Saturday, December 06, 2008

ON THE ROLLS AGAIN

I've carved a life out of living in the middle of nowhere so staying in the big city is always a shock to both my senses and wallet. Downtown Houston has dangers more perilous than any threat Indiana Jones ever went up against like $1.50 for 15 minutes in the parking garages, a bus system that doesn't sell transfers and $3 ATM fees. But every day this past week I've been braving them all with my son in tow so we can enjoy the mind blowing thrill of going to the library and searching through rolls and rolls of microfilm for old toy robots newspaper ads from 1987.


I LOST MY MIND, I LOST ALL MY MONEY, I LOST MY LIFE TO THE KILLING ROLLS

Actually, Vintage Space Toast Tour Houston 2008 is going pretty craptastically. The baby can't take sitting with me in front of the machine for more than three rolls before he violently melts down from the boredom and we have to leave. On top of that I find I'm getting a bit tired of all of this, like being the Indiana Jones of toy robots archaeology has gotten old. The more ads I collect the less likely it is I'll find anything new, and lately the vast majority of ads I see are things I already have at the Vintage Space Toaster Palace or in my backlog of ads I have yet to put up. Plus Houston has so much other stuff to see and do that I'm wondering if looking at microfilm for hours on end is how I want to spend my last week here. For instance, a local theater is showing Gremlins this weekend! Either I'm getting too old for this or I need to apply myself to my pointless hobbies more.

3 comments:

Paul said...

I don't think there's anything wrong with you... I mean there's only so many ads from a certain era so you're bound to run out of ones that are exciting. I bet Indiana Jones got pretty tired of hidden temples and alien gods after awhile too.

deadbeat Senna said...

The rolls never end, they always start again?

Evil King Macrocranios said...

I was going to write a poem about travelling all over to different libraries to look at old robots ads but I realized Dave Mustaine already did.

 

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