Category Archives: Shopping


I just impulse-bought like $200 worth of nonsense because I’m sad and a stupid little part of my brain was able to convince me that material things will make me happy.

Stupid, stupid brain.

Materialism: November 2019 Edition

HEYOOOOOO so it’s time for my monthly-ish “I want material things” blog, ‘cause why the hell not. It’s a good way to keep a list of things I like in case I ever do go on a little shopping spree.

Let’s go!

Is that all? Haha, I was thinking there was more.

Pretty Science

Cool science-related jewelry? I’m down for it.


New Kinvaras!



I burn through Kinvaras so quickly (every month and a half) that all the employees at the Running Room know who I am, haha. I went in there to get these and one of the guys was like, “you’re back here already? Didn’t I sell you shoes like six weeks ago?”

Party time.

(Sorry, there’s not much going on and I’m stressed about getting through the rest of this semester.)

Today, I did something I’ve never done before:

I sized down in shoes.

Ya, I know. DAFUQ.

My current Kinvaras are worn down as hell (because, you know, it’s been a month and a half since I bought them) so I dragged Nate down to the Running Room on our walk to get a new pair.

They didn’t have my size 9 in the Kinvara 9’s and I was kind of scared to try the new Kinvara 10’s, but the lady brought me a size 8.5 in the Kinvara 9’s and they seemed to fit fine.

So I got ‘em.

I’m going to know every employee in that store by the end of the year, I’m sure.

Eye see a Shadow

YO, I keep forgetting to mention this because my brain is frozen from this damn weather, but my mom got me this for my birthday!



She wanted to get me the James Charles palette (‘cause COLORS), but this palette is really freaking pretty. The colors don’t look like all that much in the pans, but once you put them on, they’re really surprising and bright!

Thanks, mom!


You guys, I bought these today ‘cause I thought they were cute.


Li’l spongies!

Do I have a problem?

Spec it Out!

I got new glasses. Check em’ out!


They don’t look too different from my old glasses, but they’re different enough that they warranted a blog post about them, so there ya go. They’re Valentino, hence the “V” in the middle.

(Awwww yeah, bathroom pics at school.)




Today my mom and I drove up to Spokane to go to that big mall up there (North Town? Something like that. I’m too lazy to look it up). We screwed around in there for several hours as always, bought too much stuff, then spent the evening watching nonsense on YouTube.

The Spokane visit is one of my favorite parts of my Moscow trips. Hanging out and going OMFG SHOPPING!!!1!!1 with my mom is always enjoyable.

Plus, there’s a comics/gaming store up there that sells individual Pokemon cards, and I don’t think I’ll be able to stop myself from trying to get a complete first gen collection next time we’re up there.



I clicked on this ad because there’s a poster in Market Mall with the same woman advertising the same fragrance. Turns out the video is much better than the print ad.

Love the dress. Love the dancing. Love the dancer. Too bad I can’t smell the perfume, haha.

Big Bud

ZOMG, this little store has the coolest, retro-est little colorful clothes. I should get a few snazzy shirts.

Sorry, that’s all I’ve got today.

A Blight at the End of the Tunnel

Me: I am sad.
Me: *buys three DLC packs for Euro Truck Simulator 2*
Me: I’m still sad, but at least now I have cool trucks.



I swear to god I didn’t tell her about them. The only place I’ve explicitly mentioned them are here on my blogs, and you can be damn sure I haven’t gotten those blogs posted prior to today.

(Edit: hahaha, it’s February 2019 and I’m looking back at this and laughing sadly because I STILL HAVEN’T POSTED THE DAMN BLOGS)

But she and I have some sort of weird psychic connection or something because when I told her “hey I found headphones I like but I’m not gonna tell you what they are,” she was like “lol too bad I’m going to brain hack you and read your thoughts so I can get you the exact headphones you want!”

And she did.

And here they are.

They’re SO GOOD. They’re also noise cancelling, which is always a plus.




I should not be allowed in Best Buys.
Or, more specifically, I should not be allowed in the headphone section of Best Buys.

Because now I want these.

They’re so comfortable, dudes. And they also are great at noise cancelling. I was wearing them in the store and I felt like I was just in a huge auditorium where the only thing I could hear was the music.

But I already have like 30 headphones, so.


Baby Tamagotchis?!?!?!?!


I remember when Tamagotchis were a thing, yo. I think they came out in 1997 in the US. My friend Emily and I needed them, haha. I think either my mom or dad bought me mine from JC Penny. Mine was the “yellow w/ orange” color, Emily’s was the “purple w/ magenta” color.

We took them everywhere.

