One of my bucket list adventures is to be a contestant on Jeopardy.
The top 5 categories in which I would blow the competition away:
1. Music of the 1960s and 1970s
2. The Old Testament
3. American Civil War
4. Cultural Stereotypes
5. Beloved Childhood Toys
Also, there's a big chance that I would walk away mortified beyond belief like I'm guessing Mike did after this mishap. Open mouth, insert foot...
When I hear bits of information, my mind is like the proverbial steel trap. I learn something that I feel important, and I lock it in for the rest of my life. Unless it's about things that are really useful in every day life like login information to make the mortgage payment or sending lunch money to school with Mia.
Ask me how old Khloe Kardashian was when she lost her virginity though? 14. Ask me who is credited with the basis for the modern patent on the staple remover? A seamstress from Ireland. Ask what sound a hippo makes? Cross between a duck's quack and a pig's oink - similar to the sound you get when you blow raspberries on your arm.
In summary, I would kick major ass. Heads up - Jeopardy doesn't have much to do with this post, but I would really like to be a contestant and I needed a reason to post that video. It makes me snort every time I watch it.
That being said...
"I'll take Beloved Childhood Toys for $1000, Alex!"
|Peaches & Cream Barbie, New Kids On the Block doll - Jordan (aka the one with the Cosby sweater)|
Pretty sure I've mentioned it before, but my oldest, Mia is a bit on the eccentric side. She likes vintage toys more than toys that are brand new. Vintage toys that were first introduced between 1980 and 1997 to be exact.
|Sweet Valley High, Goosebumps, Baby Sitter's Club, Nancy Drew|
Thankfully, I still own a lot of my old toys because Granny was thoughtful enough to save them (the basement is huge and creepy so nobody ever wants to clean it out) for the grandbabies.
|Polly Pocket, Norfin Trolls, Magic Nursery Surprise doll, Rainbow Brite Shy Violet doll|
|Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, Shrinky Dinks, Play-Doh Bakery, Fashion Plates|
|Mall Madness, Clue, Connect 4, Donkey Kong Country for Super Nintendo|
Which makes me think it's about time to start stealing toys from my children. If I keep them in a storage unit for the next couple of decades I might have something to retire on. Fingers crossed that one Zhu Zhu pet will be worth $100 in the future...
What's the one toy that you wish you'd saved for an Antiques Roadshow moment?
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