Saturday, July 26, 2008

Round Robins: Stuff

Kim of Nekked Lizard Adventures asks us to show an item we'd like to get rid of, but would be too embarrassed to sell on eBay. And therein lies my problem.

Lord knows I have plenty of stuff, maybe even stuff most people would find embarrassing. For example, there is that plaid jacket with the '80s shoulder pads, and my pieces from pottery class are pretty awful. But I have no particular desire to get rid of anything, and I don't embarrass easily. So I just looked around and shot the closest hunk o' junk I could find.

This is the TV in my home office. It's black and white, with a four-inch screen and an antenna. It's also a radio, and it will run on batteries if need be. I've had it for 24 years. Sure it's old, and it's a little banged up, but it's still going strong. (At least, it will be until The Big Switch next year.) But I don't think I'd have much luck selling it on eBay.

Ever since this challenge was posted, I couldn't think about it without remembering this routine from George Carlin:

Yup. Love me, love my stuff.

Click over to the Round Robins home page to see what everyone else found.


Kiva said...

LOL! George is definitely right. Thanks for the clip!

I can't believe you still have a b&w tv from the 80's that still works. I've always maintained that everything looked better in b&w -- especially photos, but that's a whole 'nother topic!

Wammy said...

Seems we all have lots of stuff. But I must say that I think you have taken the cake on this one. Can't believe that the TV still works. Amazing!

Jennifer Robin said...

I vote for the 80's jacket with the shoulder pads!

Steven said...

Wow, that looks like the one I kept in Houston for hurricane season. 80s fashion was a trip. Worse than the seventies I think!

MyMaracas said...

Kiva and Wammy - it's longevity is pretty impressive, isn't it? They don't make 'em like they used to.

And Jennifer and Steven - yeah, that jacked is pretty "impressive" too. LOL

Nancy said... and Carly have similar posts! But I gotta tell ya, I really love the end, and I'm gonna steal it...
"Love me, love my stuff"!


Karen Funk Blocher said...

Y'know, I just bought a DVD that has A Place for My Stuff on it!

There are people who collect old tech - but I think that small & black & white may be beyond the pale. That said, our bedroom DVD player outputs to a Commodore 64 monitor!