As if Facebook, Ravelry, and even my Google Reader, don't suck up time, now on-line bargains hit my inbox every day with super deals. Who else is hooked on Groupon, Living Social, Haute Look, Rue La La, Zulily and Gilt Groupe? These hit my inbox daily with temptations. And, Yes, I have succumbed mightly. I have gotten coupons for piles of gourmet cupcakes, sloppy decadent burgers, now two movie tickets, a trip to Amazon's store, puzzles from Barnes and Noble. I'm heading to Redenta's for organic gardening supplies. What's not to love about getting half off on compost? Those are some of the coupons.
Plenty of other merchandise has tempted me. I just opened a big box from Rue La La with a new Victorinox suitcase. Thought I would go with a color this time so I can fine it easily on the baggage carousel. Green is nice, don't your think?
Speaking of grandkids, there is a whole other justification. Hip boy clothes for Charley with roller blades, dragons and superheros in cool graphics are his taste. Got some loafers cum driving shoes for soon-to-be eight-year-old Zoe. Who knew those would come back around. I love KissyKissy baby clothes. Those showed up when I needed a new baby boy gift. Bang! I scored those quickly.
So far, only two things disappointed me. Two Furla faux reptile skin handbags just didn't meet my quality control. I swallowed the return shipping and will await a credit on that.
Now, since I have bared my retail soul, who else out there has falling down this dreadful rabbit hole? Please, make me feel better and let me know.
from my sketchbook ~ Ghost Ranch
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