There's no getting around it: My powerbook is dying. It starts to wheeze after about an hour of use and then it starts freezing up and I have to tilt it to make it keep going. Yes, that's right. There's been instances where I've actually had to orient it with the keyboard on my chest and the screen on my lap.
Trouble is, I don't really have money for a new laptop. Correction, I don't really have money for a new Apple laptop and fine you can call me brainwashed or whatever but I want a mac. 5+ years of not a single bit of trouble (well til now, in its death throes) has convinced me of that.
Anyway, even if I had two grand jingling in my pocket I would feel guilty that it wasn't going in the wedding fund. Do you know how many bouquets that would buy? Ok, I wouldn't need that many but it would be sooo faaaaaaaabulous with like rainbows and unicorns jumping out of it blessing people with 100% Pure Sparkle as I walked down the cashmere aisle.
But then I think ok now it's the wedding but then afterwards I would feel guilty if extra money wasn't going towards saving for a down payment. And then I'd feel guilty it wasn't going towards furniture. And maybe eventually I'd feel guilty it wasn't going towards diapers.
And oh man, is that what you want? Do you really want me to resent my hypothetical kid's diapers because I don't have a mac? Please, think of my (hypothetical) children!
Which is why I seriously contemplated using a credit card to spread out the risk. Unfortunately I've only been approved for a few hundred pounds because I'm a foreigner who has been paying cash for everything since she moved here so I don't have a credit history.
Damn you cautious fiscal habits! You owe me a laptop!