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put yr wallets down!

maura @ 12:11 pm

It’s Buy Nothing Day, woo hoo!!!


This year the annual avoid-the-consumption-frenzy day seems even more significant, what with all of the Occupy activity this fall. BND also marks the beginning of my traditional holiday freakout, in which I try to reconcile my personal beliefs about consumption and materialism with the realities of time, space, and other people.

But that’s for later. For today there are cousins and the zoo and leftovers and togetherness and buying nothing, yippee!

4 comments on “put yr wallets down!”

Anne (2 January 2012 at 10:16 pm)

That is almost every day of my life.

Anne (2 January 2012 at 10:20 pm)

That’s funny, the first thought I ever had upon hearing Occupyers was, “Gee, I hope they aren’t hassling the Smillers too much!” Not that they’d be protesting you, just that they might be mightily in the way of getting to & from, not to mention all the yelling & drumming about.

Anne (2 January 2012 at 10:21 pm)

p.s. Can I just say, one of my best friends in town was an Occupyer here! “Not that there’s anything wrong with that…”

maura (4 January 2012 at 8:39 am)

I know, mostly it is every day for us, too. Esp. now that the holidaze are over, oy.

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