Consumerism turned to waste

I've been itching to buy stuff lately. Don't know why, but I've been falling into the girl stereo...

I’ve been itching to buy stuff lately. Don’t know why, but I’ve been falling into the girl stereotype by keeping this long list of stuff I want. Understand that this is stuff I want, not need. Sometimes, I just buy stuff that I think is cool and then after a while, it just sits around taking up space. Kinda like the vest/jacket I bought because I was being a brand whore. I wore it a couple times, but nowadays, I rarely wear it because I never know when to wear it. If it’s too warm, then why wear it? If it’s too cold, the lack of sleeves does me no good.

I wonder what other things people have bought, used a couple times, and then they no longer use? How do you stop yourself from doing that and buying only things that you really need and will use? I always buy something, thinking that I’ll make use of it, but it never happens. I gotta stop all this shopping. You buy something, but do you really need it? How can you tell?

By the way, I did buy something that I needed, but I don’t like it. Apparently, it’s pretty powerful with 1875 watts, but when I turn it on high, I think I’ll go deaf because that thing is so loud. When I have it on low, it takes forever for my hair to dry because it’s really low. I’ll have to start using the earplugs I bought (one of the kids I work with is a screamer).

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Seal in the snow

On the way down to LA last time, I bought a Seal CD that I’ve wanted for a while. I didn’t buy the one that I really wanted, but oh well. The album is great, but I don’t think I fully understand his lyrics, but I’ve always liked his music.

One Comment

penguingolfer89 September 8, 2005 Reply

I've been doing a lot of list writing too, it's werid. I end up seeing things that I want so I write it down, then I usually never get it til like a couple months later. For me I buy shoes, sweatshirts, sunglasses, gadgets, and etc. That I totally never use anymore, I just have it because I thought it was so cool. But for awhile my thing was when I boughts stuff was "DO I REALLY NEED IT?" Apparently I haven't been buying as much.

I now have one of my double door closets all stashed with all my shopping stuff.

1/2 of the clothes I get I never wear. I sometimes feel like gosh, I just have to buy something.

Talk to me, Goose.

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