Spendy McSpenderson

That's been me for the past couple of weeks. Lemme explain:

  • I bought 5 pairs of pants online, but none of them fit. And because this company doesn't exchange anything, I have to return these, then buy the same pants in another size. The good news is that they'll give me the same discounted price that I got the first time. The bad news is that I don't get the refund from the first purchase until they get it back. Pain in the ass.

  • I bought a new computer...for $3,600. And I'd do it again. After doing my due diligence, it became clear that $1,200 wasn't going to give me what I wanted. I could get a so-so machine for that price, but end up spending even more replacing it in a couple of years. So I went all gangsta and reached out to Digital Storm in California to custom make a machine for me. When I say custom, I mean it. I got to choose everything from motherboard, to the power supply, and I could have even gotten a custom automotive-quality paint job if I desired. I didn't go that far, but I did get a very high-end computer (along with a 22" LCD flat-panel monitor) that I'll keep for another 5 years. I ordered it almost a week ago, it should be here by the end of the month.

  • I decided to "repurpose" my Housing fund. Since I'm not going to be moving into an apartment this year, I divided the $5,000 amongst my new computer, fully funding the travel and charity funds, and the remainder into the 2009 unemployment fund.