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Default  Posted: 9:26 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

I was at work and someone commented on my Rolodex. Now it's not a hard-core one that spins, but it's a desktop one that I still use.

I also still love 'paint' white-out. I really hate the little handheld 'tape' rolly-thingeys that most companies put out now. I hate them because, for some reason, I just can't like aim them correctly.

Anything y'all still use that is considered 'old school'? I also (try) to still keep an address book for home (remember those?! LOL!)



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Default  Posted: 9:37 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

I still use a checkbook and not a debit card AND I use carbons behind my checks.

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Default  Posted: 9:58 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

Typewriter....I wish we had one at work.


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Default  Posted: 10:00 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

Count me among the whiteout-tape-challenged... I can never get it to do anything but get impossibly tangled and nowhere near what I want to white out.

I have a cache of old-school lightbulbs. I went a little crazy when they announced they were discontinuing incandescents.

Then I bought one of the new "fake" ones shaped like the old ones and find it to be quite OK.

So I'll probably die of old age before I use up all the old ones. Who shall I leave them to in my will?


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Default  Posted: 10:01 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

I wish we had one at work.

we've got one - IBM Selectric. Every time I hear someone using it, I flashback to high school typing class.


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Default  Posted: 10:06 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

I'm really kind of embarrassed to say this but I still use hot rollers. It's the only way I can get smooth hair with some volume in the swampy humidity that is summer in KS.


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Default  Posted: 10:11 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

I very much like “woodies”. The pencil folks…the pencil!

I also tend to use “white out” liquid.

A “straight edge” and a “scale” (and why you don’t use one for the other). Those older engineers among us will know these things. It bothers me no end that some of the engineers that work for me haven’t a clue what these are.

“Hard copies” of reports. That I even have to use that term pisses me off.

Calculators!! Believe it or fucking not….calculators are going out of style. Some times I’ll go over to chat work with one of my younger engineers and I ask if they have a calculator...and they pull one up on their computer.

A watch.


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Default  Posted: 10:14 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

Land line.
I'm probably going to be one of the last hold outs, but I can't give up my land line and go strictly cell phone only yet.


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Default  Posted: 10:16 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

Damn...I was just thinking about Land Line.

My kids said to me once not too long along:

"I think we're the only family still using a land line".....and they said it in the "OMG how embarrassing that is" kind of way.


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Default  Posted: 10:35 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

There is nothing wrong with a landline. I actually HATE talking on my cell, so if you wanna talk, all my peeps know to call me on my landline!

That dumbass white-out roller thing sucks. I have messed up many like a bad cassette in crummy player...and just chucked it because you can't 'rewind' it back into its case. Those need to go for real. Some things DON'T need to change!

Typewriter I can do without, I can type - just not on that. LOL!

I also still write checks and use stamps! I asked if anyone had a stamp the other day and got a lot of this face LOL!



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Default  Posted: 11:23 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

I still have a land line.


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Default  Posted: 12:58 AM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

I don't like drive-thru's...does that make me old school?

Hell, I AM the old school


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Default  Posted: 1:04 AM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

I resemble those remarks! I still have/use whiteout, address book, land line (actually have an old "princess" phone that does not need electricity to operate), checkbooks with copy checks, a datebook as opposed to electronic schedule, newspaper delivery, paper books, magazine subscription, broom, snow shovel, make or buy ice cubes instead of having an icemaker/dispenser, cook and bake mostly from scratch, listen to FM radio, CDs and tapes, and probably lots of other "old school" things.

I only thought of the things you all mentioned as "old school " because they were mentioned that way here. To me, they are my "normal"! I do also use debit cards, electronic alarms and reminders, and love the convenience and doing things the easy way, but sometimes a substitute just doesn't cut it!


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Default  Posted: 1:20 AM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

bighurt - I still love CD's too. I know all my track numbers to my songs; I don't have to 'google' them or whatever. I pop in a CD and know, FF to this number.

I also hate e-readers and love actual books. I like holding and toting them. You know the smell of a good old book, it's just 'home'.

I also miss photographs. I caved and got a digital camera because I don't even know who develops film anymore. While it is convenient for school projects, I hate not 'flipping' through photos anymore.



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Default  Posted: 2:05 AM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

I have two pair of these that I wear. They are the exact same style I wore in about 1987 in the 7th and 8th grade.

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Default  Posted: 3:47 AM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

Not defeated - what are they? My old school settings won't let me see pics!

