June 26, 2003

Things are tough all over

So that's what happened. Hey, now I have something in common with James Lileks, besides the fact that we are both human and hate the Seventies with an all-abiding passion. Well -- I wasn't laid off, I quit, and he wasn't laid off, but still -- nothing like that "So, what am I going to do now?" feeling! (Okay, I did have a plan, and I did have a good job interview, and--)

Well -- those orange shag rugs were hideous, weren't they? The way little strands of yarn would come loose...

Posted by Andrea Harris at June 26, 2003 02:06 AM

Must disagree....70's music rocks.

Posted by: Rich Cook at June 26, 2003 at 11:13 AM

Not all of it. Three words: Starland Vocal Band.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at June 26, 2003 at 11:25 AM

We had blue and green shag carpet. It was pretty nasty, and it hurt like heck if you fell down. Major carpet burn!

Just sharing :)

Posted by: Ith at June 26, 2003 at 11:55 AM

Luck with your job!

I’ll see your Starland Vocal Band (“Afternoon Delight?” ) with Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys are Back in Town” and Heart’s “Crazy on You,” and raise with Steely Dan’s “Deacon Blues.” Call.

Posted by: Daniel Morris at June 26, 2003 at 01:25 PM

Avocado. We had avocado carpet.

To this day I hate orange (and avocado). The Birds of Paradise growing in our new backyard will be pulled from their roots and trashed the day we get the keys.

I did like James Taylor and Elton John (oh, and Linda Rondstadt).

Posted by: Mrs. du Toit at June 26, 2003 at 10:02 PM

I was a big Elton fan in the Seventies. I have most of his albums (except for a couple of the early ones). I still have all the posters and stuff that my Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy came with. (Say, I wonder what I could get on Ebay for that one? No! No way am I selling that album. That stays in the collection.) I lost interest sometime around the release of "Philadelphia Freedom." The last album of Elton's that I bought was Rock of the Westies.

I didn't get to see him live until the 80s, though, so I had to endure things like "Sad Songs Say So Much" just to get my fill of his earlier hits.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at June 26, 2003 at 10:48 PM