Day 25: Altered Tapes
I've got a story on "Learning About Letters", and if some of you guys follow me on this and know this story so here we go.
I was in Tampa and my mom is looking up thrift stores, and she finds this thrift store called Tampa Thrift on Yelp so she's like "Let's go to this one!" so I went in, and found the tapes after twenty minutes of searching, not naming any names of employees if they ever find out about this post but still not mentioning any names... But anyway, as I'm trying to get my stack together, I ask the guy at the desk, "How much are these?" The guy turns over to me and says "One dollar", I got at least 5 of these tapes. And this tape was the one in there. It was without a case and I was being rushed out of the store because it was almost 6:30 and the store closed at 6:30. So I bought the tape anyway taking a case off of it, but when I got in the car... He still made me pay 5 or 6 dollars for all of them! "HOPE!! Don't overpay for tapes!" It almost made me lose confidence of being a VHS collector, even a collector of Sesame Street tapes, I didn't think I would find it. I cried silently in my seat, as the tears rolled down I told my mom "If you think about it that way then I won't collect tapes again." My mom calmed down as I began crying, bawling my eyes out. She told me she wanted me to not be ripped off by anyone, she wanted me to be happy and if that tape made me happy, so be it. The same night on the way home we went to Village Inn and got dinner, And I drew on the front of the makeshift case, it's supposed to be me riding on the V. It was the most memorable Tampa VHS hunt of my life... To this day, I look back to that story, hoping someday I can pass that on to a rookie VHS collector... Oh and Breakfast Club? That one was a surprise tape. ;) #vhseptember#alteredtapes#sesamestreet#thebreakfastclub#learningaboutletters
Recording Ep. 77 of Not Quite Hollywood! We finally pop my Harry Potter cherry! Or in other words: fan fiction. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-quite-hollywood/id1118598776?mt=2&i=1000392636021