Raise your hand if you ever made a mix tape. Raise both hands if you made it for a boyfriend/girlfriend and there was a Whitney Houston song on there. Wave them back and forth if you made one for a friend who was moving and "Friends are Friends Forever was on it. Don't lie! I KNOW at least one of these applies to you!
Well, I made a few mix tapes in my day. Actually, I remember putting a blank tape in my boom box and recording radio shows. And my dad. And my sister and brother fighting (this is also what I used my first camera for--can you tell I was the oldest child?).
And even better than making mix tapes, was receiving mix tapes. They were the best! Even in college, I received one that I played over and over and over again (Have I apologized to you for that Tonya?). And cried. Because, seriously, what's the point of a mix tape if it doesn't make you cry?
I told you a few weeks ago that my car died. This Friday, the "swagwagon" as it was dubbed by Hope's friends, gets donated to Cars for Kids because it is D-E-A-D. There is no reviving it without a new engine.
With me making a job change and not having a guaranteed income, we decided it would be wisest to NOT incur a monthly car payment right now and instead bought a car for cash.
And it's older than my kids. And has probably as many miles on it as I do on me. But, can I tell you a secret? I really like it. It's not the prettiest and the steering wheel burns my hands when I first get in. But it turns awesome and I have yet to do a bad parking job in it! And the air conditioner--oh my goodness! It blows ice cold air without me having to hit the dash (I live in Texas--these things matter in August and 9 other months of the year)!
So here's what I'm gonna do. A lot of you view my blog, but never or seldom comment. If you will comment and tell me what cassette you wore out listening to, I will enter your name into a drawing for a Cassette Tape phone case. (Have you seen these--they are soooo stinkin fun!). If you will post a pic of a mix tape of your own, I'll enter you twice!
And by the way--where can I buy tapes nowadays? I'm thinking I need a new collection to embarrass my children when their friends are in "The Beast" as Brian has named my new-to-me-but-really-old car. I might even buy one of those visor holders so I can display them.
Even more than giving away a fun phone case, I just want to hear about your cassettes and remind myself I'm not the only old one around here. So start commenting!