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Title: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Sara on July 17, 2006, 07:15:54 PM
Have to stop collecting pets and focus on something else.  LOL  (Side effect of working with animals, unfortunately.  The sick little puppies and kittens go home with me and sometimes stay there)

Anyway, I found some really pretty Depression Glass at the antique store today, I might start collecting a bit of that.  Also been buying old/vintage religious items lately - medals, statues, etc. 
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: goofynina on July 17, 2006, 07:21:18 PM
Well, seems like since i have been sick i have enjoyed collecting: spider webs, dust, dust bunnies and old newspapers,,, when i was well, i was collecting anything and everything Native American, from plates, dolls, mini figurines, you name it, i have it, now,  hubby has taken over and his collection is nothing but OAKLAND RAIDERRRRRRS..... all over the freaken house,  one good thing is he has to get rid of the spider webs whenever he wants to hang a new banner or poster, lol, see, not so dumb after all huh? ::)  (shaddup Epoman)  lol  :-\
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Bajanne on July 17, 2006, 07:35:14 PM
I used to collect stamps.  I still have a large collection which will be worth something one day, but I lost interest after some kids who came to our home, ramsacked my collection.

I used to collect phonecards.  Still have a large collection in albums, but I do not collect anymore.

I used to collect postcards, but once my brother and sister decided they were cleaning up the house, and my collection was a casualty.

I collect keychains - but just the plastic, glassy, souvenir kind with the name of the locality, or flag or stuff like that.  My collection is in three parts - 1.  countries I have been to      2. countries that someone I know has been to     3.  keychains as advertisement, from businesses, etc.
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Epoman on July 17, 2006, 08:52:47 PM
I collect classic video games, I have not for a while though I have my mind on other things (like this site)

I collect websites.

I want to collect old 45's

I collect DVD's
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: goofynina on July 17, 2006, 09:00:11 PM
Epoman collects Tito's Taco's  wrappers......:P
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Epoman on July 17, 2006, 09:04:21 PM
Epoman collects Tito's Taco's  wrappers......:P

Yeah so!  >:(

titostacos.com (http://titostacos.com)
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: kitkatz on July 17, 2006, 10:38:43 PM
Yeah. I will have to go to Tito's Tacos. Looks and sounds good. Culver City is not that far in West LA.  About 2 hours depending on traffic. I had to laugh at the music in their website!

I think I collect restaurant coupons, but I keep using them!

I was collecting light houses. Thomas Kinkade lighthouses.  But once people know you collect they get you all kinds of weird stuff.  So I have kind of stopped.

I had a collection of over 500 cartoon and Disney dogs.  It got really expensive to collect them.  One piece was getting towards 100 bucks. I auctioned the collection off for far less than it was worth.

Katherine
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: goofynina on July 17, 2006, 11:02:55 PM
YEAH SO, YEAH SO, blah blah blaaaaaaah........your just mad cuz i ratted you out :P;)

(your just lucky i didnt tell them about the matching cups and napkins)    oooooopsie,  my bad!!! >:D
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: kitkatz on July 18, 2006, 01:16:33 AM
My kids tried to collect a set of Outback steak knives.  I was so embarrassed that they would get caught and there was no stopping them.  I also had a friend who decided to collect an Outback drink mug. As we were leaving I offered to get the napkins and salt and pepper shakers so she could have a complete set.  She told me to shut up.

See the people I hang out with!!!
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Hephs-little-lady on July 18, 2006, 01:31:15 AM
Heph & I seem to collect people. We have had several homeless or really needy people sleep on our sofa, sometimes for over a year. All of them managed to sort themselves out some and have places of their own now. We stopped last June when Heph got sick though, it was just too much. I (not so) subtly told the last one it was time to move on.

Heph started collecting people before me though, in fact thats how we met, I went and stayed on his sofa!  :D He just kept me.  ;D
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: girlfriend on July 18, 2006, 01:39:14 AM

 Hey goofynina, I collect spiderwebs and dust bunny's to. but once a week they all seem to disappear.  I think there is  a gremlin here that keeps taking them...
I have collected a few things then i just gave up.. to much junk and junk collects dust. so seems I had more dust then anything....
At one point i collected spoons.. angels.. pins (from all the provinces and then from anywhere.) had a whole drawer full..
I have moved to a smaller place and figured i don't need all that useless stuff around anymore. time to move on to something else.. soooooooo.. now i collect all  the gadgets i can get my hands on to work with on my puter.. keep checking out all the sales.. LOL psssssssst.. don't tell no one cuz once they know your collecting then you get that for every birthday or Christmas  or any occasion cuz they now know what you like. (and soon get sick of ) LOL

