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Writer's Block: Collector's piece

Do you collect anything? If so, describe your favorite collection (past or present).

This probably comes to no surprise to most of you. I collect tennis balls! I'm working on the world record for the largest collection of non-purchased tennis balls. In other words, I can't buy them, but I can find them and get them as gifts. As of this hour I have 287 which I hope to get to 500 before I graduate.

I find most of my tennis balls at the courts on campus, they are everywhere. People hit them out of the courts and never get them and the tennis team ignores them because they have to open a new canister for every match they play. But for me, it's one of the most fun things I do all day, is to walk around the courts  which are tucked away next to a forested hill slope.

My plan is to build a small self all the way around the rooms of the house I finally buy and settle in up near the celling, creating a kind of crown molding with them. I would also make little plaques for the ones given by friends, my milestone numbers (100, 200, 300 etc.), and my dirtiest balls. Then when my collection is a record I'll start a kind of Balls for Dogs charity in which I'll give them away to pooches who need a tennis ball to light up their life! Teehee!

So yeah... now I just have to face my fear of actually looking up the current record...


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Jun. 23rd, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
o hai :3

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