Saturday, July 21, 2007

So What Did You Do Today?

It's been too stinking hot to sleep here for the past week, so I was not really surprised to find myself up at 2:30am. But what to do? Well we ripped off a couple of DVD reviews, and I had a beer or 5. With daylight creeping up on us I had one of those 'Eureka' moments! Lets have a yard sale.

We have lots of junk, oops, good stuff, that someone else would love to own. So as the sun was rising I started hauling 'good stuff' outside. 16 typewriters, a couple of laptops, a Commodore 64 (with external diskette drive), etc, etc.

Jan and I relocated to the great outdoors around 7:30am, put the tunes on, and sat back to watch the fun. Around 10am we had some old lady who probably is suffering from dementia wander through. She was looking for some other yard sale! And she showed scant interest in laptops or typewriters.

Around 11:30 I was getting a little concerned, low on beer, low on cigarettes, it was time to call it a day. So we packed all the good stuff back inside and took a nap. In total we made exactly $0, and got to meet one geriatric lady. I now know why I don't do yard sales more often.


Did You Stop to Think? said...

Commodore 64! I have TWO! I am excited to hear I will be able to double your profits...

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Try sex toys for sale next time. Advertise in the local 'personals' column. You should see brisk sales and/or at least get some interesting phone numbers.

bigsoxfan said...

As the sign, attached to the sewage treatment plant, on my old ship said: "your shit is our bread and butter" Not quite on topic, but I've been drinking fermented mare's milk for the last few days.
It actually gets hot in Calgary? Stop the presses. Hot in outer Mongolia, as well. Alert Al Gore and Bono, "Houston, we have a problem"
On that subject. Houston.. The latest NASA scandal about shuttle crew drinking before launch. If I was taking off for the wild blue yonder at 9g's, with a suspect vehicle built by the lowest bidder , I think, I would be tempted to take a drink or two.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Yo, Simon, please shuttle on over to and vote for the deserving and ever so humble Saipanuvian as the Best Saipan Blog (using as many different computers as you own to do so please).

You too, Mark. I need all the help I can get.


PS: So does fermented mare's milk taste as bad as it sounds? Did anyone get the mare's permission?