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Okay, it's official. I hate losing on Ebay, but I also hate winning. When I win, it tells me I paid too much. Sheesh...

I need another time-waster. Ebay just isn't working for me. (although I did get some lovely parting gifts! Maybe I'll try to post some pictures of my pretty stuff.)



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Jan. 4th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
Whatd'ya buy?

My contest entry: Any book-related resolution? Here goes. I resolve to broaden my audiobook listening world to include AMERICAN and FEMALE narrators. Right now, I only want to listen to British men and their sexy British accents. For 2008, I resolve to listen to my Yankee brothers too.
Jan. 4th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Okay...
What did I buy? Very practical things (kidding).

I already had four Snow Village lighted houses that I put on the mantel every Christmas (along with two non-snow village ones that coordinate well). So I bought another one -- this is a little lighted gift shop. Very cute. I would have paid the same if I had found it in the store, so I'm okay with it.

I also "collect" little KLM delft houses. I had three of the 88, and so for Christmas, Paul decided to give me a few more. We found some on Ebay, and now I have 11 of them! Only one or two are in prime condition, but I don't really care about that. If I did, I'd have to pay a lot more. But they are very cool looking and I love them. Will I buy more? Who knows? At least now, Paul has a new idea of what to get me for birthdays, etc, b/c he claims I'm hard to buy for. (Not true. I want pens, pencils, paper of every color, books -- I'm the easiest person to buy for that I know!)

That's a good resolution, Karm. I haven't listened to an audio book with a female narrator either, except The Egyptologist, and that one had several narrators, only one of whom was a female.

Now you're entered in the contest -- good luck!


Jan. 5th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
New time waster? Skateboarding? Of the indoor variety... reading comic books? Knitting? I tried to learn how to knit... it's too sedentary for me. Though some folks would classify sleeping as sedentary.
Jan. 5th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
Reading comic books sounds like a good one. Of course, what I should really do is take up housecleaing, but what are the odds of that?

Now sleeping -- I love that.
Jan. 5th, 2008 10:58 am (UTC)
Ahhh . . . eBay (and my New Year's Reading Resolution)
DH spends waaay too much time on ebay. He gets great deals which is what I want when we actually NEED something but my gosh, at Xmas and the kids' birthdays he has so much stuff hidden around the house that we never need to buy more and even now, just past Xmas, there is STILL stuff hidden around the house that needs to wait for birthdays not b/c the kids aren't old enough but b/c we didn't want to give them too much!

As for my New Year's reading resolutions, I resolve to read less. AG! Yes, I do. Or maybe I resolve to read better. I have a tbr -- counted it the other day -- that at my 2007 rate of reading would take me close to 2 years to get through. So, I resolve to buy a lot fewer books and work on my tbr. I also resolve to put down/stop reading a book if it isn't TOTALLY working for my by I don't know, the 3rd chapter? I did that yesterday, we'll see if I can keep it up. I ALSO resolve to spend less time in the blogosphere (which will free up time for reading that huge tbr). I cut back in 2007 on the number of independent blogs (I regularly read Karm's, Kate's and Erica's). But the # of blogs went up b/c I was reading the reading challenge blogs at eHarlequin and there were a ton. Well, there's going to be even more in 2008 so I really need to just do my own (I'll be part of the "DFW Plus" team btw) and ignore everyone else's. Which (if I do ignore everyone else's) will help with that resolution to buy fewer books. As for the audio books, their #s don't have to go down in 2008 (from 2006 or 2007) -- I can read them while doing other things. So, I also resolve to explore more audio books (and get some things done around the house).

Hey, Karm, Catie's LUNAs were read by women, you could try them in the New Year. Readers that I've enjoyed Sandra Burr and Susan Ericksen (sp?). Get the more recent stuff -- I got something older (like from 15 years ago) read by one of them in the library and whichever one it was has really really developed her talent over the years.


Jan. 6th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
Re: Ahhh . . . eBay (and my New Year's Reading Resolution)
Oh good, your husband can give me some pointers!

Good luck with your resolution -- I imagine you'll read as much or more than ever. We're all hooked, you know. But reading blogs can get counterproductive, so limiting them makes sense. I always check out yours and a few others at eharlequin (once I finally figured out that there was Most Recently Updated page -- before that, I had to click on each one each day, only to find nothing! Now I've also started using the search-blogs feature, which really is a timesaver if you want to know about a particular book.)

Thanks for stopping by, Penni. Good luck in the contest.


p.s. I think you're right to change your name from ftworthmom, although I had a wave of nostalgia when you referred to the Master Puppteer the other day.
Jan. 6th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Ahhh . . . eBay (and my New Year's Reading Resolution)
Ahhh, the MasterPuppeteer! I actually still use this handle in quite a number of places, mainly Television Without Pity and Popsugar. So if you see it around, know that it's moi!
Jan. 6th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Ahhh . . . eBay (and my New Year's Reading Resolution)
That's good to know!
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