THROWBACK! REMEMBER WHEN?

THROWBACK!

Let’s Play “REMEMBER WHEN”

In the not so distant past…..

NO COMPUTERS!
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Home computers (the Radio Shack TRS-80, the Commodore PET and the Apple II) entered the market in 1977 and only became common in the 1980s. Even then, a 1985 study found during a typical week 40% of adult computer owners did not use their computers at all. Most systems included the BASIC programming language on the system ROM.

Remember Floppy Disks? Remember Dial-up Modems?

NO INTERNET!
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AmericaOnline began in 1983 as Control Video Corporation, didn’t change it’s name until 1989, and in 1993 was truly able to provide public internet access for Windows clients.

Remember the Encyclopedia Britannica?
Remember the Dictionary? Remember Books and Newspapers?

NO CELL PHONES!
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The first handheld mobile phone was demonstrated by Motorola in 1973, using a handset weighing 4 and a half pounds. In 1983, the DynaTAC 8000x became the first commercially available handheld mobile phone.

Remember the Landline, the Pager (“Beeper”) and PayPhones?
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We can still remember rotary telephones from our childhood! In the days before push buttons, you had to wait for the rotary dial to return to the fixed position before dialing the next number! And there was NO CALL WAITING and NO CALLER ID and NO REDIAL, so if you got a busy signal you would have to dial the whole number again! And if it was really important you had to call the Operator and make an “Emergency Breakthrough”….

NO CDs or DVDs!
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Compact Disc (CD), introduced in 1982, could store much more data than a personal computer hard drive, which would typically hold 10 MB at the time. DVD (“digital versatile disc” or “digital video disc”) is a digital optical disc storage format invented in 1995.

Remember Cassette Tapes, Boomboxes and Walkmans?
Vinyl Albums! 8-Track Tapes?

NO NETFLIX!
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Netflix Inc is an American multinational entertainment company founded on August 29, 1997 in Scotts Valley, California.

Remember renting VHS tapes at the Video Store (Blockbuster)?
Remember cable and network TV?

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MTV launched on August 1, 1981! The original programming format was music videos hosted by television personalities called VJs (“video jockeys”). The concept itself had been around since 1966, when major record companies began supplying the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation with promotional music clips to play on air at no charge because most artists wouldn’t make the long trip to New Zealand to appear live.

NO STARBUCKS!
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The first Starbucks was opened in the historic Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, on March 31, 1971, by three partners who met while they were students at the University of San Francisco. Starbucks Corporation is now the leading roaster, retailer and marketer of specialty coffee in the world. Its operations include more than 7300 coffee shops and kiosks in the United States, and around 3000 more in 34 other countries.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea is a San Francisco Bay Area based specialty coffee roaster and retailer founded in 1966 by Alfred Peet. He started Peet’s Coffee, Tea & Spices as a single store in 1966 on the corner of Walnut and Vine in Berkeley, California (where it is still located). Peet’s introduced the Bay Area and U.S. coffee retailing to darker roasted arabica coffee, such as French roast and grades appropriate for espresso drinks, and served as the model (and original coffee bean supplier) for Starbucks.

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End of July, August 2018 and 75000 Hits!

WHAT’S UP?

AUGUST 1st – HAPPY JERRY DAY!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERRY GARCIA!

“Daddy’s got them Deep Elem Blues!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QNjD9d4aRU

It’s August 2018 and it’s been a “Cruel Summer” here in Los Angeles,
California is ON FIRE again and our “thoughts & prayers” are with those affected.

It’s HOT. REALLY HOT. Like, Africa Hot here in the San Fernando Valley.
NO RELIEF IN SIGHT! 10 MORE DAYS OF EXTREME HEAT in Los Angeles!
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And California is ON FIRE! (Oregon, Sweden, Russia and the Arctic are also burning)
Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii is erupting and pouring lava into the ocean!
Fukushima Nuclear Reactor is still pouring radiation into the Pacific Ocean….
Too hot for humans during the day, so soon we will all be nocturnal…
CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL!

Tempus fugit! (Time flies!)
And so the year races by as we pass Mid-Summer (June 24th) and enter August!

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Puppytime all the time here! HE’S SUCH A GOOD BOY!
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He’s doing great and learning the rules (see our previous Blog Post for more pics)

Eating / Leftover Indian Food: chicken coconut curry with basmati rice, Sushi & Assorted Tempura, Chicken Burrito w/ Tortilla Chips & Salsa, Panda Express (Orange chicken and fried rice craving), Cheeseburger, Corn on the Cob, Bacon & Eggs, and Pizza

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Orange chicken with steamed rice and veggies from The Cheesecake Factory for dinner last night (but no cheesecake….)

Drinking / Iced Coffee & Espresso
Practicing / Making plans for nobody
Mastering / 1 New Puppy, 2 Little Girls & the Big Boy
Learning / Time for Traffic School Again….
Wearing / underwear: black cotton boxers & a white t-shirt
(because it’s effin’ hot & humid in the SFV!)
Cooking / Bone-in Ribeye Steak with sautéed onions & broccoli
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Trying / To stay cool… it’s literally 100 degrees in the SFV!
Playing / With the puppies of course.
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Working / In the home office & in the backyard
Traveling / NOT TRAVELING. New Puppy Training & Dog Sitting!
STAYCATION? Well, we have all kinds of pleasant distractions and air conditioning! The new puppy requires a lot of time and provides non-stop entertainment. The construction next door has been relatively quiet for a time but that probably won’t last.

THINKING / ABOUT BURNING MAN! We haven’t told our story yet…. the Blog Post is partially written almost a year later, and we have had so many distractions.
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We aren’t going this year because of the puppy and a prior commitment that conflicts…
and it will certainly be hot & dusty again this year. So don’t go. (Blog Coming Soon)

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The Man burns in 30 days!

Finishing / Nothing.
Reading / More Bad News, lots of bad news… (but Not “fake news”)
Writing / This Blog!
Remembering / Dad, the babygirls, & Burning Man 2017
Wanting / More. (always much, much MORE!)

Oh, yeah, UM….
75000 Hits!
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Celebrate another milestone with us.

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