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  • Anyone else have a shopping addiction?

    I enjoy shopping (man card was just revoked) but sometimes the bug really hits me. I just dropped 1200 bones on clothes and shoes. Man I love Nordstrom...
    "The problem with quoting someone on the Internet is, you never know if it's legit" - Abraham Lincoln

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    I am tragically addicted to Nordstrom's shoe department. Their online selection is just too awesome for words.

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    • #3
      Well, guess I shouldn't tell you about my $1700 streak online today at http://www.BostonProper.com and http://www.softsurroundings.com
      What's even crazier is that I didn't buy "fat clothes." I bought my "normal size" -- that I'm going to have to lose 30 lbs. to fit in!
      Maybe it's a sign of confidence? No, it's insane. (but I WILL wear them---one day).

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      • #4
        Holy shit no, I cannot relate to that.

        There is something about the design of retail environments that drives me insane.
        I literally feel like I have to get out of there after anything longer than 15 minutes.

        It doesn't matter if it's the mall or walmart, the whole vibe coming off of those places just rubs me the wrong way.
        I'm sure they are doing everything they can in the world of shoppers psychology to keep you there and spending money, but whatever they are doing seems to have backfired with my psyche.

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        • #5
          i have been on a terrible spending spree lately. I feel like i should seek counseling about it. DAMN YOU EBAY, DAMN YOU TO HELL!

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          • #6
            getting my rei rewards didn't help my spending spree either. at least all that was free!!!! i like free.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by NWPrimate View Post
              Holy shit no, I cannot relate to that.

              There is something about the design of retail environments that drives me insane.
              I literally feel like I have to get out of there after anything longer than 15 minutes.

              It doesn't matter if it's the mall or walmart, the whole vibe coming off of those places just rubs me the wrong way.
              I'm sure they are doing everything they can in the world of shoppers psychology to keep you there and spending money, but whatever they are doing seems to have backfired with my psyche.

              I'm right there with you! And I'm a chick... I'm actually "supposed" to enjoy that crap. *shivers*
              “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
              ~Friedrich Nietzsche
              And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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              • #8
                I enjoy food shopping... Any other shopping makes me homicidal though.
                In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                • #9
                  Imo it has to do with the gathering instinct. You just gotta find a way to afford stuff uh it's called work. Yeah. I traded clothes at resale last night- $295 in store credit, spent about $200 of it. Enjoyed every minute. Going to gather stuff later on- yeah, I need to.

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                  • #10
                    I don't shop for leisure. Apart from food shopping, which I enjoy, I only shop when I need new clothes, books or whatever. I find commodity fetishism very boring and crass.

                    I prefer to do something life-affirming and stimulating in my spare time like visit an art gallery or take a walk in nature.
                    F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fiercehunter View Post
                      Imo it has to do with the gathering instinct.
                      Maybe try fishing, mushroom gathering, berry picking, bird watching, photography, rock collecting, arrowhead searching, or fossil hunting?

                      I know the feeling of satisfaction you mention. I still get a great feeling from fishing, or even gathering firewood on a camping trip. I even enjoy "hunting" worms with a shovel to use for fishing. As a kid, I spent countless hours catching frogs, snakes, salamanders, shrews...you name it. It would be great if you could fulfill your gatherer instinct outside in nature.

                      Of course, do what you enjoy but shopping for fun just seems insane to me.
                      Last edited by NWPrimate; 04-06-2012, 09:53 AM. Reason: added word "enjoy" to sentence so that it would make sense. Don't worry, my error is immortalized in cori's quote

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by paleo-bunny View Post
                        I don't shop for leisure. Apart from food shopping, which I enjoy, I only shop when I need new clothes, books or whatever. I find commodity fetishism very boring and crass.

                        I prefer to do something life-affirming and stimulating in my spare time like visit an art gallery or take a walk in nature.
                        This... I went to the Dali Museum in Clearwater yesterday. It's small but, It was my first trip since they redesigned the building. It made for a really wonderful day.

                        Originally posted by NWPrimate View Post
                        Maybe try fishing, mushroom gathering, berry picking, bird watching, photography, rock collecting, arrowhead searching, or fossil hunting?

                        I know the feeling of satisfaction you mention. I still get a great feeling from fishing, or even gathering firewood on a camping trip. I even "hunting" worms with a shovel to use for fishing. As a kid, I spent countless hours catching frogs, snakes, salamanders, shrews...you name it. It would be great if you could fulfill your gatherer instinct outside in nature.

                        Of course, do what you enjoy but shopping for fun just seems insane to me.
                        This too... there are very few places where there aren't at least state parks close-by for a nice walk in the woods. Even if all you "gather" is a sense of peace.
                        I love coastal fishing... and I bring home one to eat when I go... but most just get their pictures taken and a chance to be caught again another day.
                        “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                        ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                        And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NWPrimate View Post
                          Maybe try fishing, mushroom gathering, berry picking, bird watching, photography, rock collecting, arrowhead searching, or fossil hunting?

                          I know the feeling of satisfaction you mention. I still get a great feeling from fishing, or even gathering firewood on a camping trip. I even enjoy "hunting" worms with a shovel to use for fishing. As a kid, I spent countless hours catching frogs, snakes, salamanders, shrews...you name it. It would be great if you could fulfill your gatherer instinct outside in nature.

                          Of course, do what you enjoy but shopping for fun just seems insane to me.
                          Nah it's a total thrill. The colors, people and culture- I just love it and can never get enough. Whatever is new, or there could be a sale, and then there's the therapeutic aspect too. I didn't shop much last year, was not any better off.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                            This... I went to the Dali Museum in Clearwater yesterday. It's small but, It was my first trip since they redesigned the building. It made for a really wonderful day.



                            This too... there are very few places where there aren't at least state parks close-by for a nice walk in the woods. Even if all you "gather" is a sense of peace.
                            I love coastal fishing... and I bring home one to eat when I go... but most just get their pictures taken and a chance to be caught again another day.
                            Awesome. I just love surrealism and identify so much with it. Dali clearly lived a very troubled life and it's easy to knock him but he was an amazing draftsman and was also a trailblazer IMO. I am totally in awe of Frida Kahlo. She's my heroine. Have you seen the film Frida?

                            I agree, some great suggestions from NWPrimate.
                            F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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                            • #15
                              If you don't want to spend, don't bring $ with you or set a limit- you can always make a plan and stick to it. The walking is so healthy for you and I think staying up on fashion and what's going on culturally is good for you.

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