I have a serious problem. I cannot stop buying things on Amazon.
It is just too convenient. Especially since my car broke down, it's so much easier to order something that will be delivered to you in two days than go to a physical store where you have to interact with human beings and probably also get dressed.
Convenience and ease aside, I really don't need most of these things. Why do I buy them then, you may ask? Well, let's try to figure that out.
By the way-- just in case anyone reading this thought I might be sponsored to do this, I would just like to clear the air and make it known that of course I am not being sponsored how many people do you think read this thing?
This is a real item that I purchased (as is everything that follows). It is literally a plush toy in the likeness of a piece of tamago sushi, which happens to be one of my favorite kinds of sushi (it's basically an omelet on rice, which sounds more strange than it is). Why do I need this? Why did I spend $11.99 on this? Well. It's soft. It's cute. Oh god, the buyer's remorse.
Next, I spent my hard-earned money on these shoes, except I bought them in red. Yes, imagine that ridiculousness in red. That is what I own. I'm not going to assume that this is everyone's style, but come on, even if you're not a pom-pom type of person, you have to admit that these are fairly fabulous. Of course, the pom-pom on the left shoe actually fell off. It's fine. I'm fine. I do not regret this purchase. That is what I like to tell myself.
Okay, but electroluminescent wire is actually super cool. For the uninitiated, they're basically long, flexible, portable LED lights that you can mold into shapes. I like to make faux-neon signs out of them. No, I haven't done anything yet with the 9 feet of red electroluminescent wire I bought on Amazon, but like, I will, one day. Eventually.
This is a 33-piece beginner's calligraphy set. I have never done calligraphy before. When I was at my sickest peak on the mono-rollercoaster, I bought this so that I didn't feel like I was wasting my youth. Why not spend all the time in bed trying to teach myself a new skill? Sigh. I am my harshest critic. Anyway, calligraphy is very hard and so far I am awful at it.
Embarrassingly, I am super excited about this. It's an iPhone case with a really quite beautiful, vintage-y winter scene on the back, complete with Santa in his sleigh, and silver stars, glitter, and sparkle that actually move around as though your phone is a snow globe. I really think this is beyond awesome. I have a lot of holiday spirit. Some might say too much.
This final purchase is the most inexplicable yet. I have never seen the movie Top Gun. I have no need for this jumpsuit. Halloween is long over. And for the cherry on top, this random whim was way too expensive. I kind of just wanted it for loungewear. Like, when I get home from class, I'll take off my jeans and put this on. That sounds so bad. Who am I? I should probably watch the movie now, though, huh?
Student. Writer. Everything-o-phile.