Day 18 – Hiding

Tell us about the last thing you hid.

The last thing I hid…?? Hmmm… Let’s just say that I’m quite good at hiding things. Keeping secrets. Not being necessarily forthcoming with information. The latest thing I’ve hidden would probably be one of the gifts I’ve gotten Hulk for Christmas. I haven’t even opened the parcel. It’s just sitting under my desk at work.

It’s a novelty gift. Something that he will like, but the reality is, unless we start having friends over, or hosting game nights, then it’s more than likely it wont get used. Not that I mind. It was inexpensive, but hey, even I like it.

Another thing that I’ve hidden is my recent purchase of a card game called Cards Against HumanityI stumbled across this card game purely by chance, and then instantly fell in love with it’s concept and had another one of those SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY moments (that I seem to have far too regularly!). I got all excited and went to purchase it. 

But no. I live in Australia. Amazon wont ship it to Australia.

So I emailed the company:

Subject: Please take pity on me…


…For I come from the land Down Under (and no, not your pants!)


 I live in that place far-far away called Australia, or as the locals (ie, bogans) refer to it: ‘Straya, c**t!


Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t seem to like us very much, because they are always denying me the ability to purchase from them.


Why Amazon? Why?? WHY DON’T YOU WANT MY MONEY!?!?!


Perhaps you would like my money??


 And in exchange, you could perhaps send me some of your wares, in the form of boxes of Cards Against Humanity?? We don’t have to tell Amazon, it can just be our little secret… like the night your mate made out with his cousin… I promise I won’t tell anybody. 


I would be wanting to purchase the original CAH, plus the three expansion packs… do you also sell some kind of fancy box that all of those would fit in??



from Melbourne, ‘Straya.

…Let’s just say they took pity on me and allowed me access to a site that shipped to Australia!! HOORAY!! Can’t wait for them to arrive in the mail!

I think the biggest thing that I’ve been hiding is probably this blog. I’ve only told a couple of people about it, because it’s not something that I particularly want to be shouting from the rooftops to everybody I come across, because so far I’ve shared some personal stuff on here, and don’t necessarily feel comfortable with those who know me, knowing that information. Ironically, I have no issue blurting it out for the rest of the world to read.

Why is that?


Day 17 – Persuasive Sales / Advertising

Tell us about the last thing a person or advertisement convinced you to buy.

Allow me to just state for the record that I’m rather reckless with my money. Instead of saving it for a rainy day, or putting it towards something important, like an overseas holiday, or a mortgage, or even something as simple as paying off a credit card… I just don’t do it.

I see something and shout out in my head SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!! Just shhh... stop talking... JUST TAKE MY MONEY...

Needless to say I’m quite an impulse shopper. I have a plethora of stuff that I don’t need, but at the time, felt compelled to own it immediately. EB games, Amazon, Ebay and the Apple Store are all quite close friends of mine. Paypal and I have a bit of a love / hate relationship going on.

Strangely enough, I’ve never bought anything from an infomercial. I see them all the time. Sometimes, if there’s nothing on and I’m too lazy to move from the couch, I’ll sit there watching them for a couple of hours, half zoned-out, asking myself how I manage to live my life without this fancy product, or how much better it’s going to make my life.

Conveniently, my phone and my wallet are never within reach, otherwise there would be a few problems.

However, I do still have my eye on the Shark Steam Wand, and the stone cookware. They’re always in the back of my mind…