Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday 5 for May 22 - Mail Order

Old Power Computing Ad Brochure

The tower version of this computer was the largest item I got in mail order.

A week late and a dollar short but here are may answers to the May 22 topic "Mail Order" from Scrivener's Friday 5 site.
The Questions:
  1. What is your most recently mail-ordered item?
  2. What’s a catalog you’ve always wanted to order from but never have?
  3. What is physically the largest item you ever mail-ordered?
  4. What catalogs do you still receive in the actual mail?
  5. What are some obscure or unusual catalogs you’ve received?
The Answers:

1. The last time I got an item actually mail ordered to me from was probably a CD - can't remember which one it was, but it was in 2014. Haven't ordered anything physical from Amazon this year.

2. Catalog I always wanted but never have.... SEARS - They discontinued the big catalog several years ago. But now I wish I had those since the SEARS store in Honolulu was torn down to make way for some high end stores.

3. Largest physical thing I actually got in the mail was way back in 1997 when I got my PowerCenter 150 Macintosh Clone desktop computer tower and monitor from Power Computing out of Round Rock, Texas. That was a good computer and was my main workhorse with Mac OS 7.6 to OS 8.5 and BeOS until 2001. Was a secondary platform until around 2009 when I sold it. 

4. Currently no catalogs.

5. In the distant past I used to get a scientific supply catalog from Porter Spear Company and recently I've been annoyed with some junkie sports betting catalogs. Those are immediately thrown in the trash. My favorite catalog that I used to get was Crutchfield and the occasional C-Crane electronics catalog.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday 5 for May 8: Vinegar and Brown Paper

Questions from Scrivener's Friday 5 blog.

Poof Standing Guard

1. What kinds of vinegar do you have in your pantry?

None at this time.

2. What was the last purchase you made that was carried home in a brown paper bag?

Groceries from Malama Market in Honokaa on the Big Island of Hawaii. There is a plastic bag ban on the Big Island but some stores do give out a paper bag and charge you a nickel for it I believe. Most recent purchase as such was on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

3. What home remedies do you swear by?

Chicken soup for when you have a cold, keeping warm and out of the draft when you're sick, bed rest when you're sick.... that kind of stuff.

4. How many Jacks and Jills do you know?

Jack Schneider, a businessman, and State Senator Jill Tokuda are two that are at the top of my head.

5. How would you rate your gift-wrapping skills?

I use a lot of tape, and can wrap adequately. Photo at the top shows gifts wrapped by my sister and her cat, Poof sitting on them.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday 5 for May 1: Baby It's Spring

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1. How do you feel about the smell of babies?

It depends when you smell them. Mostly good but avoid after a poop.

2. Pretty much all animal babies are cute, but which are the cutest?


3. Veggies are pretty good in their adult form, but put the word “baby” in front of some of their names, and they can be transcendent. Which baby veggies do you especially love?

Don’t know about love but I would say baby carrots are convenient.

4. How cute a baby were you?


5. How many songs in your digital library have the word “baby” in their titles, and which is your favorite?

Currently 250 miles away from my 16,000+ iTunes Library but off the top of my head here are my top 10 baby songs:

1. Baby Blue - Badfinger (1972) - This is the one played the most
2. Pretty Baby - Blondie (1978)
3. Baby You’re A Rich Man - The Beatles (1967)
4. Don’t Drop the Baby - The Judybats (1991)
5. Baby I Need Your Lovin’ - Johnny Rivers (1967)
6. Cry Baby Cry - The Beatles (1968)
7. Be My Baby - The Ronnettes (1963)
8. Baby It’s You - Smith (1969); The Beatles (1963)
9. Baby Hold On - Eddie Money (1978)
10. Baby I’m A Want You - Bread (1971)