Feeling nostalgic

Hello! It’s been a while, but I’ve actually been busy.

It’s spring, so I’ve been doing yardwork. And I’m fully vaccinated, so I’ve been getting out of the house. I went shopping a couple times, and I absolutely missed that.

I went to WalFart the other day, just because, and I encountered all of the typical WalFart things, like crazy rednecks, people in the way, screaming children, etc. I even had a guy following me. Lovely. There also was a crazy lady with a mask on her chin yelling at no one about conspiracies and how masks are dumb, etc. etc. If you don’t want to wear a mask, then stay home. It’s because of people like her that I was self-isolating for more than a year. It was nice to be fully vaccinated and not have to worry about her. I did steer clear of her, of course, because she’s obviously a nutjob.

I do want to point out that I did socially distance and still wore a mask. And do you know what I bought? Toiletries. It sounds so dumb, but I absolutely missed being able to pick out my own body wash, soap, etc. etc. My mom does the shopping for us, and she got me everything I needed. I am absolutely not complaining about that. But to just be able to choose myself, I missed that.

My mom and I went to Target last week, and I bought a few silly things. But one thing I really wanted to get was a CD player. I am stuck in the ’90s when it comes to listening to music. I had been listening to YouTube while I worked, but the site is so overrun by ads, that I couldn’t take it anymore.

So, I started listening to CDs on my player, but it was so old it barely was playing anything. The buttons weren’t really working anymore, either, and there was no headphone jack. So, I found a CD player, and I’ve been jamming out to ad-free music. My first CD was a Monkees greatest hits, and I still have it. I bought it in 1997.

So this new CD player also has a cassette player. For me, cassettes were going out of style when I was a teenager, so I never really had many. However, there is one that I listened to constantly as a kid, and I somehow still have it. It’s Dumb Ditties from 1977.

So, I’ve been listening to this while working. And I’m cracking up at some of these songs. How on earth was “My Ding-a-Ling” even allowed on this kids’ album? I remember listening to it as a kid and being completely oblivious to its double meaning. I imagine I was walking around singing it out loud, and I can’t help but laugh at that.

Yes, I linked a YouTube video after complaining about it. Whatever.

There are a few songs on here that probably wouldn’t fly today, lol. But I will always love this cassette, and I’m quite impressed with myself that I somehow kept it all these years.

So, I’ve been busy! It’s been great. Winter is over, and so is isolation. It’s really nice to be able to just go to the store. I went to the doctor yesterday, and I wasn’t in a panic. I don’t plan out going out all the time, but it’s nice to be able to. And with the nice weather, I have been able to do some weeding and other yard work.

Well, I have to get started on work. Until next time!

The Frazzled Daisy

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