Re: Do you collect anything?
Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 21:16
The Last Frontier of Terror
Amazing post. Very well done.80sfan wrote:as a child i has a small collection of about a dozen stones which i'd found and were quite interesting (shiny/oddly-shaped/pretty colours etc.)
then, my grandma decided this was a full-blown obsession of mine and would give me a stone any time she went anywhere new. even if they were round and dull. if she went on holiday, she would bring back 5 or 6 stones to add to my "collection".
i had to buy new containers for all the sodding stones she'd bring me. at the peak, i had over 500 stones and pebbles in glass jugs and plant pots around my room.
whenever i moved house (this happened several times in my childhood) i had to put all my stones in a big bin bag (triple-lined, obv!), which lead to numerous jokes when people were lugging this bag around. i say "numerous" - thare wasn't too much deviation from "christ, what've you got in here? a bag of stones?"
I HATE STONES