Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Just Say No

Has it really been two weeks since I last posted? Time flies when you can't think about collecting. In the last couple of weeks, my mind has been focused on my new home pretty much non-stop, so not only have I not had money to devote to my hobbies, I haven't had time either.

But tonight I placed my order for comics shipping in July. I spent a whopping $41 with shipping. It's like, for the first time in years, I'm curbing my spending. Sure, I've spent under $50 before, but let's face it, anytime I did, it was more to do with the lack of interesting books and less to do with will power.

Not this time. Tonight I found plenty of books I'm interested in, I just decided to say no. And it worked. Who knew? So instead of spending money on comics, I'm saving it up so I can buy a lawn mower, or a new fridge, or the washer/dryer combo. Sure, it'd be cool to move into my new home with a bigger stack of things to read or a shorter list of cards on my list, but you know what? Buying a TV or patio furniture is more important right now.

Wait. Does this mean I've finally grown up? God, let's hope that doesn't last...

EDITED TO ADD: You know, it's funny. Despite all of what I said, I still managed to buy Savage Sword of Conan Volume 4. I still haven't finished volume 1 because I'm not even sure if I like it. So it's good to see that at least some things never change.

1 comment:

Aaron C said...

Well done on your house purchase! I've recently done the same (7 months ago now) and also find myself with little time and money. I don't think I've bought 1 new monthly comic in the last few months, and haven't missed it at all.

I am finding that I get just about as much satisfaction just reading blogs etc.

The only hard thing is that feeling of emptiness that I get when I'm not adding to the collection anymore, and getting that sense of satisfaction of buying and ownership.

Oh well, priorities are finally taking precendent!