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Small Victories...

I collect things…      I collect things that are of interest to me.   One of the things I collect most intently and intensely is Hot Wheels cars.   I pass by two Wal Mart super centers and one Neighborhood Market on my EVERY day trek.   That will change soon (more on that Sunday) .   But I used to – say about from the early 00s-09ish – be hardcore about finding and possessing hot wheels that were of interest to me.   It was something fun to do, going from store to store to store, seeing what they had and picking up the ones I liked and bringing them home just to have them.      Someone who was living with me at the time basically told me that all of my hobbies were stupid and I lost interest. But then it became obvious that I was what was stupid, not necessarily my hobbies, so she left me with a lesson to continue to be me and enjoy all of what makes me me.   Around 2014/15ish, I was back in the stores all over, thumbing through the racks and pegs and bins of Hot Wheels

(16) Model Mania!!!

Those who know me best know that I have a thing for model cars... It started purely small time a while back, then sometime within the last, say... 2 years? it exploded into a lot less hidden obsession. If I have a couple extra bucks and the time, I WILL strike out in search of new models. My love, for the sake of having something huge and tangible for display, are those cars and motorcycles that are 1/32-scale and larger, but I have a lot of fun hunting for the 1/64-scale Hotwheels collections as well... Matchbox cars as well, but usually then only with specific interest in one car, as opposed to blindly copping a whole 40+ car run. Wanna see some pictures? 1991 Batmobile: 1965 Pontiac GTO Hurst Edition: (yes, this car, the real life one, will be my resto project when I win the lottery) 1954 Mercedes Benz SL: Mercedes Benz CLK GTR: Chrysler ME Four Twelve Concept: Maserati Trofeo: Nissan 350Z: 1965 Shelby Cobra: Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v: 1998 London Taxi: Speed Racer Mach 5: Race