Sunday, July 13, 2008

re: Blue Eggz

We gotz em!

Lots of them.

As I knew previously, I should not buy things on E-bay. I take being outbid as a personal affront and start feeling a little competitive. I thought I got over being outbid on the blue eggs and found some other blue eggs to bid on. Then, as I was strolling around, minding my own business, I came across the auction I got outbid on earlier and saw that there were 58 seconds left. Thinking I'd never get it, but being unable to pass up the opportunity of sniping it away, and still a little bit irritated that I had been outbid in the first place, I put in a hurried, last minute bid for just a little more than I had tried previously...and got it. Oops.

So we showed that outbidding bastard who's boss...and we now have 22 blue eggs coming our way and spent more than we had intended (by we I mean I, because I did all of this without Mr. Ashley's knowledge and hesitated to even confess what had happened after the fact. If he hadn't asked for specific details regarding the egg transaction, I probably wouldn't have volunteered them) and we will have more eggs than we had originally planned.

BUT this is okay, because as we know, all of the eggs will not hatch. Also, them coming from two different locations increases our odds of getting some to actually hatch. Plus, some of those will be roosters, which will be Craigslisted. Besides, I was going to purchase actual chicks at one point anyway, way back at the beginning of this whole plan, so whatever. And the incubator was free. It's fine. It's done.

No more E-bay for me.


MzLiz said...

No worries---your blue egged chickens will produce many more blue eggs, which you can sell for $$$. You will then be a blue egg magnate, and we'll all eat blue egg souffle on the cruise .
Nevertheless, stay away from e-bay--much too dangerous

Melodie said...

I can't wait to see pics of your blue eggs!

Anonymous said...

woohoo!! Can't wait to see the results... hpefully you get better results! Id love to try something like this but we live in an apartment in the middle of the city in Dublin, Ireland... no room in my apartment for chicks!

Life, Love And Lola said...

Yeah for the Ashley Farm!

Shanna said...

I work with a woman who has over 250 chickens... as pets!! Weird, I know. But we do occasionally get fresh eggs from her. Next time you need eggs to hatch maybe she would be interested in working a deal with you.
Good luck with the blue eggs!

Laural Out Loud said...

Sometimes I can be so dense. I had to pause for a moment when you mentioned roosters. I had just assumed all of the eggs would hatch into egg producing hens. Um, YEAH, dumbass (that's directed at myself), there will be roosters, too!

Joy said...

I can not wait to see the blue eggs. I forget will these be some weird chickens or normal ones. Please not the weird long necked turkey looking one!