Mike’s Dump

April 16, 2006

Good-Bye to an Old Friend

Filed under: Home — mikesdump @ 6:00 am

I have been forced to clean up some of the scary parts of our house lately. They are scary because they are the forgotten areas; places where junk goes in and normally comes out once every few years. After looking at the item it brings back some fond memories and then normally gets shoved back into the hole it came from for a few more years.
Well, no more! We are planning on selling our house this year and we are starting to part ways with a lot of stuff that has been hanging around a number of years.
A few weeks ago I cleaned up my computer room and I threw out 3 � inch floppies for DOS 5.0, Netscape Navigator 2.0 and a 5 � inch floppy of “Where in the world is Carman San Diego?”. Since I chucked the last 5 � inch disk I had I thought it was probably time to throw out my 5 � inch external floppy drive. I don’t know if I was waiting for them to come back in style or what.
Well today we cleaned out the coat closet. It was well overdue. There were several coats in there that I haven’t worn since we moved in (7 years ago) and will probably never were again. The one that I have held onto the longest is my leather-studded jacket from high school. I paid $275 for it in 1990. I proudly wore it in 30 above weather with my shorts and 10-hole Doc Martins. Ahh, the good old days.
Before I part ways with my leather I had to try it on one more time (with the matching leather cap). I remember the jacket being a little big for me in my “punk days” but I was about 40 pounds lighter too.
Good-bye old friend, I hope you find a good home.

Mike Leather Jacket Front Mike Leather Jacket Side

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6 Comments »

  1. This is one of the few moments in my life that I am pretty much at a loss for words. =)

    Comment by Justice — April 16, 2006 @ 7:06 pm | Reply

  2. I never did have the matching pants though… where would you find those 😉

    Comment by mike — April 16, 2006 @ 7:58 pm | Reply

  3. Warning: Some readers may find the following blog entry offensive. Reader discretion is advised.

    Comment by Mike's Dump — April 16, 2006 @ 9:18 pm | Reply

  4. you should have this picture taken on Glenn’s Harley
    or did you have a harley that time?

    Comment by Ghassan — April 18, 2006 @ 7:37 am | Reply

  5. Nope I never have owned a Harley. I could bring the coat on the canoe trip and give everyone a chance to wear it (like the "shirt")

    Comment by mike — April 19, 2006 @ 11:54 am | Reply

  6. If you do that, then pictures are needed. Badly!! =)

    P.S. Leather pants were cool in Van at that time. I’m *positive* of it. 😉

    Comment by Justice — April 24, 2006 @ 11:18 am | Reply


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