So I have a gift card to Amazon.com. I got it for spending money, basically. With my bank, National City, they have a program where you get points for using your debit card and writing checks and such. With those points you can get things like gift cards and other gifts.
I have spent enough money over the last year that I was able to get $50 worth of Amazon.com gift cards through the Points. I also have a $10 gift card from a broken product that Amazon shipped me.
So basically, I have $60 worth of gift cards and I have no clue what to use it for. I was going to use it to buy some games for the Wii, but I have plenty of those right now and one on the way that's supposed to take a while to finish. I don't really have any Xbox games I want to buy right now, or DS games. There aren't any DVD sets that I'm interested in, and the only couple of other gifts for Christmas that I need to buy I already have all picked out and they are cheaper to buy at the store because you don't have to pay for shipping.
So that leaves me with $60 to the world's largest warehouse and nothing that I really NEED to spend it on. So while browsing around on there just randomly, I came across this:
I find it to be quite insanely awesome. It's a unicycle with a set of training wheels so that you can learn to ride without any help from any other people. Surprisingly, it fits right into the budget that I have with the gift cards. From what I've read online, it seems to be a pretty good beginners unicycle.
Now, do I NEED a unicycle?? Absolutely not. But for basically free, it seems like a pretty entertaining way to spend the gift cards. I had kind of resigned myself to getting something that I would be able to use outside in the spring, summer, and fall. I have the kayak, but I won't be able to go kayaking everyday...and believe it or not I'm going to seriously TRY to get into better shape this year, so something entertaining to do outside that is also a physical thing would be a good idea for me.
That, and the idea of learning how to do something that I've never even thought that I would be able to do is pretty appealing.
I know what you're thinking..."Jeff, you're an idiot." But imagine how much fun you'll have watching videos of me hurt myself while trying to learn!!!!