Friday Five for November 28, 2003

Just a little late…
1. Do you like to shop? Why or why not? I guess I still like to shop, but not as much has I used to. Years ago, I liked nothing better than to go and hit the mall. It didn’t matter what store I went to; department, clothing, music, electronics, computers, sports, furniture, etc. I would love to go look at things, try things on, and test things out. However, in the last couple of year, I have curbed in my shopping habits, to the point where it is really hard for me to shop for stuff. It’s a good thing in that I’m not the impulsive shopper charging things on my credit cards. However, I get to the point of making myself sick with anxiety sometimes trying to decide if I should by something or not.

2. What was the last thing you purchased? Food wise, it would be the lunch at Jack in the Box that I had (grilled chicken sandwich, .99 chicken sandwich, fried, and med. carmel shake.) Computer wise, it would be the 128 stick of RAM from Crucial that I got for the old Gateway computer at my parent’s house. Honestly can’t remember the last time that I purchased clothes for myself. Oh yeah, I also got three magazines for the flight home from Washington (PC World, PC Magazine, and Computer Power User.

3. Do you prefer shopping online or at an actual store? Why? It depends on what I am buying. Shopping online usually has the better deals, and I can quickly price compare between sites. However, it’s also nice to be able to go to a store and see/feel what you want to buy. And then there is the atmosphere of the store, like shopping at Walmart late at night. Nothing beats that.

4. Did you get an allowance as a child? How much was it? I did get an allowance has a child, but I don’t remember how much it was. $5 dollars maybe? And then there was the Report card bonuses. I want to say that it was $5 for A’s and $1 for B’s

5. What was the last thing you regret purchasing? The magazines that I got at the airport. I had so many things to read, the magazine articles weren’t that good, and I could have gone to the library or Borders to read them for free.