well anyway this post is about neither of those things really, I just bought a Chan Luu bracelet via the world wide web and literally spent about an hour debating whether or not it was worth it:
I mean clearly this flimsy bracelet composed of thin leather straps (probably found at hobby lobby) and stones (that could be bought for a fraction of the price for higher quantities at a gem and mineral show) was not worth the amount I paid for it. By no means do I regret the purchase, I'm just saying, I'm fully aware of the consumer extortion occurring. Also a props to Chan Luu for her success in branding since otherwise I would make the damn bracelet myself. I'm foolish. But who am I kidding, we all know when the package arrives in the mail, I'll be drooling and happy.