Tuesday, June 06, 2006

A little shot of mojo...

Over the last couple of weeks (since I returned from my honeymoon actually), I've noticed myself overwhelmed with all the things there are to do in the new house. There are still many boxes to unpack, things to set up and extra items we have no room for that we're just going to have to sell (like extra furniture).
On top of that, there's yard work and all sorts of other home project stuff we just don't have time for.

The most pressing one for me is that right now our garage has only one parking spot. I'm letting Heather park in there while I park outside, because there is so much stuff I need to get rid of in order for two cars to fit in there. Nothing special, just old furniture I've been moving from house to house with, old computer stuff I don't need anymore, a few little TVs I don't really need, etc, etc. Nothing I'm going to miss.

Still, even as daunting as those tasks are, they all pale in comparison to the state of the Star Wars room. My new Star Wars room is only about 75% of the size of the old one (if that). Meanwhile, I keep collecting, meaning I'm somehow going to have to fit a larger collection into a smaller room. Right now, the entire collection is boxed up, sitting on the floor inside of it's future home. The shelves (and the wood that will eventually become more shelves) is sitting in our basement hallway, just waiting for me to put it all together.

I find myself wondering if I want to do it again. If I want to build shelves one more time and set up that collection of thousands of figures piece by piece once more. It's a huge undertaking. On top of that, it's going to cost a LOT to set it all up again if I decide to do really nice shelving like I'd like to do. That money could be spent elsewhere, doing more grown up things.

Hell, the entire collection sometimes feels like this giant waste of money. I hate when I feel that way, but every once in awhile, I get this feeling like I want to just start getting rid of it. Or at the very least, I want to stop buying new stuff.

I was feeling a little like that today. I had just taken another box of figures out of my car and was wondering where I'd put these. I thought to myself "Maybe it's time to stop this and only keep a few things". Then, tonight I was flipping channels and found Revenge of the Sith on HBO.

Immediately, I began looking forward to my Anakin and Obi Wan Sideshow figures that are on order. I thought about hitting Target tomorrow morning to try and buy some more Senate Pod sets, so I could make a little Senate diorama (I only have two sets right now). I hit Rebelscum to see if there was any news on the Black Hole Stormtrooper bust I'm going to be trying to get.

All it takes is a shot of the movies and any doubt I have about why I do this is usually erased. That's probably why I've never quit after 11 years of collecting.

Now the Muppets on the other hand, where can I put THOSE? :-)


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