Friday, July 27, 2007

Remember records? As in vinyl?

Well ladies, I'm taking you a place you may have never been before - inside a men's room.

One of San Antonio's Half Price Books stores uses genuine cardboard record covers for its mens room wallpaper. I thought it was a creative idea. And as you can see, there are some gems there.

Half Price Books is a great chain, by the way. All of the major cites in Texas have them. One good reason to live in Texas, if you ask me.

I was sad they didn't have the National Geographic issue from 2005 or 2006 that features Africa. (It has a great article on Nairobi. One photo shows a matatu with a flat-sreen TV inside. That may be the only one. I felt special to have seen it one night - driving past us at breakneck speed. I always wanted to get some video reflecting the urban train that was photographed for the article. It passed very near to our apartment. Alas, that was one of the many things that was an intention that never came to be.)


the lone beader said...

I miss records. But, they did take up a lot of space...

Marti Smith said...

I wondered if I could find the photos you mentioned in the magazine's archives. Didn't, but there are quite a few, here:

I haven't been to National Geographic's web site in a long time. I was impressed. May try to start including links to things there in our ezine now and again.

Rob said...

Ah, good to see you back on the blog scene, Paul.

Look forward to seeing more of your posts!

The album idea is cool. I wish I still had all my old albums. I have no idea what happened to them.