Friday, October 23, 2009

A Year!?!? Really!?!?

I have not been on here in a year, more or less.

Why? Well let me tell you. I am a secret agent. I was on a secret mission, and I was captured. After I escaped, I wandered through the jungle for months. I lived off of what I could find...bugs, roots, the occasional rodent. It was a rough life, but I really feel like I found myself out there. I now know that I must dedicate my life to helping....oh, nevermind. That's all just stuff I made up. Really I've just been more interested in spending time with my family and doing other things besides sitting at a computer.

I started this as a Star Wars blog, but I got Star Wars burnout. I really only care about the OT and vintage collecting. The new stuff is fine, but not for me.

My action figure collecting got pushed aside in favor of spending time with my family.

Overall, I just haven't had anything to say.

Then came model trains.

Yep, trains. I love model trains. I always have. When I was very young, I pushed my Dad's junked Lionel around the garage floor. When I was older, I got into HO scale. I've never really felt like I could explore both my sci-fi, comic book, nerd side and my rural, railroad fan, backwoodsy side at the same time. As I get older, I start to appreciate it all. It's all good stuff. There's no reason it can't all work together.

I've been posting on model train sites a lot lately, and it's been a lot of fun. So now, as time allow, I'll add this to the plethora of topics I discuss here. Just think of it as yet another side to the complex individual that is me.

So let me say "hey" to Anthony, NoelCT, and my new friend DJdeTrainman, if he finds his way here. I'm still alive and well, just not as loud as I used to be.

3 comments:

NoelCT said...

Hey, Patrick, great to hear from you again. I'm glad nothing came up in all those obituary searches. :p

So, be honest, how often do you have all your various action figures hitch a ride on the train sets?

Anthony Williams said...

Hey man good to see you back. I've posted maybe three or four times this year over at the force.net collecting boards but I do still haunt there a few times a week and hadn't seen your name.

So trains? Cool. You would get along well with my Dad. Ever since he retired that's what he does. Builds this massive town, gets it just so then tears part of it down and rebuilds it a different.

I'm still plugging away at my vintage 70's/80's toys and video games. I've just about sworn off the new stuff.

Great to see you back. Don't be a stranger.

rebelwookiee said...

NoelCT--the action figures may have hopped on a few times. Right now the closet I've got is a HotWheels batmobile strapped to a flatcar.

Anthony--I've stopped by theforce.net a few times, but I'm just not that interested. It seems like the focus is on the prequels or high-end collectibles. I just don't care about that stuff. I certainly don't pass up any 70's or 80's toys, but my collection is big enough that I don't feel that desperate need to seek out everything like I used to.

I'll try to stay on here every now and then. Great to hear from you guys!