Couldn’t wait to get home from work this afternoon to upload the video of the Victrola that I stumbled upon. Other than some minor restoration to the outside of the “talking machine,” it’s in great shape! I was so excited to hear the music and looking forward to going through the 75-100 records I found within the machine. It’s not the greatest quality video, but enjoy. And please excuse the mess; I was cleaning it in the garage where they work on their go-carts. Code for it’s not my mess. Hopefully this works.
Don’t know how I’m going to use this blog now that I’m not on vacation. But for today, it’s a book review. I (finally!) finished A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. It was great until about 100 pages in I found out it was indeed NOT a true story. Which kinda ruined it for me. I think I loved it so much in the beginning because I couldn’t image someone living through that scenario. I guess Oprah ripped him a new one on live television for playing it off as a true story, I have yet to find that clip but should find it before I lose interest.
And speaking of books, I’ve been thinking of starting my own book club. I was a member of one in Saratoga but now that I’m in Troy, it would be nice to have one closer (like in my living room). I haven’t been reading as much as I should be, and with the 4 1/2 months left of this calendar year, I am two books behind my goal. I wanted to read 13 books this year. I picked up two in the library today with an additional one passed along to me sitting on my dining room table. I need to cram it in now before the semester starts, because we all know four, yes FOUR! graduate classes (plus a full-time day job) will be a ton of fun. not really.
So for now I leave you replaying the video of the Victrola because there is something about that vintage sound that just makes you want to hear more. It really is better in person. And I’m off to read, grill up some veggies, hand over the meat clever, and enjoy a spin jam. Pictures will surely follow. Chao chao.