...in which I accept the Freezer Challenge and eat things I should have thrown out.
...in which I grieve the loss of a friend whom I should have spent more time with.
...in which I blame my Japanese heritage for linking shopping with travel.
...in which I prove NASA wrong and fit everyone around the table.
...in which I ponder what's the greater extravagance: buying a painting or a cup of coffee?
...in which I justify my book hoarding as a business expense.
...in which I was was actively discouraged from buying a $29 battery (regularly $79) at the Apple Store by an Associate who bent my ear for 30 minutes telling me the story of electricity instead of selling me what I'd come for.