Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Memories from a childhood picture


  1. The dining room and part of the kitchen had that "trippy if you stare at it too long" wallpaper pattern. I think it's called houndstooth. That's one of those words that usually refers to a pattern on clothing, yet it just doesn't sound quite right. Like herringbone.
  2. Look at that! A double decker cage, pretty pimped out in there with that wheel and.... umm.... a tube, and... well, what more do they need? Those were my brother's gerbils, named Bernard & Bianca. Let's not talk about Bernard's demise. Let's not.
  3. I know you're jealous of my badass pink velour pantsuit.
  4. Dad's record cabinet, a few that I remember are The Beatles' first album, The Rolling Stones first album, Donovan, The Ventures and The Four Seasons.
  5. Back in the day, you'd be in big trouble if you messed with the record player.
  6. It's hard to see, but that's our infamous green shag carpet, which covered a good portion of the house. This was the kind of shag carpet that requires a carpet rake. Seriously, a carpet rake. Fluff it up for company, you know.

9 comments:

Scott said...

That's too funny :)

SayUnderpants said...

That velour pantsuit is fierce!! Why, oh WHY are they not in style anymore?

How comfortable would that be to wear a different velour pantsuit every day? They could come in appropriately retro colors such as Maize, Chartreuse, Burnt Orange, Harvest Gold, etc...

Anonymous said...

No way... A carpet rake? How do I get one? I have lots of leaves/ bugs and Gnomes living in my carpet. That would work a lot better than a vaccume getting those pests out of cardboard box... I mean house yeah my house.


BER

Nervous Girl said...

SayUnderpants: I should check with my mom about making velour pantsuits as a business venture, as it's quite likely she made the one in the picture herself! We also had matching mother & daughter dresses!

Scott: :)

BER: Heheheheeheee!

Dave said...

I would lvoe to see that record collection. Thats the one thing I've asked to be willed when my family passes away. Nothing better than old vinyl records.

Scott said...

when I was growing up it was "don't touch the records or the 8 tracks"

sweetpotato976 said...

Please! Now I'm in suspense -- *tell me* about Bernard's demise!!!

:p

Nervous Girl said...

Well of course, it wouldn't be fair to elude to it and not tell it, but...
basically Bernard & Bianca had some sort of lovers quarrel and she... well, by the time we got on the scene he was already dead and she was like, eating him. Bianca always was a bitch.

sweetpotato976 said...

Oh My God. That's so weird.

I say so not only because of the eating -- but because the same thing happened with my gerbils as well. (Except I had males -- the two younger ones ate the older one's ears off and eventually killed him.)

Sad. Must be a weird gerbil thing. My condolences to you over the loss of Bernard.

:(