Barb / girlfriend
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: goofynina on July 18, 2006, 01:46:09 AM
shhh, very true huh,

HEY EVERYONE, I AM COLLECTING MONEY!!!!  (just in case you have a hard time shoppin) ;)

Can i borrow that Gremlin, i'll just wet it, let it multiply, give it back and VOILA, my house is CLEEEEAN... :P
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: kitkatz on July 18, 2006, 02:04:24 AM
Hey that was my collection first!  The money one!
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Rerun on July 18, 2006, 06:01:27 AM
Speaking of money, I collect the "State Quarters."  I've got 2 books going for my great nephews and one for myself.  For myself, I have collected from both mints (D and P).  I love to see each state come out.  Nebraska was the last one out and Colorado is next.

For those of you outside the United States, you can see them at:

 http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/index.cfm?action=50_state_quarters_program
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Hawkeye on July 18, 2006, 06:22:34 AM
I mostly collect music.  I'm a vinyl man myself, but most artists stopped releasing anything on vinyl years ago.  I have tons of album's(78's and 33's), 45's and Cd's.  Most people think it's weird, but I love the hisses and pops from vinyl.  I just need to get all the album's and 45's transfered to the computer and I will be a happy man.  I already have all the Cd's on there.  I also have a large DVD and VHS collection.
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: goofynina on July 18, 2006, 06:26:55 AM
Dont remind me,  we had a large VHS collection too, all in boxes, taking up valuable space (i am now on PD) and i can surely use the space now.  But since we have switched over to DVD, we gave them away.  They better not come up with something other than the DVD for a long time cuz we've got a pretty good collection also...
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Bajanne on July 18, 2006, 07:13:58 AM
For those of you outside the United States, you can see them at:

I am outside of the United States, but (a little trivia) the currency of the British Virgin Islands is the US dollar.  When it came time for this little British territory to think of a currency, they decided on the US dollar, which makes a lot of sense. We can see the United States Virgin Islands from here.  A moderate swimmer could swim from a point in Tortola (BVI) to a point in St. John (USVI).  They also have lots of family ties between them.  A BVIslander never needs a visa to go to the USVI (unlike me, who needs a new visa every 10 years).
Also, the BVI gov. is very protective of their economy and has not allowed any multinational corps to start here, so when we want KFC, KMart, OfficeMax, etc., to the ferry we go.
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Epoman on July 18, 2006, 01:50:45 PM
Dont remind me,  we had a large VHS collection too, all in boxes, taking up valuable space (i am now on PD) and i can surely use the space now.  But since we have switched over to DVD, we gave them away.  They better not come up with something other than the DVD for a long time cuz we've got a pretty good collection also...

To late.  ;D Ever hear of HD-DVD or Blu-ray? Google it you'll see, they already started selling the Blu-Ray DVD's at major electronic stores.
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Bajanne on July 18, 2006, 02:04:31 PM
I checked Blu-Ray out.  At least it is backward compatible so she will still be able to see her old DVDs.
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Epoman on July 18, 2006, 02:41:51 PM
I checked Blu-Ray out.  At least it is backward compatible so she will still be able to see her old DVDs.


Of course it is, but once you see a HD-DVD on a HD TV, your old DVDs look like crap.
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: angieskidney on July 18, 2006, 11:40:56 PM
I collect money and dust bunnies ;)

No seriously I collect cats :P

but I am never clicking on that titotaco's link again! I closed it cuz the music and it wouldn't shut up even after so I had to hit mute on my keyboard :(
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: jdat on July 19, 2006, 06:59:11 AM
Cds, Dvds, and shoes ....

I can go in hiding now while you all mock me for owning way too many pairs of shoes especially considering the fact I am of the male type  ;D
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: hyperlite on July 19, 2006, 02:10:22 PM
I used to collect hockey cards when I was little. I have 2 Mario Lemieux (the greatest player ever) rookie cards....I think they're worth something like 400-600$ each...
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Sara on July 19, 2006, 04:50:00 PM
Cds, Dvds, and shoes ....

I can go in hiding now while you all mock me for owning way too many pairs of shoes especially considering the fact I am of the male type  ;D

Yes, but frenchy frog types do that, don't they?   (I mean that in the nicest way, hopefully you take it like that)    :-*
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: deej on July 19, 2006, 05:10:44 PM
I collect tiny glass animal families.  But I canīt find my favorite animal - the zebra!  :(  Also have a big collection of VHS films and hubby just started a DVD collection.
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: kevno on July 19, 2006, 05:30:16 PM
Epoman you said you wanted to start to collect old 45's you already have one. Rerun >:D
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Bajanne on July 19, 2006, 05:56:57 PM
Epoman you said you wanted to start to collect old 45's you already have one. Rerun >:D

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!  (Sorry Rerun, I couldn't help)  ;D
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: goofynina on July 19, 2006, 06:02:40 PM
DOH......  Uh oh,  lets get ready to rummmmmmmmmmble.........  OOh, that was a good one Kevno
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: kitkatz on July 19, 2006, 08:06:59 PM
Now, now Kevno, you just got back and are causing trouble again! 

