summer melting brain?

Have wandered around shops a bit in the past week – partly ‘cos ’tis the season, and partly as a conscious pattern break. (The library and 2nd hand bookshops are basically the only places in town I go regularly. One obvious thing from my review of reading for the year is that I need to get out more. Ha ha ha. Hmm.)

So it has been a rare foray into consumer society. And there are so many consumer goods. Who knew? Entire floors of shops I didn’t realise existed. So much stuff to Want. So many toys and gadgets. So bizarre. I have tuned it out for so long.

So far buying a goat seems the best option. Though it seems really hard to do without a credit card. This seems ironic.

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Also really amazed at how expensive new clothes are. Like, really amazed. I acquire clothes very rarely, and when I do, they are usually free or from op-shops. Though, inspired by The Limits of Control (Jarmusch’s latest film), I kinda want to get a custom suit made. That would be hilarious. 🙂

2 Responses to “summer melting brain?”

  1.   Sphen
    December 21st, 2009 | 11:54 pm

    Hmm interesting article on ethical goat herding in the Guardian the other day: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2006/jul/14/ethicalbusiness.internationalaidanddevelopment
    B

  2.   Administrator
    December 22nd, 2009 | 8:52 am

    Yeah, the website says they may buy not what you specified but something more directly appropriate to the local people’s needs, but they have an option you can click that specifies “i want a bloody goat no matter what”. Well, not in those terms.