Curious as a Cat.: Number 333
1) What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you as a result of procrastinating? I can’t think of anything serious. What comes to mind is the story of my Starlog magazines. The magazine started publishing in the late ’70s. I collected every issue for years. Many (including the first) were worth a great deal of money. I thought that if I held on to them all (monthly published, 170 issues) they’d be worth even more. But, I waited until after the magazine stopped publishing to try and sell them. Which really meant that they had jumped the shark.
When I met Kathy, she decided to help me sell them. First it was Craig’s list. I was offered over $400 for them, but we just weren’t sure if we were being scammed. Kathy threw a wicked tag sale this weekend and we planned to sell them, but I changed my mind. I really wanted to sell them as a set to someone who’d appreciate the collection. Kathy put up another ad on Craig’s list. I wanted $100 or I was just going to keep them.
Someone called Kathy and offered $50. Kathy explained the price was firm. The next day he called back Kathy and asked to speak to me. He explained that his 10 year old son loved all things Star Wars and Star Trek. But, his son hated to read. He thought if he bought the collection, his son would read them. He countered with a $75 offer. I had to accept. The man showed up with his son about thirty minutes later. I told him that if he had buyer’s remorse, he could return them next week. I guess I knew I’d miss the collection. He smiled and said that it would not happen. His son smiled and off the collection went. I wound up with $75, the collection is still together and I know his son will love them almost as much as I did.
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2) Are you a member of the Mile High Club?Nope. I know, the shame!!3) What’s worse, extremely cold weather or extremely hot weather?For me it’s cold. But, both are lousy. I spend the day going in and out of my car while driving. Extreme cold can make driving dangerous. Extreme hot, and going into an air-conditioned car is like jumping in a pool, and it’s never risky.4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.
My take: A butterfly is just a moth with a better wardobe.
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