It's not an activity I've ever really engaged in, but yesterday, I thought that spending a good chunk of change and buying myself something nice might make me feel a little better. The plan was to go out and buy a new purse/briefcasey type thing. I drove all the way across town, to the "nice" Winners (shopping at a Winners was a sign that I wasn't really all that serious, I should have seen that immediately). I think I was interested in the hunt of looking for a bag, not the bag itself. I could have just walked into a place like Danier and be done with it. Also, I wanted to spend money, but I don't think I wanted to spend Danier money.
The drive across town was the nicest part of the trip. Some days, I forget how much I just enjoy driving. I had Blur on shuffle (all albums, all songs). It's neat to hear a band you like switching back and forth between phases*.
As anyone could predict, the bags were all shit. After all that wandering around - not really looking at things, but thinking about work the entire time - I still felt the need to buy something, in order for it to have felt like retail therapy. This is what I came home with:
|Posh candy and measuring cups? And you say you actually need the measuring cups? You suck at this bro.|
Anyway, time to shower and dress for work.
*but only if you like all the phases. If I did this with the Kinks - who I totally love, honestly - I'd still end up skipping a few of the more modern tracks.