Saturday, April 22, 2006

Spring cleaning

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Yesterday I finally got around to doing something that I was planning to do for the past year and a half but never got around to: I finally unpacked the boxes that have been holding my CDs and DVDs since we moved out of our rented house 2 years ago. Before getting to that I had to clear out closet space for them which entailed going through some stuff that had been accumulating dust for close to 18 years. For example: piles of Sultan's School yellow math notebooks and pink English and other subjects' notes, a Canon Bubble Jet printer which I bought when I was in uni 12 years ago, stacks and stacks of floppy discs, a Yamaha acoustic guitar which I had made my dad buy for me when I was in 5th grade afterwhich I took about 3 or 4 afterschool guitar lessons with Ms Barbara before abandoning my musical dreams (God, that was in 1983!!) and most pleasantly, my 20 year-old Sinclair ZX Spectrum+ computer preserved for history in its original box in its full 64K glory. All except the guitar went straight to the trash.

I liberated all my DVDs and my favorite CDs, but there's still one more huge box of CDs which I still haven't gotten around to opening.

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I don't have the space to organize the DVDs so I just put them in stacks in the top part of my closet.

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Stacked three deep, so i don't really have access to the ones in the back rows. Oh well.. At least they're out of their box.

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5 comments:

redstar said...

How could you throw away the Spectrum!

That's an antique classic now. Someone on eBay would have loved it :(

Mahmood Al-Yousif said...

WHAT? YOU THREW AWAY THE SPECTRUM? YOU CRIMINAL! I WOULD HAVE HAPPILY PAID YOU TO GET IT OFF YOU, HECK, I WOULD HAVE PAID FOR THE BOX!

Can you not get it back? please? pretty pretty please?

Such a waste if it's gone... that's a piece of history, the start of the revolution!

I had the original ZX81 and then the Spectrum then the XL, unfortunately for me I didn't keep any...

Mahmood Al-Yousif said...

manual trackback, I've ranted against you, I'll have you know! ;(

Al-Hajeji said...

as they say, out with the old and in with the new....
just ignore mahmood - he hates to let go of the past, lol. Naah he's a good man, he has an excellent blog too.

Personally I would had sold it on ebay.

Rara Avis said...

Boy, am I happy to find your blog

I like alot, and browsing through your pictures brought back the memories of Oman where I lived for 13 years (1990-2003), going to public schools and making friends with locals

I can't wait to go back in August. btw I lived in Barka (yes, that small town between al-seed and 9u7ar :-)

love it love it love it