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What I meant to say...
I skipped class tonight to hang out with my mom, who I see very rarely but was in town on business. Touching base with one of my folks is always a good thing, and a free No Name dinner was a decidedly welcome addition to my week. I got to hear a great deal about her new Audi, she about my discovery about MassArt. Our worlds continue to apace.

Anyway, as I went to leave, she slipped me a C-note with the condition that I buy something for myself. Now, I've bought a fair amount for myself recently, so I could just say "already done" and use it for something sensible like paying my outstanding Somerville parking fines. Or, I could embrace my heritage as a consumer and get toys.

What say you?
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clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: November 12th, 2003 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are deserving of toys. TOYS!

This is an unexpected windfall, and you must follow your mother's instructions.
futurenurselady From: futurenurselady Date: November 12th, 2003 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Split it up and use half of it to get toys and half of it to be responsible.

FNL
From: ex_cayetana730 Date: November 13th, 2003 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I second this idea.
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dirtymikesell From: dirtymikesell Date: November 13th, 2003 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)

TOYS!

MMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmMMMMMMmmmmmmmMMMMMMMmmmmm...Wob WOb wob Wob,MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmMMMMMWOBOWBWOB!

And I missed seeing Ron Jeremy
khourytamarisk From: khourytamarisk Date: November 12th, 2003 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
As parking fines can screw up the renewal of your registration, therefore costing you far more money than just paying the fines (I know this from experience), I say pay the fines, then put aside $25-$50 dollars or so (when you can) until you have $100 saved up, and then go buy toys.

You'll have been responsible and rewarded yourself for it in turn, with a slight delay between the two. It's paying Caesar his due while giving yourself a pat on the back, without having an extra financial worry hanging over your head.

The best of both worlds, in my opinion....

$0.02,
KT :)
From: angelajenessa Date: November 12th, 2003 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
To figure out the solution to problems as complex as this one you have here I would simply choose both. As someone said earlier use half toward a responsible thing and then the other half toward toys. I think you cannot feel too guilty that way and you get toys as well!
c_m_i From: c_m_i Date: November 13th, 2003 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Toys. The parking fines were part of a budget, right?

Spend it on a good book, a good meal, and some good drink. That kind of "toy" goes farther towards centering me than any of my electronic whizbangs.

-ia.
cinemama From: cinemama Date: November 13th, 2003 04:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Your mother would want you to buy toys, yes she would.
prosicated From: prosicated Date: November 13th, 2003 05:45 am (UTC) (Link)
My irresponsible side says TOYS!
My responsible side says..... syot!

(which is toys backwards because the poor sod is embarassed to admit how much better toys sound)
cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: November 13th, 2003 06:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Being a fabulous 20 something, I say you buy yourself some scotch and something else.
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