Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Consumer beware

I regularly try to think before I speak, or act, or buy. It's something I tend to pride myself on. Self control, right? I'm usually pretty sure I want to say what I say, I don't fly off at the mouth and hurt people's feelings......unless I'm sure.

Same goes for my consumer habits. I take a conteplative look at the next up and coming before I decide "yes, I need that" whether it be shoes or electronics or what have you, which is why I currently own only 7 pairs of shoes, and am just now thinking it might be a good idea to get an ipod and a flat screen tv.

Part of it is laziness, I'll admit. It's like "do I really want to get involved in all that, figure out how to work it and whatnot?" I mean, a cd is so much easier to figure out than how to sync with itunes. Except I got my kids ipods, so I had to figure it out anyways.

Part of it is a desire to not look like an idiot? If you jump in with every trend, chances are you're going to have some regret. Like parachute pants? So glad I never went there. Although I did take a fairly long ride on the neon spandex wagon, but we don't have to talk about that.

Part of it is I'm fairly certain the price is going to drop significantly in a fairly short time, and right now everyone is just paying the "impatient price", and who doesn't like to get a good deal. Like instead of paying $500 for an iphone, I have a nifty motorolla razr that I got off of Craigslist for $75. Neat, huh?

Consequently I tend to be 5 or 6 years behind the times in almost everything. Like wow, have you guys heard of this new-fangled thingy called the internet? So totally awesome!

For reals though, blogging, been around a little while now, but I just jumped in last year. I have a Myspace, but haven't hopped over to facebook, and I've definitely never twittered. That's probably because I don't have an iphone.

Crap, just file this under "posts where Brandi makes herself look completely lame"


Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say:
No it does'nt Brandi, U would really be surprised at the amount of people out there that r still just trying to figure out everything that their cell phone's can do..(of course unless there youngsters)
But given a little time and perseverance we'll all get it,or most of us anyway...
Hang in there....

Anonymous said...

Yeah only if your kids could keep up with their elctronics

mitzi said...

no blog today what's up with that lets keep up with the times lol