Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Online Shopping iz Kewl

Well, that does it. I've spent my $700 in poker winnings, in about 3-4 days. I am not that big a spender by nature, and I come from a circle of friends where spending is frowned upon. Take Chris, for example, who for the longest time was leaving 10s and 5s when the rest of us were leaving 20s to cover a restaurant bill. Or Shaun, who likes to order iced tea -- without the ice -- in order to maximize drinkage. Or Jon, who never hung out with us for two years, because "we spend a lot of money going out on Friday night." That last one is a stretch, but I don't care. Fuck you Jon! Don't get me started on AI aka "My car is 'broken'". And to be fair, there's Chin, who's still using the same monitor from before puberty.

But I digress. What I want to talk about today is what I bought with my dirty gambling money. I was looking for a new poker book (go figure). A few websites have offered their take on the top 10 poker books of all time, and on a lot of them is a book by David Sklansky, titled "The Theory of Poker." Looking far and wide, I was never able to find this book at the book stores. But chapters.indigo.ca had it in stock and ready to ship. Done. I also wanted to pick up a couple of web development books from Sitepoint, one of my favourite destinations for new development techniques and technology. Free shipping if you buy 2 books or more? Don't mind if I do! I got money to burn, britches!

There are lots of cool things about shopping online. They give you tracking numbers, and you can follow that book from Connecticut to Massachusetts to your door. And it's pretty fast, too.
I got my poker book in 2 days, and my web development books came in yesterday, while I was away on business in Minneapolis. I checked online while in the hotel room, and when I found it was delivered I was as giddy as a 6-year old girl meeting Mickey in Disneyland. Where the fuck did that reference come from?

My next stop is to buy one of those funny geek shirts at ThinkGeek. Ah, crap, I ran out of money! Well, until I can win another poker tournament...


chris said...

more money = more spending

WAR new jobs!

Shaun said...

And spending more money on your friends!!!

On a side note, Al... your post in the Toronto Star was awesome!