Thursday, December 11, 2008

oh where my mind takes me...

So I started reading Twilight last night....yes...I had to see what all the fuss was about. Well about 100 pages later (and my bath water turned cold) I decided I better get my butt to bed and stop reading!! It's REALLY good already and I can't wait to sit down and start reading again. So as I was laying in bed thinking about the book my mind began to wander. And what did I think about?? Why Card Catalogs of course. I mean..isn't that the only LOGICAL thing to think about when you are lying in bed trying to fall asleep? *snort*

Yes...card catalogs. What ever happened to them? I really NEED to know the answer to this question. I remember card catalogs fondly....the smell of the cards...that faint musty paper smell...and how they felt when I ran my hand over the whole drawer full. I LOVED card catalogs...loved looking up my book...loved the big rack of drawers all neatly labeled and in order. So with all the technology there is...we no longer have a need for card catalogs. We now just type in the book we are looking for in the computer and out pops the section and row we need to look in for our book. ***I can see some of you are just NOW thinking...oh YEAH...a card catalog...NOW i know what she's talking about!!***

Okay..that's it for now. I's a pretty in depth thought. :) If you have an answer...let me know. I would love to know where these card catalogs went...I would LOVE to have one...just to have. How cool would that be??

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Vivian said...

"...oh YEAH...a card catalog...NOW i know what she's talking about!!"

Can't say that I really like the smell though!! I'm waiting for my Dad to give me my sisters copy of Twilight - can't wait to see what all the fuss is about.

Jenny B in Indy said...

Um, pretty sure most libraries went to computers and did away with the card catalogs. Maybe some of the smaller libraries still have 'em, though. You can buy them on eBay and in some antique stores.

Are you feeling any better?
I keep emailing you and getting nothing so I'm guessing my emails are not going through. Doug said he's not getting emails from me, either. Dumb Comcast!! I hate this new email with them!

Did you see my Christmas card exchange? I want one from the talented Miss Jenn so, email me, goober! (and yes, I'm begging for a Christmas card from you.. how pathetic! LOL)

Jessica said...

A card catalog would be perfect for all those small scrapbooking goodies!!! I actually heard someone talking about Twilight today... let me know what you think! I'm going to read it when I finish the book I just started.

Nicole said...

Jenn you are killing me!! lol! Glad I'm not the only one who thinks of random stuff right as I'm trying to fall asleep.

Book crack! That's what I affectionately call the Twilight series now. You just can't stop once you start. Really glad you are enjoy it:)

Marie Levite said...

Oh my gosh, I just had a flash back to fifth grade! Loved the Card Catalog.

Mindy said...

I thought you were talking about how kids would go door to door selling wrapping paper. I kept thinking..did they sell cards in those catalogs too? BWAHAHAH!!! You are suck a book lover, I love that about you.

Hope you are feeling well!