My List to get rich quick. My attempt to make a stab at my own little version of the gross national debt. And I DO mean gross.
- put the horse trough on Craig’s List for $50.00. Check- (SOLD)
- put the saddle on Craig’s List for, ummm, $200.00?…. $300.00? (Will do as soon as Keelan gets home and cleans it up. *note to self, tell John to bring home saddle soap*
- investigate the cost of saddles.
- put Kes’s text books and a few others on Amazon to sell. 7 of them. Check- (SOLD…some of them)
- put a bunch of my McCoy pottery pieces on Ebay. Check- (bidding ends late tomorrow, prepare to be rich, less poor.
I cannot freaking believe that Kes just came in and told me that she was looking at her courses on line and she has a biology 2 class, (or some such shit) that is requiring the exact same book that we just sold for $80.00.
AAAARRRG! WHY, OH WHY IS MY GET RICH (quick, deadly slow, whatever), SCHEME BACKFIRING?
On the bright side, I have scarred Keelan for life… mentally, that is. During the Christmas meal preparation, she wandered into the kitchen and gazed longingly at the turkey that I had recently pulled out of the oven. I thought I’d mess with her a little bit and I gestured to the perfectly round, neat little 22 caliber sized hole in the breast of the bird where I had recently pulled out the pop up button thing that tells you when it is sufficiently done on the inside.
I said, “Oh, look… that’s where they shot it.”
Her eye’s got huge and I swear her face turned white as she stared at that turkey that she must have been sure had died a natural death of “want-to-contribute-to-our-holiday-meal”. Everyone started laughing and she blushed. Sometimes she is sooooo sweet.
And then there are the other times…
Comment by Serendipitous Girl on December 28, 2008 at 5:52 pm
I love when your traffic thing says “United States arrived.” The WHOLE country is reading you! I was pondering selling a few things on EBay myself. Was it fairly simple?
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Comment by Memarie Lane on December 29, 2008 at 11:53 am
My mom’s church uses a horse trough for baptisms. I shit you not.
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Comment by cool breeze on December 29, 2008 at 4:45 pm
Poor kid, I know she was embarrassed.
She will remember that one, and won’t let you ever forget it.
I gave up on the get rich quick thing … a slow, direct route to the poor house is much less stressfull.
Comment by Kori on December 29, 2008 at 5:30 pm
I have a REALLY great idea for making money FAST, I just don’t have the guts to try it. Because it is illegal. : )
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Comment by Predo on December 29, 2008 at 8:35 pm
Hey, you could have done worse! Remember ALIEN the movie? You could have said that is where the little alien thin came out!
The whole money making thing, yeah, SSG is gonna be my pimp. Do you think if she gets 70% that is too much?
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Comment by big hair envy on December 30, 2008 at 1:55 pm
No. You . Dit’n. Bwahahaha! I’ll have to remember that one…
I’m still trying to figure out how to make a living by blogging. When I figure it out, I will sell the “secrets” and watch the $ roll in!! Again, Bwahahahaha! I’d be better off as an Aqua Net sales rep:/
If it makes you feel any better, one of our employees took a class at the local community college last semester. The class cost was $280.00. The book? $160.00. True Story.
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Comment by Ree on December 30, 2008 at 8:47 pm
You’re a naughty woman. 😉
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Comment by Jennifer on December 31, 2008 at 2:31 am
that is evil… i bet that one will stick with her for some time.
wow… can’t believe it about the text book. did she just happen to have that book sitting around for the fun of it and now it’s a text book? or did she intend to take the class at an earlier point in time?
we sell tons of stuff on ebay. when you figure out the time you put in photographing, writing up descriptions, shipping, etc. you have to wonder how much $$ you’re really making.
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Comment by Tranny Head on January 2, 2009 at 7:57 pm
I’m totally recycling that joke one of these days, damnit. Stealing it shamelessly.
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Comment by think and grow rich pdf on December 2, 2010 at 7:15 pm
While we are dealing with items within the vicinity of Getting rich slowly… very, VERY slowly. | HalfAsstic, “paying it forward.” You’ve heard of that, haven’t you? If not, do a web search for it and you’ll see what I mean.
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