At around 11PM Pacific time, it looks to me like hyper-caffeinated moms who want green baby products, would like their husbands to be cleanshaven, and feel they have weight issues are doing most of the shopping. Not that the list surprises me. I understand why a parent might be interested in eco-friendly diapers and baby wipes and also have a strong need for coffee all the time. And I shamelessly admit – when I first saw Alli on the list, my first thought was “Awesome, you can buy this shit on the internet?!” instead of reacting with the preferred feminist outrage that women should be happy with their bodies. I don’t know how much it costs in the pharmacy or grocery store, but it seems to be heavily discounted here and I don’t have to deal with the shame of asking someone to unlock the case so I can buy it! Not that I can spend my money on diet pills right now. But one day, I will, now that I know I can get it anonymously.
I am not sure what I’m going to buy from Amazon. I might save for when I move, so I can treat myself to something nice, but I haven’t checked out the rest of the Grocery section. I have two options for the Macy’s card – either go clothes shopping or get stuff for my kitchen. Yes, yes, and yes. Once I find a job, I will probably want different clothing (although I haven’t worn my work clothes in so long, they will feel new to me). I also have a Williams and Sonoma gift card given to me by a dear friend, with which I plan to buy new knives and cutting boards (this is terribly exciting). The Verizon rebate is going right back to the phone company to pay for my ridiculously high phone bill – last month I went a little overboard text messaging and browsing the web from my phone.
It’s not as bad as this, but it’s a lot for me right now (twice my normal bill).
I look forward to spending my gift cards, even if I spend them on more practical things.