Collections are fun(ish).

Yes, I have a collection, and I will explain; however, I said (ish) because I can empathize with those who have a significant other, child, etc. with a collection.

I think most collections start uncomfortably. At first, you have a large amount of bottle caps, mugs, vintage stuff. You don't know WHY you are collecting the item. You also feel like a borderline hoarder.

After collecting an item for 5, 10, 20 years, however, the collection becomes cool, and has value.

There is always that awkward starting point. For me, I started collecting coasters when I was very young. You know, the cheap piece of cardboard that you put your beer, soda, or water on top of, so the tables at restaurants don't get ruined...yeah, I loved 'em. I thought they were so neat.

It seemed silly and kind of stupid to me and many others for a few years. Now, however, when I whip out a coaster with a Bud Light label from the 1990s, people think it's the coolest thing since sliced bread.

Also, my ability to show where I have traveled, just using coasters, seems really fascinating to people.

I set out to find what other people collected in New Hampshire, and they did not disappoint. I cannot confirm if they are all from New Hampshire, so there may be some from surrounding states. That said, these are impressive.

I mean, where do you store 800 rubber ducks? And how the heck do you justify 100 pairs of Crocs?!

Don't ask me.

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