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.

Good old fashioned blackberry pie

Spent some time in the afternoon picking blackberries, with delicious consequences. Unfortunately, my experience tells me that the ratio on the pie chart shown will change overnight. This is the “before” picture taken at 9pm September First. I wonder if several layers of Saran Wrap would preserve the lovely geometric proportions shown here.