I'm thinking - Z. Cavaricci's; Zuba sports pants or Umbro soccer shorts (which are still cool! LOL)



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Default  Posted: 9:09 AM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

FaithFooll - I'll take the light bulbs!!!'!!!!!!

And land lines with phones that work when the hydro is out - got one of those too. Some things change for the better and some things don't. And auto correct? That's something I can do without too. I'd rather spell it wrong then have the wrong work inserted. And, I'm still crying about my Sweet Maries. Why oh why did they stop making those. Life is not the same without them. Boo hoo.


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Default  Posted: 9:31 AM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

I had to be forced into carrying a cell phone by my kids and S/O, who for some reason think it's important to stay in touch with me during my commute to and from work. In this, I was not as Luddite as my sister and her husband who not only don't own cell phones, they do not even have an answering machine or service on their land line.

Though I was an early adopter of computers, fax machines, e-mail, mobile phones, etc. in my business and/or personal life, there are some old tech things I still cling to. I don't own a cheque book any more, do all my banking on-line, but I

1. have a standard (i.e., not digital) land line phone, bought after the last maxi-electricity outage here in Toronto in 2003,

2. still keep a paper address book in case cell phone crashes,

3. love my ancient stapler in my office (circa 1945, the year of my office's inception, I swear). Works perfectly which is more I can say about some modern ones,

4. have a calculator (large numbers for aging eyes) in spite of my cell having one,

5. keep a date book to organize my time, even though I also enter meetings, chores in my computer Outlook,

6. have Kindle, but more often read paper books. They don't need to be recharged, something I suck at, as my kids and S/O will happily tell you, and

7. still use a flashlight (actually a huge Maglite!) while my S/O has a flashlight app on his phone. I even have a tiny flashlight on my key ring so I can see to open my front door on winter evenings.

I'm almost 67, so can I be excused?


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Default  Posted: 9:36 AM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

Devasted, you can have them when I go.

Just thought of another one... Wax paper!

I think those of us beyond 60 have the best of both worlds really. I've been working on computers since before they invented the millennial.

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Default  Posted: 9:38 AM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

Hey, FF, I have waxed paper. It's never gone out of style, though parchment paper works better for some things. .


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Default  Posted: 9:39 AM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

I have both! Nothing steams salmon or chicken breast quite like a good parchment wrap.


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Default  Posted: 9:44 AM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

Glad to know I'm not the only land line lubber!


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Default  Posted: 9:58 AM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

I only thought of the things you all mentioned as "old school " because they were mentioned that way here. To me, they are my "normal"!

I thought the same thebighurt

Using a checkbook at the grocery store might be a bit old fashioned, but pretty much everyone I know still writes checks for something.

The basic computer calculators lack the ease and functionality of the basic office calculator, certainly not a replacement.

And hot rollers are out of style? I have two sets. Given one was my moms from the 70s, but the other set is from this decade. Ok, and a gift from my grandmother. Maybe they are old school, but I like them too

I will say I like the rolly whiteout because it goes on smooth and is already dry. You just have to go over things a bit more.

I've always hated touching newspapers so I'm happy with the online version.


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Default  Posted: 10:17 AM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

- We still have our land line phone because I hate talking on cell phones.

- I still write checks at the liquor store which is normally packed and I get a lot of sighing and from the people in line
- SI writes checks too for any expenses. I hate going into Office Depot and handing over a check that says SURVIVINGINFIDELITY.COM and the cashier looking up at me


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Default  Posted: 10:37 AM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

I still have a landline.
I like holding a book when reading.


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Default  Posted: 2:58 PM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

The government entities around here are stuck in the last century, so, if you are a person who *only* uses plastic, you have a problem paying what you owe them. I write checks for water, taxes, permits, etc. because they refuse to let me get my credit card points for paying those bills big or small (and I don't carry that much cash!).

Waxed paper is another of those things I wouldn't think of as being "old school". I never use plastic wrap in the microwave, just a lid or waxed paper. Thanks for the idea of parchment paper. I agree - that would work well or better for some things.

One of my friends just found out how inconvenient her new digital land line is when the storm hit and her power was out for a while. And I dislike having municipal water until the power is out! (I'm old school that way too.)


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Default  Posted: 9:11 PM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

I laughed as I read this because I used a calculator today and I looked up a friend's number in my phone book. I also have a landline.

My dayplanner, which I call 'my life' is in my purse at all times. My kids have told me repeatedly that I can use my phone for scheduling, lists, work stuff. I just can't get away from the pen and paper. I need to be able to write my lists and cross things off them.


