Retail Therapy

I’m not sure why buying things cheers me up. I already have more crap than anybody else on the planet–the joke here is, “Don’t ask Aunt Jenny if she has something, ask her where it is”–plus I’m broke. But this week I found cheap stuff (rule: must be under ten bucks) that made me smile. And here’s the thing: according to several different places on the net, smiling relieves stress, lowers blood pressure, makes you more attractive to others, boosts your immune system, and is a natural painkiller. So as long as the stuff that makes me smile is under ten, I figure I’m getting a deal. Do you know what therapy costs? Continue reading