Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Cold Turkey: Day Twenty-Three

So, that Dune book release date came and went with nary an urge on this collector’s part. I’m still considering it, but I can hold out heading to the book shop for another week, no problem. More even. Amazing how those quick “buy now” impulses just fade away when you don’t give into them right away.

But there are a couple of things on the horizon that might tempt me as I come down the home stretch. The first includes a couple of graphic novels: The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation by Sid Jacobsen and Ernie Colon, and Lost Girls by Moore and Melinda Gebbie. I’m interested in reading both but haven’t made a move on either because I didn’t feel an urge to have them right this instant. Until now. Turns out there’s talk of second prints on both, and with 9/11 flying off the shelves around the country and with Lost Girls being pushed heavily, I’d be a fool not to go out and buy a copy of both as soon as I can.

The other thing I see that might tempt me at the final hour of this damn thing is an autographed Paul Hornung card numbered to only 25. According to an email I got, it’s on eBay right now (I can’t access eBay at work, or I’d already have checked). This card has been on my list for over three years. This is only the second one I’ve seen since I started hunting. I’m just hoping that it’s a ten day auction so its purchase can be made next month to ease my conscious and prove those naysayers wrong. If not, will I let this one slide through my fingers just to prove a point? Not bloody likely.


Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm starting to feel the urge to call shenanigans on you, bud. True, you aren't buying anything for the month of August. But really, you're just putting off inevitable purchases. You might as well be buying these things now. In your mind, you're still buying them. You're just doing the equivalent of putting them on hold. Shit, man, anybody can do that. I wonder how you'd be faring if you instead forced yourself to FOREVER deny every temptation you faced this month? Now that would be a step toward something like a "cure."

James W. Powell said...

Haha. I hear what you're saying 'bud' but I'm not doing this to cure myself. I just want to prove a few things, one of them being that I don't NEED any of it. And you're right, I probably will just buy a lot of the stuff I'm not getting right now. But I can tell you easily enough that monthly comics aren't in my future. So that allow will be a huge, valid reason for what I've done.