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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #50 on: April 24, 2008, 03:52:26 PM »
First time seeing this thread.

I always thought Zaine was older, but I guess not from the picture.   ;D

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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #51 on: April 25, 2008, 02:35:19 AM »
I collect anything with a cat theme!

Plenty ornaments, teapots etc.

I even have a clock that meows on the hour (during daylight), and Mum bought a phone that meows..  ;D
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Do you collect anything?

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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #52 on: April 25, 2008, 08:48:09 AM »
1.  Books collect me   ;)

2.  I "collect" family history.  I set out to explore our family's history when I retired 10 years ago - direct relations, and people that I had heard talked about as a child.  There were a few bits of information about New Zealand, and a diary kept by one of my great grandmothers.  One of my projects has been to collect information about the people, places and things named therein.  As at today's date I seem to have about 2900 records of individuals, plus a great deal of background information from various sources.  This has also led to the "collection" of people, so that I am now in email contact with distant (distant in relationship and distant as in half a world away) people of whose existence I had no idea when I started.

But I do not know if this "counts" as a collection in the sense intended.   :(

Edit : 28 Apr 2008 :  Since writing the above 2 more unknowns of the "collection" have popped up - one from UK and t'other from New Zealand.
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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #53 on: April 26, 2008, 11:45:31 PM »
I don't collect all things. I just check it, if it's important , I collect to my ( read stuffs, reference stuffs ) That's all ^^. Just let it simple, you collect much you'll be overwhelmed when you search information  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #54 on: April 29, 2008, 12:43:09 PM »
Yes, I seem to collect dust these days  :(

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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #55 on: April 30, 2008, 01:52:47 AM »
You haven't seen dust till you live in South Africa! You can clean your house and by end of day, everything is filthy - again... >:(

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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #56 on: May 14, 2008, 02:21:07 AM »
I collect  pictures  :-\

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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2008, 04:29:27 AM »

I collect Dirts of the World.

A long time ago, I started asking anybody who was going anywhere to bring me back some dirt. Most people just put a little bit into the film cans people used back then, but sometimes they will put it in a little decorative box or container from the country, so I get a bonus present!

And a couple went above and beyond - my collection includes a little chip of the Coliseum in Rome, the Great Wall of China, and a bit of dirt from Jim Morrison's grave. (Yes, if everybody did that, it would be just awful, and nobody should ever do it, and I never asked for anything but dirt from the country so don't hate. All countries have plenty of dirt.)

In recent years, of course, the dirt has to be sort of smuggled, so what people will usually do is - hmm. I still have some countries left to go, so maybe it will be better if I do not go into strategies.

Visitors from here and there are always tickled to see a little bottle with their country's dirt, and when I plant something that originated in a particular country, I can put a tiny, tiny pinch of dirt from there in to help it grow and give it good luck!

But the best part is to always have so much of the whole world right here with me, and I like to think that all the dirts are as excited as I am when a new one arrives.

It will probably take my whole life, but I hope that by the I am old, I will have dirt from every country - the world on a shelf!   :)

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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #58 on: May 14, 2008, 05:58:36 AM »
Now that's original!

Plenty dirt in South Africa, even inside.. ;D  I have a piece of Mount Aviemore in Scotland which I treasure..

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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #59 on: May 14, 2008, 06:42:01 AM »
Oh God where do I start ...

It isn't so much the collecting in my case it is the hoarding!

Even when I stop collecting things I can't bear to part with them.

Current collections:

  • DVDs (getting ridiculous - can't bear not to complete sets too)
  • Classical Music CDs
  • Audio Books (digital downloads, CDs and audio cassettes)
  • Piano Sheet Music
  • Books (I could restock the local library - shelves double and triple stacked, growing piles all over the floor, not to mention dozens of boxes full in the roof space)
  • Magazines - photography, computers, music, astronomy, science ....
  • Rocks
  • Computer Software (expensive and largely pointless)

Past collections that I can't throw out (but never look at):

  • Classical LP records and cassettes
  • VHS videos
  • Rock climbing gear (I am still tempted but resist)
  • Childrens books (I used to teach)
  • Magazines - piles of the things that will never be opened again - mostly on my bedroom floor so I have to climb over them constantly
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Clothes and shoes ... things that either don't fit or are hideous ...

Other growing heaps of useless junk:

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Packing materials
  • Old electronics
  • Old computer parts

I'm afraid that lot barely scratches the surface - I think I am boardline compulsive!
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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #60 on: May 14, 2008, 07:48:08 AM »
I collect pens, pencils, markers, comics, and newspaper articles.

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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #61 on: May 14, 2008, 03:00:08 PM »
I still have some countries left to go, so maybe it will be better if I do not go into strategies.

