Thursday, January 17, 2008

Poor, poor, pitiful me

Let's recap, shall we:
  1. My doctor called and said I'm about 2 years past due for my yearly checkup.
  2. I have a tooth which is bothering me for attention, which I choose to ignore.
  3. I took my car in for an oil change and told the mechanic to go ahead with the 30,000 mile recommended maintenance.
  4. I still haven't replaced my glass storm door which came apart in my hands about 6 months ago.
  5. I have a mouse in my house.

When I feel like the world is being unkind to me, I pay a little visit to a place I like to call The above list is comprised of things which aren't tragic by any means, but they all cost me money. Ergo, I must spend a proportionally (about 10%) smaller amount on stuff, just because.

My shopping list last night:

  • "The Book of Bunny Suicides" Andy Riley; Paperback; $8.00
  • "The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones" Anthony Bourdain; Paperback; $10.17
  • "A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Original Sound Track Recording Of The CBS Television Special" Vince Guaraldi Trio; Audio CD; $9.47
  • "MTV Unplugged in New York" Nirvana; Audio CD; $8.99
  • "Bullet In A Bible (CD/DVD, Jewel Case)" Green Day; DVD and Audio CD
  • "Half the Perfect World" Madeleine Peyroux; Audio CD; $13.99
  • "Possible Side Effects" Augusten Burroughs; Hardcover; $2.00

Just because: Lorna told me to buy Bunny Suicides, I lust for Anthony Bourdain, what's not to like about Charlie Brown and Christmas, Nirvana rocks my world, Green Day punks my world, Madeleine Peyroux is smoooooth and I've run across Augusten Burroughs mentions three times in the last four days...that's a sign.


LoryKC said...

What a great list!
Hmmm...haven't visited Amazon in a while now...I think reading your post is a sign...
I'll let you know what I find! ;)

Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

We can read Augusten Burroughs together. Hahaha. :) That's my honeymoon book.

Leslie said...

Anytime I owe more money than I have, I am overcome with the desire to purchase something, just because. Usually it's something completely useless, but I convince myself that I absolutely must have it. And when I buy it, I feel better.

This feels like stuff I should be revealing in some sort of 12 step program.

Love your shopping list.

Zina said...



Oh by the way....I will not ever sleep over at your house!

I've already told Maria, the first mouse I see in here, we're moving! Maybe that's why we have 4cats now!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Amazon therapy works for me too. I'm headed that way right now!

Diana said...

Better a mouse in your house than a mouse in your pocket! BTW, they make excellent little pets!

I'm going to have to check out that Anthony Bourdain book. Just the title sounds intriguing!

Adela said...

Sigh, Bourdain.

Is it any coincidence that my word verification is "GQrGQ?"

Susan in St. Paul said...

Wow! I am away for a bit and all this stuff happens to you...

As a person who just had too much dental work, please do not ignore your tooth! An ignored cavity can lead to a crown, an ignored crown can lead to a root canal...

Maybe you could borrow a cat?

I love your signs!

Laurie said...

Lory - One should always pay attention to signs. :)

Jen - Your post somewhere was one of the places I heard of him.

Leslie - It always makes me feel better, even if it's just a little something.

Zina - Hahahaha! Excellent idea.

Just... - I love helping people spend money.

Diana - I can't wait to get the Bourdain book.

Adela - There are no coincidences!

Susan - It's actually a very old filling. I'll get it looked at soon.

Grimm said...

The mere mention of a dentist makes my teeth hurt.

I would be more inclined to spend more if I could actually see my money. My paycheck is usually gone before I get it.

Laurie said...

Grimm - That would save me a lot of money.