Friday, May 21, 2010

That's Crazy! (said in best Tracy Morgan voice)

Yesterday VC and I descended to the man cave to work on our juggling. He was grumbling that he would like to listen to Whitesnake, but had to put on a different song, because he said he had no idea the year Whitesnake recorded "Here I Go Again." Here's why: Behind the sectional sofas, MB keeps several bins of his old vinyl records. The 45's are cataloged by year. You heard me correctly, by year --

Was it 1986 or 1987 or 88???

Call me crazy, but I would think an alphabetical system world work well for this type of filing...

Do you have a similar filing system where only you know how to find what you are looking for? (Hey, that's the line from Whitesnake. I did NOT plan that. Seriously. And now I realize we sound like big dorks for even looking for Whitesnake in the first place ;-) )

P.S. Guess where I was last night?

Upcoming: review of some luggage and some tasty treats...

32 comments:

alessandra said...

I don't keep old things, so I don't have a file system, so much better...I dream of empty zen spaces.
The truth is that our home is small :D

buffalodick said...

We are just not that organized!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

that is an interesting way to organize those!

Christina said...

Geez.... My organizational traits like that are due to OCD.... he would make a librarian jealous.

FabuLeslie said...

I don't know if you saw my post about my lost water bottle and pics of my messy desk at work, but my desk "filing system" is much like an archeologist's. It's like sedimentary rock... layer after layer. If I want something I think, "what day was it that was in my box?" and "which day did we do that activity?"... It's all very complicated. And ridiculous.

mac said...

I suppose if it works for MB, it's OK.
It seems counter intuitive, but that's just me ;-)

I think it was '87. I remember because that girl, Tawnt Kitaen was so smoking hot back then. Who knew she was nuttier than a Snickers bar?

I bet you were skating last night :-)

Tracie said...

Reminds me of Radar from Mash. :)

PS My word verification is 'yogurtin'. That's not the answer to your question, is it?

Lisa said...

I might haver at one time...many years ago had my music organized by genre but year! Lol! I wish I was organized like that but then I'd never know where to find stuff.

Slamdunk said...

Unfortunately, most of my piles are organized in a fashion that only I know where things are. The worst part is when they get "straightened up" as I am lost for a week.

I hope whereever you were last night was worth your time.

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Shawn said...

Who? Heh, heh....I don't have any records any more----so I can't relate...

Sorry I haven't been around in a while----life is way too crazy----but I've missed you!!

Purely Paige said...

Haha! This cracks me up! I laugh, but I am also an offender of having a secret way of filing. I store all my downloaded photos on my computer in a way that no one understands but me! I get a little too detailed in ways that other people don't understand I guess. I have files inside files inside files. And that is the way I like it! ;)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Now that's impressive! I will not let my husband know about this, or else he'll be reorganizing his collection tomorrow! It's bad enough that he has his DVD's organized by directors.

denise said...

ha ha! that is very funny...shows how people categorize things differently...like maybe he would remember more about those years than about the artists/titles or something? interesting...putting my psychology to work on that one...i am fascinated by the associations people make and why...working on my 20 year high school reunion and trying to find 80's music that is both memorable but has associations for our classmates (so many of them are depressing to me)...here i go again rambling...and yes, i did put that white snake reference in there on purpose but now i've got that song stuck in my head!!!

alessandra said...

But rethinking it, an alphabetical order would be better, no doubt :D
Love.
P.s. I'm just like this ;)

Sashindoubutsu said...

My CDs/DVDs are arranged in the same manner but you can easily spot what you want to play because of the color of the case or the label itself on the side. Though you would still have to go through browsing them. Oftentimes I had to go back as I might have missed the one I'm looking for in the first pass. Sigh.

I love this post. So applicable to me. My office desk isn't really organized either.

Lucy said...

What I would do to have filing system!! Ours is throw it under there and then pull all the shit out to find it when need it, ugh!

Amanda said...

I love Whitesnake and now I need to go listen to them. And yeah. I am SO bad with years and time that that specific organizational method was would LOST on me!!

Blessings-
Amanda

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I used to have a 'system', but unfortunately it's just become piles'o'stuff in the attic. ;)

Salt said...

Yeah I have the throw-everything-in-a-drawer system. It looks totally disorganized, but I can go in there and find what I'm looking for in an instant.

My husband is an alphabetizer. I definitely think that would make WAY more sense with those records! Whatever works for him I guess! :)

Randi Troxell said...

actually i don't really have a system at all.. i'm just ALL organized like that... ;)

lol... yep! i agree... filled my alphabet may have been better!

Together We Save said...

That is so funny. At least he has a filing system...my old pictures ect... are in such a mess.

strokeofliving said...

Wow your son let you into the man cave? That's a big deal! I gave you a comical shout out in my post today. Stop over for a gander :-)

Aunt Juicebox said...

I like things to LOOK neat and orderly, so that means I arrange them according to size or color, with no preference for alphabet or number or usefulness.

Date Girl said...

I'd go with the A-Z approach. That's how I've got our dvds organized and it makes it easy to find things. I heart organization!

Michelle Pixie said...

Sadly I am known for my organizing skills that nobody understands and it drives my hubs batty! I say at least I've got something organized.

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I am not an organized person!

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Feeling Fit With Dana said...

My hubby won't keep things around long enough to create a filing system LOL!! He's afraid of being a hoarder... looking forward to the review.

Unknown Mami said...

I am systemless. It works for me.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Man cave huh? You are one brave woman!

~Kristen~ said...

Where it is filed will depend on how in to 80's music your hubs is. That song was originally released on a Whitesnake album called Saints & Sinners in 1982, but then re-released on their self-titled album in 1987. That is when the song hit #1, I believe. (I did have to double-check the dates...I knew the song was released twie).

Bethany said...

Wow, that's awesome for him to be so organized! I try to be organized but move around way to much to collect anything except what piles up in my parents' basement. LOL!

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