Today has been a day of beginning anew old things. After suffering from a great deal of fatigue and crankiness last night, I resolved to have a rather lazy Easter Sunday. However, as is often the case, Sunday can actually be one of my most productive days of the week. This one has been no different. Since we had family company yesterday and not today, I was able to actually get some things done.
The Chocolate Easter Basket
While it didn't seem wise to go to the store on the Saturday before Easter Sunday at around noon, it was surprisingly not as packed at Wal-Mart as Lyn and I had expected. We needed to procure the supplies to create what Lyn calls her "Chocolate Easter Basket." While we were there, we also acquired some frozen stuff for lunch this week. Whenever we go to the store, we make it a point to get anything we might need that we can think of at the time.
As for the Basket, it was very good and crunchy, and very sweet. It was a slight deviation from what Lyn would usually make, but it turned out good in the end. We still have plenty left, so we'll probably be snacking on it over the next couple of days on and off.
Can I Make Money with Magic the Gathering Cards?
I see all the time people making a lot of money buying and selling Magic cards. But as I research the subject more, the whole idea of doing so seems a bit insane. I did actually purchase a couple of cards today, as they were underpriced, and Japanese, and have the potential for a major breakout. These two cards were actually two copies of the same card, and the card in question is a powerful Dragon that was only ever printed once. Its price has been trending up for a little while now, but I was able to get two copies for about $4, when most copies are $3 a piece now. Japanese cards also tend to be worth a bit more than their English counterparts so it seemed like a good buy. I could have had 4 Chinese ones for a total of $8, but I decided as money is tight right now, I'm not going to splurge.
Speculating on pieces of cardboard seems awfully silly, but I've dabbled a bit in it in the past. I didn't lose much money from it, and actually have made money on some cards before. Over the past week I've learned about mitigating risk and finding solid targets, so when I have some money to play with, I'll be sure to apply what I've learned.
Writing, or Rather Rewriting About Magic Cards
Ever since I shut down my old Magic card review site, Win Target Game, I've slowly been migrating the old content over to Gaming Successfully. In the process, however, a lot of it is written with an outdated perspective. Rather than simply back-date the posts, I decided that it's best to actually rewrite them with a fresh perspective. While I didn't post any today, I did rewrite one old card review that I'll be posting most likely tomorrow. It's actually a lot of fun to rewrite these posts. I really enjoy writing about cards, and it even made me a bit of money for awhile. But now that I haven't made more than $10 in the past three months from ad revenue from my reviews, it's just a fun little diversion now. I hope that I can start making $80-100 a month again, as that's money meant to sustain my Magic hobby, and I don't have much beyond spare change to devote to it right now.
Actually Writing Something on The Ultimate Random
Writing about Magic cards can be fun, and I'll be writing about baseball now that the regular season is starting. But I felt I needed to tackle some of what I call "difficult thoughts" today, so I did just that. I published that piece, as well as why I stopped writing What I Did Today lists and why I'm beginning to do them again.
I don't foresee doing much today after what I've already done. I may see what else I may want to use from my long list of writing ideas. They've been piling up over the past few months as I haven't had the energy or focus to write on most days. Hopefully, at the very least, I'll keep you all updated on my daily activities. I just need to write some "real" stuff again.