Try this instead.

Don’t care for long lists of songs you’ve never heard of?  Well, I would like to suggest that you enjoy this instead.  It’s an old-timey photograph of two little girls in potato sack dresses listening to records with a kitten.

vintage twins listening to records with a kitten

(the cat’s miaow)

I have it set up so I get notifications from eBay whenever someone auctions off black & white photographs of people with old record players.  The picture shown above turned up last week.  I didn’t buy it as it was very expensive and the seller seemed kind of pervy.  I did, however, buy the following photo.  It cost 1/30th the price and the seller didn’t label all her pictures with suggestive keywords.

woman on boat with furry coat

(leaning against the railing)

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12 Responses to Try this instead.

  1. Hey, wait—you’re three hours ahead of my time zone. While you’re sitting comfortably on your couch posting on WordPress, I’m slaving in a hot kitchen, fixing dinner for my semiconscious father and brother. By the time I sit down in the evenings to read what everyone’s written, it’s already 11 p.m. or later in Ohio. If you’ve created TWO posts in a single evening, one of them being a long list of singles, that makes all the harder to keep up.

    Anyway. I don’t even want to think of what a pervy seller would say about two cute little girls listening to records, one of whom has a kitten in her lap. The second photo is odd. I know the woman is wearing a coat, but it resembles a bathrobe. Plus her hair is all wrapped up, like she just got out of the shower. It’s probably just some person on a transatlantic cruise, but her clothing is so different from what people wear nowadays on cruises. No “I heart Acapulco!” t-shirt. No white canvas pants and ugly boat shoes.

    • M-----l says:

      The seller didn’t say anything pervy about the picture shown above, but a lot of their other auctions had strange keywords. All the pictures that showed two women (no matter how innocuous the image) were labeled “lesbian”. Conversely, all the pictures with a man were “gay-interest”. It was just kind of weird. And they were also selling a bunch of old military photos of soldiers wearing nothing but jockstraps. That was creepy. I probably would’ve been willing to overlook all that if the picture of the girls and the kitten had only been about $97 cheaper.

      Regarding the second photo, I think the woman is wearing a scarf or headband to keep her hair from flying around on deck. That gives her an interesting look. I didn’t notice anything strange about her coat, though. It’s just kind of plain.

  2. Laurie says:

    I’m not sure that woman is actually leaning, but I like the photo. She’s having a nice trip, it looks like.

    • M-----l says:

      Hah! I don’t even remember writing that.

    • phantomxii says:

      She has her arm hooked around the rail like she might be leaning into it. Hard to tell!

      The picture of the girls with the kitten is so cute I almost want to pay far too much for it to a jock strap beefcake hustler.

      • M-----l says:

        I didn’t notice that she had her arm hooked around the rail. Perhaps a better name for this photo would’ve been “trying not to fall off the boat/ship whilst wearing a boring coat with a fur collar and a strange scarf-thingie”.

  3. Jane says:

    Lol – the coat is AWFUL!! She looks like she’s saying to the photographer – this coat? whats wrong with this coat??

    • M-----l says:

      Perhaps the coat looked better in color. I think that picture would be a fun one to hand tint. I hand tinted a couple in high school photography class. They probably have apps that do it now.

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