OK, I went to Sea World on Saturday. I paid for my own ticket, and it was clearly not a necessity, food, or a gift. Sue me. I was in San Diego with my brother, my sister, and - most importantly - my three and a half year old niece! I was GOING to Sea World.
On Sunday, my brother played me a Johnny Cash song I hadn't heard before called "One Piece at a Time." I loved it, and I immediately purchased it on my iPhone. It wasn't until Monday when iTunes sent me a receipt to my e-mail that I even realized I'd violated my own rule!
I needed sleep. I didn't get much sleep in San Diego, and I was about to catch a red eye on Monday night. I was departing at 11 and arriving at 9 AM (3 hours ahead) in Richmond. I needed to then drive down to see my Mom in Cary because she was having an eye operation. I knew I would also be returning to Richmond for work this morning. I needed SLEEP! On the flight to San Diego, I was freezing and couldn't sleep at all. So, in the airport shop, I saw the Brookstone Nap blanket for $35.
It was CALLING me ...
"Aunt Crazy, Aunt Crazy ... buy me and you'll sleep like a baby!"So I called back
"I can't!! I can't! I'm Not Buying It!"Still, it relented
"OK, well, your Mom is having surgery ... if you buy this for her - AS ASOLD.
GIFT - then it still falls within the rules... and naturally, she won't mind if
you use it on the plane just to get a little shut-eye!"
Depravation is obviously not my Thing. Like everyone, I was thinking of all of the Veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country yesterday. Meanwhile, I can't even seem to sacrifice a mild chill!! Pathetic.