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Is it me? I think my computer has a personal vendetta against me when it comes to stalking! At all the big stockings it freezes up or goes extremely sloooooooow, and I always miss everything. Even though I have a cable modem, I think someone with dial up has a better chance. OR I miss the stocking by mere minutes as has been the case for the last 3 Fluffymail stockings. I'm getting nauseated just thinking about the MM stocking tommorrow because I know my computer will rebel! I have been trying to snag one of those bad boys since January.<br>
Does anyone else have bad stalking luck?
 

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Awwwww...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I don't stalk because it's just too stressful for me. I'm sure I'd be horrible at it though. I don't know if it'll cheer you up or not, but check out Ellie in the shorts you made for her...<br><br><a href="http://www.vivid-solutions.com/ellie/images/md_shorts.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.vivid-solutions.com/ellie.../md_shorts.jpg</a><br><br>
She's wearing them right now, and I really like them on her. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Good luck at MM tomorrow!!!
 

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Awwwwwwwww! She's so cute!! Thank you for showing me, I feel happy now!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
I do, I do. Haven't had a successful one yet. My dsl just disappears at the checkout. Hmmm maybe that's a sign.
 

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I actually have pretty good stalking luck! I really wanted a Mosaic Moon but DH said No, Id be more than happy to stalk for you tomorrow if youd like! Just tell me what you want! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I don't stalk because I tried a couple of times in the beginning with disasterous results!<br><br>
I now have a much faster hookup but I don't dare go for it....too stressful!
 

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No, trust me, dial up stinks. I was on dial up last week at my inlaws. I don't know how anybody gets anything on dial up. I couldn't get a thing at the Pinhead stocking last week. I think that internet service fluctuates as to how much traffic is on. So probably anytime between afterschool and midnight is a high traffic time.<br><br>
I have high and low times, too.
 

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I stopped officially trying a long time ago. I found it stressful, and then realized how ridiculous it was to be stressed about such a thing. The clincher for me was when I yelled at ds to leave me alone (he wanted to read a book) because I was hitting refresh during an SOS stocking. As soon as the words left my mouth, I couldn't believe I had done such a thing, so I got up and went and read him his book!<br><br>
I do get lucky sometimes though - I check in at the computer a lot throughout the day, and often I will sit down just as an email comes through. So I still have managed to get quite a few of 'hyena' things without going through the stress of the stalking.
 

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I think even worse than being horrible at stockings, is being <i>almost</i> good at them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake"> I swear, I am the Queen of Oversold! There is nothing worse than stocking, paying, gettting the long awaited confirmation...and then getting that dreaded email that says, "so sorry, but that oversold." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"><br>
Ack, it happens to me so often I can't even tell you. I must get in milliseconds after everyone else. How is it that it happens to me so often?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br>
I am dying for a MM soaker, if anyone wants to stalk for me, I will be forever in your debt! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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yep! stalking = stress<br>
I have tried I just can't do it, it's diapers!!! Pretty and functional as they may be I just can't justify the stress and have come to realize I may never have anything other then the basics, which is ok but i still want the pretty stuf lol <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I have horrible luck! I can never seem to get the diaper I want at a stocking. Were I do have good luck though is posting a "Please..." on the TP afterwards. I've gotten lots that I wanted that way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
And don't even get me started about MM tomorrow. We have a new moniter and I can't read websites that have dark backgrounds. Well, MM's site is a very dark background so I can't see anything, not even the BUY button!<br>
Anyone feel like stalking for me? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Long shot I know but there has to be some nice mama out there.
 

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I've only stalked once but not at a major hyena stocking- i really really wanted a sushi AIO from simply cloth & got it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> but, i'm thinking stalking isn't for me. I'd get way too caught up in the excitement & wind up trying to buy everything just to get buyers remorse later. i'm too into shopping!!!
 

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Well, I have great success stalking, but I think I'm going to hang up my hat. Anwyn has enough diapers, even for when she needs to bump up to the next size. I have a custom available to me through FM from the Frequent Miles Club, so I'll use that if I need. I'm just tired all the time now and don't have the motivation to stalk. :LOL<br><br>
Signing off,<br>
Former Hyena
 

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Oh geez, yesterday at the Berry Patch stocking I was hitting refresh every couple minutes on the Hemp prints page--the only one where she added dipes--and I still didn't notice that she'd stocked. I was at the top of the page and it didn't change. Then I saw in my email that she had stocked half an hour before. I felt so pathetic. I did get 2 custom dipes from BBH a couple weeks ago, though.
 

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Dude, girl, with knitting like that, you don't need a MM!!<br><br>
I can't believe how cuuuuuuute those soaker shorts are!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
You make me want to get off the computer and go knit!!
 

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I'm also terrible at stalking. I did finally get dsl, so maybe I'll do better, but I'm also never home. I do, however, have a MM soaker, thanks to Morwenna who was nice enough to sell by lottery a few times for those of us who are stalking-impaired! (But I'd love either of the purple ones going up tomorrow! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> )
 

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no luck here either! i tried for a few months to get a new fcb but i gave up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 
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