I have never been much of a TV watcher. I like to watch movies on TV, but John likes sports and political talk shows. I like the political talk shows too, but eventually they depress me and bore me with their rehashing. John usually is the one who turns the tv on, so he has clicker control and like most men uses the clicker irresponsibly meaning very, very often.
While I was sick, John gave over possession of the clicker and I found out that although we get 100 channels or more, nothing much is worth watching....until I found all the auction shows. What fun.
I have been watching Auction Kings.
People bring their treasures into the gallery and talk about where they found them and what they want to get at auction. It is always a surprise. Sometimes there is no interest and sometimes the items go for far more than they are worth. It is a fun show with likable regulars.
Then there is Storage Wars.
Storage units that have been abandoned or are in arrears on payments get auctioned off. They are opened, but nothing can be moved, just looked at. They go for quite a bit of money and funny thing, everyone seems to find some rare treasure hidden in the storage unit. I don't like the characters on this show so I only watched it a few times. Also it seemed really staged and phony.
American Pickers is fun to watch. Two guys go off looking for old stuff to resell. They run into lots of great people with hoards of stuff in old barns, empty fields and yards. Sometimes the people are happy to sell to them, sometimes not, but it is always interesting.
John and I have gone to a few auctions and we have really enjoyed them. It is as much fun to watch the people as it is to buy. We have had good and bad luck, but of course, I really only remember the good buys. Love big swap meets, too, but it is too cold right now to attend any of them.
I forgot to mention in my last post, that our Costco had the Stampington big magazines for $10.49 instead of $14.99. They didn't have all the titles, but a few of the current ones.