List Five Places You'd Like To Visit:
3. Machu Picchu
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Friday, November 14, 2008
TGIF - Five Places To Visit (Permalink)Topic: Miscellaneous
List Five Places You'd Like To Visit:
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Selling a 99¢ ring for $50! (Permalink)One of the things that surprises me on Ebay is that a good story can make a piece of junk be sold for a lot of money. Most of them are about genies and djinns that are trapped in little junk like earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, bottles, chests, coins, etc.
Explain how you did research and found the name of the Genie/Djinn and make a huge story of what they were responsible for. Keep reiterating that their story is lost to the dust of time so no matter what your bidders do, they'll never find the information no matter how hard they search.
Take pictures of said objects with a decorative surrounding. Some good examples: lay it on a big crystal cluster, dangle it off the handle of a sword, etc... Warp the images with a paint program. Make it glow, add wisps and smoke. Be creative!
Decorate the ebay lot with lots of flashy backgrounds and images. You want to distract the bidders from reading the endless text because somewhere in there, you have to make the claim that this is purely for 'entertainment purposes' without ruining the overall mysteriousness that you're trying to create over the object.
Don't forget to say that the Djinn/Genie is guaranteed to grant all wishes! Keep saying it every three lines or so.
And that should turn your 99¢ junk into $50 profits.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
A Page from Gem's Book: Love Potion (Permalink)Topic: Spells & Potions
(I'm having a bout of creativity at the moment. I'm not sure if I'd make another one in the future but I had fun writing this one up in a jiffy.)
Naturally, you need ingredients that are disgusting and foul in order to have an opposite reaction after you or your subject drinks it. You know how in dreams, if your arms and legs get cut off and you get blinded by forks, It means a great windfall of cash is coming your way? No? Well, hey...
I will start with one of the most sought after universal emotions. Love.
Get a good fire going.
In one bowl, mix Gnome Tears with Satyr Horn. Set aside.
In separate bowl, mix Troll Spit with Djinn Tooth. Set aside.
Pour Tear/Horn mixture in pot and bring to boil. Add Mermaid Hair. Boil five more minutes and set pot aside to cool.
In another pot, pour in Spit/Tooth mix and bring to boil. Add Centaur Tail. Boil five more minutes.
While boiling Spit/Tooth mix, pour Tear/Horn mixture into one tall neck bottle. When done with Spit/Tooth mix, pour into same tall neck bottle while hot!
IMPORTANT! Add Dragon Tongue but cork bottle fast! Reaction to tongue will be quick and explosive. You must cork the bottle and keep it in place for dear life!
If successful in containing the explosive reaction, wait until the potion turns bright red. If potion turns orange, it has failed and must be disposed of. Average waiting time for one love potion is approximately three weeks. If mixed under full moon, waiting time is reduced to five days.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Castle Personality Test (Permalink)Topic: Quizzes
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Digital Cameras and Genealogy (Permalink)You know, I take hundreds of pictures with my digital camera but I never print any of them out. I load the images into a paint program, crop, resize, and upload them to some site to post them somewhere. They end up getting transferred to my disks and then tossed aside.
I know genealogy is a big thing. People like having photographs that they can hold in their hands. I wonder if this period of the 'digital camera' craze may end up bringing a huge gap in family photos for several generations down the road.
But what do I know... I don't have any photographs of my ancestors. Terribly frustrating!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
If I had a super power... (Permalink)Topic: Miscellaneous
Okay, I know. I'm really grasping at straws here but I am terrible at trying to update this blog daily. Sort of a personal challenge I've set for myself to see if I can't blog every day for the month of November. Anyhow, on with the topic...
If I had a super power, I would have the power to change my body at will. I know one thing would be to use it for evil - rob a bank with one look and then walk away scot-free with a new look. I don't know. I just think it'd be neat. I guess this might be 'shapeshifter' but they seem to be labeled for beings that change to animal form. I'm not quite sure...
But there you have it. My one super power that I desire.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Say Hi To My Friends (Permalink)Topic: Pictures
You know there's too much junk in the house when you have plushes staring up at you from a rocking chair in the dining room. *chuckles* Actually, My half-brother won these at the county fair and they've been sitting in the rocking chair ever since just to amuse my little nephew when my sister visits.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
When my soul opened up to music... (Permalink)Topic: Miscellaneous
For the first half of my life, I couldn't relate to music at all. Every Christmas my siblings would get huge stereos, cassette players, cd changers, etc. My face would turn green with envy when I watched them tear away the wrapping paper and get something big and fantastic!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Pink Thanksgiving Cactus (Permalink)Topic: Pictures
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
You are... Blue Dragon! (Permalink)Topic: Quizzes
I've been trying to think about what to blog for today. I found a neat little widget for Presidental Results but unfortunately it doesn't work in this blog. I suppose something non-election might be better to blog about though. It's been hashed to heck and back anyhow... hehe. I'll take a lighter route and post a quiz result instead, which surprises me that it matches a dragon color that I like. That rarely happens.
Blue Dragon. You have the spirit of a Blue Dragon, you are in simple words unsure. You know you can do things, but do not apply yourself. You often hang out with friends, or other people, but go along with whatever they do. You don't like to interfere, you fear your abilities. You feel alone, but feel it's better that way.You at times feel at war within yourself, you see your problem, but feel surround by your own layers to do anything about it. You are very loyal to your friends, most of them you have never met (internet friends, games, etc.) And have a love for art, helps you through tough times and lets you express yourself, where words fail.