Pop-Free, Well, Almost
As I mentioned in my previous post, I have decided to sell all (or most) of my Funko Pops to raise the funds necessary to purchase a Goffin’s Cockatoo. Today I got over 300 Pops ready and packed up so they will be good to go once I find a buyer. It took way longer than I thought it would, several hours in fact. I still need to take down the shelves I no longer need and refill my tall bookcase with books again so I can rid myself of the two little bookcases that I had to get so my Pops could fit in the tall bookcase. I don’t yet know what to do with all of the risers. For now, I’ve collected all of them in two very large outdoor trash bags that were handy. I know exactly how I’ll cover the holes in the wall from the shelves that I plan to take down. I had a set of framed prints that I was going to hang in my bathroom, but I’ll instead hang them in my office on the wall where the shelves have been.
I got my old, gigantic entertainment center completely cleaned out too. I wanted to dismantle it today, but Mom stopped me and said she wants to try and sell it. This thing is huge. There’s no way to get it down the stairs without dismantling it and I really don’t want strangers coming into my office room. I need it gone soon because where it is currently standing it where I planned to put my future bird’s cage. I understand her reasoning but it’s still frustrating.
It’s weird not having all of those Pops in here anymore. I am keeping a few that are too special to me to sell like my John Lennon Pops and the Pop Scene from Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan that my aunt got for me. Since keeping them in my office where the cockatoo will be most of the time would be a very bad idea, I’m now going to keep them in my bedroom. As I promised my mom, I will not be buying any more Pops unless they make a new set of Pops of The Beatles. That would be the only exception. To keep myself from being tempted to buy Pops, I’ve unsubscribed from all Pop groups, mailing lists of stores that sell Pops, and unfollowed Pop related social media accounts.
Will I miss them? Well, like I said, I am keeping a few. Still, it is already feeling weird not to see them all along my walls. Hunting for Pops was fun too. Still, I truly do believe I am making the right decision and that a Goffin’s Cockatoo in my life will make me happier than the Pops ever did.