Monday, December 15, 2003

Finished your holiday shopping yet?

I'm almost done, I just have a few items to pick up in stores. Up to now I've done all my shopping on Amazon, which makes my life so easy with its wish lists and gift certificates. To be honest, PVPOnline covered my feelings on holiday shopping on Saturday. I got a gift certificate for J&R from my office today, and it makes me so happy. It's a gift that I can use for anything I want, and I don't have to feel guilty for spending it on something frivolous like a computer game. The rest of the year I have to carefully watch where my money goes, and while I don't have to confer with my wife every time I buy something for myself, I do feel a certain amount of guilt when I spend my hard-earned money on fun things instead of food, shelter, clothing, or other necessary items of living. And that's my own self-generated guilt. What's my point? Gift certificates are great.

I'm just killing time until 6, when the office holiday party gets going. At 6:05, I plan to be working my way through a bottle of Chimay and a platter of shrimp. Mmm, beer.

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