I was working on cleaning out cds tonight. I wasn't surprised that I had cds that I bought 14-15 years ago that I probably haven't listened to in 13-14 years. There was a bit of nostalgia mixed in as I remembered when I LOVED each cd, but I still managed to downsize my collection. If it wasn't something I had taken the time to import into iTunes, it went into the yard sale. I did keep everything else because one never knows when you might lose your entire collection of music on the computer... it's good to have a hard copy of the stuff I know I love.
I have been debating tossing the plastic cases and paperwork and putting all the cds in a small container. I'd be interested to know how all of you store cds. Feel free to share your thoughts.
But that's not even the part I didn't want to admit.
I found a box where I had cassettes. As in cassette tapes to listen to on a cassette player. And I knew I had them somewhere because I remembered hanging on to all my New Kids on the Block tapes and Dolly Parton tapes for sentimental reasons.
But I wasn't expecting what else I found.
I had about 10 tapes with tiny little notes included inside to tell me all the different songs that were on them... that I had taped from the radio.
PLEASE tell me I'm not the only kid who did this back in the 90s... back before we all had cds.
Sidenote: My kids really are going to think I'm so freaking old someday. In addition to being born in a whole different millennium from them (!!!), there's no telling how many forms of music will come and go before they start having a vested interest. Considering I had a record player, a cassette player, a cd player and now mp3 players... wow.
Back to the point. I can remember sitting in my room and waiting for a favorite song to come on the radio so that I could hit record really fast and tape it... and then rewind and listen to it over and over as much as I wanted.
Gah... I am such a total geek.
Everyone comment now and tell me that you did this, too!
(Meanwhile, no wonder I didn't have a boyfriend until I was 17.)