A blog from an anti-consumerism consumer psychologist.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

St Kilda my love

Recently, I paid a very thorough visit to my old hometown, St Kilda. For the first time in ages, I sort of saw it through the eyes of a tourist, thanks to my Melbourne virgin boyfriend Wesby (and by that I mean it was his first time in Melbourne, not something else).

A very talented photographer friend of mine gave me a quick lesson in photography on St Kilda beach at sunset, so I thought I'd post a couple of my exciting debut photos. I'm impressed.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Let's eat the environment

Apparently in Japan, the latest craze is to eat snow. From what I can tell, it's not straight from the ground, but rather, restaurants are making it and selling it. For those who are off to Japan in the near future, the meal's name is xue-hua-bin ("snowflake ice").

Maybe they'll start selling puddles as cocktails next.

ebay schmebay

As those who sit next to me at work know, I'm a bit of an ebay addict. But lately, rather than having the usual, polite buyers bid and win on my items, I've had several 'fake' buyers win. After winning, they deregister themselves the following day, and then I'm left with the stupid item I'm trying to get rid of sitting under my desk, gathering dust.

I am really pissed off. I had to list my laptop TRHEE times before a real bidder won and paid. I really want to dump ebay. but i dont think i can shake the addiction.

What should I do? How can I teach ebay a lesson? Has anyone else had issues, or is it just me?