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post #1 of 22
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Just a minute ago there was a very loud knock at the door...so i put the dogs in a sit/stay command then looked out the peep hole to see who it was (i will not open the door for someone i do not know.) as usual, it was the ups dude....he was in his truck by the time i opened the door and was driving off. So i looked to see what he left behind.....apparently Colin ordered some interesting stuff from Office Max. One box is weird and i can't tell what's in it but it makes a lot of noise when you shake it The other one - well, it's just amusing! He bought an adjustable foot rest??What in the world!! There is obviously no place for it in the living room....so i'm guessing he got it to put under his computer chair when he plays his computer games I was starting to wonder if he had a pc problem- now i know An adjustable foot rest??? That's kinda random! Hehe now that i see what kinda weird random thing he ordered today, i totally don't feel bad ordering a few things from LUSH and Plain Brown Tabby Hehe i will be ordering shortly! Guys can be soo weird I swear he buys more random things than any chick i know
post #2 of 22
Ha! Sometimes typos really enhance a post! I thought he had bought an adjustable food rest for under his computer chair... presumably to serve kittyfood on...
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Ha! Sometimes typos really enhance a post! I thought he had bought an adjustable food rest for under his computer chair... presumably to serve kittyfood on...
oops! hehe i changed the typo guess that made it REALLY interesting for you to read huh!
post #4 of 22
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Ha! Sometimes typos really enhance a post! I thought he had bought an adjustable food rest for under his computer chair... presumably to serve kittyfood on...
Maybe it WASN'T a typo but a Freudian slip.
post #5 of 22
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Maybe it WASN'T a typo but a Freudian slip.
Perhaps so lol!
post #6 of 22
Hmmm...you should see some of the Crap hubby buys from E-Bay!!! I dread the UPS guy coming to the house, cause he only brings me crap anymore!
post #7 of 22
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Hmmm...you should see some of the Crap hubby buys from E-Bay!!! I dread the UPS guy coming to the house, cause he only brings me crap anymore!
i wouldn't doubt it what is it with guys and e-bay.....and those UPS folks that deliver everythingi never know what's gonna show up on the doorstep he can NEVER make fun of me for my candle shopping again
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
. One box is weird and i can't tell what's in it but it makes a lot of noise when you shake it The other one - well, it's just amusing! He bought an adjustable foot rest??What in the world!! There is obviously no place for it in the living room....so i'm guessing he got it to put under his computer chair when he plays his computer games I was starting to wonder if he had a pc problem- now i know An adjustable foot rest??? That's kinda random! Hehe now that i see what kinda weird random thing he ordered today, i totally don't feel bad ordering a few things from LUSH and Plain Brown Tabby Hehe i will be ordering shortly! Guys can be soo weird I swear he buys more random things than any chick i know

that one WOULD have been the new lap he got, oh well i hope he can return it.

and whats wrong with foot rest for your computer desk?, i hvae also since i spend more time at my desk then i do a real chair,
post #9 of 22
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that one WOULD have been the new lap he got, oh well i hope he can return it.

and whats wrong with foot rest for your computer desk?, i hvae also since i spend more time at my desk then i do a real chair,
no. he doesn't do laptops i'm still wondering what on earth is in that other box hehe actually he got a new widescreen monitor this week...he got it for $100 and has been soooo obsessed with it all week The footstool i'm sure is to encourage his already growing game issues its ok- he has his pc and i have my foster kittens it was just REALLY random!!!!
post #10 of 22
opps i need to learn to spell, i ment Lamp
post #11 of 22
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opps i need to learn to spell, i ment Lamp
ewww! perhaps the LEG lamp like from "A Christmas Story"???? That would be awesome
post #12 of 22
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ewww! perhaps the LEG lamp like from "A Christmas Story"???? That would be awesome

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!! I have been waiting for hubby to bring one of thos home for years!!!!
post #13 of 22
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ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!! I have been waiting for hubby to bring one of thos home for years!!!!
I don't know what i'd do if Colin brought one home I think i'd have to put it in front of the window and light it up every night That would be great!!!
post #14 of 22
Oh gosh, the leg lamp mention reminded me of the most bizarre thing I ever got on eBay...

Back when I had a little money, I used to collect those wonderful glass insulators from old telephone lines, hydroelectric dams, etc. Most people know the greenish-blueish ones that are most common, but there are thousands of styles and colors to rival the most gorgeous art glass. I still love 'em.

Anyway, I was involved in a website for insulator collectors, and we were all avidly searching eBay all the time... and I ran across this Thing. It was on a wooden base, and it stood about two feet tall. It was a sort of short tower made of some sort of hardened clay, painted orange... and it had several small toll-style insulators in clear glass set into it sideways, symmetrically, sticking out all around. At the bottom front was a little round-topped hole, through which one inserted a small ceramic lamp base with a 40-watt bulb in it.

So it was, ostensibly, a lamp. But we all continued to call it simply... the Thing.

It was altogether the ugliest Thing I had ever seen, and I of course drew the attention of my fellow collectors to it. We all puzzled over what its creator could possibly have had in mind, and after awhile, I became so curious that I emailed the seller and asked him if he knew the history of the Thing. He did not -- it had been left behind after a church yard sale -- but we both had fun speculating, and traded a few emails over it.

