My Stylophone timeline
November 2009 (approx.): Saw the below Molly Lewis cover of Lady GaGa's "Poker Face" on YouTube; decided I wanted a Stylophone (see 0:47).
12 December 2009: Added MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” to my (exceedingly long!) list of "Songs to Cover... Eventually". Notes include: maybe use a Stylophone for the main riff.
24 January 2011: Mail-ordered a Stylophone from a "neat-o things" Australian website; showed up in the mail after a few days.
Late January 2011: Played the Stylophone once; found the interface awkward (poking the flat keyboard with a stylus); put it back in the box.
17 Oct 2016: In our "Room of Boxes", where I do my music things, ventured into a rarely-visited corner; saw the Stylophone on top of a pile of boxes; realized I had not touched it in (literally) years; decided that there's little point in me keeping it.
18 Oct 2016 (morning): Gave the Stylophone to a co-worker "Notesy", with whom I occasionally geek out about synths and other musical gear; he's far more likely to actually use it than me -- and at the very least, he'll appreciate it (he certainly seemed appreciative at the time; knew what it was from the photo on the box, even though I had the name intentionally covered up).
18 Oct 2016 (evening): Typed up this timeline; realized that it wasn't just "a few years" that I'd not used the Stylophone -- it was more than five years; yep.