I've got to make more room for more stuff – actually for the stuff that isn't properly stored.
I blame both my environment and my DNA. Both of my parents wore the pack rat badge proudly. Perhaps it was their Depression upbringing that compelled them not to throw out certain items. My dad always keep things like any spare piece of hardware. My mom still has pieces of cloth she bought when I was a kid that she meant to make as various articles of clothing.
Somehow copies of "The National Geographic" also became sacred objects. When my folks moved from Granby, Mass. to Virginia in 1987, they left dozens and dozens of issues that they just could't manage to pack.
I go into periods during which I try hard to get rid of DVDs, books, and other objects of my affection, simply because I have to and this is one of those times.
Some times I get very industrious and put items onto eBay, but I'm not as disciplined as I should be about that. If I don't have success I don't always immediately re-list as I should.
So, in an effort to try to get rid of the growing pile of past interests, I'm going to have some sort of sale. I don't know when, but probably in the spring. In the mean time, I'm going to list some of the bargains here. If any of our interest to the readers of this blog, drop me a line and we can arrange something.
$5 for this great interview issue of the legendary movie magazine.
I've got a whole slew of the early issues of another legendary movie magazine. I used to be a contributor, but that was a long time ago. Issue Number One is $10, and every issue after that is $5.
Picked this wacky pop culture 'zone up in Glasgow in 2006. $3 and it's yours.
I've got a whole bunch of DVDs and this is only one of them. Make it your's for $3. Want the complete boxed set of Darren McGavin's Mike Hammer series ? Take it away for $15. How about the first season of the new TV show "Happy Endings?" Give me $5. The Indonesian horror film "Birth of a Vampire?" $5. "Lemura: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural" is also yours for $5.
Zorro press kit? $3.
"Memoirs of a Geisha" press kit $3.
Classy essays on horror films by big named writers, long out of print: $10
I've got copies of my books that can be personally inscribed: $20.
More bargains to follow. Price does not include postage.