When the auction ended with not a single bid, the fellow packed the Thing up and sent it to me as a gift! Amazingly, it arrived intact... and it was even more hideous in person than its picture had led me to expect. A truly wretched sight to behold. My friends on the insulator site warned me that it must surely harbor demons, and I would be forever cursed by the insulator gods for owning it.

Not long after that, another collector and I had the idea of holding a little contest for who could use the most insulator-related words in a one-page story, with the Thing as the prize! Astonishingly, the guy who won actually wanted the Thing, so I had to part with it. ~sigh~

I kinda miss the Thing.
post #15 of 22
A foot rest is nothing! Last fall DH was on ebay and when I walked by he informed me he put a bid on something. It went something like this:

"what did you bid on?"
"A 4-wheeler but I probably won't win it because there's only 10 min left on the auction."
"And...ummm...how much?"

LONG pause....

"Baby, how much??"

"$3500.00....but I won't win it. People always save their bids for the last minute......."

9 minutes later....

"Honey, guess what....."

So, we now have a 4-wheeler. Granted we were looking at them and we did have the money. He actually got it at a good price. But, I did tell him from now on we have to discuss any purchases made before hand! Unless its a present for me of course!
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Back when I had a little money, I used to collect those wonderful glass insulators from old telephone lines, hydroelectric dams, etc. Most people know the greenish-blueish ones that are most common, but there are thousands of styles and colors to rival the most gorgeous art glass. I still love 'em.

Anyway, I was involved in a website for insulator collectors, and we were all avidly searching eBay all the time
I knew people collected those but I didn't know anyone was that serious! I think my dad still has half a dozen or more. Around here people give them away, sell them at garage sales, flea markets, or you can find them in dumps. I've mostly just seen the green and clear ones.

You wouldn't happen to have a picture of the Thing anywhere would you? It sounds crazy.
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Oh gosh, the leg lamp mention reminded me of the most bizarre thing I ever got on eBay...

Back when I had a little money, I used to collect those wonderful glass insulators from old telephone lines, hydroelectric dams, etc. Most people know the greenish-blueish ones that are most common, but there are thousands of styles and colors to rival the most gorgeous art glass. I still love 'em.

Anyway, I was involved in a website for insulator collectors, and we were all avidly searching eBay all the time... and I ran across this Thing. It was on a wooden base, and it stood about two feet tall. It was a sort of short tower made of some sort of hardened clay, painted orange... and it had several small toll-style insulators in clear glass set into it sideways, symmetrically, sticking out all around. At the bottom front was a little round-topped hole, through which one inserted a small ceramic lamp base with a 40-watt bulb in it.

So it was, ostensibly, a lamp. But we all continued to call it simply... the Thing.

It was altogether the ugliest Thing I had ever seen, and I of course drew the attention of my fellow collectors to it. We all puzzled over what its creator could possibly have had in mind, and after awhile, I became so curious that I emailed the seller and asked him if he knew the history of the Thing. He did not -- it had been left behind after a church yard sale -- but we both had fun speculating, and traded a few emails over it.

When the auction ended with not a single bid, the fellow packed the Thing up and sent it to me as a gift! Amazingly, it arrived intact... and it was even more hideous in person than its picture had led me to expect. A truly wretched sight to behold. My friends on the insulator site warned me that it must surely harbor demons, and I would be forever cursed by the insulator gods for owning it.

Not long after that, another collector and I had the idea of holding a little contest for who could use the most insulator-related words in a one-page story, with the Thing as the prize! Astonishingly, the guy who won actually wanted the Thing, so I had to part with it. ~sigh~

I kinda miss the Thing.
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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
A foot rest is nothing! Last fall DH was on ebay and when I walked by he informed me he put a bid on something. It went something like this:

"what did you bid on?"
"A 4-wheeler but I probably won't win it because there's only 10 min left on the auction."
"And...ummm...how much?"

LONG pause....

"Baby, how much??"

"$3500.00....but I won't win it. People always save their bids for the last minute......."

9 minutes later....

"Honey, guess what....."

So, we now have a 4-wheeler. Granted we were looking at them and we did have the money. He actually got it at a good price. But, I did tell him from now on we have to discuss any purchases made before hand! Unless its a present for me of course!

Wow! Both of those stories are hilarious!!!
post #18 of 22
It's driving me crazy! WHAT is in the other box?! lol
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Ha! Sometimes typos really enhance a post! I thought he had bought an adjustable food rest for under his computer chair... presumably to serve kittyfood on...
Ya know, the dogs can get hungry sometimes!
post #20 of 22
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I dread the UPS guy coming to the house, cause he only brings me crap anymore!
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
i wouldn't doubt it what is it with guys and e-bay.....and those UPS folks that deliver everything
What you don't like thoes lil brown shorts??? They aren't really so little anymore I don't think...
post #21 of 22
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It's driving me crazy! WHAT is in the other box?! lol
I don't know I'll look later whenver he opens it
post #22 of 22
you fail at being a spy.
think steam!!!!!!!!!
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