Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Book shopping!!

As many would know, I am a very big fan of Tolkien and the things related to that wonderful and amazing genius of a man!

As many would not know, his books were the ones that held me together when I was going through my bouts of severe depression! He gave me worlds into which I could escape into... a world where I didn't need to worry about fitting in or being one in a crowd!

So, it was quite a disastrous affair when I lost my copy of "The Lord of the Rings" seven years ago! Sure, it was a "pirated" edition (the only edition I could afford back then). But somehow, I never actually bought another copy. Instead, I treasured my other Tolkien books (Silmarillion - my all time favorite and Unfinished Tales) with my life! I never lent out these beauties to anyone! And so, they stood the test of time and are still with me.

I managed to get a copy of "The Hobbit" (The first book of Tolkien that I ever read!) and so, I just needed LoTR to fill the gap.

Well, now that I have a job and am earning enough to buy an occassional book, I've ordered me a copy from Flipkart.com.

I've been hitting the refresh button of their track order page every three minutes, hoping to finally see the message "Out for Delivery"... well, that was three days ago! Soooooooo.... the day has finally come! I just received a message stating that I shall get my book before seven tonight!

I can hardly contain my joy here! And I might just tear up a little when I see the book... only true fans of the series would understand the feeling! So yes, here I am, hoping to find my parcel reach my doorstep any moment now!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Time to come out of the closet!

Before anyone decides to assume things, this post is not about my sexual preferences!

This post is about the recently discovered fact that has me gaping in desperation!

I am a shopaholic!

It all came down to the morning when my mother sat me down and asked me just how much I had saved in the eight months that I've been working! When I ought to have at least fifty grand stowed away for a rainy day, I am literally penniless! So.... where is all the money gone? Where? WHERE?!!!

I sat down and did a check up on exactly where the money was going. And needless to say, I wasn't happy when I saw the results!!
The pattern was inevitable! I would save for a month and spend two month's worth salary on clothes and accessories!! And that, basically took me to square one! (or square 0.5, I don't know!!)

And majority of the clothes were T-shirts and shoes!
For someone who survived on a single pair of shoes for a good five years, (I kid you not!) I've bought three pairs of shoes that I find no use of beyond two or three wears!!
And as for clothing, I'm splurging on jeans! I've all but given up on traditional Indian clothing. Give me a good pair of jeans and a multitude of T-shirts that will keep me going for a week atleast! All the better when it comes to laundering the mess.

But then again, thanks to the fact that I have a body that is unlike any normal person, I cannot just buy random things off the racks. And anything that fits me ends up costing a lot more than it should!

I did have a reality check, a month into the job and I've been maintaining a record of how much I spend on Evernote. But I hardly see any improvement. All I do is cry at the end of the month looking at how little I have managed to save!

Oh God... I need divine intervention... or a pay hike! (I'd very much like the latter!!)