Wednesday, November 02, 2005

How often does impulsivity get you?

Most of us have either told or have been told to watch out for impulse buying.

Don't go food shopping on an empty stomach. My! Those Oreo's would hit the spot.
Don't go shopping with a credit card, if you don't have the cash, you don't have the need. Obviously dictated by someone who is flush.
Look before you leap. Best advice for jumping off a cliff.
Think before you act. Actors have to know their lines, of COURSE they have to think, duh.

Mostly, acting on impulse has negative connotations. Why? Really, I would like to know. Can't some good or, why stop there, GREAT things happen from following one's impulses?
Beats me.
I followed mine the other day. They led me to the book section of my favorite store. So far so good.
Saw, A Darker Crimson by Carolyn Jewel. ...ooooh.

Another step, I glimpsed, The Perfect Wife by Lynsay Sands....interesting.

A slide to the right brought me in front of, Crazy Cool by Tara Janzen. *groan* the pressure!

In a trance, I glided forward towards, Mortal Danger ... by Eileen Wilks. Ah , yesssss.....

I am now quivering with supressed impulse.
Very unhealthy! I need a remedy, quick!

Grab, throw, snatch, grasp and seize and toss into my cart all 4 books and trundle them away as spirited as a pirate with his discovered treasure.
The impulse to buy books is stronger than me. Doesn't matter that they'll be going into the TBR pipeline.....they're now MINE! mine, Mine MINE!!!
Do I sound demented?
Hmmm, maybe there is something to be said for impulse control.
Yeah, like Lose it!!! Bwahahaha!


Kelli McBride said...

Erasmus said: "When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes."

It's nice to know there are other people out there like me - throughout history even. ;-)

I don't consider adding to my library an impulse. I call that necessity. I call that maintaining my sanity. It's like preventative care for my mental health.

Eddie said...

Thanks for all the nice feedback on my blog, Michelle!!


Michele said...

LOL, Kelli!
I like your viewpoint.
Great minds think alike. *wink*

Michele said...

Hi Eddie!
You are very welcome.
I have fun visiting your site.
I never know what I'm going to see.
Thanks for visiting me!

Brandy said...
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Brandy said...

OK, no impulse control left me with MaryJanice Davidson's new book, "A Royal Pain". Do I regret it? No. Do I feel guilty? Yes, but I also really enjoyed it.

Annalee Blysse said...

I buy small things impulsively... like books. Or... gambling. Well, not that bad. I've still got money after all! LOL.

Meenal Mehta said...

hey Michele,

hope you had a good halloween ..

heres the answer to the question you posted on my food blog ..

"Michele ,

hope you are doing well:-) The masala here means a blend of different spices which gives the fish a kick , tonnes of flavor and a delicious taste...

I would not recommend using wine in the marinade ..It would be overpowering ..You could use it though if you were making a fish stew or soemthing ..

white wine for fish and red for lamb, pork,beef stew ... "


Michele said...

Thanks Meenal! I'll try to get my hands on that mixture. Appreciate your letting me know.

Wow Annalee, you are so lucky to gamble and still have $$. I've not done that since 1993. Went on a gambling cruise. Once was enough!
Got the "fever" and spent a LITTLE more than I should have. My naughty.

Brandy, I didn't even know that book was out! Thanks for mentioning it. Now, another one I have add to the TBR pile..geesh!

markoos said...

some of the best buys are impulse buys though. things that you didn't mean to get but bring you lots of pleaseure.

for me the very act of shopping and buying random stuff brings me a little tingle.

*consumerism, i'm looking lovingly in your direction*

Anonymous said...

LOL, Michele! I understand the book buying impulse though }:)

Michele said...

Markoos. I love your quote!
And I agree with what you said.

I thought you might. So, when am I going to buy yours??? Of course , it won't be "impulse", it's a directive!