My current web obsession is Lands End. Weird, huh? I bought a bathing suit (great clearance deal-only $30 with free shipping!) from them a few weeks ago even though all of my friends thought it was crazy to buy a suit without trying on 50 "no's" first. It fits perfectly. Actually, I bought two and they both were great but I returned one (for free, I might add) because I couldn't afford both. The fabric and craftsmanship are so much nicer than anything in the stores and everything is locked and loaded where it should be.
Since I was so happy with my bathing suit, I decided to devote hours to faux shopping on the Lands End website. I've picked out lots of tshirts, cute gaucho knit pants, a fold over modal skirt, slip on casual shoes, and chino shorts.
Once I finished loading my cart, I very seriously said to Steve, "I wish I could just somehow come across $250." And he very seriously replied, "Me too." We have lots of conversations like this. Just the other day I said, "I think we should start seriously considering winning the lottery." And he said, "I think that's a great idea."
This afternoon, I sent him the following instant message at work...
me: we got our state refund! $370.
me: I'm dying to ask for $100, give you $100 and then put the remaining $170 toward ceiling fans. But I won't. I'll just tell you that I want to ask:)
He didn't respond.
ETA: This is the bathing suit I got. Definitely recommend it.