After a year and a half of unemployment, I found myself with a new job and 50% pay raise which I have worked at for a year now. I now find myself makeing purchases of stuff I want but don't really need under the guise of "keeping the economy going". Mostly from local merchants whom I know. Mostly games, comics, and CDs. The stuff collects in my room. I feel bad as I buy this stuff, but I feel so good as I get flashbacks to childhood while buying a stack of D&D books saying to myself: "I'm all grown up and can buy anything I want when I want it now."