Why I don’t save more money: I am impulsive.
Like today, for example – on a whim, I went online and checked to see if there was a copy of Social Life in Medieval Rajasthan available, and lo and behold there was (for $25!) so I bought it. This is fine if it is an isolated case, but generally it involves a book here and a sari there and an ice cream cone and three lattes and a pair of shoes on sale (that I will never wear) and a dress from Target and then I have no money at the end of the month.
I say that I wonder about it, but really I don’t.
Anyway. So I bought the book. The other part of this being impatient is that I requested it from Interlibrary Loan a month and a half ago, and so far it hasn’t shown up. Rather than being patient for it to come to me for free, I purchased it (and in all truthfulness, I most likely would have purchased it after I had to return it, anyhow, so there you go).
August will see me making a valiant effort to save up for DragonCon. Or perhaps I will also make an effort to be a good girl and will not buy things I don’t need at DragonCon. Which totally works all the time. Yeah.
I went to Merkerson’s Fish Market with a coworker and although it is an Atlanta “thing” and although it satisfied the hole-in-the-wall feel she requested, it was sort of a hole-in-the-wall quality (not in a good way), so I feel the need to get some fried okra from Yasin’s to make up for it (odd personal note: fried okra is my favorite food ever). So now I feel gigantic and am waiting not terribly patiently for next week when my book will arrive and perhaps I can get closer to figuring out what Margavati’s surname is.
I have a knitting tomorrow at Claudia’s, so perhaps we shall see some progress on projects (actually, I get a lot accomplished in knitting groups, so probably yes).