I eventually amassed at least nine digital pets during elementary school—I had a few Tamagotchis, I had this one bear Tamagotchi knockoff, I had a Dinkie Dino (my favorite), and a whole bunch of others.

Sadly, I lost the giant keychain of them on the airplane back from California. ‘Twas a sad day. I wish I still had all of those, they were great.



Hello there.

So it’s the start of a new month today! That means trading out a few of the old things that I’ve been using for a while and starting with some new.

1. New backpack.
This actually isn’t something I’m just starting to use today, but that’s only because the old one was literally unable to be used in its final state and I needed some sort of backpack before today. But it’s new enough, so I’m counting it.

2. New shoes.
Look at these gorgeous Kinvaras! They’re so bright and festive and soon-to-be-demolished-by-my-walking.


3. New iPod!
The iPod I’ve had since February 2012 is finally to the point where it won’t hold a charge long enough to last one of  my walks. It’s also to the point where its storage is completely full of music. So I got a new one with double the storage and a new healthy battery. I was also able to find an owl case for it, so that’s really good.


Expensive Noise

I’d like to imagine that I’d be pretty fiscally responsible if I were to come into a whole lot of money somehow.

But then I see headphones like this.

And music players like this.

And I’m like:




They’re so pretty! And new!

That won’t last long.

I’ll break them in on Saturday, because Saturday marks 2 months since I got my current pair of shoes. By then, I should have close to 850 miles on them. WOO!

Edit: Remember when I did that project where I took a picture of the soles of my shoes every 50 miles to document the wear? Nate gave me the idea to take a picture of the soles of these new shoes every day, because that would basically be increments of approximately 15 miles. It’ll be a lot of pictures, but it’ll also look super cool when I .gif them all together. (Edit 2: LAWL, THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN)





Diggety Diggety Bald Peeps Wear Wiggeties

Well hi.

Today my mom was way too nice to me (like she always is) and bought me a metric ton of earrings, along with some other things.

Prompted to continue to look for things to buy (because I have issues), I was looking at watches on Amazon, ‘cause that’s what I do (and because I wanted to see if my favorite watch would ship to Calgary, should I ever need another replacement) and I came across a pretty great review for a Casio calculator watch:

I’ve always wanted a calculator watch. Now that I’m pushing 30, I felt that I’m an adult and I can do what I want and I want to buy a calculator watch, dammit. Yeah, I said it. You’re not my mom. Deal with it.
It’s great. It has dual time, a stopwatch, alarm, tells the date and day of the week, AND A FRIGGIN’ CALCULATOR. If you wear it tightly enough, you can feel your pulse. So it’s like an Apple Watch only it costs under $20, has a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty, and the battery lasts five years. Doesn’t send text messages, but you can write such words as ‘BOOBS’, ‘BOOBIES’, ‘BOOBLESS’, ‘BEES’, and ‘SHOE’. So if you’re a man of few words and your friend is right next to you, it’s basically the same as iMessage.
Knocked off a star because the screen seems to lack some contrast. Not sure if it’s permanent or the battery is low. Can’t recharge the battery, so I don’t know.


Side note: I’m loving these small, low profile Casio watches. This is the one that I’ve been wearing for a while now, but Casio’s got quite a few watches that are super small and compact and make it feel like you’re not wearing a watch at all. If you’re on the lookout for a small, barely-there watch that works great, give this one a try.


Heavy Material

When my mom came up yesterday, she brought with her all the stuff from Amazon that I’ve bought over the past several months. Allow me to share some of it!

  • A few of the Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater episodes that have been missing from my collection. My dad gave me a few cassette tapes of these shows back in high school and I loved them, so I upgraded to mp3 versions as soon as I found them.

  • A new Fitbit! My old one died, so here’s a replacement.

  • A ton of eyeshadow for only $12.

  • A tiny little video camera!

  • A Fidget Cube! This thing is cooler than I was expecting. It’s a good size and all the components are super fidgety. I dig it.


Dorky Etsy Nonsense ‘Cause I’m a Dorky Nutsy Mofo






Here’s more random nonsense I want to buy, because for some reason the you’re-like-a-shopaholic-but-not-really-because-you-rarely-actually-buy-any-of-this-stuff part of my brain is all hyped up this year.

In This Blog: Claudia Has Too Many Tank Tops

They’re like $3 each and they’re colorful. How am I supposed to control myself?

Christmas List Party Fun Time 2K16

Note: no one has to get me any of this stuff. This is just stuff I’ve found that I think is cool.


Leibniz print! Too bad they don’t have wall-sized ones.

The hologram backpack is back in stock!

Butterfly scarf!