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Year of no Shopping

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Update: 8 Weeks of a Year of No Shopping

I’m considering a purchase, the first non-essential in 8 weeks. I need a new bathing suit. In the FIGURE OUT HOW TO JUSTIFY THIS PURCHASE BY MEANS OF A RUNNING LIST OF REASONS IN MY HEAD column: All of your bathing suits are getting pretty ratty. The ones that aren’t ratty are, shall we say,…

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By Viki Gonia, February 23, 2018

Update: 4 Weeks of No Shopping. Or: I’m a self-indulgent, privileged asshole

First, this exercise is not aptly named. It should be something like “A Year of Not Buying Anything I Don’t Need” or “A Year of Not Buying Any Bullshit” (though, that has other connotations that would also make a great exercise and I’m going to do that, too. Totally doing that. Bullshit purveyors: Step off)….

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By Viki Gonia, January 29, 2018
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Update: Week 3 of a Year of No Shopping

I forgot to update at the end of last week. But then, I didn’t really have much to say other than that I haven’t bought anything that isn’t food. Or booze. I still haven’t, but temptations abound. For example, my mother and I took a little trip to St. Augustine, Florida, which is my favorite…

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By Viki Gonia, January 20, 2018
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