Sunday, February 08, 2004

acquisitions update

Here's the Official Pottery Barn Catalog depiction of the sofa that I purchased online today, in its selected hue (paprika):

Any advice for my forthcoming car purchase is welcome. On my way back from Best Buy this afternoon*, I resolved to stop in at one of the car dealerships on Odana Drive. As I was going by them, however, I began to get panicky and so drove on by. Then, however, in a surprising moment of ascendant pluck, and turned my car around and went to the Toyota dealership, where I asked a series of moronic questions to a salesman that made it clear that not only was this my first new car purchase**, but my first purchase of anything really expensive. "So this number here, is this the price?" "So how does that financing thing work? Do you have to put 20% down?" "So, I can get any car in any color, right?"

* I bought a USB 2.0 card, so I don't have to wait 10-20 minutes to synch my e-mail files on my computer and portable hard drive.

** My mother bought a bright yellow Ford Escort wagon when I was like ten, which is the only time in my lifetime (and perhaps ever) that my parents purchased a new car.

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