09 March 2009
Now...if I can get my wireless router working I'll be away to the races...
04 March 2009
Anyway, if you don't see any posts or e-mails from me for awhile, it is likely because I'm having technical problems!
#6, Organic Food, http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/01/19/6-organic-food/ is also so true.
03 March 2009
Justin is suddenly interested in Garfield and has been bringing Garfield books home from the library. (NOTE TO MOM - DO NOT THROW OUT OLD GARFIELD BOOKS.) It has reminded me of just how much I despise that wretched, self-centered little orange fur ball.
I much prefer Garfield Minus Garfield (http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/) where they remove Garfield from the strips, revealing "the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle". Garfield Minus Garfield "is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb".
02 March 2009
Anyone who was alive in 1981 remembers Soft Cell's classic synthpop cover of "Tainted Love". But it wasn't their song! It was originally written by Ed Cobb of The Four Preps and performed by Gloria Jones in 1964!
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We are missing two flat white pieces and one red arch on this set, and of course most of the stickers have fallen off after 30 years. Otherwise, I am amazed all the pieces are intact. This set is apparently rare and is selling for anywhere from $65 to $80 on e-bay and Craig's List.
I should add that Brooklyn and Justin have done nothing but fight over this set ever since we built it! Thanks, Mom!
01 March 2009
Although all the pieces from all the sets were intermingled in the gigantic tub, we managed to build a few complete sets, with only the odd missing piece here and there. Pretty remarkable after 30 years. Lego is so durable it is easy to understand why they price it so high...it lasts forever!
The firestation set is from 1973, although my intructions were printed in 1975. It is so old it doesn't even have a name like "Fire House", it is merely Lego 357. I think the Lego flag is the only piece missing, but we have lots of flags from other sets. It goes for a whopping $15 on e-bay!!!