Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Things I Spent Money On Recently
This pretty lady is October Rebel, wearing the Mata Traders "Edie" dress. (To quote Style Wise, "Mata Traders is a fair trade clothing company dedicated to empowering women.") I ordered that very same dress a couple of days ago. I'm not a big online shopper, and it was an unplanned purchase, but...
(From Singin' in the Rain, one of the all-time best movie musicals.) I was innocently browsing the Mata Traders website, trying to figure out something to post here, and I encountered that adorably swingy "Edie" dress, discounted from $80 to $20! Irresistible. My total came to $26.94 including shipping and tax. I almost feel bad about getting such a good deal, since Mata Traders is a company that I actually want to support.
Another impulse buy was three Paolo Bacigalupi novels at Powell's Books ($28 even). I've read The Windup Girl a few times, and it's a truly excellent sci-fi thriller. I didn't know that Bacigalupi had written other books, not least because I have a hard time remembering the guy's name. So anyway, I saw some of his newer work stacked on a sales display. Suddenly I was overtaken by a need to own Pump Six and Other Stories, Ship Breaker, and The Drowned Cities. I don't regret this either. I know I'm gonna read those books over and over again.
Everything else I've spent money on in the past 2-3 months falls into one of these categories: gas, groceries, or occasional lattes. Oh, and my train tickets. By the way, I'm home! Portland was great, but I missed my pets and my own space.