Posts Tagged ‘Ebay’

The day has been positively thrilling.

March 15, 2010

Last night I couldn’t get to sleep for ages because I kept worrying about something stupid that didn’t even end up needing to be worried about. All in all, I lay in bed for over an hour and didn’t end up asleep until almost midnight. Usually, I can get to sleep in seven minutes or less, and seven minutes is the average time it takes somebody to get to sleep. I was so tired… I don’t know why I felt the need to worry so much.

Anyway, rehearsal was until 6:30, and afterward I went to Walmart with my pops to get a black t-shirt to decorate at stage crew tomorrow. The girl’s t-shirts were so horrible and thin, and then I happened into the men’s section, where there were genu-ine Fruit of the Loom shirts! Much sturdier and nicer than the cheapskate girl’s shirts! I bought a small etch-a-sketch at Walmart, because I’ve been wanting one for a long time.

And THEN, THEN THEN THEN THEN THEN, I got home and found that my package had arrived! AND, within the package was the Bye Bye Birdie record I have been so yearning for! It was a dream, it was. It also included three other mostly boring records, but it was cheaper to buy the Bye Bye Birdie record in this random set than it was to buy it separate, on Ebay, that is, for some reason. The shipping sticker on the box the records were in showed that it cost the seller more money to ship the records than I paid for them! Maybe she was just trying to get rid of them? Anyway, I listened to the marvelous melodious tunes of Bye Bye Birdie for about half an hour, which was when my father said I was being too loud and had to turn it off because Abie and Benny are going to sleep. Pretty much my entire family is sick right now, everyone except Abie and me. I hardly ever get sick and have not gotten sick the past three times (maybe more, but I don’t remember) that my entire family has. Maybe I’m a carrier, or whatever?

Everything is Rosie

March 10, 2010

School has been going by so quickly lately! Tomorrow’s Thursday already! Rehearsal was fun today, and I painted and taped for marking the places to be painted. Afterward, I went to Giant with my pops and Lydia, and Rachel was there getting stuff to make a funfetti cake! Pret-ty funny!

Then I got home, and found that my VHS had come in the mail. It’s called “Baby Songs.” I used to watch this video ALL THE TIME when I was younger, that and the second one, “More Baby Songs.” When we had a yard sale a few years ago, my father decided that we wouldn’t use VCRs anymore, only DVD players, so we sold all our videos. That included the above. Here’s a video that I want to put here so you can here the beginning song:

I LOVE these videos. I love the songs, I love the clothes, I love the memories. I was always so jealous of all the kid’s awesome 80’s clothes, and I still am…

Oh! Yesterday I bought a set of four records on Ebay. It includes three I don’t really know about, and the Bye Bye Birdie soundtrack!!! And I just finished watching the movie, by the way. I LOVED it.

EDIT: So the video isn’t working on here- watch it on YouTube though- it’s worth it!

I enjoy seeing what people searched for that brought them to my blog.

February 12, 2010

I woke up at 9:30 this morning. I went to bed at exactly 1 am, so I had exactly eight and a half hours of sleep. There’s something about waking up at a precise time that makes me want to get up straight away. Soon after waking up, I shoveled snow. It’s supposed to snow again Monday, but I hope it only warrants a delay on Tuesday at the most.

Once I came inside from shoveling, I went on the computer and put a ton of songs on my Ipod. Most of them were by The Everly Brothers, although others were by The Clash, The Mountain Goats, Priscilla Ahn, Streetlight Manifesto, Tom Lehrer, The World/Inferno Friendship Society, and a very old Russian man. His first name is Vladimir, and I do not recall his last.

Later, I knit a bit (the Ravelympics, a knitting and crocheting version of the Olympics that is hosted by a knitting and crocheting site called Ravelry, started today), and I watched the majority of a swell movie called Hope and Glory. Meine Mutti recommended it to me yesterday evening, and I was lucky enough that it was on Netflix Instant Watch. I was really excited a little while ago when I saw that the point I paused the movie at earlier was 1:23:40. That was extraordinary for me to see.

Oh, my state tax refund came in the mail today. I got back sixty-seven dollars.

Around 3:30 pm, I got ready for work. I left at 3:48 pm and worked from 4 pm to 8 pm. A few notable events occurred at work:

[1]Six teenage boys (I’d guess they were fourteen or fifteen) came into Safeway. They were wearing hooded sweatshirts, all with the hoods up. They were certainly hooligans, as they pushed each other around back and forth like hooligans often do. A little while later, Suzie, one of the managers, escorted them all out. It was funny to watch because she is so short and they were so tall. They were kicked out because they were shoplifting.

