Submitted by Faith on August 30, 2008 - 10:34
So I had a tremendously wonderful thing happen last week, and celebrations had to occur. Here's what I did:
1) Went out for sushi, got the tempura. I love the tempura. There's something about fried veggies and seafood that I just crave (although it doesn't hold a candle to shrimp tempura sushi, which is the most delicious of all food and I wish to someday be buried in a vat of it so I can eat my way out), but I never get it because it adds too much to the bill. NOT YESTERDAY THOUGH. Yesterday I went crazy and spent that extra $6.
2) Bought a heavy-duty DDR dance mat. Not the metal ones (we don't have room in the apartment), but the foam one, the heavier version. I was getting a little sick of the normal floppy mat sliding all over the place while I pounded around on it and fell over and stuff. And it was on sale, too. I like to look lustfully at the mats every time I go into Futureshop, but the price is always about $20 over what I want to pay ... and lo and behold, it was on sale for $20 less than it's normal price. Truly the universe is aligning in my favour.
3) And then I went to Strange Adventures for comics. As I said a bit tearily to the owner: "I've never been in this store with money." (Especially this year, which has been such a financial struggle with work being so inconsistent.) And then I pointed at that giant Little Nemo book (price $125), laughed hysterically and said I could totally buy that. But I didn't, because, well, I'm not that crazy. Purchases: De:tales (Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba), King City (Brandon Graham), Myspace Dark Horse Presents (various, I bought it for the Sugarshock story), Nexwave Vol. 2 (Warren Ellis, Stewart Immonen). I kind of want to go back and buy Stewart Immonen's sketchfolio too, so I may do that at a later date. I really like the energy of his artwork. Canadian, too! Yay Canada!
So that's what I buy when Something Amazing happens and there's actually money involved. I remember when I got my very first job and was making a stunning $650 a week, to celebrate I went out and bought underwear. Nice underwear. None of that crappy elastic stuff for me anymore, I could actually afford to spend the extra $2 and get the nicer stuff. Yes, that's truly the penultimate sign of having money: the ability to buy underwear, and not the cheapest pair.