August 27th, 2006


Another poem, another reading ...

Still working through those last few poems from 2004 ...

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I actually have sort of been intending to have some new stuff for y'all ... I mean, I've stuck a spare piece of paper in my pocket when heading out the past few days, but have never quite hit that "itch" to write, so you'll just have to deal with "old" stuff for the moment. (sigh) Back in the day when I was writing 250 poems a year, I was driven about writing (OK, maybe "obsessive" is a better word) ... I feel like such a slug under the new "who cares if I write?" mind-set!

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I love nice slow days on eBay ...

Woot! I just got 10 CDs for $12.55 (including shipping) from "JayAndMarie" over on eBay! These are the folks who start all their CD and DVD auctions at a penny (and do huge volume, they have the #4 most feedback points on eBay, and close something like 20,000 auctions a month), and on nice slow days on eBay, you can snag quite a few goodies at 1¢ ... as a matter of fact, of that $12.55 only 10¢ was for product ... the rest is shipping ($3.45 for the first item, $1 each additional if you request Media Mail).

Of course, "popular" stuff is not likely to go for a penny ... but if you pull up Amazon's listings for the "who are these guys?" albums, you can typically give them a listen (well, 30 seconds at a go) before bidding ... and I generally find that I'll bid on about 1 out of 3 things that I look at after sampling them on Amazon. Of course, it does help if one has some odd tastes ... I got 4 "world music", 2 "industrial/trance", and 4 "assorted rock" albums today. I did get out-bid twice (on a couple of other "world" albums), but I'll survive. Sure, with shipping it's a bit more than what I'd pay at the dollar store ($1.26 each as opposed to $1.10), but there is a hell of a lot better selection via "JayAndMarie" and I can check out what the acts sound like (courtesy Amazon). Ah, I just love a deal!

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