ebay crazies today. I haven’t been on ebay in a long time, probably since I discovered the site about a year and a half ago. At that point, I was bidding all over the place for collectible Coke memorabilia. Luckily, I was outbid most of the time, except for an old shot glass and a few other things. Anyway, I was surfing around at firstjewelry.com, looking for a pair of heart-shaped earrings for the spud, for Valentine’s Day. (Side note: I was all kinds of frustrated, because I put "heart-shaped earrings" in the search engine, and only one pair of earrings came up as a match. After much fuming and clicking around, it occurred to me to search on "heart earrings", which brought back 7 pages of stuff) I decided to check over on ebay to see what there was, and there was a perfect pair of dangly heart-shaped earrings, with the auction ending in less than an hour. I bid $9.99, and of course had to re-bid on them, since someone swooped in from out of nowhere and tried to outbid me with only five minutes left ’til the end of the auction. I ended up paying $17, which I still considered a pretty good price. That, along with a couple of small beanie-type dolls, and I’m done shopping for the spud for Valentine’s Day. Of course, after I was done bidding on the earrings for the spud, I went on to find a pair of opal heart-shaped earrings I would have liked for myself, and I argued back and forth (with myself, that is) whether they were too expensive (the current bid was $30) and whether or not they were worth it. I’m proud to say I talked myself out of bidding on them, although no doubt I would have been outbid eventually. Ah, well. It’s been raining like hell here, off and on since last night. There is nary a snowflake to be seen, though. I’m completely heartbroken, can you tell? Don’t you just hate it when you’re downstairs in the computer room with your husband, each of you on your own computer, and he laughs out loud, and you get all excited, ’cause you want to laugh too, and you say "What? What’s so funny?", and he shrugs and says in an offhand voice, "I’m just talking geek stuff with so-and-so", only instead of saying "so-and-so", he says the person’s IRC nickname? I can only assume they’re talking about me.