So it looks as if I'll soon be escaping from my year long financial drought. I finally secured a new job after losing my old one last May, and I'm happy to say that even in this terrible economic climate I've managed to wangle a bit of a salary bump. After losing my job last year I never thought I'd find anything in the same ballpark, salarywise, so it's a pleasant surprise to learn I'll be earning even more.
To celebrate my new found wealth I plan to buy something I really don't need. A year of living on my savings and buying only absolute essentials has left me with a desire to blow a little cash on frivolity, but I can't quite figure out what to buy. My first thought was to pick up one of these inflatable boats. I've always wanted to mess around on the water, and at $599 for a 2.7 metre inflatable it's finally within reach.
On the other hand, I could also use one of the many rowing machines Australia has to offer. My last year has been pretty damned sedentary, and I'd love to have a little workout equipment at home to try to regain my old shape. Now I can see a future ahead of me I'm realising that I want to live through it without a beer gut, so I need to get off my ass right away.
So, the random fun of an inflatable boat or the sensible pragmatism of a rowing machine? Decisions, decisions...