|A Small Dilemma (written July 12, 2009)
||[Dec. 7th, 2010|10:13 pm]
I know I'm supposed to be writing my entry on gender and gender presentation, but I'm unmotivated and pretty damn blocked at the moment.
My aunt got my uncle's insurance check last week. It's around $4,000. She gave me $200, and she gave my other aunt who lives out here $500. (I think she should have gotten closer to $1,000, but that's just me.)
So, now I have $200, and I'm not sure what to do with it. Here's what I've come up with:
1. Don't even bother spending it.
My aunt and I are splitting the bills, so what's the point of even taking the money if I just have to give it back when the bills come?
2. Go clothes shopping.
With $200, I have a lot of options. I can buy 3 or 4 good pairs of shoes. I can buy 4 or 5 damn good bras. I can buy several items of clothing for work. Or I can combine all of the above.
3. Go somewhere.
$200 is more than enough to pay for a bus ticket to anywhere I want to go, and I'd have a bit of mad money when I get there.
4. Buy random stuff I may or may not need.
This is probably what's going to happen because this week is Coupon Week at Half Price Books. I can get anything I want for 40% off Monday, 30% off Wednesday, 20% off Friday, and 50% off Sunday. I have 4 locations I can go pillage for books, CDs, and anime. Seriously, I'm HPB's bitch.
Then there's all the assorted shit I'd like to get, but know I have no practical reason to own: a PS2, a better digital camera, an mp3 player, a bookshelf, a computer chair, an Ancestry.com account, a shoe organizer to go under my bed, et cetera.
5. Save it for something else.
I have other things I'd like to do sometime in the next 6 months, and I may not be able to afford them when the time comes. I want to get my hair braided for winter, go to the Renaissance Festival, go to the Krewe of Atlas ball in Shreveport, or do some random thing for my birthday.