But it was a recent iPhone sync attempt that brought me back just a few years. It turns out that around 550 of my songs were purchased under a different iTunes account. Not only do I not remember having a different account, but it means I've
spent at least $550 on music. Holy living crap.
But I digress.
So I manage to log onto my old Hotmail account which hasn't been used in, like, forever. I wonder how long it took for the account to get shut down?
Turns out it never was! More nostalgia! Almost 40,000 unanswered e-mails.
- There are the e-mails from Gary Hart and Howard Dean back in '05 which reminded me of how pissed I was that Bush won in '04.
- The e-mails from Atkins in '06. I guess I was on a zero carb kick.
- A ton of e-mails from Rolling Stone, which made me remember how I thought I'd be more relevant by getting e-mails from a magazine like Rolling Stone.
- An e-mail from MGM on the day Basic Instinct 2 came out (3/31/06).
- My friend Laura sent me an e-mail last summer, reminding me of the time we met at Coney Island for the Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest. 2001, I think. It was the first time Kobayashi competed and the last time the average person could wander around and stand wherever they wanted (last year, over 40,000 spectators showed up).
- Lots of offers of dream dates and stripper movies.
- Sadly, a large number of job opportunities from monster.com and careerbuilder.com. I'm afraid to look at them.
Waxing nostalgic is supposed to remind one of the good old days. I'm not so sure that's the case here. I'll have to check on some of the dream dates e-mails to be sure.