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  • Conspicuous consumption and brand whoring

    So, what did you buy? Where'd you get it? Was it a deal?

    I went to Kohl's yesterday because there were sweaters on sale and it was a madhouse. Women were swarmed on that place and the sweater shelves were disaster areas, but the prices were fab. I bought 6 sweaters (2 cotton turtlenecks, 2 roll-neck chenille sweaters, a fleece pullover, and a lovely orange cardigan), some slippers and a throw for about $100 and then at the checkout they gave me 2 $10 coupons for the next 10 ten days. Woo hoo.

  • #2
    I bought the Saturday Night Fever/Urban Cowboy DVD 2-pack for 20 bucks. Plus they accidentally undercharged me one shiny American dollar.

    You don't know the level of gid-day in my house.
    "But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.---Kanye

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    • #3
      We purchased several relatively attractive storage boxes to store DVDs. Media storage is such a pain in the ass.

      ETA: I can't believe I forgot to tell y'all about the wedding/anniversary present we got last weekend!

      A friend of ours (the girl in the purple pants suite at my wedding, for those playing at home) just graduated from furniture design school and she's moving to North Carolina to work for Bassett. She stayed over on Saturday night and took us out to dinner. Mmm. Andiamo's two Saturdays in a row (note to neo: we went to the one near our house, not the Hoffa one)!

      Anyway, she also gave us a late wedding/anniversary present. She promised Dale she would get us a great piece of furniture for our wedding and she said she hadn't found the right piece but would get us one before she graduated. We know she just so happened to have rented a apt. from this guy that had all of this fantastic old furniture (from his parents and grandparents houses) in his basement. We figured she would give us a piece from that collection as he gave the whole lot to her!

      Anyway, she shows us and says she has something for us and brings this big, oddly shaped package in. I unwrap it but it's not any old peice of furniture! It's an end table she did for her senior thesis and it won the top prize in her class and was on display in the school museum all summer. We even went to see it and were amazed by it. It's dark green and heavily influenced from Moroccan and Iranian architecture! It's CRAZY and the only other one like is the one she has. Her's is slightly different with a stained glass top instead of clear glass like ours. It was quite a gift! It's not exactly our modern style but it's really beautiful and it's just such an unusual art piece we were really flattered she would give us her senior project. I *feel* having her as a friend will be mucho beneficial in the future. Hee.
      Last edited by isadora; 11-04-2003, 01:51 PM.
      6 YEAR COMMITMENT TO THE PAIN OF SHIPPING DE. I DONT COMMIT TO MY OWN LIFE AS MUCH DO YOU UNDERSTAND

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      • #4
        Dude, happy be-lated anniversary. I've been SO out of it lately, I've been missing birthdays and other important dates left and right.

        Back to me... As a belated b-day present, Kermie bought me a kick ass TUMI carry-on:



        Wheeeeeeee! I wanted to be like Is with her bike and put a sticker on it that says "Your bag sucks!" or something. Heeeee! Kermie is a luggage brand-whore yo. He wouldn't let me buy any other kind. He's going to put red-flame inline skate wheels to make it cooler. Ha!
        It's all about me and my precious.

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        • #5
          Had SO much fun this weekend at the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale. My inner shoe whore is satisfied, at least for the next couple months. And I got the snicklet the cutest little Kenneth Cole black heels for the holidays. Yes, I know she's not even 2 yet, but it's never too early to learn the importance of of cute shoes.

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          • #6
            <--cannot even imagine how cute little Snicklet will be in heels.

            Amazon.com's super-saver shipping has certainly sped up lately, no? It used to take around two weeks to get stuff here and now it's two-three days, tops.

            They must be feeling the pressure.
            "But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.---Kanye

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            • #7
              I know you'll all add this to your Amazon lists!



              Is she so big a lame-o that she wanted an Ally McBeal doll of herself? *dies*

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              • #8
                ^^Is that for fucking real?^^

                America's Real Action Heroes, OMFG. I wonder if the Ann Coulter doll is just one of a series?

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                • #9
                  I'd like to buy one just so my Strawberry Shortcake can kick her ass.

                  How short is that skirt?
                  "But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.---Kanye

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                  • #10
                    Anne Coulter is too dumb to be believed (Every liberal is a traitor! They must die!), but I've found a much, much better idea: Barbie and Ken as Arwen and Aragorn. OMB I might need to put these on my Christmas list. There's another spoilery-to-mention couple that I'd like also, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

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                    • #11
                      OMB I my Mulder-Scully set SO much.


                      Though Kermie busted the box in the move. GRRRRR.

                      OMB the Wizard of Oz collection TOTALLY reminds me of those fantabulous fanart with the cast of YA as the characters!




                      It's all about me and my precious.

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                      • #12
                        Aww! I have Mulder & Scully, too! I them.
                        6 YEAR COMMITMENT TO THE PAIN OF SHIPPING DE. I DONT COMMIT TO MY OWN LIFE AS MUCH DO YOU UNDERSTAND

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                        • #13
                          Here's a link to all of "America's Real Action Heroes": http://www.talkingpresidents.com. I can never decide if they're being serious of sarcastic or what. The Clinton, Bush Sr., Rumsfeld, and Coulter dolls definitely seem to be taking the piss. But the W and Dennis Miller ones seem more reverent. I dunno. It confuses me.

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                          • #14
                            A lot of them say very funie things.

                            Bush Dadday says: "I'm not going to eat any more broccoli." & "Read my lips..."

                            Clinton says he did not have sexual relations with that woman.

                            W. says we are "working hard to put food on your family." *cries*


                            The Rummy doll says "I believe what I said yesterday -- I don't know what I said but I know what I think and I assume it's what I said."

                            Hee!

                            And, well, everything Ann Coulter says is KERR-AZY so? I guess they're meant to be poking some fun.
                            6 YEAR COMMITMENT TO THE PAIN OF SHIPPING DE. I DONT COMMIT TO MY OWN LIFE AS MUCH DO YOU UNDERSTAND

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                            • #15
                              Dude I want a Condi Rice doll! And I'd make her make out with Madeline Albright!
                              It's all about me and my precious.

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