Wednesday, December 13, 2006
I'm somewhat hampered in my posting ability by the fact that my sister reads this blog and the topic at hand is her Christmas present. So for the purposes of intrigue and a bright-eyed bushy-tailed Christmas surprise, we'll refer to Mary's gift as a llama. Actually, a bunch of them. From all over the world.

I had never used eBay before yesterday. But I wasn't able to find any llamas in local stores, nor was I able to find a satisfactory llama online at a regular website, so I figured, let's take the plunge.

My first two auctions, I was mercilessly and cruelly outbid at the very last second. Woe was me. So I bid on several more auctions, expecting the same situation at least most of the time.



You already know how this ends, don't you?

Yeah. I won all of them. All of them. Every single one. I have - or will, once the shipping happens - llamas coming out my ears.

Mary BETTER like llamas, that's for sure.

So, on top of the fact that I just accidentally won 5 auctions, there's the nasty little Paypal gnome making my life miserable. The first four transactions went through smoothly and prettily, not an issue, hooray. And this last one WILL. NOT. COMPLETE. Keeps telling me that it can't validate the card. Even though it validated every other time without a problem. I'm not above any sort of transaction limit, either a dollar amount or number of transactions per day... it just WANTS to piss me off because, really, why not?


She better like these damn llamas.