Trading in my trading cards

Whilst rummaging around in my stuff looking for items to let go of in the increasingly challenging minimalism challenge (Tracey and I are getting rid of items each day of this month, the number of items is what day it is i.e. the 14th is 14 items.) I discovered a box of my old trading cards.  Some of them date back nearly 35 years so I’m shocked that there are cards that are in good condition from then (not many).

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The one where I throw out my Friends CD but not without a fight

Tracey and I are currently in the middle of a minimalism challenge/competition.  Basically for each day of the month you have to get rid of that many items, so for instance as I write this it is the 14th so I have to get rid of fourteen things and tomorrow I have to get fifteen things out of the house and so on until the end of the month or until one of us fails.  There are other conditions and concessions but that’s the general gist of the activity.

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Drawing my movie collection

A few years ago before the time of the collection cull, I had a DVD collection.  A mighty DVD collection that spanned multiple bookcases and when valued for insurance purposes came in at a ridiculous amount that made me more than a little queasy.  In my defence, I had gotten the majority of them in sales, it was a period where DVD sales were at an all-time high and many movies were coming in at $5 or so.  I didn’t really love them, there were some that were unopened when I got rid of them.  They were a collection for collection sake.

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Into the wilderness, the unbeaten track after 40

My fortieth birthday came and went somewhat painlessly back in April.  It was actually quite wonderful and I spent the day being spoiled by my wife and hanging out in some nature.  A while before that though I wrote about the road to forty and I guess it was a challenge to myself to not let the milestone go past unnoted, as I often used to with birthdays and I think regretted it afterwards.  These challenges were:

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