Money and whim do not mix.
For example, I am now on a whim to buy myself a plane ticket and fly to Helsinki. In an alternate reality, that would be awesome. It would be taking charge of this short life to do something that is worthwhile.
BUT, I got no cash. Heck, I didn't even have enough cash for today's lunch, to put gas in the car and to buy toilet paper. Needless to say, I haven't bought shoes in a while and am heading home more these days to have meals. Then the mobile phone bill came in today. $250-fing-dollars. I haven't even bought any new clothes in the last month. I head to Borders to read the magazines. I avoid the malls. The only luxury expense this month is my 2 CDs. Oh sigh, there are people alot worse than me. I should stop complaining.
Back to the point. Whims and money pretty much go hand in hand. Well, for me. I hate to travel cheap. And I don't like to "invest" money on cheap things. Yes, I am terribly spoilt and indecent. (I added indecent because I am.)
And Loren, pls post something so I know you are actually online in some way???
Also, I thought of you (Loren) when I saw this: