It's time once again for Mama Kat's Weekly Homework Assignment. This week, I chose the following prompt: A collector you know.
I have a friend who is absolutely nuts about collecting autographs. He routinely waits outside the major stadiums in South Philly, getting famous athlete's autographs. He's done it for years. I remember going to a Sixers game with him when we were in high school, and waiting by the players' entrance/exit ramp for autographs - I remember getting a couple of autographs from some no name Boston Celtics players.
He's gotten autographs of famous actors too. Philly has been alive with movie and TV show tapings the past 10 years or so, and my friend has taken full advantage of this. I believe not long ago, he actually got Mark Walberg's autograph.
It's never been a big deal to me. I mean, I have a few autographed pictures of athletes, but it's not a priority in my life. I'm not enamored by this is what I'm saying. Heck, I worked as a PR intern for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1996, and met many, many famous people. I never had the urge to get an autograph. In fact, I'd rather not be "that guy." It just seems like many of these autograph hounds are royal pains in the butts.
But, hey, I guess it's a better hobby than drug use, right?