[2]Jordan, one of the cashiers, gave me one of the Olympic pins that were being “awarded” to customers who spent a certain amount. I took it, because I had been eying them enviously the whole evening, but now I’m feeling kind of guilty about taking it. It’s a really neat pin, anyhow.

[3]Since I was snowed in last week on payday, I received two paychecks today. I have so much money right now that I don’t know what to do with it, but that was still exciting.

After work, I bought a new charger and USB cord for my camera on eBay, because I lost both long ago and my camera needs to be charged now. It’s from Hong Kong, so it will probably take a really long time to arrive, but I’m fine with waiting because the same thing for sale from US sellers was more than triple the price. I am also waiting for a purple watch to come in the mail, that I ordered a few days ago, also from Hong Kong. A lot of awesome stuff is for sale on eBay that comes from Hong Kong. This is what the watch looks like:

I like it a lot.

I’m going to go ahead and call it a night. Here’s a music video that has always made me smile:

Oh, and since only one person on Facebook has responded to this question, I’ll ask it here too:
What band or singer do you listen to the most?

A Day of Marvelous Proportions

June 16, 2009

One of those animal adoption commercials is on. They’re always exactly the same.

Now, away from the side note. My day, or my day after my morning post:

I knit a scarf with four types of yarn held together.

I knit a blue and magenta wristband that says “Live Long and Prosper” on it. Yessiree, I taught myself fair isle and made up a chart and everything! It was really a test knit for a Live Long and Prosper hat, but in the meantime I will WEAR IT TO PIECES.

I was on Ebay for about three bajillion years and I bought these AMAZING and UNBELIEVABLE pins:

and then came the kicker. I saw these Star Trek action figures:

(there’s a better picture here:

or this SET of Star Trek action figures, rather, complete with McCoy, Kirk, and Spock, along with two MEDICAL TRICORDERS and a PHASER, and I watched the item obsessively for over an hour while listening to a Fandomania podcast (actually quite interesting, I’d never heard of them before) and then I BOUGHT THE ACTION FIGURES. I am the happiest clam in the sea, the sparkliest star in the sky, the most cheerful of them all. I can not wait for it all to arrive in the mail. That, and my Best of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner CD, and my Star Trek command officer t-shirt, and THE HAPPINESS the above will bring.

Oh, and I watched Spock’s Brain today, and also The Menagerie Part II, and both were excellent, though the primer was delightfully ridiculous.

Tomorrow is Wednesday Club (Rachel and I are carpooling and we might end up being the only ones there, but SO WHAT?) and I also have an orthodontist appointment tomorrow. I think I’ll change my braces to primary colors, like the red shirts, blue shirts, and yellow shirts of the Enterprise. It would be hilariously unfortunate if all of my teeth with red bands on them simultaneously ROTTED. Never mind, I guess that wouldn’t be too good…

Well, I still have a library book lost (The Clothes They Stood Up In) and I need to find it to return it tomorrow.

So, goodbye. Live long and prosper, and have a LOVELY day tomorrow, the loveliest day around.

Twenty-Five Things About My Day

May 25, 2008

This post is going to be mostly in the form of ‘today I…’

So, here it goes…

Today I…

[1]Went to Petsmart to get toys for Gatsby. There was this monstrously huge dog there with a head nearly as big as all of Gatsby

[2]Went to Safeway and bought tons of stuff four Memorial Day- including stuff to make Smores, and marshmallows that are blue, pink, and white and shaped like stars

[3]Had a miniature turkey and cheese sandwich for lunch

[4]Learned how to play chess, played it five or six times, and taught my little brothers how to play chess- it is now one of my most favorite games, only beaten by Scrabble

[5]Read part of Verbatim and then ditched it in order to play with the chicks outside

[6]Took Gatsby for many walks and marveled over how adorable he is

[7]Thought about and nearly decided upon what to get for Laura for her birthday party

[8]Came in second place for the high score of Chicken Invaders 2 and typed my name in as ‘thegrimreaper’

[9]Left my bangs down all day and repeatedly had to push them out of my eyes

[10]Became extremely excited for many things that are going to happen soon

[11]Watched “The Legend of Sinbad” on Backyardigans[12]Listened to Schoolhouse Rock history songs outside

