Friday, December 05, 2003

A Leftover Friday Five

There is no Friday Five this week, but seeing as I didn't do last week's, I figured I might as well use that one. So:

1. Do you like to shop? Why or why not? Clothes shopping is kind of tedious, and grocery shopping can be, but I love shopping for fun stuff. Like books.

2. What was the last thing you purchased? A Christmas present for my sister. I'm not going to say what it is, because, although she's mostly offline at the moment, with my luck she'd somehow manage to read this anyway. It's rather more than I'd really intended to spend, but it was a bargain I couldn't resist, and I know she's going to like it. So I'm pretty happy!

3. Do you prefer shopping online or at an actual store? Why? Online, if there's something specific I'm looking for, and I know where to look for it. It's much easier and (usually) faster, and it means I don't have to interact with actual human beings. Plus, I live about 85 miles from the nearest shopping mall. On the other hand, if you don't know where to find a particular item, it can be difficult to track down what you're looking for online. And if you don't know what you're looking for, it's hard to browse. And for many kinds of items, it's difficult to be completely sure of exactly what you're getting unless you see it in person. So brick-and-mortar stores still have their place in my universe.

4. Did you get an allowance as a child? How much was it? I got a very irregular allowance, as I recall. It wasn't a fixed amount of money every week. If there was something specific I wanted money for, I'd tell my parents, and they'd either give it to me, tell me I couldn't have it, or say, "OK, do some chores and we'll give you an allowance for the next few weeks" or something.

5. What was the last thing you regret purchasing? A DVD set that it turned out I already had. Oops!

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