Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The owners and customers are colorful people who are interesting to watch but what's most interesting is the stuff that comes through their doors. People bring all kinds of really cool old stuff, or sometimes stuff they think is really old and valuable but isn't.
The knowledge base that these guy on the show have is incredible. They know something about almost everything, no matter how random it may be. Sometimes they know enough to know they don't know for sure if something is real or not so they have experts who will come in and talk about the items and educate us all about the difference between real and replica.
I've always been drawn to antiques. I could spend all day walking around a big antique mall - I don't really care for the really high end stores where everything is $1000 or more. Instead I love to rummage through the packed cubbie areas sellers have set up in a big mall. I love the way antiques smell plus you never know when you'll come across something really cool and inexpensive. And even if you don't, you will always get the pleasure of looking at and touching all kinds of really cool stuff.
In the days since I ran out of episodes to Pawn Stars to watch I've been wondering if I could translate my love of antiques into a career. Assuming I get to feeling better of course. I've started thinking about what kinds of jobs work with antiques besides pawn shop as that is not work I could do. These antique stores usually seem to be manned with people who have a cubbie of stuff within the store. So there are people who go to garage sales and such to obtain cool stuff, maybe clean it up and then put together a cubbie to sell the stuff. And there must be jobs in auction houses and such too. That' s all I came up with. Am I missing something here or are there just not many jobs in antiques?
It may just be a dream but it would be wonderful if I could find a way to make some money doing something I really love. Dreams are lovely, especially on days like today when I'm fighting a migraine.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Have you seen it? All I knew about it going in was that the events unfolded in real time over 24 hours/episodes. Sounds like a concept that could go either way. An awful lot of activity would have to happen in that time in order for it to be interesting. We were immediately hooked. It drew us right in and we are already working on the 3rd season.
I love this show and even more I love Netflix streaming instantly. Whenever I'm not feeling well, which is frequently, I can always find something great to distract me on Netflix. Last year we got one of those Roku boxes so we could watch the netflix stuff on our TV. We have gotten so much use out it that it was more than worth the price.
Perhaps when our DVD player gives out sometime in the future we'll get a blue ray player and just use that to get our Netflix stuff, but for now we're super happy with Roku. It has been a wonderful alternative to expensive cable channels.