[13]Wore purple socks that Gatsby kept chewing on

[14]Itched my nose many times

[15]Struggled to think of twenty-five things to write on here

[16]Woke up at 9:37 in the morning

[17]Took a shower

[18]Taught Archie to not poop on my hand

[19]Thought we were going to have school tomorrow

[20]Saw a picture of myself at age seven wearing a pink checkered dress and a huge smile on my face

[21]Wore my hair in pigtails because they make me feel like adulthood is not quickly approaching

[22]Thought about exactly what I want to be when I grow up and failed to completely decide (which I do nearly every day)

[23]Had cherry pepsi, which is my favorite soda and also very bubbly

[24]Considered jumping out of the car while it was driving

[25]Made many wishes about many things


[Bonus] Hoped that the internet would begin working again so that I could post this already

Yeah, so today was interesting. I keep thinking it is Sunday and, well, it is. I have barely read at all this weekend, which is unfortunate considering I still have four more books to read before Wednesday Club when they are due.

Also, I really wanted the Dr. Martens I mentioned yesterday but, unfortunately, my mother told me about how Dr. Martens sort of mold to the shape of your foot and the used ones I wanted would have already done that to the other person’s feet, making it so that if I wore them then I would get foot problems, if that wording makes any sense. Plus, she said the seller jacked up the price of the shipping and she would not ever buy from them because of that. Apparently, the shipping was over twice the amount it should have been.

Anyway, it is nearly dinner time. My father is making Cabo chicken, which I believe is some sort of chicken marinated in lime juice or something, and angel hair pasta. It should all be delicious.

Farewell and have an excellent Memorial Day!

The Great Gatsby Came Hither!

May 25, 2008

The sleepover of yesterday to this morning was epic. Alexandra (obviously), Kaitlyn, Rachel, Sarah (not my friend Sarah from school- Alexandra’s neighbor; she was not able to spend the night, though), and I were at the party, and it was fantastic. We played Candy Land and watched Stardust, a movie Kaitlyn brought. Quite frankly, I find it extremely hard to believe that I had not heard of it before then. Stardust is a bit like… well, I cannot really describe it to anything- I guess the closest would be The Princess Bride. Anyway, Stardust is now one of my favorite movies of all time. It is just so… I cannot think of any way to describe it, once again. My friends’ and my favorite character was Septimus, played by British actor Mark Strong. The character looked quite a bit like Alan Rickman does playing Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies, and he was on a horse at one point. For this reason, Rachel and Kaitlyn had previously named him Snape on a Horse. And oh, Snape on a Horse, how wonderful you are.

At Alexandra’s house, there is a projector rather than a television screen. It is humongous, and Alexandra’s older sister Jessica hooked it up to her laptop. Then she played slide shows of various magna fanfiction, to which we made shadow puppets and promptly poked them as well as other things such as give them glasses and censoring any ‘inappropriate’ parts of the pictures.

The other epic part of the sleepover would have to be, without a doubt, pulling an all-nighter. Alexandra actually fell asleep around one in the morning, but Kaitlyn, Rachel, and I stayed up all night. We defined an all-nighter as staying up until the time you woke up the day before. In our case, it was around 5:45 am. Actually, Kaitlyn fell asleep around an hour before this time, but she made it up by waking up and staying up for an hour extra before crashing. In the end, we each actually had about five hours of sleep. Not bad for a sleepover.

In order to stay up for so long without becoming bored, we played over four straight hours of Truth or Truth, which is Truth or Dare edited in order to not have to get up and do something- Alexandra’s house is extremely creepy, especially at night, what with the many small doors to the attic, dark closets, and glass dolls. We also watched part of (I say part of because I fell asleep- this was after the all-nigher) some exploitation documentary (or whatever Alexandra’s father referred to it as) that was made back when marijuana started being used as a drug. It was crazy ridiculous- it kept calling it ‘the dread marijuana’ and ‘the scourge drug’ and stuff. It sounded so out-of-whack that it was actually pretty funny. We spoke of many, many things during that party.

Oh yeah, during the daytime/nighttime we also played Mario Party I and Pokemon Stadium on Nintendo 64. It was very fun.

So yes, that was it. It was absolutely amazing. Alexandra’s father brought me home in the end, because my parents were “going out to lunch” (to be explained in a bit) and were therefore not available to bring me home.

They say that bad things come in threes. Is this the same for good things? I sure hope so, because my life lately has been two big bundles of good luck. It seems that carrying seven lucky pennies around for a day really paid off.

