Help Me Spend 50 Bucks
From Guest Blogger, Christopher Cocca
I heard today that consumer spending on retail rose 1 percent in the latest metric, despite projections of a .8 percent decrease for whatever period was being measured. People are still buying stuff. Decreased (on the whole) gas prices certainly help.
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Nice post. I still buy a few albums each year, perhaps to ease my conscience for the gigabytes of MP3s about which I would need to plead the fifth. I have not bought a non-textbook in years, and have found that both the library and the collections of friends are quite sufficient. I was never into movies to begin with, but my wife still likes to buy them.
2/13/2009 05:55:46 am
Chris, I have $50 also. It is left over from my August birthday. Right before I read this I decided what I would buy with it as I was rocking our baby to sleep. I want. I NEED a white noise machine. Top of the line. The No-Sound-is-Getting-Through-This-Baby-Noise-Blocker-Machine. We live on the first floor of an apartment building. Walls are thin. My baby is THE lightest sleeper on the planet other than myself. I must have it. I must have it tomorrow.
2/13/2009 06:51:57 pm
In lieu of a concert, you could go indulge in a day of America's pastime.
2/13/2009 06:53:12 pm
Doh! I meant they're. Darn, Typing while Tired.
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