Saturday, November 25, 2006

"Shop 'Til You Drop Friday Five"

A seasonally appropriate Friday Five from the RevGalBlogPals :

Would you ever/have you ever stood in line for something--tickets, good deals on electronics, Tickle Me Elmo?

The last thing I stood in line for was a room lottery for the crunchy "alternative" dorm, back in college. I actually had to camp out in the dorm lobby overnight. I got in. Not sure it was worth it, though.

Do you enjoy shopping as a recreational activity?
I do, but it does have to completely recreational -- I can't be on a mission to find something I need; that's work -- and it's not going to be in a mall. Boutiquing and art gallerying in some picturesque resort area or university town -- that's what recreational shopping means to me.

Your favorite place to browse without necessarily buying anything.
Bookstores. Eclectic art/artisan galleries featuring regional talent -- places where the fine art shares space with $15 earrings and handmade Christmas ornaments and such. Gourmet cooking stores. Hardware stores -- the small-town kind with squeaky floors, that smell like galvanized metal and salt licks.

Gift cards: handy gifts for the loved one who has everything, or cold impersonal symbol of all that is wrong in our culture?
I promise not to be offended by gift cards involving coffee or books.

Discuss the spiritual and theological issues inherent in people coming to blows over a Playstation 3.
Hmmm: How about You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind and all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself? Or You shall not steal? Or You shall not kill? Or You shall not covet? Treat others the way you want to be treated?


Anonymous said...

Amen to #5!

Anonymous said...

Love it, LC!