current workshop: Margie Lawson’s Defeating Self-Defeating Behaviors
bought yesterday: Philips Sonicare R732 HealthyWhite Power Toothbrush
Went to McD for a Big Mac. It was that or cooking. For whatever reason, McD in Japan tastes better than McD in America. I think it’s due to the fact that Japanese franchisees use fresher veggies, etc.
Yesterday, I bought Sonicare. I’ve been thinking about buying it for a long long time. It’s less than $150 in the States. In Japan, it’s $200. (For those of you who think protective tariffs are great, this is the result — paying 25-50% more for the same stuff, just because it’s made by a non-domestic firm.) Hero Material and I used it last night, and we decided that it is indeed excellent. My teeth feel extra clean.
This Christmas / New Years, I’ve mostly bought books, some stuff from VS and so on. For whatever reason, I’m not really interested in shopping. This month I’m also going to close my HELOC account the second I pay off the balance. I don’t see any point in keeping it since the bank won’t let me withdraw any money out of it. So yes, my bank did lose a customer, but I don’t think it cares. Oh the joy of modern banking.