I had an article appear in a magazine in May --- I just received the payment for it today, and I nearly sprayed Dr. Pepper out of my nose... I was expecting 50 or 100$, but it was 435$ !!!

It's the first time I have ever been published for money, and it is supercool!

I've decided that I am going to spend the entire amount on myself, on something frivolous (or perhaps not so frivolous...). The first thing I thought was: CLOTHES! but then I said: wait, I should get something useful, and preferably something to do with writing...

(but maybe I should get clothes?!?)

So, any suggestions???