Daily Archives: November 14, 2010

On online shopping.

Online shopping is seriously the coolest thing since whatever thing I last said was the coolest thing. See, I’m just as consumeristic as they make ’em, and do occasionally find pleasure in exchanging money for goods and services. Online shopping, though, is tops! I can find things that I (think that I) want, “add them” to my “cart” and voila! The need to waste money is somehow satiated (though not always, but that’s a different post for a different time). Of every online transaction I actually complete, there are four or five hypothetical ones just floating out there on the internet.

I usually remember these carts, and Empty them accordingly when the mood passes. Today, though, I stumbled back to Amazon.com (actually looking for something specific this time, for a change) and to my surprise, there were two items in my Cart already – specifically, two books:

Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing


Harold and the Purple Crayon

I was perplexed: had someone hijacked my account? Had these seemed like compelling reads whilst I was under the influence of alcohol? On closer examination, however, I saw the date that these items were Added: very close to my dear quasi-nephew’s first birthday last January.

What a horrible Auntie I am! Sorry, kiddo. Guess you’ll have to wait until you can actually read before I get my ass in gear and send them to you!