Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Vice I Can't Give Up

Today's post brought to you by Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writer's Workshop.

Mama Kat asked: What is the one ‘vice’ you can’t give up?

I have so many, it's hard to choose. There's my morning hot chocolate - I don't have it every morning, but I'd hate to give it up entirely. And my daily nap on the bus - I feel pretty cheated if I don't get that. The Cheetos I sometimes keep in my desk drawer - mmmm.... Cheetos. My beloved Kindle and iPhone, of course - I'm pretty addicted to them.

But when I stopped to think, my biggest addiction is probably Amazon.com. You can get everything from Amazon! Hot chocolate? Yes. Cheetos? In bulk. Apps and content for my Kindle and iPhone? Of course! Amazon could even help with the bus naps - eye shades and ear plugs could take care of the people who insist of turning on the reading lights and chattering away during the morning commute. (Seriously people, save that for the afternoon ride. The morning drive is for napping. The rest of us find the two of you extremely annoying. It's true. We've talked about it - on the afternoon bus.)

And if you use Amazon frequently enough, you can get the Prime membership. Which means that you get 2-day shipping for free every time. That's just even more addicting. It just shows up at your door in only a couple of days and for no shipping charge? Awesome!

Whenever I need anything, I just assume I can get it from Amazon. And I'm almost always right. New charger for the iPhone, the lotion I couldn't find at Target, a case of Cocoa Puffs for my cereal-obsessed children. I've been known to buy diapers or paper towels from Amazon just because I didn't want to drag all the kids to the store. (Though you do have to do a little planning ahead on that one - 2 day shipping is useless when you're down to two diapers in the box.) I just love how it's all at my fingertips and only a couple clicks away.

Every birthday present. All my Christmas shopping. Many a Mother's Day and Father's Day present. All from Amazon. And since I'm lazy that way, sometimes I just go ahead and have Amazon wrap it for me, too. After all, Amazon has already found the present and is packing it up and shipping it to the recipient for me. Why shouldn't Amazon wrap it up for me, too? Amazon is like my own little personal assistant who takes care of these pesky chores.

Yep, definitely addicted. Give me Amazon or give me death! (Well, not death. That's a bit extreme. More like severe discomfort. Or intense annoyance. Doesn't have the same ring to it, but it's more accurate.)

And on that note, I've just remembered that my mother's birthday is coming up. Off to Amazon to take care of that...

8 comments:

SUPAHMAMA! said...

Oh, Amazon! My list there is so long! You can get EVERYTHING there!!! Have I mentioned how awesome it is to see you posting more? It's awesome. :)

Morgan said...

My hubby is an Amazon shopper, so I benefit from his vice. :)

Visiting from Mama Kat's :)

taradon said...

Thanks, Supahmama! You inspired me to get off my post and get posting again. :)

Julia Hunter said...

Amazon is addicting. I have the prime and just knowing that I can have something in 2 days with free shipping makes me shop more. It's terrible, lol.

Dumb Mom said...

I have a pretty intense addition to Amazon too. It's sad really and I'm sure the UPS guy thinks I'm a hoarder.

Maria The Mum said...

Stopping by from Mama Kat's - great post! Love your writing style....as we speak, I have 41 items in my Amazon cart....!!! No wish list for me, I want it all! Upside of Amazon? Santa found just what Lucy wanted for Christmas for $60 less!!! No joke! Everyplace else wanted $100, Amazon had it for $40!

Arnebya said...

And to think I've always only gone to Amazon for books. Hm. This is like a whole new world for me, like Pinterest (which I am still wholly frightened of). But. The way y'all are describing it, I might NOT want to go.

Gina said...

Love Amazon.com...it's where Christmas and birthdays come from.