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Default  Posted: 9:30 PM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

I like holding a book when reading.

THIS!! It just isn't the same on any kind of device. It doesn't smell like a book, or feel like a book..it's just not a book dammit. I like books.



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Default  Posted: 8:01 AM, July 24th (Thursday)

OK - I don't have a landline. I haven't used a typewriter or whiteout in at least 10 years. I had to look high and low for my checkbook the other day, and I finally broke down and bought some stamps for the OCCASIONAL time I need one.

But I do love my big number calculator and the feel and smell of a paper book. My eyes get damn tired from looking at a computer screen all day, and reading an actual paper book is almost relaxing for me.

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Default  Posted: 12:51 PM, July 24th (Thursday)

Anyone still use an old rectangle, silver Zippo lighter? You know the type you had to fill with lighter fluid and add flint?

I am not a smoker but my dad was. I just loved the smell of those lighters (weirdo-me). Anytime I would see one, I had to flip it open and sniff. Wow - I guess that makes me an old-school huffer??

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Default  Posted: 10:13 PM, July 24th (Thursday)

I'm an accountant,and I use a calculator that uses a paper tape. I just can't use my computer for that.

I have an abacus on my bookshelf as a joke. It's beside my magic 8 ball, which I have been known to consult when people ask me stupid questions.

I also have a typewriter that is at least 25 years old. I'm a notary, so I use it fairly often for that stuff.


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Default  Posted: 11:08 PM, July 24th (Thursday)

Zippo lighters are classic, American made and built with a lifetime guarantee. (Don't smoke, but support the concept and got tired of never having a match or bic lighter)

I think too many things are plastic and disposable, I am trying to replace them with classic built to last items. It is not always easy. I got rid of my typewriter years ago. Wish I had not.


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Default  Posted: 9:56 AM, July 25th (Friday)

Land line here too. The number is 867-5309.


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Default  Posted: 12:13 PM, July 25th (Friday)

^^^^^^Love it, TR!! If that's for real, do people give you a *look* or a hard time when you give that #?


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Default  Posted: 12:41 PM, July 25th (Friday)

Old school..... I love old school...

I miss the old school games.. Like Donkey Kong, Burger Time, ect that you could only go play at 7-11.
I miss the old school play grounds with the big ass metal slide that would burn your legs in summer, and the long chain swings.

I miss 4 square, dodge ball, and kick ball.

I loved the land line

I loved the prices for everything

I miss the candy we use to buy, sixlet, rainbow gum, jolly rancher sticks, pop rocks, Charleston chews,banana flips...

I love all of those things and wish they were back.


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Default  Posted: 6:47 AM, July 26th (Saturday)

EvenKeel, I have a Zippo. It's not the classic silver but still an original. Have the flints and fluid too, which is kinda ironic since not long after getting the refills, H and I switched to vaping...

One thing about using flints though, you were always hoping you didn't drop them and if you did, you were hoping you'd find them.

I'm another one who likes actual books over the e-readers. Given the choice, I'll take the physical book.


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Default  Posted: 7:33 AM, July 26th (Saturday)

oh yes on the real book.

and maps. like, actual maps. We got one out of our entire state when hubby was stopped at a light. DD took a picture of him looking at it, posted it on FB and said, "Dad - kicking it old school."


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Default  Posted: 9:57 AM, July 26th (Saturday)

Oh, I agree with you all on so many of these!

Land-lining it here, too; first, cell reception's kinda crappy at our house, and second, if you have a 90 minute call catching up with an old friend you haven't spoken with in 6 months, that cell phone gets HOT. (Not ergonomic to hold, either!)

My real old-school thing is a preference for library CARD CATALOGUES. Seriously. I used to find interesting things to check out that I never would have were it not for flipping through the card catalogue on my way to whatever I was actually looking up.

I strongly prefer hard-copy books and such for research as I am a speed reader and can fly through a book looking for a word or term, etc., SO much faster than trying to do so online. Plus it's easier to navigate back and forth from page to page reliably.

Edited here to add I totally agree w/rachelc on the MAPS....can't stand the little keyhole view you get with GPS and such. I do like the turn-by-turn help on the highway for long drives (>200 miles) but if I had to take just one or the other, I'd bring the map!

