PostADay 2011 #003 – What I Did On My 2010 Vacation
What’s the single most important thing you accomplished in 2010?
Hmm, think I’ll turn this over to the collecting and hobby portion of my brain and, rather than focus on a single item, I’ll tell you what I did accomplish in my hobbies/collections this year:
- Finished several DVD collections – Nothing makes you feel quite as good as a collector than putting the finishing touches on a collection (with the exception of starting a new one, of which, more later). This year I finished off my Red Dwarf, Voltron, Battlestar Galactica, and Cosby Show DVD collections. Well, I almost finished BSG – I may get The Plan at a later date, but I won’t be getting the spin-off series Caprica as it just doesn’t interest me.
- Finished a couple of comic trade collections – I managed to get the entire set of Star Wars trades from Dark Horse (well, the ones that reprint the classic Marvel stories, anyway). Also, I completed Y-The Last Man.
- Made the Move From Monthlies to Trades – This one wasn’t entirely voluntary, but part of me is glad I did so, though I could have wished for better circumstances. At any rate, I no longer buy comic books every month, but I do wish to continue collecting comics via the trade paperback collections. There are a couple of titles I would rather get on a monthly basis, but for the most part, I like trades. They’re like dvd box sets for comics.
- Autographs – I once again started writing to celebrities to ask for an autographed photo. It is a difficult thing, because in a way it is like begging for a free handout, but in another way, it’s showing an appreciation for their work and your fandom of that person. For that reason, I will try to write to at least one celebrity a month, and it will always be someone whose work I truly enjoy. I see no point in wasting paper, postage, and ink on people I don’t really care about.
So basically, 2010 is a year of endings for me, and 2011, hopefully, a year of beginnings. I would like to continue to finish what I start and also start new things and challenges, constantly doing my best to improve.