Because of the new eBay rules of paperless transactions, I realized that if I were to continue buying and selling on the Bay, I had no choice but to sign up for their online payment service, PayPal. It has been a decision I've been dreading since the beginning of my online career (scared of all the bad stuff that I had read about on message boards ad nauseum, and all the bad seemed to outweigh the good, even though I never gave it the chance to try it myself). But now with them putting the hammer down on checks and mailing payments, I caved. I now have a PayPal account. So for friend of the blog Big Daddy, who wondered why if I spent so much on the "Infamous Series II Six" that I have not yet plunked down some money on the Palin cards (which had apparently dropped in price significantly...) that's why.
Also, after beating myself to death with the decision and after I was somehow gifted with it, I am now joining a site that I thought I would never use in my lifetime...Facebook. That's right. I'm joining the community. Hoping that it would add a bit more exposure to the humble little blog in the coming year, I've now assimilated with the Borg...I mean Facebook populace. Resistance is futile I guess. I am going to see how well this works. I'm not about to try and find people that I have not contacted since high school or college, but I'll see where this goes and hopefully it will do wonders for my readership. Besides, my wife was invited to register as an Avon representative. So I thought I'd try it out and see if it's worth it for her to join as well.
So, coming in 2009, a more modernized version of bdj610 (and there was much rejoicing. "Yay!")
(now looking for those darn Palin cards that Big Daddy was talking about...)