A number of blogs I read are anti-consumerist. Here's an example: the smuggy mcsmuggersons. Homesteading, downshifting, whatever. Everyone's doing it.
I enjoy consumerism. I went down to Seattle with Husband the other day (and Firefly), and we got our meat for the next several months. It was great. We get all our meat in the states. We actually buy almost everything there, at least everything for me. I only buy eggs and produce weekly.
We eat a lot of eggs.
In fact, here are some things about modern life that I really, truly love:
- Washers and dryers. Oh, my wash. I love my washer and dryer. Hanging out the laundry? No thanks. Besides, it gets crinkly.
- ipods, iphones, cell phones you can use to check your email and take pictures of the kids too, and podcasts. How did I live without these?
- shopping on the net. There is no longer any reason to take children to stores, and used books can be procured from half a world away.
- coke. Yes, I like coke. I admit it. In fact, I like coke quite a lot. Diet coke isn't bad either.
- products from China. My knitting needles have pandas on them.
- Cesaerean births. Dying in child birth is very not my style, and I don't really want to lose the kids either. I work so hard to make them.
- Vaccines. See above. I hate being pregnant, so I've got to look after the ones I've got.
- Deep freezers.
- Non-iron shirts. Brooks Brothers make some now. If your husband wears dress shirts, and you're still ironing, get these shirts. They are worth the cost (although Brooks Brothers has regular sales if you watch the outlets). They even have the crease down the arms. Do not iron.
What do you like about modern, consumerist life?