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I did something amazingly impulsive today. I was browsing dvds and… - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet.... — LiveJournal
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I did something amazingly impulsive today. I was browsing dvds and whatnot in JB Hi-Fi while waiting for the bus, and I ended up in the gaming section looking at the consoles. I haven't had a gaming console in years- mum and dad were always a bit reluctant to get one for Maryke and I, because they thought they'd be a distraction from our studies. And they probably would've been, I'm a bad enough procrastinator as it is without games to lure me away from essays and coursework.

To make a long story short, I bought a Nintendo Wii today. The basic console plus the sports game were on special, about thirty dollars less than what they normally go for. It was still over $350, but I'd been contemplating buying one for a while, and coming into the shop and seeing it on special seemed a bit like providence, in a way. My conscience is still doing a nervous dance about spending that much money in one sitting for something that might be obsolete in a year or two, but I suspect I'll get my money's worth and in any case I'm not fanatical about keeping up with technology trends. There was also a sly voice saying 'treat yourself, dammit!', after five years of studying.

So the Wii sitting on the table next to me in its box at the moment. I could possibly install it tonight, but I might have to wait, since we've got painters still at work in the house and they're still working on the lounge/study area. Also Dad is not here at the moment, and no doubt I'll benefit more by his assistance in making sure it's installed with minimum fuss.

Current Mood: hyper eeek, I spent a lot of money!

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