Continuing my renewed posting momentum, I decided to check out the current challenge on the Pop Culture League. It turns out the topic is one very near and dear to my heart: “Do Over: If you could do it all over again…” (from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine)
This week’s challenge is “Buying Blind: Who doesn’t love gambling on a blind box or mystery package?” My initial reaction was, well, me! I cannot remember ever buying a mystery package, or even being tempted to. Then I realized there was an exception. Of all the things I had as a child, I still have my Richie Rich collection, and my Lego. For years, Lego has released “series” of minifigures in blind bags, and I grab them every chance I can! These figures have much better costumes and accessories than the ones included in sets, and come with a base plate to display them on. My most recent find usually lives in my breakfront for a few days before joining the rest in a box.
Last week’s Pop Culture League challenge was “First Quarter: What’s your earliest arcade or video game memory?” Video games were a huge part of my childhood, probably too big a part in all honesty. Despite this, I still could not seem to manage to write a post relevant to this website. At least one video game was made featuring Wendy, and several featuring Casper, but I did not own them and never played them. I knew when I started answering these challenges that I would not be able to respond to every one, but I feel bad taking a pass so early in the running.
I will post about Terrificon soon, but first I must answer the second blogging challenge from the Pop Culture League! The challenge is “If _____ was an Olympic sport, I’d have a gold medal around my neck: What’s something you are really, really good at doing?” Brian did not specify that it had to be an actual Olympic event, nor did he say it had to be something good, something you want to be good at. With that in mind, I would have to say that I am gold medal worthy at worrying. Fretting, fussing, catastrophizing, I do them daily, and so am well practiced.
While I was not part of the League of Extraordinary Bloggers, I am very excited to announce and take part in the new Pop Culture League! Long-time readers of the Mercheum Blog may remember my previous appearance on Cool & Collected, when my Collector Profile was published. Now Brian is posting weekly blogging challenges, and the first is “Shelfie: Snap a picture of or two of your favorite shelf.” I am going to cheat a little and use the pictures of my display at the Schenectady County Public Library (SCPL), because quite honestly their display cases are much nicer than mine!
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I am rather late to this game, there have already been six responses to the challenge as of the time of writing this post. Please take a moment to look at other people’s “shelfies”:
I cannot guarantee that I will participate in every week’s challenge, but I certainly enjoyed this first one! My thanks to Brian for this great concept…