Now get him Rerun!
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Epoman on July 19, 2006, 08:16:59 PM
Epoman you said you wanted to start to collect old 45's you already have one. Rerun >:D

OH SNAP!  :o
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: jdat on July 20, 2006, 05:37:08 AM
Cds, Dvds, and shoes ....

I can go in hiding now while you all mock me for owning way too many pairs of shoes especially considering the fact I am of the male type  ;D

Yes, but frenchy frog types do that, don't they?   (I mean that in the nicest way, hopefully you take it like that)    :-*


Call me frenchy if you may but for your information I became french at the age of 18 and I am also an american citizen.
A  yank and a frenchy all wrapped into this delicious package. >:D


And considering the amount of remarks I get from wearing a different pair of shoes everyday I'll be straight forward and say NO it's not common to have a lot of shoes here ( considering they cost an arm and a leg ( no pun intended ).
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: kevno on July 26, 2006, 07:09:05 AM
Bruises from kitkatz Big Stick :'(
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: MelissaJean on July 26, 2006, 04:29:41 PM
I primarily collect elephant stuff (mainly stuffed animals, but also purses with elephants on them, coat hangers, picture frames, mugs, windchimes, candles, and figurines).
I also collect foreign and old money, shot glasses, and ex-boyfriend's cats.
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Hawkeye on July 27, 2006, 08:07:30 AM
I primarily collect elephant stuff (mainly stuffed animals, but also purses with elephants on them, coat hangers, picture frames, mugs, windchimes, candles, and figurines).

My mom collects elephant stuff, and has for as long as I can remember.  She isn't picky about trunk up or down (The luck is supposed to run out if the trunk is down), are you?  I always get her the weird and odd stuff, she gets a bigger kick out of them.
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: MelissaJean on July 27, 2006, 05:31:21 PM
Hawkeye,
Coincidentally all my elephants have their trunks up... but I am not picky either way.  A friend once told me that if the trunk is up and facing the door you will always be lucky with money.  When I was in college I had that incorporated in my decoration and never went broke... so perhaps it's true....
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Post by: mightbeusoon on August 05, 2006, 07:54:05 PM
LOL, my husband says that I collect shoes.......he is sooooo right!!!
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: kitkatz on August 05, 2006, 11:19:35 PM
Dust, trash, and junk mail seems to be the collection now.
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Sara on August 06, 2006, 07:12:56 AM
Dust, trash, and junk mail seems to be the collection now.

Yes, I'm trying to weed out that "collection" today.  LOL
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Bajanne on August 06, 2006, 08:12:13 AM
Dust, trash, and junk mail seems to be the collection now.

Yes, I'm trying to weed out that "collection" today.  LOL

When you have finished with your 'collection', please come and tackle mine. ;)
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Post by: kitkatz on August 06, 2006, 09:38:44 PM
Still collecting....
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Epoman on August 06, 2006, 09:46:43 PM
Dust, trash, and junk mail seems to be the collection now.

Yes, I'm trying to weed out that "collection" today.  LOL

For some reason I read that as I collect "weed"  :o











 ;) ;D
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: kitkatz on August 06, 2006, 09:47:31 PM
OOOPS! Put those glasses on Epoman!
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: angieskidney on August 07, 2006, 02:44:29 AM
I collect scars ;)

(sorry, lack of sleep makes me say odd things :P)
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: kitkatz on August 08, 2006, 08:24:05 PM
Bet I got you beat now with scars?   Let's see 20 at last count, I think.
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Post by: angieskidney on August 08, 2006, 10:54:26 PM
Bet I got you beat now with scars?   Let's see 20 at last count, I think.

