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So Far Out I’m In

6 Jun

A few weeks ago I wrote about an article I’d read that listed the things that made your house look dated.

I had all of them except shag rugs.

One of the blogs I follow (http:/ajoyfulchaos.blogspot.com) had a list of things we all had ten years ago that are obsolete. Among them are bookshelves (say what?), drip coffee makers, alarm clocks, file cabinets, desktop computers, printers, printed phone books, answering machines, fax machines, paper shredders, a Rolodex, CD racks, CD burners, china cabinets, home phones, entertainment consoles, DVD players, calculators, takeout menus, incandescent light bulbs, and cable TV.

Well, now. We still, obviously, have our bookshelves, an alarm clock, file cabinets (four of them!), two desktop computers, a printer,  and a couple of old paper phone books. I guess the part of the home phone that takes messages is an answering machine; that’s what I call it, anyway.  Where will I put my dishes, if not in a china closet?  A calculator sits in the corner of the desk; it’s plugged into the same “octopus”  as the paper shredder. The takeout menu is on the side of the fridge; I can read it and call the number faster than looking up the restaurant online, if only because I can never remember the name of the place.  And of course, we have cable TV. I guess you could say “The Squire has cable TV” as I don’t particularly like TV and he does.

I’m so far behind I think I’m way out in front!

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