First good thing- you all already know about this one: Archie! She is becoming even sweeter than before, regardless of the fact that I was nearly positive that was impossible.

Second good thing- (I could scarcely write this, knowing what cuteness lies in the room next door) WE GOT OUR PUPPY TODAY! I got home from my sleepover and found that my parents had left at 7:30 am, supposedly to go out to lunch. But, really who in the world goes out to lunch at 7:30 in the morning? A rather obvious cover-up, if you ask me.

They ended up being gone for quite a while. A few minutes before getting home, my mother called Clara’s cellphone and said she needed help carrying things inside and that we should all meet her outside. Right after hearing this, I knew what was going on. They had not gone out to lunch- they had gone to Pennsylvania to pick up our puppy!!!

He is absolutely adorable- he is really roly-poly and has these fantastic-looking eyes and this super soft fur and… my goodness, I am going to post a picture below. Oh yeah, and his name was voted upon (thank goodness the first name I wanted won- I do not think I would ever get over having a dog with a cliche first name)- it is Great Gatsby Moose, Gatsby for short.

Here he is sleeping with Archie on his head (for double the cuteness!):

And a better picture of just him:

My, oh my, he is cute.

The auction for the Dr. Martens I want ends tomorrow. The price was already extremely good, yet nobody bid on them and now the price has lowered! I am just hoping my mother stops procrastinating and comes over and types in her credit card number so I can buy the awesome boots- she keeps most of my money in a bank account and I do not have a credit card or anything to buy things online.

Gosh, I love having plans on Fridays- it makes the weekend last much longer.

I took a shower after the sleepover and decided to leave my bangs down after it, despite the fact that they are down to the tip of my nose now. I sort of swooped them off to the side so I can actually see without them hanging in my eyes, and it actually is not that annoying.

I feel so lucky right now, so tremendously lucky. I have said that a billion times, and I have said that I have said it a billion times, but I love life so much.

Alright, I simply cannot stand it- I am going to play with Gatsby. Farewell!

Project Beginnings, the Secret Spot, and Shoes

May 21, 2008

Wednesday, oh joy. Wednesday club. Not only that, but I got to miss all of school to help out in the preschool. You know, because of the whole HSA thing. It was awesome- I am seriously considering becoming a preschool teacher.

Project beginnings- there are two of them, hence the plural form of ‘beginning.’ The first is not really a project, more of an ongoing thingamabobber. It is something that countless have done before me- record books I want to read. It is titled ‘Books That I Wish To Read Before I Die’ and has about five or six on it so far. More will surely be added, mainly classics that must be classics for a reason that I would like to find out. The second project is one I may have read about somewhere, or perhaps just subconsciously, seeing as I cannot for the life of me recall where I read it. Anyway, it is to collect the signature of everyone I meet. I have started by gathering the signatures of some people I have already met, mainly the Wednesday Club participants and a few family members.

Oh my, how lovely, it has begun to rain even harder than a moment ago. It was raining a smidgen earlier, but promptly stopped.

The Secret Spot- well, somebody jokes whose name is Brittany came to Wednesday Club with us today. She showed us this amazing spot behind the library, where there are a few benches (one of which is a memorial for Craig J. Fritz- while Courtney was sitting on it, Laura cleverly pointed out that Courtney was on the fritz) and such. It is this really lovely place, much nicer than the far-away benches in the front of the library.

Shoes- for a while, I have only had one pair of shoes to wear. Naturally, with time comes wear, which comes with tear- and my green Chucks are fantastic as ever, but they will not be alive forever if I continue to wear them every day of my life. Hence, my idea that I need to get another pair of shoes. There is currently a pair of Dr. Martens in my size on Ebay, which I am hoping my parents will buy for me. You know, because shoes are considered a necessity and all, meaning that my parents would be willing to buy them. I am running out of money and I have yet to find a job. Anyway, these shoes are a tremendously good deal and I really want them. Along with these, I love the most likely aforementioned yellow rain sliders. The auction for them is ending in about a day, and the price has yet to raise significantly. This pair is yet another thing I am hoping my parents will purchase for me. Before it is too late.

Alright, that sounded sketchy.

Blast! I just remembered that I missed a writing assignment in English today- meaning that I will have to make it up. I honestly do not like making things up. Just the thought that I am behind on something- ugh, it makes me shudder.