Why not post a list of countries you'd like dirt from - maybe a DC'er or two can oblige!
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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #62 on: May 14, 2008, 04:34:35 PM »

Oh, Darwin, I am sure they would, people here are so nice!  :-*

But I am an incorrigible and pathologically inflexible internet anonymity extremist and an absolute separator of online and offline everything, so as achingly tempting as that idea is, the Dirts of the World Collection contributors will have to continue to come from the offline side of the aisle.
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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #63 on: May 14, 2008, 06:40:54 PM »
incomplete projects (I have hundreds...)

(free) software - I have several gig, 99% of which I've never tried...

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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #64 on: May 14, 2008, 08:07:45 PM »
I am sure they would, people here are so nice!  :-*

But I am an incorrigible and pathologically inflexible internet anonymity extremist

Well, Godfrey Ramsden of 112B Acacia Avenue, Brentham, Sussex, U.K., your secret is safe with us!  ;)


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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #65 on: May 14, 2008, 09:57:51 PM »
Oh, Darwin, I am sure they would, people here are so nice!  :-*

But I am an incorrigible and pathologically inflexible internet anonymity extremist and an absolute separator of online and offline everything, so as achingly tempting as that idea is, the Dirts of the World Collection contributors will have to continue to come from the offline side of the aisle.

Fair enough... just to point out, though, that I was envisioning this being a PM type thing, not a general posting of your name and addy here on the boards! Still, even that would mean your virtual and real worlds colliding, so I'll leave well enough alone. Let me know if you want dirt from Vancouver Island, though. They say that I can dish dirt with the best of them  :o
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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #66 on: May 01, 2010, 05:21:02 PM »
Where do I start?

Artie Shaw recordings
Beatles albums and bootlegs
Wristwatches
Pocketwatches
Fountain pens
Software

I'm really only actively collecting software these days... I've listed my passions in the order in which I acquired them - the Artie Shaw obsession goes back to when I was 7 or 8 years old, software to my early 20's (and going strong almost 20 years later!).

Recent obsessions addictions interests have been:

electronic calculators
slide rules

I shudder to think about what's going to be next  :-[
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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #67 on: May 01, 2010, 06:02:05 PM »
Quote from: Darwin
electronic calculators
slide rules

I shudder to think about what's going to be next

I'm sure you'll think of sum thing.

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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #68 on: May 01, 2010, 06:12:23 PM »
Quote from: Darwin
electronic calculators
slide rules

I shudder to think about what's going to be next

I'm sure you'll think of sum thing.

I've no doubt that I shall - that's what has me worried. It's going to multiply my posessions AND create a division in my household.
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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #69 on: May 01, 2010, 08:41:52 PM »
Quote from: Darwin
electronic calculators
slide rules

I shudder to think about what's going to be next

I'm sure you'll think of sum thing.

I've no doubt that I shall - that's what has me worried. It's going to multiply my posessions AND create a division in my household.
;D

At least you'll have another product  ;)

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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #70 on: May 01, 2010, 10:11:18 PM »
Quote from: Darwin
electronic calculators
slide rules

I shudder to think about what's going to be next

I'm sure you'll think of sum thing.

I've no doubt that I shall - that's what has me worried. It's going to multiply my posessions AND create a division in my household.
;D

At least you'll have another product  ;)

 ;D

With all the stuff I've collected over the years, what would be the difference?
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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #71 on: May 01, 2010, 11:44:42 PM »
I'd better get this current obsession squared away before I start logging more purchases. At the rate I'm going, I'm going to have to get someone to co-sign a loan for further additions to my collection  :huh: I just wish I knew what was at the root of it all. There must have been a sign?

OK enough of this tangent... Tsk, so much hyperbole. I need to simplify my life, not make it more complex.
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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #72 on: May 02, 2010, 03:15:36 AM »
I think you're going off on a tangent here. While I've derived a great degree of pleasure from the terms you've used (inversely proportional to their relevance), I wish you'd integrated your remarks with the topic better. Perhaps we should form a group to moderate these posts and regain our focus. Y coordinate, you ask? For consistency.

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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #73 on: May 02, 2010, 07:47:44 AM »
I think you're going off on a tangent here. While I've derived a great degree of pleasure from the terms you've used (inversely proportional to their relevance), I wish you'd integrated your remarks with the topic better. Perhaps we should form a group to moderate these posts and regain our focus. Y coordinate, you ask? For consistency.

Touche!
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Re: Do you collect anything?
« Reply #74 on: May 02, 2010, 07:58:25 AM »
Did I skim the posts too quickly or has nobody yet admitted to collecting pron? :P
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