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Monday, January 31, 2011

28 Days Later



I thought of a little challenge for myself this morning, no toys for 28 days... okay what I mean is no purchasing toys for 28 days. My wife thought this was an awesome idea, then I told her I was going to throw it out on the blog to see if anyone else thought they could hold out 28 days, she told me I was going to have a very lonely time. Whatever! Lets face it I am not going to stick to the routine of reporting my budget every month, I believe I stopped last year around this time, but this is something I think I can do. Pffft, what's 28 days. Right?

So with that I will still talk about toys, shoot pictures of toys and I actually have a couple of Ebay purchase scheduled to arrive in a week or two so I should be golden. I paid for them this past Saturday so I'm not buying them in February. My only rule is if someone gives me a toy, that is cool, but I can't beg them for it or ask for it, it just has to be given freely. I'm really excited about this. So with that I may make one last trip to the store tonight to get it out of my system, I have cleared my Ebay watch list of stuff I have been hoping to pick up in the coming weeks and will do my best to stay away form the online stores and the toy aisles.

Starting tomorrow the count down begins to see how long I can last at not buying a toy. In 28 days I might reward myself with something cool and special, we'll see in 28 days.

Are you guys with me?

10 comments:

Bubbashelby said...

"Are you guys with me? "

*crickets chirping

Ron R. said...

ummm, yea . . . good luck with that

Reis O'Brien said...

Hell no, I'm not with you!

But good luck. ;)

jboypacman said...

With my budget right now i could easily do it...but not for if i want to lol.

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

Bubba?! Ron?! Reis?! LOL :D You guys are Terrible! Shame on you :D
Seriously, I CAN NOT believe you posted this... i'm not kidding when i tell you right now that i was thinking the same thing last nite. i was feeling guilty 'cause the toy hunting around here has been obscene, and said to myself i should take a break... am i strong enough?? well, let's just see, Pal...

Mario! said...

Good luck!
I thought that if I took February off, my blog would be pretty empty for a whole month. Then I realized that February is my picture a day posting month, so I'd still be posting regularly. But on the other hand... I probably wouldn't hold out for 28 days unless I was absolutely unable to find anything I wanted. Now I'm curious what my longest toy buying drought has been.

chunky B said...

See! That's the spirit, way to go Super-Duper Toy Box! Good luck to you!

Mario, give it a try, just to see how long you can go, it isn't going to hurt to try.

Dan said...

I'll stick to my "One Toy a Month" goal, that I sorta did well with in January. Good Luck on your goal!

Brian B said...

I would say that I am with you but I just bought an ITouch. Does that count?

SlickMcFavorite said...

This is the second year I haven't actively bought anything during January. I have a MOTUC subscription, but that's it. It's an eye opener. I'm pretty OCD with my collecting and it's rough. I still follow all the news. I continue to receiving all my eBay searches. I go to stores less, but when I do I still have to walk the isles. Just because I'm on a diet, doesn't mean I can't look at the menu. To top it off, Mrs. McFavorite and I don't drink either. It's pretty miserable, but makes you appreciate your vices much more.