Today is Rob’s 40th birthday! That is CRAZY! I seriously feel like I’m 20…..well, this is sick, more like 27’ish. But NO! I am right behind Rob, 39 is coming right up for me. I am FREAKING OUT. AAAAANYHOOOO, for the last few days, Josh and I have been putting together a bday gift for Rob. It has been a nostalgic weekend, to say the least. We got him a fleece Pac Man throw, a He-Man bobble head, Big League Chew, Silly Putty, a TINY water arcade (totally was supposed to bigger than this!), a lucky rabbit’s foot and a Def Leppard T-shirt. But my FAVORITE part was the walkman and cassettes!!!
So for a few days I put together a mix of all the songs that remind me of Rob. I can’t really say ALL the songs because I couldn’t fit them ALL. I had to choose my favorites and I still keep thinking of more and more. Anyhoo, I pulled down this stereo which has been sitting at the top of our bedroom cabinet for the past 8 years. I was so surprised and happy to see that it had a record FEATURE on the cassette deck! WOOOHOOOO!!! I made playlists which can easily be accessed immediately on our iPhones. But THEN, we burned CD’s (haven’t done that for about 8 years), then we recorded the cassettes from the CD’s (haven’t done that for about 20 years). It was wild how long it took. AAAAND on the second cassette, my record button broke and the deck started eating my tapes!!!!! CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT!?!?!?! It was like it KNEW we had way better technology around and killed itself. So weird. So get THIS! We got on Facebook and found a friend in the neighborhood who HAD A CASSETTE PLAYER! Like those really old black ones, you know what I’m talking about? Let me tell you, it was crazy. So this stereo, which was a gift from Josh before we were married, is going to DI. 🙁
I LOVE YOU, ROB!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!