Thursday, July 8, 2010

It was a nice dream while it lasted

If I had written this last night at around 8:00pm, it would have been about how this morning I would finally, finally be the proud owner of a new Kindle.  I really, really want a Kindle although I don't NEED a Kindle (shut UP, Kelly!) but I really, really want a Kindle and last night at 8:00pm I finally had the funds to finally buy my Kindle and can I use the words "finally," "really," and "Kindle" any more than I did in this paragraph?

Where did I find the money to buy a Kindle, you ask?  Well, last night I went to a social gathering at a neighbor's house and it was one of those "bring your scrap gold and get cash!" parties and I figured what the heck, I have a few bits and pieces of yellow gold that I don't wear because I prefer white gold and platinum.  I told TheManTheMyth what I was doing and he said, "but you don't have any gold jewelry" and I'm all, "Uh, yeah, I do!" as I held up my fancy ziplock bag of gold jewelry and he's all, "Oh, I was going to re-gift that to you at Christmas because I didn't think you remembered you had it" and I'm all, "you're joking, right?" and he laughed in a way that made me suspect he was serious but then I never know because he has a strange sense of humor sometimes and he DID think a transmission was a good birthday gift.

So I figured I would come home with about $50.00 to add to my Kelly Wants a Kindle Fund because seriously, my measly few pieces just looked, well, measly.

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit, my few measly pieces added about $500.00 to my Kelly Wants a Kindle Fund.  American dollars!  I'm all, "SCORE!!" and I danced back home waving my check while singing, I'm gonna get a Kindle!  I'm gonna get a Kindle!"  because a Kindle is only $189.00 plus tax so that's more than enough for me to get my Kindle and I'm all woo-hoo and when the 'Zhay opened this morning, I'd be right there getting one and I would love it and squeeze it and I would call it "George."

It was a nice dream while it lasted.  Because once the euphoria of my measly bits and pieces being worth much more than I even considered, reality set in and I realized that I needed to use that money to pay some unexpected medical bills from Thing 1's visit to a Utah hospital back in May.

If I was a more selfish and self-centered person than I normally am, I would have gone straight from the party to Target and bought my Kindle right then and there, justifying the purchase because it was MY jewelry but responsible me and adult me knew I just couldn't do that, not when work is slow these days so any extra cash needs to be used for important things, like medical bills because Thing 1 is not a cheap date.

It only took about 5 minutes from the time I had mentally bought my Kindle until I realized I wasn't buying my Kindle after all but it was a nice dream while it lasted.


  1. Being a responsible adult blows.

  2. Well, there's still Christmas!

  3. Aw.

    For what it's worth, you did the right thing. That doesn't make it suck any less though! LOL!

    I feel your pain. Being an adult is NO FUN!

  4. You did do the right thing!! Even though it hurts!!

  5. I feel so bad for you coz I understand that well! About 2 weeks ago was bought out by and to celebrate put up a Kindle 2 gen (the latest) for $149.00 on their site for one day only. I was lucky enough to get one at that price. I love it. Love it. I still enjoy real books but my Kindle rocks. So keep saving your change kiddo - and one of these days as they keep having price wars you will get your Kindle. xoxo

  6. THIS is why I hate being an adult. Stupid adulthood and being responsible and shit. At least I'm not the only person without a Kindle.

    But I DO love your use of the abominable snowman's George quote!