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The tables, again, were turned.
Oh Groupon, how I love thee. Giving me 50% off on things I don't need. Giving me coupons that I've paid for, but may never use. Forcing me, yes forcing me, to spend $200 on - what? Currently nothing. The possibility of a Brazilian wax, oxygen facial, mani-pedi, wine tasting, acupunture, $5 for $10 worth of smoothies.
|Be mesmerized by the Groupon cat. I'm pretty sure it has the same powers as Hypnotoad.|
ALL HAIL HYPNOTOAD.
Well, this is my addiction. Shopping.
Something about spending money, whether or not I actually have enough to spend is beyond the point, makes me happy. Not just happy, euphoric. It's the best high there is.
If you've read my post about purging most of my belongings in preparation for the big move, you know that I have a spending addiction.
It's not even about getting new things. Groupon is a wonderful example of that - as of yet, I've received nothing, but I'm still experiencing that tell-tale pleasure.
It's more about the act itself. Whipping out my credit card, typing in those numbers, checking my bank account and seeing that I do, in fact, have enough money to buy this superfluous item.
I guess part of it can be attributed to my growing up poor. We never had enough money for any of the things I wanted. My parents' own addictions came before my needs the majority of the time. Now that I find myself as an adult, with income and few required expenses, I revel in the fact that I can, for the first time in my life, buy whatever the fuck I want.
$39 for Consultation, One-Hour Acupuncture Session, and 10-Minute Massage at Acupuncture Pain Control Center ($135 Value).
What the hell! I've never had acupuncture done before! I'm sure I'll get over that whole 'fear of needles' thing.
$50 for a Red-Carpet Oxygen Facial and Gold Mask at JMC Restorative Medicine ($145 Value).
OMG! Only $50! I deserve a facial! And it's such a good deal.
$22 for Brazilian Wax at Lulu Salon and Spa ($45 Value).
My lady bits could use some hot wax and painful loving..... Who cares if I cry every time I get my eyebrows waxed. It's $22 for a BRAZILIAN WAX.
I am parisienne.love, and I am addicted to shopping.
Also, if you have not yet experienced the mecca of bargain shopping that is Groupon, be a dear and use my referral link to start your own spiraling out-of-control addiction.
A bientôt, lovelies.