Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Online Shopping

Did anyone catch the Growing Pains marathon this weekend? I still have the theme song stuck in my head. “As long as we’ve got each other, we’ve got the world spinning right in our hand . . .” Oh hell. You can just listen to it here.

Sorry if I'm overdoing the videos lately. YouTube is fun. And addictive.

Well, here we are less than a month away from Christmas, and I really need to get started on my shopping. Passion Parties has thrown a wrench into my plans. I have been so busy with it, I have spaced out on Christmas shopping. The children are almost done, but I have only purchased one thing for Eric. If I don’t hurry up, his mom and my mom are going to buy him everything on his list, and then I will really be screwed.

My mom informed me that she is going to try to do all of her shopping online this year. This is the same woman who told me she had Google on her computer, and she wanted to know if I had Google on my computer too. Yes, really. I’m not kidding. What’s even worse is that my mom reads this blog, and she totally will not get why that is funny.

I tried to give her a brief rundown on how to place an order on Amazon, which I think is very user-friendly. Too user-friendly if you ask me, especially since they remember my damn credit card number. It doesn’t really feel like I’m spending money when I don’t even have to type in my credit card number. That always comes back to bite me in the ass come January.

Anyway, after a brief lesson, I told my mom that maybe it would be easier if she just bought gift certificates. We’ll see how that goes. Personally, I love online shopping. I am not big on dealing with people in a retail setting, and this saves me a lot of hassle. Originally, I wanted to get everyone Passion products. We have some kick-ass lotion and bath gel, but that idea makes Eric very nervous. I don’t know if he’s afraid I’m accidentally going to send a vibrator to his 96-year-old grandmother, but he just didn’t seem down with the whole Passion gift-giving.

Uh-oh. If that’s the case, he better not look in his stocking.


Hulai said...

that would be totally hilarious though if you did accidentally send his grandmother the vibrator! I am totally sitting here envisioning my totally prudish grandma opening one! She would so have a heart attack! Thanks for the laugh I needed it.

Sadie said...

I haven't seen Prison Break yet so I couldn't read yesterday's post...

BUT hilarious about your mom and Google. Hee!

I agree about Amazon. It makes it way too easy to spend when they remember your cc number for you. Not good...

Oh, and *tag* you're it. Hope you don't mind memes, I just tagged you!

Margo said...

The google thing has me laughing my head off!!

My mom once asked me if I thought she had enough "pixie Mixels" on her computer screen!

Julie said...

HA! You kill me, Neila! Gives a whole new meaning to Stocking Stuffer.

Morgen said...

Eric's really getting that in his stocking?
You are the coolest wife EVER

I will refrain from commenting (sort of) on Growing Pains -- Alan Thicke makes me gag.
And not in a good way.

I know what you mean about Amazon -- Barnes & Noble does the same thing!

I wonder if my website will do that? (I'm working on a new website -- keep your fingers crossed for me!)


Sparky Duck said...

hmm why do I think passion products are right up my alley :)

Colleen said...

I haven't seen any good online deals yet this year, but I'm waiting. BTW, are you involved with Blogitive? Your blog would be such a good fit with them!

Slackermommy said...

I love shopping online! I have to admit that I'm the biggest ebay whore around.