I rearranged my CD rack the other week. My sister bought me some index cards, and I wanted an excuse to sort my CDs out, and insert the cards as needed. So I emptied the rack, arranged them all over the floor, then thought, “fuck, I’ve got to put them all back now.”
I’ve been wanting a new CD rack for a while now. The one I’ve currently got has survived three, possibly four house-moves, but is knackered. Also, not all of my CDs fit on it, and so I keep some in a little plastic basket at the side of the unit.
So, I keep telling myself that I’m going to buy a new CD rack. This is a little difficult to actually do, as I have no money. I struggle to get by as it is, but Christmas has cleared me out. But I sit in my flat, staring at my poor, dilapidated CD rack, and I think, “sod it, I want one”.
Now, obviously, not even the post-christmas sales can help me out, so I turn to ‘the clubs’. These are what used to be ‘the catalogues’ that we, as kids, would look in in the weeks leading up to Christmas, to give us some kind of idea of how much stuff was, and thus how likely we were to receive it on the morning of the 25th. So,now I have accounts with two Home Shopping sites – one where I always keep the balance under £100, and use when I need a shirt or a birthday present and can’t afford to go out and buy one, and another, where I buy bigger things, like my TV and other assorted electricals, where I try to pay £30 or so off my bill every month. I sat on my settee yesterday, stared at this:
I saw a nice unit for £89. Storage for up to 730 CDs, adjustable shelves, the lot. I showed my mum, said I knew it was a lot of money, but I needed it. She said okay, that it was my decision, and I promptly talked myself out of getting it.
I was watching a DVD this afternoon, saw the rack above out of the corner of my eye, and talked myself back into it. Visited the ‘bigger’ website this evening, saw the £89 unit I was going to buy yesterday, then saw a near-identical storage unit on the same page, with storage for up to 760 CDs, and the same number of adjustable shelves, for just £75. So that was that. New CD rack ordered, delivered within 19 days. Hell yeah.