Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday, Sept 7th, 1976

Finally got my Economics book while everyone else was at lunch. Boy! Took 'em long enough to find one for me.

Kind of a busy day at school topped off by meeting Terry over the river afterwards. I passed up a chance to be an aid during 6th period. It's hell trying to get to my locker at the end of the day!

Anyway, we went to Ticketron and finally got the tickets for TREK. General admission.

I picked up dinner with what was left after the Economics book, a TV GUIDE and more tickets for dad. Then we went to the grand opening of the new Kidd's bookstore. Weird. Totally different. Not sure I like it at all.

Got home to find TBG, RBCC and a Con letter but still no records! Ugh!

Watched a preview of the new Saturday morning fare on CBS tonight. Not sure if I'm just outgrowing Saturday mornings or if this stuff just isn't as good as it used to be.

NOTES: In answer to that last question, that stuff just wasn't as good as it used to be. By the mid-seventies, Saturday morning was constrained by budgets and even more so by the bluenoses who wanted everything for kids to be cheery, happy and non-violent. Oh, and it also apparently had to be preachy and moralistic. Yeesh!

The old Kidd's bookstore had been a real favorite of mine. The new one...not so much. Can't remember now why they HAD to move but their new location a few blocks away seemed an attempt at modernizing. A sad, ultimately failed attempt at modernizing!

I was being very impatient about the records. In those days it was generally said that one should "allow-3-4 weeks for delivery" and that's often about how long it took. Nowadays with less mail, a package might get across the country in 2 business days.

As far as the locker, some things never change. My son came home today from High School and said he'd convinced them to give him a different, closer locker so he wouldn't miss the bus home!

1 comment:

  1. > In answer to that last question, that stuff >just wasn't as good as it used to be.

    I took a little umbridge with that statement, 1977 being square in the middle of my peak Saturday morning viewing years, so I looked up the Saturday morning schedule for fall of 1977. I have to admit, it does look pretty sucky with Jabberjaw, Grape Ape, and the All New Pink Panther, but there are a few highlights buried in there: the live action shows Shazam/Isis hour, Monster Squad, Big John, Little John (starring Robbie Rist), The Kids from C.A.P.E.R. and the final sad season of that gem from Sid & Marty Krofft - Land of the Lost. Land of the Lost featured shows written by such sci fi greats as D.C. Fontana, David Gerrold and Walter Koenig.