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 OK, Lisa laughs at me for this and says it is weird.  So I'm asking you guys, because you're all really sane and normal and if you do this thing, it can't be so bizarre.

Q
 If you buy an item for yourself on the interboobs, do you 'visit' it while you're waiting for it?  By 'visiting' I mean going to it's webpage, lookng at pictures, reading it's spec sheet etc.

Weird, schmeird.  I think she's making this stuff up now!


ps - the new icon is the Chronic IH 'Brain Pain Buddy'.  He so cute.  Fellow squishbrainiacs, gank away.   The new IHRF vid is on my profile page too.  Rumours that it made me cry are false, got that?  Evil falsehoods designed to undermine me.  I also absolutely did not cry at the new Grey's Anatomy (shaame shame) episode.  So there.  It is just dusty and I have allergies.

Date: 2009-09-25 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sigma7.livejournal.com
Dude, I totally do that all the time. It's fun. Ramps up the anticipation, which is often more fun than the actual ownership and utility.

Date: 2009-09-28 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paraxeni.livejournal.com
Already feeling more normal!

Date: 2009-09-28 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paraxeni.livejournal.com
I knew I wasn't weird! :D It does make things more exciting, I even visited my Snug Rug, ended up frothing over a fluffy blanket. Thankfully it was only metaphorical froth because the literal stuff stains.

Date: 2009-09-25 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glitterybabe.livejournal.com
If by "reading it's spec" you mean tracking its progress, totally! lol.

In fact i'm probably more weird than you because i was tracking the progress of condoms i bought online the other week (even stranger, i'm actually celibate but that's merely an aside because i thought i was going to get lucky that weekend).

Date: 2009-09-26 05:40 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] maeveenroute.livejournal.com
If by "reading it's spec" you mean tracking its progress, totally!

This. I don't often go back to look at the thing itself (unless it's a major purchase, or will take a *really* long time to arrive), but if the UPS/FedEx websites gave out frequent-visitor miles, they'd be flying me to South Africa by now.

Date: 2009-09-28 03:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paraxeni.livejournal.com
You know what I hate? When something spends 3 days over a bank holiday in a holding facility that's mere miles from our house. I can smell my shiny thing, I can hear the rustle of packaging and yet it's in package prison. Oh and when we bought our tv a couple of years ago I was up all morning tracking it, we'd had it shipped to Lisa's dad's house and he'd promised to stay in. F5, F5, F5, STATUS - DELIVERED AND SIGNED FOR, J. COOPER 11:38.

AAAARGH WTF? I ran upstairs screaming (ah running, I remember that heheh.) "WHO THE FUUUUUCK IS J COOPER AND WHY DOES HE HAVE OUR NEW TV?" She sat up, blinked a bit, did the creaky thinky thinky thing and cocked her head. "Cooper, Cooper...... Jim. Jim next door to my dad". Yep, Daddy Dearest goes out for a walk because despite receiving 4 calls that morning already his poor old brain had become confused. Jim meanwhile, thinks it's Christmas.

Poor Jim. The box was so big and he was so frail he had to leave it in his doorway and use the back door.

Date: 2009-09-28 02:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paraxeni.livejournal.com
OHHHH I forgot about tracking! Yeah, that too. By the specs I meant it's technical specification, so erm in the case of my last purchase 'pink, polar fleece, 250gm thickness, pocket' heheh.

We have so many condoms in this house it is not even funny. I know honest to goodness heterosexuals who marvel that such an amount even exist. They're so versatile though, not just for toy time! I once got a bag of 100 for something ridic like a tenner inc. postage. Rude to refuse that kind of offer I think.

Date: 2009-09-28 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paraxeni.livejournal.com
Aces. More people to add to my 'proof of sanity' list!

Date: 2009-09-26 07:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ilikerivers.livejournal.com
Oh I visit things I've bought a whole lot before they arrive! :D

Date: 2009-09-28 02:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paraxeni.livejournal.com
Bwaaaaaah I *knew* Lisa was the weird one! Knew it, she has that air about her. She wears clothes, goes to work, and drinks out of cups. STONE THE FREEEEAK!

Visiting is great. I have a whole folder of shiny things past.

Date: 2009-09-27 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poppleshatesyou.livejournal.com
I do that all the time! I'm actually doing it right now, i want my pretty new blue menstrual cup to get here nooowwww.

I also absolutely did not cry at the new Grey's Anatomy episode either. You know what other episode i didn't cry like a baby that had been kicked? the last episode of season 5. holy cow.

Date: 2009-09-28 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paraxeni.livejournal.com
Ooh did you get it? I was saying the other week "Hmm, if the Earth ever spins backwards and makes me unable to have another Mirena I'd love to get a cup." Suddenly, the weird person who doesn't visit purchases said "You know, yeah, I'd like to try one of those". I sort of stopped in my tracks. Blinked. "You want to try a menstrual cup? Wow. Sure". Turns out my crunchy VP talk has rubbed off on her.

Ordered one, a couple of days later a little Mooncup-sized box arrives, handed to her by the postman just in time for shark week. We open it, box is empty apart from the manual. We retrace our limited steps, check everywhere, nope. Nothing. I emailed the seller on eBay who said "Well the OTHER 60 I sent out were ok. I think you'd better check the box again" The bloody cheek of it. The woman's from the city I was born in, which has a bad reputation for being full of thieves and rogues. Lisa said "Typical. You've bought stuff online for years, from the US, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, everyfuckingwhere and it HAD to be someone from Sunderland that bloody well robbed you". I stayed calm, even joked with the seller "Ah well the manual is pretty heavy so the box wouldn't have felt empty" while thinking "Why didn't you CHECK IT?". It took nearly ten days for the replacement to arrive. Grrr.

And of course I never cry at GA, never did at ER either. And definitely never ever ever at erm... *hangs head* Project Runway. Oh the shame.

Date: 2009-10-01 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poppleshatesyou.livejournal.com
Nooo, but it shipped!! It's traveling a ways so i'm thinking it will take a while. International shipping can be a bitch sometimes.

Oh man i would be sooo pissed if i ordered something and everything (packaging etc) but that actual thing i wanted showed up. ohhhh jeebus would i be pissed!

Oh yea i still don't cry at the episodes of ER that i'm rewatching as they come out on DVD....never ever ever....ever.

yay! Interboobs!

Date: 2009-09-28 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ezzie-j.livejournal.com
Gotta say I like that term, interboobs.
and yes, I do the same thing as you with the checking out of info and spec sheets etc. :)
To anyone who thinks that is weird ...


:P

Re: yay! Interboobs!

Date: 2009-09-28 03:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paraxeni.livejournal.com
I know, the cheek of it! She thinks it's hilarious that I often run through the specs in my sleep, "Mumble mumble card reader mumble errm... 3 hour battery life....free shipping..."

Re: yay! Interboobs!

Date: 2009-09-28 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ezzie-j.livejournal.com
I can't say I do that! my screenreader somehow manages to worm its way in so I hear that in my head untill I go to sleep -- not nice!
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