Despite their various shortcomings, I still do and always have liked vinyl (LPs). Say what you will about warping and sound quality and storage space, the fact is that you can get that sound out of an LP despite scratches and dirt that would make a CD completely useless. (Just keep taping pennies onto the arm )

I don't like Windows 8 and all this "app crap"...so I guess that makes me old school with Windows, too.

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Default  Posted: 10:10 AM, July 26th (Saturday)

MAPS!! Even using GPS or Google maps and directions, I consult a current, physical map to verify the digital version is correct; or, just go with a map, period!


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Default  Posted: 10:36 AM, July 26th (Saturday)

I love maps.

We had a lady come into town for a meeting. She is from Minnesota. We are on an island where the streets are windy and often change names halfway through.

Very confusing.

Anyway, she lands at the Major Airport on the mainland. They give her a car with a GPS programmed for the USA only.

She had to find her way back to the airport to get another car.

Even with the Canadian GPS, after getting off the ferry, she took a wrong turn somewhere in the farm valley between here and the terminal, and got hopelessly lost wandering down country roads and into suburban arroyos that infest the area between here and there.

If she had had a proper map it wouldn't have been an issue.

I do not trust GPS. Period.

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Default  Posted: 10:47 PM, August 14th (Thursday)

Sad, I miss card catalogs too! It was just kinda neat to do that. Now it's all on the computer.

I also still have a landline as I also hate using the cell phone unless I'm not home.

I also still use wax paper to wrap my lunch sandwiches (and other things) because we always had it growing up.

I know many of these things aren't really old school, but I work with a couple of 'kids' (they are 28!) and make me feel old when I mention stuff sometimes. LOL!

As for maps - I'm in between. I don't use the GPS on my cell, but I also don't use an atlas or map; I like mapquest best. Still. LOL!



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Default  Posted: 11:23 PM, August 14th (Thursday)

An Atlas! The large ones. I had a GPS and hated that woman talking all the time, she was annoying and such a know it all.

I buy the biggest and best Atlas every year and it's amazing some of the interesting places I've found/seen on road trips.


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Default  Posted: 2:36 AM, August 15th (Friday)

1.Paper bills coming in the mail and not my email inbox that could crash. I want a hard copy to file and write "Paid" on

2.On occasion, I prefer a stamp

3.Yes - BOOKS - a real book in my hand for the feel, the smell and the safety in knowing that if I take 2 years to read it, an update or something will wipe it away and won't find out the ending. Probably would NEVER happen on a Kindle or Nook but I feel better knowing I have the WHOLE book.

4. An actual CAMERA to take pics..not the Iphone


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Default  Posted: 7:34 AM, August 15th (Friday)

I still have a landline. I hate talking on a cell phone.

I still write checks for all my bills, and (gasp) mail them. I have several friends who work for the postal service. They are very concerned about loosing their jobs. So, I figure if I can help in some small way...

I still use the "paint" white out. I buy my own, though.

I miss negatives. I admit to never deleting pictures once they are printed. What happens if my computer crashes and I can't find the flash drive that I saved the picture to??

slight t/j - I think I'm the only person left who doesn't have a Facebook account. I do have a Twitter account, but don't post.

Another t/j - I teach 3rd grade. Kids can't dial a regular phone anymore. At times, someone will need to call home for something. There are always a few who don't know they have to pick up the handset before they dial. They enter the phone number and then look at me. None of them dial fast enough and then system kicks over to the beeping noise. They have no idea what that means.

[This message edited by travels at 7:36 AM, August 15th (Friday)]


When one door closes, another door opens. It's the journey through the hallway that sucks.

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sparkysable
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Default  Posted: 11:44 AM, August 15th (Friday)

The Richard Caruso Molecular Haircurler from the 90's. How do you think I get this glorious wavy hair? Seriously, whenever I break one, I have to go on Ebay to find a replacement. I have not been able to find a set of hot rollers that works as good.

I also still have a VCR hooked up in my bedroom and use it consistently. It's the same one that my then boyfriend bought me for my 19th or 20th birthday.

Until a few years ago, we still had the Atari hooked up in my parents basement. It still worked, and we still played it.


D-day OW#1 2/2004; R for 6 years; D-day OW#2 5/2010

Marriages that start this way, stepping over the bodies of loved ones as the giddy couple walks down the aisle, are not likely to last.


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Default  Posted: 11:58 AM, August 15th (Friday)

I'm another fan of actual books. I have a kindle but I have no clue where the charger is.


We're both in our 30s. One awesome 5-year-old daughter. Baby Green 2.0 expected June 2015!!!!!!!!!

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