Well Friends, the 28 Day Challenge has now concluded, and I am proud to say that I purchased no toys during the month of February. This was a disciplined show of restraint on my part, not easy in doing I'll mind you, and I'm unsure how ChunkyB got us to do it... many of us seem to follow along with his ideas... he just has a special way of suggestion that defies explanation. I'm glad his Jedi mind trick worked- he probably saved me a couple hundred bucks LOL! I had a lot on order from January, and even a backorder of DCUCs from November that cushioned the blow, but I DID stick with it... this set me to thinking...
And another thing set me to thinking: Dr. Nightmare's announcement on Articulated Disscussion that he's giving up collecting. These beg the questions: "Why do I do this, and when will it all end?" "Will there come a time when it will just become ridiculous?" "How long will all of you keep doing it?"
I realize I'm still "the baby" of us all here in Toyland, but The Super-DuperToyBox has become quite full in rather short order. Every time I get some action figures or comics, I find out about more toys & comics I want. And this blog has shot up in attendance sharply- I'm getting 200 to 250 hits a day. It's become a big part of my life. While I earnestly believe it's a fun & harmless hobby, and healthier than the sport-drinking I was indulging in before, I'm left wondering about the obsessive-compulsive nature that has seem to taken over. Now, I'm a well-rounded individual- I have two bands, I work full-time, get out to see friends, make & sell my own artwork, but have spent a lot of time & money in pursuit of the fantastic plastic. Am I okay? Do you ever ask yourself that? I am often over-analytical and racked with self-doubt, as is my nature, but seeing the end of Dr. Nightmare's run made me stop for a second... I'll be 39 in May... will that be too old to play?
I hope you will share your thoughts- you have all been great to me, and it's been fun riding along... I wonder what you think about these things. These little plastic men kinda saved my life in a real way, ya know... what's that worth?
Right now Mike's Comics 'n Stuff has a (laughs) cart loaded at his website for me, ready to end my splendid misery here at midnight! Gotta go!