A few weeks ago, I was on the points auction site LISTIA and won the audiobook, “The Art of War”, and at 4000 points, paid dearly for it.

I assumed that since the “auction” page used the Amazon picture for it, it would include whatever packaging usually comes when you buy it on Amazon; and more importantly, a commercially produced CD. Instead, what I got was a home-burned CD with a home printed label. Admittedly, a very nicely made label. I would show it to you, but it’s out in the truck. Here is a screenshot of the ad;

Now, what would a warrior do about this? Break the CD and threaten the sender with the shards? It’s hard to scare anyone via the mail. I guess I will listen to the CD and live to fight another day.

So I have a lot of points on the trading site Listia.com, and I was randomly browsing… I meant to just comment on this one but I fumbled around and bid on it…

How awkwardly can you eat corn?

Mystery Corn Eater

… So my question was, “Well, just how awkwardly can someone eat corn? I got the picture back because I “won” the auction, I won’t post it but apparently the answer is; VERY awkwardly. For the record, here is the proper way to eat corn on the cob; you can’t tell by this still picture, but I am eating at a normal pace, not running it across my teeth like a fast typewriter, with a bell at the end of each row. Just for the record.

Corn on the cob fresh off the truck! You are what you eat; I eat corn.  

Wait up you guys! I haven't finished these arrows!

I picked up this little carving at a thrift store up in Mount Vernon yesterday. I can identify with him- He seems to be saying, “Wait up, you guys! I’m not done making my arrows! Larry took my good flintrock!”

This is one of the little nuances that I love at the Bellingham Railway Museum. Although I would rather that Barney got run over by an oncoming train, instead of one that is slowly backing onto a side spur line.