hmm.. I have *counts* I have 14 scars on my body that are related to surgeries ;)
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: kevno on August 09, 2006, 04:49:15 AM
Stopped counting scars a long time ago. If you just count the 5 PD Tubes in and out thats 15 scars. The Surgeons have been near the same scar a couple of times. One Venus loop fistula put in when I was 10 years old 7 scars, that fistula make a mess of my left arm. Now fed up of counting them 5 toe scars. Fistula in right arm 2 scars. Transplant 2 scars. Parathyroids out 1 scar. Reflux operations 2, 2 scars. EPS 3 scars. Trigger fingers 3 scars. Caths in chest 6 scars. Snapped tendon in right thumb 1 scar. Did that breaking the seals on the CAPD bags. All because of being an renal patient. Still more scars but not to do with dialysis. Total: can not be bothered to count them :-\
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: kitkatz on August 09, 2006, 05:11:24 AM
I cannot count that hig Kevno.  You got me beat!  :-X  I guess the old man of the group had to beat the women at something finally! ;D
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Post by: willieandwinnie on August 09, 2006, 04:28:50 PM
If you ask my husband, he'll tell you I collect too damn much. Precious Moments (all over the house) been collecting for 30 years, Marmalade dishes (kitchen and dining room), lighthouse stuff (home office), outhouse stuff (Master Bath), Noah's ark stuff (home clinic), teddy bears (main bathroom), red-white-blue (living room), Quilts (my craft room), and anything cross stitch. It's no wonder I hate to clean. ::)
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Post by: angieskidney on August 09, 2006, 06:54:30 PM
If you ask my husband, he'll tell you I collect too damn much. Precious Moments (all over the house) been collecting for 30 years, Marmalade dishes (kitchen and dining room), lighthouse stuff (home office), outhouse stuff (Master Bath), Noah's ark stuff (home clinic), teddy bears (main bathroom), red-white-blue (living room), Quilts (my craft room), and anything cross stitch. It's no wonder I hate to clean. ::)
I hate to clean but my home isn't filled with so much to tell about me! I am amazed! It sounds like just looking at your home would tell a LOT about you. I wish my home could tell a lot about me other than I am a pack rack with way too much stuff :(

I have always admired people who collect certain things. I think it tells a lot about a person.
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: kitkatz on August 09, 2006, 08:17:41 PM
I go through a mood periodically where I clean everything up and out.  I go through collections and if I no longer like it it goes.  I love glass things and have to watch myself at antique stores. I love pretty Mikasa glass and bowls and things.   Ohhhh. I COULD spend some cash!
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: angieskidney on August 10, 2006, 03:12:30 AM
I love pretty Mikasa glass and bowls and things.
What is that? I like those small glass figurines that catch the light so perfectly! If I wanted to collect anything in the world it would be those little pretty glass figurines!
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Post by: Angel1954 on August 10, 2006, 06:34:20 AM
I collect what knots especially my ANGELS and my CATS and DOLPHINS.I have allot more ANGELS then i do the other

                                        Kathy
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Post by: Joe Paul on August 10, 2006, 07:22:14 AM
I used to like collecting anything radio controlled. I have, in my collection, 3 - 4 wheel drive trucks (1 of which is in my pic there) and 2 radio control airplanes. I haven't flown the planes, or driven the trucks since Ive been on dialysis , my reflex's aren't what they used to be. Last time I did fly, it cost me 700+, I lost the plane upon a rough landing,and before I knew why I was sick. All together I have around 4000.00 into the planes & trucks, and like I said, too scared to take them out and use them anymore. Like to sell them, but things like these are to hard to recoup the cost, so they sit here looking pretty.
Title: Re: Do you collect anything?
Post by: Epoman on August 10, 2006, 11:11:36 AM
I used to like collecting anything radio controlled. I have, in my collection, 3 - 4 wheel drive trucks (1 of which is in my pic there) and 2 radio control airplanes. I haven't flown the planes, or driven the trucks since Ive been on dialysis , my reflex's aren't what they used to be. Last time I did fly, it cost me 700+, I lost the plane upon a rough landing,and before I knew why I was sick. All together I have around 4000.00 into the planes & trucks, and like I said, too scared to take them out and use them anymore. Like to sell them, but things like these are to hard to recoup the cost, so they sit here looking pretty.

That is sad, you should use them, because when you die someone WILL use them and mess them up, so why not let it be YOU.  :)
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Post by: kitkatz on August 10, 2006, 07:27:22 PM
I agree with the Epoman.  I could come and help you smash them up! LOL

Mikasa is a dish company. They make all kinds of plates, sets, and glass dishes.  I think Mikasa.com will lead you there, maybe.
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Post by: angieskidney on August 10, 2006, 07:30:51 PM
Mikasa is a dish company. They make all kinds of plates, sets, and glass dishes.  I think Mikasa.com (http://www.mikasa.com/control/main) will lead you there, maybe.
Those are nice!
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Post by: kitkatz on August 10, 2006, 07:40:48 PM
I have a tulip design candy dish and a bowl to match. Reddish to pink tints.  I think they are pretty.