Things I didn't do before I collected dolls

by Alison Rasmussen

Goldie as Alice, originally uploaded by alington.
I haven't posted a top 10 list in a while, and it's time. Here are the top ten things I do (as a doll collector) that I didn't do before I got into the hobby.
  1. Dream about dolls
  2. Stay up late obsessing about how I am going to get my latest grail
  3. Stay up late worrying about how I am going to pay for said grail
  4. Stay up late worrying how I am going to explain my doll budget to my adoring husband
  5. Run out of room in my doll cabinets
  6. Buy special cabinets for the dolls
  7. Spend X amount of time online per day, doing research on dolls, where X is an embarrassingly large number
  8. Spend the evening redressing my dolls, and actually look forward to the evening redressing my dolls
  9. Write a book about dolls
  10. Write a blog about dolls
What about you? Have you started doing anything that surprised you? I wouldn't call myself a hoarder, per se, though perhaps some of my relatives might disagree. And my dolls actually do rotate through my collection--they move on to new homes occasionally, much to the chagrin of some other doll-collecting friends of mine.