Laura is going to have a party next week or something! I believe I mentioned this enough already, but I am extraordinarily excited. Plus, I will get to meet the amazing Sabrina! I had a chance to meet her at another party some time ago, but I got sick and was not able to come. Which was utterly dreadful, seeing as I rarely get sick and the sickness just happened to arrive on the day I did not want it to. Then again, I never really want to be sick.

Sorry, I am getting off topic. The number of the day is three thousand two, the holidays are National Memo Day and National Waiters and Waitresses Day, the word of the day is lugubrious, an adjective meaning ‘excessively mournful.’

Laura is a genius.

Sorry, I just keep thinking of how much smarter than me she is.

Oh yeah, I believe my ants have started tunneling! I guess they are extremely slow, because the tunnels so far are very short- still, they are there, sure as day.

Speaking of the ants, I have named one. The one that I always find ‘punching’ the glass. Thank you very much, Laura, for searching the encyclopedia to find out about the physicist (whose name, drumroll please, is Pascal the Curious!).

Hooray, the chicks will arrive tomorrow (or possibly Friday, but I am hoping tomorrow) and the puppy will be picked up from Pennsylvania in a week or two!

Blegh, lately I have been developing a number of habits. One, for instance, is that I find myself pointing at someone when they say something I do not agree with. For example, my mother will tell me that she hopes it is not raining and I will just, all the while keeping a straight face, point right at her. I have not an inkling how this was developed. Another is to say, ‘what do you think this is, a free-for-all?’ whenever anybody… well, actually, whenever. My mother has nearly forbidden me to say it, I have been saying it so often. Again, I have no idea why I have begun to do so.

…and we whispered the secrets of our brains.

Good night, everybody.

EDIT AN HOUR OR TWO LATER: Oh my goodness, I guess I was so excited about this that it completely slipped my mind- right now I share a room with two sisters, Clara and Emma, though I have wanted my own room for a long time.  Well, my parents are seriously considering putting walls up in the huge sunroom we have in our house and making two bedrooms.  Since Jake and I are the oldest, we would get to each have one!!!  I am so excited about this, so monstrously excited.  I have said that a billion times about other things, but I truly cannot wait for this to happen (which I am hoping it does).  My goodness, my own room would be amazing.  I could… paint the walls fantastic colors, and put bookshelves everywhere, and have a loft bed with a desk underneath it and… my goodness, there are so many amazing possibilities! 

Alright, end of edit, good night for real now.

Over A Dozen Exclamation Points

May 19, 2008

Alternate titles (because alternate titles are an awesome idea):

An Ant For Each Year And One For Good Luck

An Abundance Of Excitement

Yup, you have guessed it- my ant farm arrived today!!!! I was so excited, all day long, that I could scarcely sit still in class. When I got home, sure enough, the package was here! After a bit, I caught sixteen ants and put them in the ant farm. I am hoping they are the right kind that will actually dig through the gel- I will not know, though, for twenty-four to forty-eight hours, the estimated time before they start digging, according to the instructions booklet.

Jiminy Crickets, this is exciting!

I am currently reading two different books- one about human individuality titled No Two Alike and the other about Mary Mallon titled Typhoid Mary. Both are quite interesting.

The weather is rather nice today- not very sunny and kind of windy.

Nobody has bid on the yellow rain sliders on Ebay yet- they are only about thirteen dollars (that includes shipping) so perhaps I will be able to buy them!

Hooray, our chicks are arriving on Thursday!

Oh joy, we are getting our puppy next weekend!

Fizzing whizbees, Laura is having a party soon!

Wowzers, John Green is going to upload a video EVERY DAY this week! How monstrously exciting is that?

Hurrah, I get to miss school on Wednesday- plus there will be Wednesday Club after school!

My goodness, there are a humongo amount of amazing things happening in the near future! More of those magnificent things to come-

We are having chicken noodle soup for dinner!

The “In Case Of Zombies” shirt has been reprinted on Threadless!

My ants are fantastic and will start tunneling soon!

There are over a dozen exclamation points in this post!

Life is the best thing ever!

I am going to play with a pinwheel outside after dinner!

Obviously, it is a very exciting day. What joy awaits!

Farewell, Mexican jumping beans.

EDIT: In all of the excitement, I completely forgot to tell all of the things of the day!  The number of the day is seventy, the words are ineffable and janiform (incapable of being expressed in words and having two faces), the boring holiday is Boy’s Club Day, and the nonexistent color of the day is sunrise.