Spent

June 1st 2020

Today I spent an uncharacteristic amount of money on a list of things I’ve been putting off buying for a while. Maybe it’s because I’ve been paid and realised that with lockdown still (kinda) going on there’s not as many social gatherings on which to spend my money. Or maybe because recently I’ve had this increasing desire to improve myself.

Either way, I spent £1000 today.

Sure, half of that was on rent, and another quarter on my car finance, but the rest was on me! Here’s what I bought:

Logitech M720 Triathlon Wireless Mouse and Arteck 2.4G Wireless Keyboard

I’ve been wanting to get a wireless mouse and keyboard for a while. And why explictly wireless? Well because there are no wires. There is something soothing about having a minimalist desk with no visible wires. Since we’re going to be working from home for a while we’ve been told to invest wherever possible in any items we need to make us more comfortable.

My company have said that they’re willing to contribute towards the cost of these items, but considering I already have a functioning mouse and keyboard I don’t think Dave in HR is going to accept “for the aesthetic” as a valid reason as to why I need him to give me eighty bucks for a new mouse and keyboard.

Here’s a line to quickly acknowledge the fact that my boss might read this: “The improved ergonomics of the keyboard will increase my words per minute, the 800 dpi of the mouse will mean I can… click on his emails faster? Oh yeah and also my hands won’t hurt as much or something so I will overall be more productive and add more value to the company. Cash or BACS preferably, please.

Anker Wireless PowerWave Charger

So I can charge my phone on it without the need for wires. Read the thing above again for an explanation of why fewer wires is preferable. Yes I realise the wireless charger requires a wire.

VonHaus 35″ Tower Fan

It gets really hot in my bedroom, which means I have to have the windows open, but having my windows open means those flappy little cunts (my phrase for “flies”, sorry Dad) invade my bedroom and flap all over the place, so to keep the flies out I have to close my window but closing my window means it gets really hot in my bedroom which means I have to have the windows open, but having my windows open means those flappy little cunts (my phrase for “flies”, sorry Dad) invade my bedroom and flap all over the place, so to keep the flies out I have to close my window but closing my window means it gets really hot in my bedroom which means I have to have the windows open, but having my windows open means those flappy little cunts (my phrase for “flies”, sorry Dad) invade my bedroom and flap all over the place, so to keep the flies out I have to close my window but closing my window means it gets really hot in my bedroom.

How far did you get?

Abstract iconography monochromatic wallart

Since I moved into this flat I’ve been talking about getting some art for my walls. I moved into this flat six months ago and have never got around to buying any art for my walls. Until today! Almost. I found a selection of art that I liked, gasped when the website I was on tried to sell me them for £50 a piece, and then asked my graphic designer friend to recreate and produce the images at a fraction of the cost. She said she’d get them all done for a quarter of the price, and I feel sort of bad because she’s probably selling herself short, but also sort of good because I don’t have to spend £200 to hang four black and white rectangles on my wall.

A spare bed sheet

This one doesn’t need an image because it was £12 from Tesco and not fancy I just needed to buy a spare one so that I didn’t have to rely on the weather being warm enough to allow me to wash and dry my current only bedsheet within the same day. And yes I know I should have had a spare all this time but I am not that kind of person okay.

Or, rather, I wasn’t that kind of person. Today was expensive, but I feel like I’ve grown a little bit. Is that weird? Maybe. Am I reading too much into this? Probably. But you’re the one that’s just read 800 words of me reading into it so if anything you’re the one with the problem.

Until tomorrow, that was a quick way to spend a grand.

Jacn

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s