Ok, I've heard that people have been selling Twinkies on ebay for insane amounts of money, but I've not actually checked up on it. Because, well, I've got better things to do online that check the current "spot" price for silver, er, I mean, Twinkies.
Then just a few minutes ago, I saw a listing for Zingers on one of the local yard sale pages online. With an expiration date of 12/8/12. For fifteen bucks. For one box. Now I'm curious to see what Twinkies are going for. Is the scientific community buying them to be kept in a cryo-freezer in order to keep the Twinkie & Zinger DNA intact for all of humanity? Are people just trying to get their last fix of crappy Hostess products? Or is it like the Beanie Baby rage of years gone by?
And to think I could have stocked up on sub-par, commercially & mass-produced baked goods, then sold them to some dippy person on ebay for fifteen bucks a box (plus shipping, of course). I could have made a million dollars had I been more savvy to these Globally Important trends!
Am I missing something here?
No. Really. What the hell am I missing?
Maybe I'm just too out of it. Or maybe I just don't care what's going on out in "The World". Just last night I asked Paul exactly what this "Fiscal Cliff" was. He told me to forget about it. That it was just more political BS and that the country was still going to hell in a hand basket whether or not I knew about this cliff thing or not.
But you know what I DO care about? Our family. Our homestead. Our finances. And right now, the main thing I'm concerned about keeping up to date on is the flipping critter(s) that have almost totally destroyed the carrots, beets & peas in my raised beds last night. Once I find out what creature did it, I'm going to bludgeon it to death with a frozen Twinkie, hike it down to the hill and toss it's lifeless carcass off our little Cliff.