Just a couple of good articles about that subject:
You Probably Have Too Much Stuff (from New York Times),
The Real Reasons Why You Buy (NYT again),
Now, to some happier thoughts! How was your Halloween? I watched a funny horror movie with my best friend and went to bed quite early. The evening before Halloween, I carved pumpkins with my boyfriend. You can see the result on my Facebook or Twitter, we tried to do a cheerful little fellow and I think we were quite successful (don't you?!). Halloween isn't really a holiday in Slovenia, although it's becoming more and more popular lately (I can understand why, it's a really fun holiday!). We do have a very similar holiday in the beginning of the year (February / March), a lot of carnivals take place at that time and people dress up to "chase away the winter".
Anywaaay, I leave you with the photo and a song to start off November - it's from my favourite band (and it's one of Alexandra's favourite bands too - The National was the beginning of what turned out to be a beautiful blogger friendship!). Song: Mr. November by The National.