I'm feeling surprisingly unsentimental about this.
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I'm not a hoarder, by any means. But I'm definitely attached to a lot of my stuff.
|This is not my stuff. But representative of the concept of stuff.|
...hell if I I know. But not about things, OK?
|I'm not saying I'm ready to ascend to a higher plane|
or anything, just that I need less freaking stuff.
OMG, I hate the idea of holding a garage sale and dealing with penny-pinching old people and Pluggers who see a $100 item marked down to $10 and still want to haggle it down to $5.
|Take it. Just stop negotiating with me, FFS.|
On the other hand, I own a few interesting items that I'd like to sell rather than give away if I can.
Just because I want to know that someone else sees their value, you know?
Like my proto-Heelys.
Remember a few years ago, when Heelys - sneakers with retractable wheels that turned them into ad hoc roller skates - were all the rage?
|As seen at malls everywhere.|
I thought they were way cool, myself.
But you know the saying "There's nothing new under the sun." Or, as it's more recently rendered, "If you think any new idea is truly new, you're a sad douchebag." Everything old is new again, people.
When the Heelys craze was at its hottest in the mid-naughts, I bought these on eBay.
They look like a pair of sandals, don't they?
|Platform sandals, though. Hallmark of the 1970s.|
|A button set into the platform sole? Why?|
|Heelys circa 1978. WHOA.|
|They see me rollin'.|
These aren't Heelys, guys. They predate Heelys by, like, 30 years. Yet here they are: sandals on wheels. SPOOKY.
They totally work, by the way. I've tried them. They're about a size 8. And in great shape.
D'you think I could get 10 bucks for them?
I'd be willing to try.
What do you think?
More of my stuff to be displayed here in the next few weeks. If you want any of it, let me know. That email address is email@example.com. Otherwise it goes to Goodwill or my big green trash can.
The point is, I need to get rid of stuff. Repurposing beats the landfill, but my motives ultimately are selfish.
What do you think?