin’, everyone :).
Anymore, it’s sure seeming that way.
Also true to my name, I’m playing some old vinyl albums I picked up today for 40 cents each. Whoever donated them kept the records in great shape; not a scratch or mar on them.
Right now I’m listening to “The Who Sings My Generation”, part of a two-album set that also has “Magic Bus”. Prior to that I listened to some rather disjointed effort by a group named Christian Death from the late 80s, a 7" single from Fields of the Nephilim (not bad at all).
Still have to go through Monty Python (The Final Rip Off) and The Velvet Underground (Live at Max’s Kansas City). All for $2 USD+tax. Not a bad deal IMO.
I don’t come here as often as I used to, but welcome to Polygon, from The Relic!
In this group of stamps, the only ones with animated characters were a set of Disney characters from the Maldives.
Now that the sewage pipe is (hopefully) fixed, I’ve been preparing to get rid of a bunch of old stamp collection stuff I got a couple of years back.
I found a huge amount of this stuff in a public receptacle; apparently someone moved out of an apartment and dumped it all in there. So, thinking I could do something with it I grabbed all I could grab and took it home.
This haul included close to 100 British 1st Day stamps on envelopes (5 of these were duplicates celebrating the marriage of Charles and Di) in a binder, literally hundreds of envelopes from the Mystic Stamp Co. with stamps from various parts of the world (including a set of Nicaraguan stamps from 1897 and 17 Hitler stamps with “Ukraine” stamped on each; presumably during the Nazi occupation), plus sets, binders with more stamps, envelopes with stamps on them, the whole range.
I used to collect stamps when I was younger, but with all my other interests I just don’t have the time to devote to them so, off to EBay they go.
But the funny part? As I was going through the 1st Day British stamps, a post card fell out of the sleeve, and it was a personal mail, mailed out 5 July 1977 and destined for the person’s residence in Scotland. The stamp was commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee, which happened that year.
Here is the front of the card:
Some things never change, I guess :).
Well, I hope that’s finally finished. A little over a week ago I mentioned about our little “problem” involving a sewage pipe being plugged up, which was depositing the waste water and it’s contents into our basement.
So after two companies came out and got their snakes stuck into the pipe, the third one succeeded in rooting out the problem (so to speak). Unfortunately, it was the most expensive solution; they came out late last week and dug into the front yard, beside the fence and discovered that; one, the pipe was apparently damaged when the construction company that has been building houses all over our area (at the city’s behest) accidentally placed the pipe from their house into it; and two, the company working on our pipe had to get permission from both the city and the original builders to dig into their property.
The second one wasn’t a problem (though our house owner is going to try and get the builders at fault to play for all the work), but the first one….while the pipe itself wasn’t a problem replacing, GETTING to it required a small back hoe to dig a ten feet deep hole, and at least fifteen feet wide. But once that was done, they piled stones around the work for stability, then dirt and it’s as it appears in the picture.
Soon, the fencing will be replaced there and in the spring, they’ll be back to seed the bare spot.
But BOY, what a lot of trouble.
I’ve gotten a couple of Humble Bundles; looks like I’ll have to pick this one up, too.
First played this on the DC. Now I won’t even have to get off my butt to play it :).