21 April, 2008

Moving haiku!

Moving is teh suck
I hate packing all this shit
Will it never end?

People are cheap bastards!

It really is true, people are cheap bastards. Especially on Craigslist.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Craigslist. You just won't catch me trying to sell things on there anymore. It doesn't matter how cheap you try to sell something on there, chances are nobody is going to jump on it.

Over the past week, I have been giving away ridiculous amounts of things away on CL and people have been all over them, since they've been free. I've received probably *at least* 50 responses per item, with the first response being only minutes after it was posted. I did try selling 2 items though: a small stereo, and a queen size headboard/frame. The stereo got zero responses. I moved it to the free section and it was gone within hours. The headboard/frame got 2 responses. The first person had an emergency and bailed. The second person came, looked at it, nitpicked, and left. Now I moved it to the free section and, despite the fact that it's 2 days old and not even on the first page, have already received a response.

Damn you, people! Stop being such cheapskates! I've spent probably $300-$400 on items from Craigslist myself. Am I the only person who actually goes on there looking to spend money? Sheesh!

18 April, 2008

Feeling a bit lost here...

Life really does happen all at once... and it really does suck. I've been through a fair bit in the past year, which has thrown my life into total chaos. Anybody who knows me is well aware of that. Right now, however, seems to be the most troubling for me. I'm supposed to be moving out of my house by Sunday. No big deal there. I'm buying a house, right? Well, we haven't closed on the house yet. In fact, we've run into a snag which may prevent it from closing soon. We're in the final mile and just now being told that it's not going to happen. Of course, this is just my luck. So now I'm supposed to be staying with friends -- the ones who are selling me the house, in fact, until the house is finalized. That's great, don't get me wrong. The problem is, I have a LOT of stuff. They have offered to let me use their garage for storage... but I don't think they understand just how much stuff is involved here. So now I've decided that I'm just going to start giving things away on Craigslist... and I don't mean just one or two things. I mean... well, a lot. Almost all of my furniture. Even my couch is going tomorrow. It feels pretty good to be giving all of these things away... and with this, I'll be able to get new stuff, which is good. I just feel very frantic right now. I'm not really sure where I'm going to be living, and for how long... and I'm not sure where all of my things are going to be, or how long they are going to be there.

One of my biggest problems is going to be my VW Golf. It's in my garage... back in one piece again... but it doesn't run. It doesn't even start. It's been sitting too long as an unattended project. This one could suck.

Anybody got some free space? :)

04 April, 2008

...and my list of issues grows even longer.

Not that my new issue is a particularly bad one... or even a new one for me. I just have a name for it now. This particular one is called, apparently, Islomania. Islomania, according to this Wikipedia entry, is an obsession with islands characterized by an irresistible attraction towards them. This would explain my recent longing to visit pretty much any island I can find. It would also explain why I have, at different points in my life, been determined to move to each of the following: Hawaii, The Philippines, Mauritius, Reunion, Isle of Man, Guam, Bermuda, along with a few others. I know that there were some Micronesian islands as well.

I really like the quote from the original identification of the condition:
We islomanes, says Gideon, are the direct descendants of the Atlanteans, and it is toward the lost Atlantis that our subconscious is drawn.
That sounds like a good explanation to me... I'll accept that idea. :)

Atlantis, here I come!