I spend my fair share of time on airplanes.
I get bored.
When I get really bored, I reach for the airline magazine, and occasionally the SkyMall magazine, though I’m not a shopper.
2 years ago, I found something in the SkyMall magazine that I wanted.
I really wanted it. Like, seriously.
It’s cool. It’s outdoorsy. It totally fits my house and my personality, and my DOG! There is no doubt in my mind that this was MADE FOR ME!
It was ridiculously expensive.
I had to devise a plan.
When I travel, I am reimbursed for out of pocket expenses. All those trips to the airport, awful food on the road, copies from the local Kinko’s….it adds up.
For the last 2 years, every time I received an expense check, I put it in my “I must have it” jar.
Finally, I saved the required amount of money, and giddily went online and ordered my indulgence.
Today, it arrived.
Immediately upon arriving home, I carved out a spot for him, got him situated, and powered him up.
I shall call him George.
(originally written July 2, 2009)