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Okay, I am addicted to my Kindle but there is one other material object I am also addicted to and that is collecting and using Fountain Pens.

Anyone else have a true love for another material object?
 

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Dvds. I have over 2000 of them. I love watching movies. Although lately I have been ignoring them and spending a lot more time with my Kindle.
 

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KCFoggin said:
Okay, I am addicted to my Kindle but there is one other material object I am also addicted to and that is collecting and using Fountain Pens.

Anyone else have a true love for another material object?
Material. Literally. Here's one of my fabric shelving units (I was rummaging through it for some projects, it needs to be reorganized).



and irons. Here's one of my prides and joy:


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I collect sandcastles. I buy at least one every time that I go on vacation. I will spend an entire day in little shops trying to find them. I don't even know how many I have. There are some in every room of my house and I have some at work too.
 

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KCFoggin said:
Okay, I am addicted to my Kindle but there is one other material object I am also addicted to and that is collecting and using Fountain Pens.

Anyone else have a true love for another material object?
Well, ummm, I seem to be collecting IPods!
Honestly, I am not doing it deliberately! People keep giving them to me!

I had one of the ones with no color which I eventually gave away. Then I was given an original shuffle---the one that looks like a pack of gum. Eventually I was gifted a little rectangular shuffle in lime green. I bought myself a black nano. And, as an advance birthday present, today I was given one of the teeny-tiny new black Ipods with the controls in the earphones... {As an aside, it also has a robotic voice {like the TTS of the Kindle} which also has laughable mispronunciations as it tries to tell me what is playing.}

I am kind of embarrassed to write this down!

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Wow, Betsy, that's some fabric stash.  And if that's only ONE of the shelving units....

Do you collect old irons?  As in pre-electric?  I have one of those somewhere in my garage, and it needs a new home.  Or rather it will once I get the garage decluttered and find it again.  



Me, I'm into fabrics (two sewing machines and boxes and boxes of fabrics) but have never tried quilting, I sew garments.  And knitting, there are a few boxes of wool waiting for me.  And cookbooks and kitchen gadgets, the latter unfortunately limited by available space.  And jigsaw puzzles!

Oh, and I also love fountain pens.  Two old ones (40+ years, with real ink reservoirs), and about a dozen newer ones, with a dozen different colors of ink.  Plus one quill pen (which doesn't actually get used, though).


 

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I collect sandcastles. I buy at least one every time that I go on vacation. I will spend an entire day in little shops trying to find them. I don't even know how many I have. There are some in every room of my house and I have some at work too.
Can you explain a bit? I thought sandcastles were those things that people build on the beach -- do they make models of those?
 

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patrisha #150 said:
Well, ummm, I seem to be collecting IPods!
Honestly, I am not doing it deliberately! People keep giving them to me!

I am kind of embarrassed to write this down!

patrisha
Don't feel bad. I am just as embarrassed to admit that I've never seen an IPod close up.
 

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Betsy...Wow!! So cool. Wow again!!

For me it's 2 material things.

China
...you don't want to know how much I have...especially Lenox. It started out with one piece (that you buy on a 2 per month program) 30 years back when I was dating my husband. Now it has turned into an entire hutch and then some full.

Scrabble More an ADDICTION than a collection... 12 actual games (4 electronic) 6 Scrabble puzzles (sort of like wordsearch) books. Plus the limited edition electronic dictionary. A Scrabble T shirt, mug, page a day calendar, collector's lunchbox. I average a good 4 games per night against the computer. (Played a real game earlier tonight with my sister and my son...I won--he he). LOVE the game; its invention was pure genius.
 

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I collect frogs, angels and Willow Tree figurines.

I love games of all kinds. Have an extensive collection of classic board games and card games, as well as electronic games (Atari, Commodore 64 game collection, PC Games, Nintendo DS, Wii and Nintendo Game System). Of course, I also have my Smart Phone and my iPAQ. Just love those gadgets and the games you can play on them!!

...and of course there is the Kindle and my books!  :D
 

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Susan in VA said:
Can you explain a bit? I thought sandcastles were those things that people build on the beach -- do they make models of those?
They are actually made of sand, but they are smaller than the ones that you would make on the beach. I don't know how they are held together. One of the companies that make them is called Mr. Sandman. They come in all different colors and sizes. I even have a couple that have moats with fake water. I got the first one when I was a kid visiting my grandma in Florida. I found it in one of those little tourist shops. They are usually much easier to find at beach destinations, but I do have one that I found when I was at Niagara Falls and one that I bought at Cedar Point. The smallest one that I have is about as long as my little finger and the biggest one is about a foot and a half.
 

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The NY Yankees. I plan my days around their games. If you said to me two years ago that I'd be a Yankee fan(atic) I would have laughed! After I retired I somehow got involved with their games and now I know more about them than my DH does!
Only wish I could have been at the opening today. loss and all!
 

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Aravis60 said:
They are actually made of sand, but they are smaller than the ones that you would make on the beach. I don't know how they are held together. One of the companies that make them is called Mr. Sandman. They come in all different colors and sizes. I even have a couple that have moats with fake water. I got the first one when I was a kid visiting my grandma in Florida. I found it in one of those little tourist shops. They are usually much easier to find at beach destinations, but I do have one that I found when I was at Niagara Falls and one that I bought at Cedar Point. The smallest one that I have is about as long as my little finger and the biggest one is about a foot and a half.
How interesting! I'm wondering whether maybe they mix the sand with some kind of glue to make a slushy substance and then pour it into molds... however it's done, they sound fun, and pretty! I especially like the idea of a moat. More houses should have them - I wish mine did, complete with crocodiles :D
 
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