Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Another 'Uh Oh' Ebay moment

With this title today, I'm sure most of you who know me know what this means! Yep, the Dweeb is at it again. It's usually not a complete surprise when my man purchases something on Ebay since he lives on that web site if not playing music or taking a nap on the chair.

Last night as I was coming up with a 'Law' for the Tuesday Blog Walk on my other space, I hear from the other room a very distinct "Uh oh!" For a moment I just sat there hoping he had just fumbled around on the computer too much and lost what he was working on. But, then I hear "Uh oh, I wasn't expecting this." coming from the other room. I know this my cue to investigate and quick. I don't even reach the room with the desktop when he meets me halfway. Dweeb looks at me and says, "I didn't expect to win the bidding! I thought someone would outbid me for sure." I reply, "what did you win?" not really wanting to know the answer considering a new furnace was going to have to purchased in the next few days. Dweeb tells me, "a guitar". My mouth falls open in disbelief.

You must realize that Dweeb's guitars are not cheap. They are great 'investments' as he puts it. In reality, they are, but only if you RESELL them! Which, of course, he NEVER does. My first response to him using my evil eye is, "how much?" He shoots back that it is a good deal and it's a Rainsong (a guitar built with graphite so as to withstand being beat, dropped, and change in humidity). Dweeb already owns one Rainsong guitar that he bought when we were in Maui. This company was located only on Maui at the time. Since then, they moved to Seattle. It has a built in amp and perfect for open mike so he won't have to drag an extra amp with him... blah, blah, blah. I repeat, "how much??" He tells me, I cringe a bit. He hugs me and says he really didn't think he would get it, but he was the highest bidder. Crap. At least it was well under the usual amount for his type of guitar.

Without further ado, meet the new member of the family:


As Kelly knows, all important items must be named. I will have to take a personal up close look at this baby before I can come up with an appropriate name.

16 comments:

brenda said...

Sweet! Big congrats to Dweeb. CD and I were just checking out the photo. Is that the eBay image? Will you be taking more photos after it's in his posession? (CD is looking very interested... see what Dweeb started!)

Thanks for sharing!

brenda said...

BTW: My girlie just named her cello "Cece". (After Saint Cecelia, of course.) I hope you find a good name for your newest addition.

deannie said...

muahahahaha....I mean, uh, *giggle*..that is frickin' hilarious!

hugs,

Katy said...

SO glad that my husband's addiction is to lifting--soooo much cheaper, which means more cash for my shopping addiction.

KM

Mocha said...

It looks like a "Frankie". What do you think?

;-) Thanks for the shout out. I'm getting a new blackberry or something like that soon. I'm thinking of names now...

WHW said...

Ha.

Been in that same spot. For some unknown reason I decide to drive up a price for someone.....

Hope your week is going well.

SherrySherry said...

Hey, if he likes guitars, let him indulge:) At least you didn't cringe ALOT. Take care and have a sweet week.

Malathionman said...

What's with the name Dweeb? I think he would prefer something cooler, like "Slow-Hand." Of course I am making a guitar reference here. :)

Texas Mammie said...

My Hubby's addiction is to fiddles, spending "quality time" with me and old war movies.
Thank Goodness.
In his family, they rotate the fiddles around. He has 3 at the moment.
War movies are either cheap or free on TV.
And needless to say, I really enjoy quality time. I'm a very lucky lady.
Thank goodness Dweeb doesn't collect raceshorses, Mercedes or grand pianos!

BluJewel said...

This post is cute AND funny. I know someone who has often been caught in situations like this. Btw, I think naming important things is adorable.

annie said...

thank god you didn't go crazy at the outlet mall. Thats what you get for leaving him alone all weekend.

lil sis

Big Dog Mom Pam said...

Hubby has an addiction to ebay, too. But his weakness is fishing gear. The man has more fishing equipment than he will ever use in his lifetime. And he's been in the same boat as Dweeb . . . bid on something he didn't expect to win. I hate hearing "uh oh" when Hubby's on the computer.

Sarah said...

Ha! My ex-boyfriend was obsessed with ebay. He bought these god aweful his & her watches on there and I told him they were ugly and I wasn't going to wear the thing. He replied that he would just re-sell them. Okay, whatever. His goal was just to get the cheapest thing possible no matter what it was! At least you & Dweeb end up with things with potential!

Alicia said...

LORDY!! How many guitars does one DWEEB need? LMAO!!

HUGS!! :)

Becca said...

I would call it Fern!

Becca

Christine said...

Well, at least it's pretty.

Christine