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the buying game

Someone wonderful gave me a mall gift certificate for graduation, so today I went with my sister to the mall to spend it. It was for $50, and I spent $120. Whoh, where did that come from? My sister said it was okay though because I had more graduation money at home and deserved some shopping after a semester of spending about nothing. Good idea!

Besides, some of that stuff was quite necessary. Spent $30 on bras... I mean, that's just not something you can do without every day. Spent $80 on two outfits (sale!) at NYCO, and one of the outfits is very job-interview ready. Spent $15 on an impractical but very cute halter top. Spent $15 on a present for Mom because this monet cutting board she's wanted was on sale. I hope she doesn't change her mind and want the Renoir now. Just realized in this paragraph that I spent a bit more than $120. Oh, just don't add it up.

Our mall has a Delia's now! I felt like I was IN the catalog -- v. weird!

Buying things really does make me feel good about life though, in some sad materialistic way. I spent a lot for an unemployed girl, but I do think I deserved it. Also saw an adorable blue Pontiac Firebird on the way home and started coveting it, which is good because I'll need to buy a car sometime in the next 12 months probably and that will require getting over my general disinterest in them all. Will have to ask car-caring persons in my life if Firebirds are worth anything. Kinda like Sunfires, too. hmmm.

Oops, forgot to include purchase of cute wal-mart flip-flops: $5. I love flip-flops.


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May. 23rd, 2002 02:28 pm (UTC)
I love it... IT professionals everywhere are out of work, the computer technician market is flooded, but if you can make a good glazed doughnut you'll go far in this world.
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May. 25th, 2002 10:59 pm (UTC)
...glazed and full of Bavarian cream.
May. 23rd, 2002 03:02 pm (UTC)
I can't really speak on their quality, but I love Firebirds. I think they are the most beautiful car made. I share your "general disinterest in them all," so I'm probably not to reliable of a source, though. The only reason I don't have one is the price. I'm happy with my little Saturn SL1 until I have the extra cash to throw away.
May. 23rd, 2002 06:08 pm (UTC)
I actually really like saturns too, esp. ones with sunroofs. I like the colors they come in. It's tough to explain, I'm just really thinking about one.
May. 23rd, 2002 03:17 pm (UTC)
The Sunfire is crap. It's a Chevy Cavalier with different plastic. Seats are shit, interior is shit, the motors are all pretty rough, that sort of thing. I guess if I had to get a cheap little city car a Sunfire with a 5-spe... no, wait, it's just to painful. I dunno, if you like them more power to you. Just, they feel really cheap to sit in. Firebird, eh, pretty impractical, but not terribly so, not much worse than your Probe, but less trunk space, about the same back seat space, and worse gas mileage. Never thought you would like them. I really like the Firebirds and Trans-Ams from 1970 to 1974, after that they really loose the plot, were for guys with necklaces and hair coming out from around their shirt collars. Didn't get any better in the 80's. Anyways... I still think the Golf could be really nice for you, or maybe a late 90's Nissan 200SX. BMW 318 Compact maybe? Don't know what those are going for used, probably more than they should.

Sounds like you are getting more interested in getting a job. Hope that's going ok. Call me at 785-336-3286, that's my home number
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May. 23rd, 2002 06:03 pm (UTC)
So if I drive a pontiac, I'll be making up for my lack of what now?

sigh! all of you are bashing my dreams!
May. 23rd, 2002 03:57 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed your shopping trip.
May. 23rd, 2002 04:29 pm (UTC)
I went to a Delia's once. I was buying a Christmas gift for a friend of mine. I wanted to get her a pair of toe socks and a pair of socks with ducks on them. They had both. However, the experience was quite disturbing. I'm the only guy in the entire store and I'm looking at the rainbow toe socks. I must have looked odd :P
And then I get to wait in line for the checkout counter between some teeny-bopper girls. The checkout lady said nothing. :P
May. 23rd, 2002 06:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Delias
toe socks are so cute! but i wouldn't wear them because they take so much effort to put on and all that.

It was a cute store, I don't feel too old for it... yet...

And you should have bought yourself duck socks too. I have monkey socks, they're quite pleasing really.
May. 25th, 2002 11:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Delias
Delias scares me a great deal and I still covertly subscribe people to the catalog as a form of retribution. I mean, it's quite possibly the most teenybopper catalog possible and has not yet even developed the concept of how to ue capital letters. That and they once sold a chair made entirely of cardboard for $50 under the guise that you can decorate it yourself.
May. 23rd, 2002 05:05 pm (UTC)
Firebirds are Guido cars where I come from. Guys with thick necks, extraordinary amounts of chest hair (which they cover with gold chains), and say "Yo, baby!".
May. 23rd, 2002 06:05 pm (UTC)
that would seem to be the general opinion. I'm not so excited about firebirds anymore, especially if it means I'll have to grow chest hair now...
May. 23rd, 2002 06:09 pm (UTC)
Hey, at least I was supportive! :)
May. 23rd, 2002 06:25 pm (UTC)
I kinda want a Mini. It would make a great conversation piece.
May. 23rd, 2002 07:55 pm (UTC)
Actually, yeah, a Mini would be great, basically an updated BMW Compact, but with front wheel drive and an engine from another company (DaimlerCrysler, Crysler of Brazil, not sure which branch it comes from). The build quality and handling are said to be excelent, and they aren't too slow for normal driving, and there is always the Cooper S for more punch. However, they aren't on the used market at all yet, and they are running around $19k base, 24 or so for a nice Cooper.
May. 23rd, 2002 08:01 pm (UTC)
oh sure, be positive about everyone else's ideas...
May. 24th, 2002 04:54 am (UTC)
Spent $30 on bras... I mean, that's just not something you can do without every day
I manage just fine without a bra, thank you. However, I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to the day I'm over 70 and needing such support desperately though.
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