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eBay diluted by Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, (Kittens?) ridiculous, but wait, they may be on to something!

Posted Sunday, May 24, 2009, at 10:23 AM

When I read this my first reaction was "No Way", one is a marketplace and the others are social networking but something kept me reading and the guy is making sense.

Much of the fun has left eBay. Probably for both, but I am sure as a seller it has become much more business than fun. http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/23/how...

Look at some of the eBay ads of years ago and compare that with now, if you see one. Boring!

I used start my eBay classes with Weird Al Yankovic's video rendition of "I bought it on eBay", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYokLWfqb... but even I have fallen into the serious funk. eBay may have temporarily (I hope) lost their sense of humor, but I am making a dedicated effort to get back to the fun.

The same goes for living with our daughter's kitten Pepperz. Her energy and playfulness has been driving me crazy lately. Right now I am typing with one hand to keep her occupied and OFF MY KEYBOARD!

My sense of humor has been stretched a bit, but I need to enjoy her antics, even when it means closing all the windows she has opened in the middle of my computer work, saving work before she throws my computer into a tailspin, etc.

She has done more things with keystrokes than I thought possible, and I have learned to type in a whole new fashion. I have never used Control Z so much to try to recover what she has deftly wiped out.

I gotta go. She has just taken over my mouse


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I will start a new blog so it gets better attention

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 10:55 AM

Steve we have had 5 kittens born 5 days ago. Our pretty Kitty got out one nite when she was not suppose to.Any way if you know any good families that may want a new kitten let me know. We have 2 yellow 2 white,yellow,brown spots and 1 yellow and white. Thanks

-- Posted by rebelrosecountrymom on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 9:56 AM

If I only caught all my spelling goofs.

Besides, the extra posts make it look better. Thanks.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, May 27, 2009, at 11:55 AM

OOPS- I FIXED SOME SPELLING HERE.

That's crazy how that happened. I think Ipod is a key way that Apple is attacking Microsoft. I guess they figure if we win all the kids over with Ipod, then when they grow up and have jobs --surely they'll buy an Apple Macbook. I Enjoyed the blog!

-- Posted by kfernandez on Wed, May 27, 2009, at 10:25 AM

That's crazy how that happened. I think Ipod is a key way that Apple is attacking Microsoft. I guess they figure if we wein all the kids over with Ipod, then when the grow up and have jobs --surely they'll buy an Apple Macbook. Enjoyed the blog!

-- Posted by kfernandez on Wed, May 27, 2009, at 10:21 AM

That brings a smile QC. Luckily we send faxes from a machine that is not conducive to sleeping, but I will make sure my internet access is off if the computer is left on. From the screens this little one can bring up, I have no doubr she could send an e-mail.

See you Saturday?

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, May 27, 2009, at 9:40 AM

Oh,yes...

Years ago,we had a five week old kitten send a fax when we hadn't been able to get our pc to co-operate at all.

Our neighbors heard the phone ring at 2 a.m.,saw our number on their caller i.d. and were certain something was terribly wrong.

Then,they saw the fax with the single word "test".

Seven hours earlier,they'd been helping us fax a message with our computer but we'd had no luck whatever we did.

The little orange fluffball we found snoozing on the keyboard never did reveal his secret.

Do they make Leap Pads for baby cats?

-- Posted by quantumcat on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 1:08 PM

ha GOTTA LOVE THE KITTIES...

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sun, May 24, 2009, at 7:38 PM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.