Doesn't being old rule? Remember when you were younger and you had to beg your parents for a new game, game console, or toy? I'm not even talking about a $300 system. I used to have to beg and whine or do chores so my parents would buy me a $5 GI Joe figure! The only real chance you ever had at getting good stuff was on your birthday or the holidays. While I guess it was a good thing (built character, work ethic, etc.), I can't help but think it rules to be old with a good paying job. Just this weekend I impulse bought a Motorola v60c phone for $500, and I'm sure that I'll buy Xbox or GCN within the next couple of weeks, and I'll probably get 10-15 DVD's or so in the next month. That's over $2,000 total, but I don't really care. I'm making up for all the things my parents wouldn't buy me when I was younger. I can't help thinking that when you're old and have an "adult" job, everyday is your birthday.