When someone wants to see if something is alive they often check for a heartbeat. 

A blog’s heartbeat are blog posts  . . . so, just to let people know I’m still here, here is a single heartbeat.

Hmm . . . What to post . . . I know! How about some of the eBay stuff we are selling? Of course, everyone — OK, OK . . . three of you — remember the fly ashtray.


By the way, all of these a clickable to a larger size (eBay suggests at least 1600 px for the largest side) 

Here’s my roll-up magnetic dartboard. 

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Here’s a vintage Hall Potteries teapot . . . 

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Here are two Tuscan English Bone China teacups and saucers. First, the flower motif . . . 

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How about a canary yellow with criss-cross pattern Hall Potteries teapot?



It takes a bit of effort to photograph these things and prepare them for sale, hence why I’ve not been as productive with the blog. I mean, there is this, there is writing, and searching for agents, and submitting stories . . . it’s a tough life, I tell you. Why, if I won the lotto, I would probably only do half of what I do now. 

I’m going to end with twelve Melba tea trio sets . . . 

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Here’s a few examples of what they look like individually . . . 

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For those who are wondering about the novel-on-hold . . . yup; I’m painfully aware of it’s looming shadow hovering over me. 

. . .  a few jokes I like:

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Also, I came across these (warning, profanity):

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And finally, for just pure mirth . . .

Raid your child is dead

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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Odd guy with odd views living an odd life during odd times.
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24 Responses to Heartbeat

  1. PiedType says:

    I’m not into eBay or tea cups, but those last two cartoons cracked me up. Thanks for the laughs!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. margie says:

    you should have a big pink heart with red writting on it


  3. “…your child is dead.” HA!!!!snortHA!!!! Love it! :-P
    And poor Spidey!
    Sadly, Madison is typical of some college students these days.
    The photos of your E-bay “offerings” are beautiful…and should help with sales! :-)
    HUGS!!! :-)


    • disperser says:

      Men do like it when women laugh at their ‘dead child’. I mean, some might get angry or hurt, but those with a sense of humor will appreciate the derision.

      Thanks for the photo compliment; it does not help with sales, but maybe I’ll open a professional “auction photos” studio.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. renxkyoko says:

    Teacups…….. I’m going to save money.


  5. I like the kangaroo one. V funny.

    I like the china photos too. Not that I’d buy it, but its very pretty. I’ve got enough of my own to sell at some point. Your presentation for the sales photos looks very professional though and worth emulating when I ever get round to it.


  6. Joanna says:

    Thanks for the heartbeat, and here’s a heartbeat from me too… I’ve been away for a long time, but I’m back ‘in town’..


  7. sandra getgood says:

    Beautiful pictures, and the china and teapots are marvelous. Great post. Except I can’t stop laughing about the kangaroo saying “I think your child is dead.” That’s terrible. And very very funny.

    We’ll wait for the novel. It’s worth waiting for. No pressure, but we’ll start haunting you about it next week.


    • disperser says:

      Thanks, Sandra. And yes, even after repeated viewings, I still laugh.

      As for the novel . . . I have eight chapters I could post, but I want to reread them and perhaps tweak a few things before I go on. I’ll get there, promise.


  8. 1bl0gr3ad3r says:

    Hi Disperser– Wonder if you could start a local-to-your-area sales photography biz? For ebay, i mean, as “home stagers” do for real estate? Do buyers still care about markings on these things? Maybe include a shot of the stamps, marks, signatures on these pieces? Loved your humor section; Non-Sequitur is my favorite since The Far Side. Unfortunately, as learned from eeo work, only in the comics can this stuff be called what it is… otherwise, the aggrieved person’s ‘perception’ is right and the rest of us are wrong or insensitive or …. I am ready for your novel anytime! :)


    • disperser says:

      most of these things don’t sell for enough money to make it worth anyone’s while. Besides, there are already businesses who will handle the selling for you, including taking the photos.

      As for the stamps and marks . . . most people buy these not with utilitarian intent, but to collect. In that vein, they are very much interested in the actual stamps and markings . . . which I do show in the actual listings. Here, I just wanted to show the pieces.

      As for my novel, most of this year’s novel is already on the blog. There are also the novels from 2013 and 2014.


  9. mybrightlife says:

    Lovely crockery and hilarious jokes! Have a good day.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. AnnMarie says:

    The magnetic dart board . . . that took me down memory lane! Plus I really like those two flower cups/saucers. Very pretty indeed! And I laughed, again, at the kangaroo joke . . . very, very funny.


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