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This was a pretty full weekend. I spent part of it packing eBay items from last weekend. Anyone remember....

Skittle Bowl?
Creepy Crawlers?
Any of you ladies remember the Tressy Doll - one of the first career girl dolls? I had the board game.

We shipped a wedding dress we bought and sold, Mickey Mouse collectibles and (as always) books. It's interesting to see what is bought, by whom, and what comes out of it.

I've met some great folks on eBay (like Larry McClurg from Mind Garage) and some real psychos (who will remain nameless - but one of them tried to put in a claim that a FedEx package never arrived - he checked with them and it was signed for by someone named F. Rontdoor - he was pissed). He disappeared after his spelling lesson and being told to check his front door.

Ebay is an odd world...

The lawn is mowed...Bill and I shared that one.

Many, many Mickey Mouse items were photographed to be sold in huge lots until my mom's collection is no more. She doesn't want it anymore, and it takes up WAY too much space...so if you are a Mickey lover, watch our auctions ( link to the left).

Hopefully I'll have some new interviews for you here soon. I'm also planning on putting together a new feature...I want people to send me scans of very, very old letters (1800s mostly) and I'll post the text of the letter, or parts of it - and see if I can work plots into it - or learn from it - something that should be interesting for us all.

Summer TV has improved with new MONK episodes, and the new series PSYCH which has been entertaining. We are going to catch the pilot of EUREKA (also on USA) tomorrow...I'll let you know what I think.

Tomorrow is week two of the new job. Much fussing with new programs I only vaguely understand, side-trips into my real job of designing and setting up a real network for the company...busy is good. Busy for money is even better.

Have company coming this next week - Mark Rainey will be in for “Fanta-Sci,” a library convention in Chesapeake, VA - so I have to help get the house ready for that...more drains on time I don't have...(Not you Mark - just life) Really need to get some writing done...soon the schedule will even out.

Lost my license key for my ancient Microsoft Office, so I'm using the Open Office Suite (free) and so far no real complaints. Like anything, there is a learning curve to get used to the new interface, but no functions seem to have been lost, and a few were gained. For instance, the ability to save as a .pdf is written right into the OpenOffice.org Writer program. There are versions of most of Microsoft's programs built into the suite, and they are fully functional and useable...as well as being able to save things in formats readable by most of the major program suites. I like it...may never go back. We'll see.

Anyway...the weekend is slipping away, and I must sleep.

Until tomorrow...




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Jul. 24th, 2006 10:08 am (UTC)
Oh my god, CREEPY CRAWLERS, that sends me back some.
Jul. 24th, 2006 10:25 am (UTC)
We sold nearly a complete THINGMAKER kit - metal molds, oven, etc...had a pile of some kids home-made buggies in there too. I had one when I was a kid...haven't seen as nice a set since.

Jul. 25th, 2006 01:31 pm (UTC)
I've been using OpenOffice for a year now and there's no way I'd ever go back to Microsoft. (Gates has made enough money off me anyway, lol)

Also wanted to give ya a great big thank you for the lovely review of The Ravenous. Most appreciated!

~T. M.
Jul. 25th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but...
Everyone at work uses MS...so...
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