ordinary up's and downs

ordinary ups + downs: 04/11/00

cast of Degrassi Jr High

I’ve discovered eBay.

Yeah yeah, I know I’m a little late, but I could never think of a reason for visiting the site before yesterday when I read about the Degrassi Jr. High auction. And then I followed the link. To eBay. The rest, as they say, is history.

I’d be very surprised if any of you are familiar with the Degrassi tv series. It was a low budget Canadian show, filmed around Toronto, that started in the mid-80s and petered out in the early 90s. The show featured the typical ups and downs of kids attending Degrassi Jr. High and then Degrassi High. The kids were hardly glamourous, and I suspect not one went on to a thriving career in Hollywood; however, I loved the show. I still love it, and catch the reruns whenever I can. In short, the Degrassi series makes me insanely happy and I honestly couldn’t begin to explain why.

Back to eBay. So, I’m waiting to bid on a Degrassi Jr. High poster that Pat Mastroianni, who played Joey Jeremiah on the show, is selling. The bidding started at $9.99 and it’s currently at $36.00 with four days to go. My plan is to wait until the very last minute before I sneak in my bid and win the auction! Okay, so I doubt I am the only one with this plan. And, with four days of bidding left, I may not be able to justify the price.

Also at eBay, I just happened to place bids on an awesome Kliban poster, an autographed 8 x 10 photo of Vince and Shane McMahon, a copy of one of my favourite movies, My American Cousin, a Buffalo ’66 t-shirt with Vincent Gallo and Christina Ricci on the front, a copy of another favourite movie, Reckless starring Daryl Hannah and Aidan Quinn and a dirt cheap Bridges of Madison Country soundtrack CD. I’m only watching the Vince Vaughn publicity photo and I just said no to those damn Lonely Planet Survival books. Now if I can just stop searching for more things


It’s a weird feeling watching a mosquito attempt to suck blood through your sweatshirt while there’s an inch of snow on the ground. Winter. Will it ever end?


I’ve been really busy. Between HTML and taxes, I’ve seen enough of this monitor in the last two weeks to last a lifetime. Of course, I’ve managed to squeeze in a few books (read Sarah Shankman’s Digging Up Momma if you’re into quirky mysteries and Bret Easton Ellis’ The Informers if you have a somewhat morbid fascination with his writing like I do) and watch a few movies (rent The Big Hit for lots of action and the kind of laughing that causes serious stomach cramping and Message in a Bottle if you’re in the mood to bawl [ignore Kevin Costner] and The Bone Collector if you need a cure for insomnia and Silver Wolf for the simple reason that the animal star does not die hideously at the end).

This entry’s gonna win me some big old awards. I can feel it.

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