Monday I got about 10 catalogs in the mail. (I didn’t count them so by “10″ I mean somewhere between 7 and 15.) Then yesterday I got several more. I haven’t even had a chance to look at all of them yet but I’ve already seen lots of shiny things to lust after. (and I mean “shiny” in both the literal sense and as the word was used in Firefly)
I always get lots of catalogs but this time of year they really step it up. Some companies send me a new catalog two or three times a week and I get lots of catalogs from companies I’ve never ordered anything from including a few that I haven’t received in previous years. Unfortunately, far from considering these “junk mail” that I don’t want and just throw away as soon as it comes in the door, I love catalogs and I rarely get one that doesn’t have at least one thing in it that makes me go, “Ooooooo! I’ve gotta have that!” Of course, “gotta have” only leads to actual buying maybe .09 percent of the time. Sometimes I get a little sad that I can have so few of the things that I want but, on the other hand, buying everything you want is how you end up on Hoarders.
But anyway… ever desperate for content, I’m thinking I might start a “Gotta Have It” series linking to some of these “shiny” things that I “just gotta have”. (Don’t you hate it when bloggers tell you what they’re thinking about posting but then they never get around to it?)