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My posting may be a little sporadic over the next few days. Unnamed Partner and I are heading down to Virginia tomorrow to help the Jello Parents and Big Jello Brother get ready for Thanksgiving dinner. (Will there be jello?) We’ll be there for 2 nights, and as I believe I have mentioned before, “the Internet machine” does not always work well at their house.
But I wanted to be sure to to get this post up before Friday — just in case any of you are tempted by the sales. I know I was tempted this very afternoon. I went into the University Bookstore to buy a gift for my 15-year niece’s birthday, only to see signs everywhere that said “buy 1 item, get another 50% off!!” I mean, that’s a good deal, right? So for a fleeting a moment, I thought “maybe I should buy something else, too.” Fortunately it only took a few seconds to come to my senses and realize that there was really nothing else there that I or anyone else I know needs. (Besides the gift, details of which I will not mention further on the off chance that said niece or her brothers should happen to read this…)
Now, I know some people say it’s patriotic to spend money — get the economy going and all that. But I’ve been spending my money all year on gasoline, groceries, car repairs, vet bills, the plumber. I really think I’m doing my part. Especially since there’s no plan to bail me out of my financial difficulties.
Join me in celebrating international Buy Nothing Day, Friday, November 28, 2008.