Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Bits and Pieces

Sometimes I can't seem to come up with a fully structured post, full of helpful advice, opinion, commentary, narrative, and references to James Brown... Today is one of those days. So instead, an impressionist take on this past weekend, a little price tag pointillisme:

Cousin's bank account balance: $126
Cost of Chanel handbag in cousin's apartment: $1499
Number of Hermes scarves owned by cousin: 3
Couch I want to buy at Crate & Barrel: $999
Leather footstool I saw at Crate & Barrel and don't plan to buy: $899
Amount I spent on internet access this weekend: $2.72
Amount I spent on wine this weekend:
$25.83
Amount spent having drinks and munchies with friend A: $28
Amount spent having dinner with friend B the same night, who I ran into right after having drinks with friend A: $31
Grocery spending for entire rest of long weekend: $26.27
Amount spent on books this weekend: $4.34
Amount saved by reading books and magazines in store without buying: approx. $34
Car service fares to date for moving in & out of various temporary housing locations: $38

Tomorrow I'll try to write more full sentences!

5 comments:

Single Ma said...

In other words...

Your cousin rode the financial short bus, you're amazed at the cost of quality furniture and you had a fabulous weekend.

I understand you girl cuz we here!
*pointin 2 fingaz @ my eyez*

LOL!

Madame X said...

LOL singlema!
Actually, at C&B I was pleasantly surprised that the couches I liked were under $1000... but I did think the leather footstool was outrageous!
And as for my cuz, I think she's running to try to flag down that bus... but to her credit, I think the Chanel bag was sitting there waiting to be returned to the store!

Kimber said...

"Amount saved by reading books and magazines in store without buying: approx. $34"

Ahh, the world's most up to date library. Where I do some of my best reading.

mapgirl said...

Chanel handbag? Does it get her more dates? Honestly. Does it? I am sure that the only people who care about that handbag are other women, and since I'm straight, I don't care to attract other women, no Chanel for me.

SMB said...

Two excellent phrases here:

"price tag pointillisme"

and

"the financial short bus"

:)

Mapgirl, your comment reminds me of something I once read: "Women dress for other women, not men."