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I'm home sick today, hoping to rid myself of this stupid sinus infection that I've had since before Passover. My doctor (or, rather, the nurse practitioner) gave me a new antibiotic, so hopefully that will help.

I recently lost a bid on e-bay which enforced my hatred for e-bay. It's great in theory, it's just that I get very depressed if I lose an auction. I was bidding on an out-of-print board game. jeannegrrl rocks, though, and she has lent me her copy of the game, so all is not lost. Seth and I played it on Saturday, but he has determined that he doesn't like it as a two-player game (it's for 2-4 players). I believe he thinks this because I kicked his butt. ;-) I agree with him, though. The strategy is just too easy with two players because one player's weaknesses become obvious and easy to exploit with only 2 players. That's fine. We'll just have to find other people to play with, which shouldn't be too difficult It's still not as cool as having a ping-pong table in the basement (not that we have a basement), but it's fun!

My depression over my e-bay loss, however, has not stopped me from bidding again on a different item. This time I'm bidding on a first-edition of a book that I've been looking for in various places for quite some time. The book is out of print so not always easy to find. I'm the only bidder so far and there are only 9 hours left, so hopefully I'll get it for not much money! The book is in Australia, so I had to do some calculating to figure out how much to make my maximum bid, but it turns out I calculated fairly well (I wanted to stay between $20 and $25 US, so I bid $30 AU, which turns out to be approximately $22.50 US). Every time I see an item in Australia, I think of glenbarnett, which is a happy enough association to have, so yay! Australia is way up on my list of places I want to visit someday. I wonder if it will ever happen. Hrm.

I'm going to go and hide on the couch now. I'm exhausted.

Current Mood: tired tired

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mscongeniality From: mscongeniality Date: April 20th, 2004 08:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry you're feeling sick.

What was the game?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 20th, 2004 11:57 am (UTC) (Link)
From: bodnej Date: April 20th, 2004 09:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Can I ask what game it is?

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 20th, 2004 11:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Of course you can.
From: bodnej Date: April 21st, 2004 09:38 am (UTC) (Link)
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: April 20th, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
My aunt went to New Zealand and brought me a shirt that spells out Auckland New Zealand in Hebrew letters. Kinda hokey, but it was a nice thought. She travels a lot and brings me back information on the Jewish community wherever she goes. When she was in Alaska she sent me a postcard of a Lubavitcher holding a big fish. She suffers a huge case of arrested development, 45, still lives at home, never married. I am more mature than she is. She wanted me to go on a single's cruise with her about two years after I married Joel. I had to explain to her why that wasn't appropriate.
Don't get too bummed over ebay...I try not to get attached to an item until I've won the bid. I also like half.com, which is ebay owned. No guesswork or "will I win the bid?"....you simply punch in that you want it and it is yours.
I hope you feel better and that this antibiotic does the trick. Still want me to come over tomorrow night for chick flicks?

From: gittygiggles Date: April 20th, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
feel better!!!!

sorry bout the caps, i'm at my parents and tjey have a weird keyboard
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