Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I Want the Shiny!

The shiny what? you may be asking. Anything, as long as it's shiny. I'm not picky; I'm in the mood for buying something shiny and pretty and fun --- something that I can dangle in front of myself when my brain is fried, saying "ooooh, sparkly!"

I missed my first-of-the-month academic deadline (oops). I have revised half of the article instead of the whole thing. On the other hand, I think I need this much time to get it all fixed, so I'm not too upset. Obviously having it done already would be ideal, but then again, so would having a team of handsome models to feed me chocolate truffles while I cogitate. As always, I'll just have to make do with the limitations of reality. Sigh.

Anyway, I was searching for something properly Shiny! and Fun! and decided that I need one of these:
Perty, huh? I like it. And I've been very good about going to my exercise class lately, and feeling grumpy about my workout clothes, which are boring and I'm tired of them, so maybe it is time to get something cute to look at while spinning! (I guess the team of models with chocolate would also work...)

I think I like this orange/gold color best:

But then again I like the red a lot too (I love the color red anyways):

Which do I choose? Help me!

Ok, also ---- I could just buy this now to celebrate the fact that I seem to have made exercise a new habit for myself, or I could not buy it until I send out the article and reward myself with it then. Only problem is if I had to order it and then wait, even longer, after all the waiting to get my article revised! Hmmm. Pondering. If you weigh in on this you also must pick a color! There was also a beautiful green-and-gold flowery type design on their site when I looked a few months ago, but it seems to be gone now. Sad. I guess it makes it a little easier to choose though.

In other silly news, my niece is such a total overprepared weirdo that she shops for Christmas presents early. She just emailed me to say that, at July, this is her latest and most behind she has ever been on her Christmas shopping, so I better get her some suggestions damn quick. I must be getting a garlic press in December. Heh.


Bavardess said...

I'm all about instant gratification, so I say buy it! Buy it now! I like the red best. But then again, the blue is also pretty cool...
If I waited to reward myself until I finished stuff, I'd never get anything (queen of procrastination here).

Dr. Crazy said...

As you might imagine, I do like the orange best, but really, they're all great.

I say buy it now. You've been exercising, you've been working away on the article - this will be a little pick-me-up to get you home to the finish line!

Conversely, you can always set a date for when you will order it that's closer to when you think you'll actually be done with the article, and this could inspire you to the final push on the article. That seems like a lot of planning, though.

kermitthefrog said...

I think you should get it now -- make yourself happy along the way instead of suffering without sparkles for nothing!

I'd get the blue myself, but if you're choosing between the middle two, I like the orange-gold.

Historiann said...

Shiny metal objects? ZOMG!!!!11!!

You're such a predictable cat.


Maude said...

i agree! buy it now!

i have that bottle in purple and gold. i love it.

Sisyphus said...

Heh, Historian, maybe I need to get me a laser pointer to play with next!

My problem is I like how the red and gold design really pops on the top of the bottle, but I love the orange/gold contrast on the bottom best. Which to choose, which to choose? I can't get it half one way, half the other.

Sisyphus said...

Also, back when I was getting a new bedspread I looked _everywhere_ for something silky/satiny in that orange and gold Indian-sorta pattern. I would totally do my whole room in those colors if I could.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous bottles! I love the red and the black (wonder if the black might be available on eBay even though it's sold out at your place)? Definitely...when it comes to shiny things, I always say NOW.