To be honest, I really don't collect anything. I had to ask Alan if he thought I collected anything and he said "Do you collect anything? I thought you purposely don't collect anything because you don't like clutter."
He hit that one spot on.
I cannot stand clutter. I grew up in a disorganized household and I think that now I am the total opposite. I like organization and for things to be in their place. I don't like miscellaneous crap that just sits on a shelf. Don't get me wrong, we do have decorations sitting on shelves in our house. But, all of it has some sort of meaning to us: i.e. it came from somewhere we traveled, or is from our kids or wedding etc. I guess if I had to say I collect anything, it's a specific Hard Rock Cafe t-shirt. Yet, I haven't bought one since we first lived in PA...six years ago. I would like to have them made into a t-shirt quilt at some point...if any of you readers do that sort of thing, let me know...
Alan on the other hand, collects all sorts of stuff. Paperweights, eagle statues, comics...that's why he has his own room in the basement :-)