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Just because I'm bored... 
18th-Mar-2009 03:02 pm
Kal's Mental Age:

55 Years Old.



And speaking of ages and just because I'm bored, I started making a list of things I haven't done or used in a very long time and most likely never will again.

Your job, if you chose to accept it, is to add to the list.


1. using a casette cartridge
2. typing in DOS commands at the prompt
3. adjusting the antenna of your TV set
4. adjust the horizontal/vertical tracking on your TV
5. buying a roll of film
6. changing the ribbon on a typewriter
7. using a rotary dial phone
8. using fdisk
9. formatting a floppy disk
10. putting a needle on a vinyl record
11. winding a watch
12. using Wordstar or WordPerfect
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Comments 
(Deleted comment)
18th-Mar-2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
I still have a black and white portable TV in my bedroom!!

Edited at 2009-03-18 08:43 pm (UTC)
(Deleted comment)
18th-Mar-2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
Wow
18th-Mar-2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
Hm...what's the Gaylord card system? My guess is a library book system of some type?
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18th-Mar-2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
ooh that looks ancient
18th-Mar-2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
I am 53!!! ... and therefore depressed (now!)

btw - great list of jobs, as well.
18th-Mar-2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
according to that test I'm 66. Oh, well...
18th-Mar-2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
So you're actually more mature without looking it ;)
18th-Mar-2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
I'm ahead of the times! :^)

And I have a wind-up watch. :^) I bought it a couple years ago, because I got fed up with having to go to a jeweler to feed a watch a battery. (Stupid so-called water-resistent design needs special tools to open it.)

Edited at 2009-03-18 10:06 pm (UTC)
18th-Mar-2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
Didn't realize they still sold the manual ones.
18th-Mar-2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
Mine has a Russian brand name. :^)
18th-Mar-2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
Ahh that explains it ;)
19th-Mar-2009 12:02 am (UTC)
I ended up 4 years older than you!
I need a wind up watch because I kill battery powered ones. I'd love to have one of those kinetic watches though I'm not sure whether I'd hex them or not.

Use a fountain pen? Most of my mail is done by e-mail and I use a gel ink for "snail mail".

19th-Mar-2009 01:01 am (UTC)
You kill battery powered ones?
19th-Mar-2009 01:31 am (UTC)
I'm a battery vampire.A battery designed to last 5 years is lucky to survive 6months of close contact with me.
I also affect LCD displays on digital watches - they die and battery replacement doesn't revive them. Analogue ones fare a little better but it usually ends up with them only working while in contact and stopping when I take them off.
Wind up ones also slowly alter so they ONLY work wen I'm wearing them too.
19th-Mar-2009 01:33 am (UTC)
Lord knows what I'd do to a teleport bracelet!
19th-Mar-2009 01:34 am (UTC)
The mind...it boggles...
19th-Mar-2009 02:32 am (UTC)
Dang, I got 63, that's almost twice my age! Eek! I guess part of that comes from the fact I work with the elderly. :-\

Dang!

I still have or do mst of the stuff on the 'won't do again' list. :-\

I do still have an 8-track player and a couple of working tapes.
19th-Mar-2009 02:34 am (UTC)
You're just more mature than you look ;)

You still use an 8-track?
19th-Mar-2009 02:39 am (UTC)
Not regularly. :-D We have an old 8-track player that's with the sale stuff. It still works and I wish I could find a way to save a copy of our old 8-tracks in a way to play them now. We don't have a lot left, but one of the "Magic Organ - Christmas" just for the fact it was a favorite when I was little and my 8-track of Basil Rathbone reading and acting out "Robin Hood/Treasure Island". I still remember the tune to "Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum" he sings on it. :-)

19th-Mar-2009 03:06 am (UTC)
I hope you're able to save it before it deteriorates. Some shops will do transfers onto disk. Not sure if I've heard of one going from 8-track though.
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