Californian Shopping  

lecious 30M
16 posts
8/21/2005 6:45 pm

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Californian Shopping

August 21st 2005

A colleague, if that's how you spell it, of mine recently just found out how strange I was. My shopping habit was completely different from his and others. He asked my why I did it. I simply replied, this is how we do it in California. So is it really Californian shopping?

When I was back in California, prices were as high as they are now in Wisconsin. It was outragous really. A trip anywhere would take about 1/4 of your tank really. Our cars were gas guzzlers. Californians LOVE to drive and drive FAST. Highway speed here is 65 MPH. County roads were 65 MPH there. So generally, we'd have to go the gas stations more. Thus, this made us more fuel conservative. Only driving to get to work, get grocery, do much needed errands.

So for shopping, we'd all go to the same grocery store we have been going to for the last 10 years or so. Even if one were closer, we'd all still take the extra effort and go to the same one. I'm pretty sure many people do.

Then for anything "materialistic" or household items. We'd get online and find availablity in the area. Kind of crazy, but it works. If it's not available, we would order it online. If it's $2.30+ for 9/10ths of a gallon and shipping costs roughly $2.00 to $50.00 depending on the item. It would be cheaper to have it shipped. Also those items are generally cheaper online. We also try to go to the store to "check" it out first, before we buy online. If you can buy for the online price and pick it up in town, go for it!


Today will be my last day in Milwaukee. I will be moving out to Madison soon. There, hopefully, I will be able to accomplish what I have set out to do. So, if anyone in Madison is reading this, see all you there!

FullFrontalNerdi 67M
2 posts
1/27/2006 4:01 pm

This is written several months after your blog entry I know, but just what is it you set out to do? Doing it now? Done it? Hopefully, your change to Madison is allowing you to do it.

lecious 30M
21 posts
4/4/2006 4:38 am

My materialistic goal was to succeed in school and get myself in to the medical program. My idealogical goal is to find who I really am, what are my strengths and what I want to do. Sorry for the late reply. Currently I failed miserable at my materialistic goal. I think I am getting closer to my idealogical goal.

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