August 25th, 2004

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Cleaning with eBay

I'm focusing, a bit, on cleaning out my spare room, which, for reasons having nothing to do with artistic ability, I have come to call my "art room".

Today I looked at those two Star Trek Maquis ship models I got at a Pic N Save for a five dollars each. Years ago, I bought several of these for five, and auctioned them off for 17 dollars each.

Now I have 2 left, which made the move to Texas. To auction they go!

Next, I realized that I still had that Tudor NFL Super Bowl electric football field I bought in 2002 for use in recording my album, "Vibrating Electric Fields". I bought three fields, and only opened and used two. The third field, box unopened, goes up on auction.

Finally, it has been a long time since I auctioned "Vibrating Electric Fields", although it had a decent if mixed sales record on eBay. I had in my mind, of course, imagined that it would appeal to people like me who just like odd musics. Instead, of course, it appealed to adults who still play electric football. We all need our demographics, I think.

Today I'm trying the eBay 1 day auction feature. I know that this will suppress bidding, but I get bored of waiting for auctions to end when I am a buyer, and thus will run a short one now that I am a seller.

Yesterday my low bid on a 4-track recording studio got sniped by an only slightly higher bid from a competing bidder in the last five minutes. I would have "sniped back", only I got pulled into a call about a legal matter far more important than the recording studio travails of Gurdonark.

I wish I were better with software. I have two home recording studio programs, but no skill at all at making them work. I am definitely a "plug in and play" kind of consumer.

Let's see if my auction madness clears my art room, or if it proves to be one day of folly.
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cursing the candles

"In the spiritual life every person is his or her own discoverer, and you need not grieve if your discoveries are not believed in by others. It is your business to push on, find more and increase your own individual happiness."--Prentice Mulford

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