Monday, December 31, 2007

Party Like It's 1995

Do you remember 1995? I do and I'm grateful to my friend 'B' for reminding me. She sent me this wonderful guidebook to mutant culture circa 1995 and it really stirs the memories of 1995 are blurry but upbeat, I was only 29 and life was good. Leafing through this book reminds me that if life was good, then it can be good again.

Don't these look like sidebar labels? Back in 1995 we called them "stickers".

The book contains a how-to for email ID theft circa 1995 and an article that warns that the growth of cyberspace was bringing a "vast array of jerks, idiots and nincompoops" and advises the reader to be wary of "drooling perverts who try to virtually molest Net-surfing teenagers".

Who knew?

Well, I need to sort out my old Magic: the Gathering cards. Seriously. I'd forgotten that I have a small fortune in them. Another friend (name also starts with B) reminded me- he sold his for $500. I used to deal Magic- I should be able to clear my rent, easy. Why didn't I think of that before? And my comic collection...holy shit.
That will be my project for early 2008, circumstance permitting: Sort the comics.

My project for 2007 is to get postmarks on some books. See ya at the Post Office!


b said...

i feel so 1995 at the moment that i am compelled to quote Billy Corgan. "Emptiness is loneliness, and loneliness is cleanliness
And cleanliness is godliness, and god is empty just like me".


yinyang said...

My brother had Magic cards... until most of them were stolen (roughly $1000 worth, I think).

Do you want to know what I remember from 1995? Barney the purple dinosaur. :D

more cowbell said...

Wow, I have a buttload of Magic cards. I'm not sure they'd be worth too much, I don't think I have any exceptionally rare ones. But who knows? I used to play with the soldiers around '97 on.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Good luck selling the Magic cards and the comics.

I hope 2008 is a much better year for you.

yellowdog granny said...

check on ebay and see what they go for..
1995..I was either having back operations or recovering from one to have another one..had 4 back operations from 94 to 97....can sell some books on ebay too..

Anonymous said...

I know I was not around in '07. I plan to remedy that this new year. Good luck with the sorting. (translation: gee...I wonder how many hours Allan will be spending belly flomped on the floor with his legs sprawled out, reading his old comics like a lil kid) heh heh, that's a nice image.

angel said...

oh that book is awesome- you should make some of those stickers into sidebar icons dude!!

happy 2008 sweetness!

Allan said...

B- It's 1996 now!

YY- I feel old.

MC- I didn't know people still played it...that's cool to know. Lucky soldiers, heheh.

Whim- Cards OK, comics not so much. 2008 has to be better by default.

JS- A few are worth $$, I should be able to make my rent if I hustle a little.

Hat- Cool! 2008 is a better year already!

Angel- I might do that. Want one?

CS said...

I was 32-3 in 1995 and was busy being pregnant and miscarrying that year. I don't think I was noticing stickers much, except maybe the kind my then-toddler had.

angel said...

yes please!!!
you decide which- i can never make up my mind...