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I do bid on stuff on eBay from time to time and I also sell stuff on there too. Thought I'd start a thread for eBay adventures, weird finds, selling on eBay, etc. My most recent sale was of an old laptop I had. Something a bit odd that happened this time was that someone sent me a message at 5:40am yesterday asking if I had received their payment and if I could send the thing to a different address. It was not the winning bidder. My spidey sense was going off right away because of the grammatical and spelling errors in the message. And that individual was in New York while the winner was in Colorado. Yeah, I think that was a scam and they were trying to get a free laptop out of the deal while leaving me and the winner hanging. I turned that piece of excrement in to eBay. Another thing to add to 47's terms and conditions - I'm only going to ship to the address listed in the bid. If people don't like that they can: (a) go fornicate themselves; and (b) not bid on my crap. Happens a lot when I sell stuff. I wish eBay would make it easier to report scammers and people who can't fornicating read terms and conditions.
"Every time a Brooklyn resident raves about “comfort food,” a coal miner from Appalachia is crushed in a landslide." I have to admit, I laughed the the reviews. I also no longer shop there. Please be beverage-free while reading. http://adequateman.deadspin.com/the-2016-hater-s-guide-to-the-williams-sonoma-catalog-1789529261
Okay, so by some bizarre cosmic coincidence one of my very best friends (who happens to also be my only friend that still lives in my home town) is also getting married. She is also marrying a guy from overseas. Her fiance is also moving here. She also met her fiance online. She is also getting married rather quickly. Her fiance is also tall and skinny. They are also having a very low key registry wedding. They are also getting married very soon. They too are inviting only a handful of very close guests. It's pretty fucking weird how similar our circumstances are. However they have diverged with her unexpected announcement that she is expecting. I'm happy for her but there's a very real and selfish part of me that feels cheated. Not long ago she and I were discussing children and how they weren't really on the cards for my fiance and I. She agreed that she had no pull towards being a parent. That made me happy because literally everyone else I grew up with except this friend has kids. It was a relief to have a close friend to navigate childlessness with. We could continue to make out plans to meet up whenever it was convenient. We'd continue our beloved traditions of trawling thrift stores and going to the market, meeting up on a whim. We could maybe sometimes do couple things and it would be great. Now that's all changing very suddenly. Mostly I feel very protective of her. She's going through some hard shit that I won't write about here, even on a totally anonymous not-a-blog. I know she won't be one of THOSE parents whose identity becomes their child. I still worry, though. I want my friend of over 20 years. I want her to be recognisable on the other side for MY sake, and for that I'm sorry. I can't help but feel left behind. I honestly don't know if I can ever carry a child to term, and if I did there's a strong likelihood they would be a very sickly child like I was. Still, the idea of having our kids growing up being friends the way we did is a tempting one. I have to remind myself that really isn't on the cards for me, and hey - maybe if I did have a kid our kids would hate each other. She really needs a friend right now and I'll be there for her no matter my worries and selfish impulses. I can promise her that. Wow, that got heavy. Ha ha. Wasn't expecting that because the whole point of this blog post was something a lot more light-hearted and far more frustrating: shopping for wedding clothes. She and I went out shopping this morning at our favourite vintage store. My friend is gorgeous and very slim - even now she's pregnant - and found a billion different things to try. Sure, it was harder than usual because she had to accommodate the kid, but she managed to find this gorgeous blue dress. Good thing she did, because the wedding is about 10 days away! I found a few things to try on but sadly vintage clothes just aren't made for busty girls. It doesn't help that the store mostly has sizes 6-10. Vintage 6-10s are even smaller than regular ones. Even in my teen years when I was a 6 I would have been too busty to find a good fit. Now that I'm a 12 it's hopeless. I tried on a 16 (and it was such a gorgeous dress!) and it was WAY too small for my chest, and swimming in other areas. It's a shame because I LOVE vintage clothes. I have a few in my closet I could wear to her wedding but they're very much winter dresses and there's no way in hell I'm wearing anything wintery in the middle of summer. So I'm calling bullshit on clothes shopping. I knew it would be painful. I wish I could just wear jeans and a nerd t-shirt like I usually do. Or even better, ripped jeans, my leather chucks and a flannel shirt (I'm not getting married 'til Autumn). In fact, my friend told me to go ahead and do it! But I have parents to placate and I think I'll look back with regret if I didn't dress up just a little. I'm definitely not wearing a wedding dress, or anything white. I have ordered a dress but it's wholesale and from China and I have no expectations of it fitting in any way even though I ordered two sizes bigger than I am. It's more of a guideline for when I inevitably have to have a dress quickly made because my tits are too big, my legs too short and the rest of me too average. It's not meant to be painful. TV and magazines say getting a wedding dress is a huge milestone in life, one to be witnessed by family and friends (and cameras!), a time when the blinders fall away and you realise in a moment from a fairytale just how beautiful you can be. Bullshit. Not for me. I've been cheated and it's just not cricket.
(Mods, please mode the thread if there is a more fitting place for it!) I'm a european going to the States for the first time, and I want to go shopping. Going to Miami, Orlando, and driving through Key West. I'm not too fond of department stores... I do like the Scandinavian style, with simple and clean lines, like Cos, &other stories, zara, Mango, Warehouse, Filippa K... Feeling a bit to old for Forever 21 Any ideas for were to start or stores to Google?
My friend came across this today, an Infant Circumcision Trainer! (No I am not including pictures of it). Here's the link to the item on Amazon in case you're dying of curousity and want to see what it looks like amazon.com/Nasco-Infant-Circumcision-Trainer-White/dp/B0083Y0W26/ Now I'm wondering if any fundie / qiverfull types would splurge to get one of these so they could practice that art themselves?