Time for another collection of random thoughts and so on...
eBay: You know, I really can't figure out the way some people think on eBay... I had a few items close the other night, and once again, it seems that people who watch auctions typically don't bother bidding on them. I had several items close that had two or even three people watching them, but I was lucky to just get a starting bid! Sour grapes? Well, perhaps... but I'd imagine there's at least a few people out there who, like me, wonder how it is that when we sell items, we're lucky to get a single bid on them, but when we're bidding on something to buy ourselves, there's always a multitude of bids!
The Non-Smoking Thing: Well, I've got to be honest... since Jessi and I initially "quit" smoking, I haven't completely quit... I've had at least one cigarette each day for the past two weeks, and sometimes more. But I'm going to make a greater effort not to smoke again, I promise!
Recently Read: Father of Frankenstein, the fictionalized tale of the last days of James Whale, and the basis for the movie Gods and Monsters, which I really want to see some day. A very intriguing book, and strongly recommended!
Currently Reading: Fast Food Nation and Gracie, A Love Story. I've read Gracie before, which is George Burns' book about Gracie Allen... but Fast Food Nation is all new to me. Jessi had read it for one of her college classes, but this is my first time reading it. Somewhat disturbing stuff so far... although not quite as many surprises as I would've expected (maybe that's because of my own prior experiences working at McDonald's and Pizza Hut). Of the two, I'm finding FFN more interesting, but that's probably just because I hadn't read it before.
Cartoon Network: I probably watch CN more than any other cable channel... between Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans, Dragonball Z, and the first hour or so of Adult Swim... oh, and of course, Krypto the Superdog! Unfortunately, JLU and TT (and possibly Krypto, too) are all reruns for a while... DBZ is reruns, too, but I hadn't seen many of them to begin with, so it's all new to me! On Adult Swim, most of what I'm watching there is Family Guy and Futurama (mostly all reruns, although there's new Family Guy episodes airing on Thursday nights... sometimes), as well as Robot Chicken (which I'm still waiting on new eps, or at least eps I haven't seen already). Of course, there's still Law and Order episodes on NBC, TNT and USA I haven't seen yet... although it doesn't seem there's that many, considering how many eps I've seen lately that I'd seen before. Anyway... it feels like it's going to be a long wait until there's new DC-based toons to watch!
Smallville: I've been reading spoilers and so forth at Kryptonsite, and looks like the new season (which can't start soon enough for me) should at least begin with a bang! Fortunately, I tend to forget most of the spoilers I read long before the episodes come on!
Yahoo Auctions: Yahoo apparently changed things with their auctions again, and are no longer charging anything to sell there. Now, most of you don't know this, but I used to be a regular seller at Y!A when it was first free to sell on... I'd list hundreds of comics each week starting at 50 cents each, and most of 'em sold at that price. I had regular customers, many of whom bought from me every two weeks, if not every week, and I had a pretty decent rating there. Well, when they started charging for auctions, it not only drove away the sellers, but it drove away the buyers, too... making Yahoo Auctions a virtual ghost town. I'm not sure when they switched back to making it free, but I decided to throw a few items up for sale there that hadn't sold on eBay... and so far, there's not a bid to be had. However, I'm finding myself wishing that I had some extra cash to spend, because there are bargains to be had there! Check it out for yourself, okay?
That's all for now!
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