Monday, May 15, 2006

Updated Doggie Costs and Unnecessary Spending.

So I bought Brownie two new collars, they are Reflective Safekeep Breakaway dog collars ($40.00). I also bought him two new ID tags with more detailed information and is more durable ($15.00). Finally I bought him a new ball toy and bed ($25.00). I've updated the doggie costs. Total to date: $4072.79. Alright, before you read on, please understand I'm not justifing spending all this money, I know it's a little excessive, but I do have to enjoy life a little too. I bought myself a new stereo/dvd deck for the truck--the Alpine IVA-W200 with bluetooth. I've been thinking about it for about 6 months now, and I was waiting for this specific model to be released! It costed me $1150.00--installation was included. Next, I bought myself a new camera. This is another one I've been thinking about for over 6 months. I'm a camera photo hobbyist, but my SLR/digicam is a little to big to carry with me to all the places I want to go. I ended up getting the Casio Exilim S600 in blue. It was a good balance between photo quality, size, and manual control. This costed me $130.00 + $200 in BestBuy gift certificates I earned using my Citi and Chase reward cards. I actually think 6 months is a good cut off for me. If I find myself wanting something for that long of a duration, it usually means that I would find practical use for it since it must've popped into my mind as something I could've used on numerous occassions. And hey I did buy my mom some stuff too! Must...focus...on...sa...ving.

4 comments:

LAMoneyGuy said...

Have you thought about turning your photo hobby into a part time money making hobby? Seems to be a good transition.

freedumb said...

I've thought about it a few times, and it is a good idea...a bunch of folks I know have turned their photo hobbies into wedding photography or other specialized photography. Err, if I just had more time right now...

John said...

That's one sexy camera. Silver, Slim, sleek and just plain beautiful. I may just have to check that one out...

freedumb said...

I'll let you know how it works...should be getting in about a week...