Good to hear that I'm not getting old, and good to know that there are likeminded kitties out there. Anyhow, sometimes I find my own toys, in unexpected ways. When my mom paid good money for the toy she brought me a couple of days ago, I found a very exciting toy, that didn't cost a penny.
Meet a grey hair elastic (or what do you call these...), that was left inside a library book mom brought home, probably left there by a previous lender. It dropped on the floor, I found it and now I own it. Had a blast with it this afternoon. We cats can be so resourceful!