First thing’s first. No one is
paying me to post this. [Note: if you want to, though, the PayPal
link is on the left] Now that we got THAT out of the way, let’s get down to it. September 2014, my iPod Nano finally succumbed to too many
drops and started to bust open at the top.
I had gotten it second hand and I was not about to lay out the cash for
any Apple product at the time.
I went with the Sony NWZ-E380 Walkman and it served me masterfully for
years. Gym duty, outdoor workouts,
sitting on the couch reading/writing, yard work and most importantly, DAILY
droning out of office chatter. “Well why don’t you use your phone for all that, Phlip?” Thanks for asking, I USED to use my phones for all of that, but I
found myself in possession of charger-dependent phones due to the constant need
of charge due to 8-hours-a-day constant usage.
Anyway. Syncing the Sony last week
brought me to the realization that it has met its demise.
I sent it on to glory (did you sing that line?
I did!) and ju…
I collect things… I collect things
that are of interest to me.One of the
things I collect most intently and intensely is Hot Wheels cars.I pass by two Wal Mart super centers and one
Neighborhood Market on my EVERY day trek.That will change soon (more on
that Sunday).But I used to – say about
from the early 00s-09ish – be hardcore about finding and possessing hot wheels
that were of interest to me.It was
something fun to do, going from store to store to store, seeing what they had
and picking up the ones I liked and bringing them home just to have them. Someone who was
living with me at the time basically told me that all of my hobbies were stupid
and I lost interest.
But then it became obvious that I was what was stupid, not necessarily my
hobbies, so she left me with a lesson to continue to be me and enjoy all of
what makes me me.Around 2014/15ish, I
was back in the stores all over, thumbing through the racks and pegs and bins
of Hot Wheels cars.I found all – well,
most of – my old on…