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DIM- iCrochet

Every corner I turn in my house there are multiple ear buds and chargers. iPhones, iPads, iPods. In a drawer, on the dresser, hanging on a hook or in our pockets and bags.  There are more “i’s” in my house than a narcissists convention! And on top of that, the cable started to break (but they still work). So before we go out as a family and buy new cables and buds, a simple crochet stitch to cover the wires will help identify and protect for a little while longer.





Now if they only sold family-packs of chargers and buds…

Mira Menos

Disc Compact

Some friends are shocked and appalled that I still buy CDs.

My collection started in high school. CDs were expensive, so I had to be very thoughtful of buying CDs I REALLY liked. I would even try to convince myself to like all the songs on a CD to get the most “value” out of it. But as CDs became less expensive, and I discovered the good deals at Newbury Comics, my CD buying increased. At my peak, I was averaging one CD a week. At first it was to replace all the cassettes, and then as my musical interests expanded, so did my collection.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m glad for the invention of mp3s. I can finally create that perfect summer mix, boyfriend mix, break-up mix, rainy day mix, etc that have been swirling around in my head, but was too lazy to do with cassettes. And I don’t miss carrying around CDs. At the time when mp3 players were still too expensive for me (which meant I needed to buy a new computer), I would keep my CD player in my messenger bag, and stealthily change CDs in the bag so that people wouldn’t see my played out way of listening to music. I mastered the art of hiding my discman until I was able to buy my first ipod.

I don’t know if I’ll ever stop buying CDs. I like buying CDs because of the booklets (liner notes, lyrics, and CD art, credits). There’s also something about the tangibility of a CD that makes me feel like I really “own” the music (despite intellectual property laws). Some tidbits of my CD collecting experience:

  • Current count of CDs (not including singles & maxi-singles)? over 700
  • Singles & Maxi-singles? over 100
  • My first CD? A McDonald’s promotion CD of Tina Turner’s hits, for $6.99.
  • My most expensive CD? Depeche Mode Remixes 81-11 CD ($29.99)
  • My most valuable CD? Sheila E.’s third album, “Sheila E.” (currently selling for over $150 on
  • Favorite CDs? Cyndi Lauper’s “She So Unusual” and “True Colors”
  • CD I judged by its cover (never heard a single song before) and liked? Sneaker Pimps, “Becoming X”
  • Blind purchase CD which became biggest upset? “It’s Not Me, It’s You” by Lilly Allen
  • Old CDs re-discovered as new favorites? Human League, Berlin, CC Catch (thanks to PL)
  • Under-appreciated CD? “Hard Machine” by Stacey Q. (thanks again, PL)
  • Most regrettable CD purchase? “Elephunk” by Black Eye Peas
  • Most CDs of one artist? Madonna (surprised?)
  • Most CD singles & maxi-singles? Bjork
  • Best CD by artist I don’t care much for? “Full Moon” by Brandy
  • Most random CD? Puerto Rican music in Hawaii
  • Proudest CD moment of achievement? Getting all 4 original members of En Vogue to sign my CD booklet of their greatest hits
  • Most obsessive search to catch up on CDs I should have been buying all along? Kylie Minogue
  • Last CD purchased (as of this post)? Gossip, “A Joyful Noise”

(Yellow headphones, ipod speaker, and green T-shirt by Marc Jacobs)

Busco Mas

J. Raul Cornier as Busco Mas Sandra Cornier as Mira Menos. Second-hand vintage and designer fashion sourcing. For sale at: