Yesterday, April 15th, was Tax Day here in the U.S., which means lots of lucky people will get refunds of over-paid taxes.
Whether you’re one of them or not, what would you spend an unexpected windfall on? Say … $50? How about $500?
(And, this is a reading meme, so by rights the answer should be book-related, but hey, feel free to go wild and splurge on anything you like.)
As I am not one of the lucky recipients of a refund this year, I can only dream. *sigh* If I were to somehow receive some unexpected money, and I wasn't allowed to be practical with it, I can think of a few things I might splurge on.
Let's just say that $500 showed up one day. I couldn't use it for paying bills and I couldn't put it in my savings account. I would buy a Kindle. Yes, something that I've been on the fence about for a while. It would be wonderful for traveling. Because I know it will never replace an actual book in my heart and my bookcase, it's something I wouldn't use every day. This makes it frivolous and therefore could only be purchased with unexpected money.
There are a few non-book related things I'd buy as well. I want a Flip Mino video camera so I can capture my naughty puppy in the act of dragging my shoes through the house. I'd like to do some re-organizing which requires baskets and shelves, so I'd buy that too. Hmm. . . I think my $500 is spent.