Lost the eBay auction for the comtoise. I admit -- this comes as a bit of a relief. I was already starting to panic about where to hang the damn thing.
Well, technically, I haven't lost yet -- I've been outbid, finally. I could still go in, but the thing about a max bid is that you need to stick to it, otherwise you could get into real trouble.
Which is why I shouldn't be on eBay in the first place. It is such a trap for those prone to addictive behaviour (check), and those who can't stand losing (check).
Same reason as why I never gamble. I get genuinely pissed off at not winning, and would need to try and try again until I do. This is not a good idea for me. It is also why I play all of my board games left hand vs. right hand -- I win every time!
I am not the best social creature.