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My Version of Window Shopping

I freakin’ love to shop. It’s ridiculous. I’m not really a fashion show/montage kind of girl or anything, but I could spend like seventy-nine bazillion hours looking at pretty things, putting them in my cart, and even occasionally buying them.

When I’m a New York Times best selling author with multiple book/movie deals and unlimited funds I have big plans to spend large portions of that in boutiques and family-owned businesses–just putting that out there in the universe.

The thing is, I have a four year old–and while she’s awesome, she’s not totally on board with my shopping lust. So, what’s a girl to do when she NEEDS to scour the aisles of stores for beautiful wares, but her child just wants to lay on the ground making dust angels?

She internet window shops!

That’s right… I open up a really killer site like Anthrolpolgie or Etsy and I fill my cart with everything I would ever even consider buying.

Heck, if it comes in multiple colors, I pick one of each. I even think of little gifts I want to buy for other people and stick them in there too…

Then, when I realize that I’ve spent at five or six hundred dollars in fake money… I CLOSE THE BROWSER.

What?

Yeah, straight up, I don’t even think about it… I just click that whole browser closed… and don’t ever think about that stuff again. Um, but a word to the wise: Sometimes sites enable cookies and keep all that stuff in your cart for you, so if you go back to that online store for real, you might want to check your cart first.

Sally H

Friday 5th of March 2010

I go on etsy and fav stuff all the time. I love online window shopping. It's how I got the idea to go blue diamond for my engagement ring. I just randomly bought an Aquaman comic from eBay tonight. Ten bucks for a good condition wedding issue. I'm in trouble every time I see the Paypal button. That's how I own an "I'm with Coco" t-shirt.

nicole

Thursday 4th of March 2010

I love shopping too. I spend lots of time adding items to favorites on Etsy, which is way less risky than adding them to my cart. ;) .-= nicole´s last blog ..She Turned Two! =-.

Tawna Fenske

Wednesday 3rd of March 2010

A few years ago, I had a bad (but short-lived) habit of shopping online after a couple glasses of wine. That ended after I realized I'd purchased a painting from Australia. It's possible there were more than a couple glasses of wine involved. The shipping was three times the cost of the painting.

Suffice it to say, I no longer drunk shop.

Tawna .-= Tawna Fenske´s last blog ..The great tampon of mystery =-.

Jamie

Thursday 4th of March 2010

@Tawna Fenske, HAHA but was the painting nice? .-= Jamie´s last blog ..My Version of Window Shopping =-.

Ally

Wednesday 3rd of March 2010

I'm not much of shopper for random things, but I am a serious-as-a-heartattack shopper for things I need/have to replace. I love gadgets and whenever one goes out, I always want the upgraded version. This requires weeks upon months (sometimes) of consideration.

But the mall? Meh. My 11 yr old daughter, on the other hand....

Jamie

Thursday 4th of March 2010

@Ally, ohhh I am that way too though--I've been staring at my iphone with hate since those new ones came out! .-= Jamie´s last blog ..My Version of Window Shopping =-.

Christine "Kiki"

Wednesday 3rd of March 2010

I do that too! :)

I usually dump my cart and step away from the addiction... .-= Christine "Kiki" ´s last blog ..Selfish Selflessness =-.

Jamie

Thursday 4th of March 2010

@Christine "Kiki", I like how you said "usually" .-= Jamie´s last blog ..My Version of Window Shopping =-.