The State of the Impulsive Buy

Many of you maybe wondering WTF?

Why have I been posting fewer reviews recently?

Well the reason why is because I have a new job at a non-profit organization. Oh wait, I really should say, “I have a job…Period.” I don’t think my previous “job” of sitting in my pajamas all day, watching cartoons, and writing product reviews really counted as an official job.

Although, except for the writing of product reviews, it sounds like the current job description for Kevin Federline’s position as Britney’s sperm giver.

Anyway, because of my new job and my freelance writing work, I haven’t had the time to write many reviews. However, since I have a real job now, I plan to quit my freelancing, after I finish up one last project. This means I can get back to writing reviews on a regular basis.

So hopefully within a couple of weeks the Impulsive Buy will be back in full swing. Until then, I will continue to post sporadic reviews. I’m sorry for this.

Thank you for your understanding.

The Impulsive Buy

PS – Ultradave, please don’t hunt me down and kick me in the shins.

33 thoughts to “The State of the Impulsive Buy”

  1. Thanks for giving us a notice. That’s great that you got a job. I can’t wait until you start posting regularly again. Until then, you rock marvo!!!!

  2. Congrats! i had a feeling that you started working when the reviews starting coming less frequently. and welcome to the non-profit world! I’ve been in non-profit for a while, and i love my work for the American Red Cross where i’m at now.

  3. Congratulations! We’ll try to survive until you post regularly, though I’ve been having withdrawals. Best of luck with the new job! 🙂

  4. Kick you in the SHINS? If I was going to hunt you down, I’d aim for the crotch area, myself. Good luck with the new job and we look forward to more reviews whenever you have time.

  5. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Seriously, congrats on the Job. I thought you where just losing interest but this is better news.

  6. I was about to get on your case and call you a slacker….but since its for a job…I can’t anymore! Good luck though! And come back soon, because I know I already miss u! 😉

  7. iT’S GOOD THAT YOU GOT A JOB CUZ THEN YOU CAN PAY RENT AND YOU WON’T BE HOMELESS. hOPELESS PEOPLE SO SELDOM AHVE INTERNET ACCESS, AND THEN WE’D NEVER GET TO HEAR FROM YOU, SO A PERIOD OF SLOW REVIEWS IS ACCEPTABLE. Dang, I just realized the caps lock was on, sorry about that. Good luck at your new job. Don’t let the man wear you down.

  8. Congrats on getting the job! I’ll miss your daily reviews, and I can’t wait until the next one. Maybe you could have guest reviews? Just a thought…

  9. Great to hear about the new job. As long as you don’t completely stop, in which case we WILL have to take the next boat over to your rock in the middle of the pacific and all take turns with the kicking of the shins…

  10. awww, yay! It’s probably good anyway, I’m at this thing called “college” and I should be doing that stuff called “school work” rather than reading blogs anyway.

  11. oh sure, just let real life get in the way of my unreality!! congrats on the job…someday you will get paid lots of money to just do this…

  12. Non-profit? What gives? LOL. Just kidding. Good job man…. who knew a person in your condition could get a job?

    Once again…. kidding.

    “School sucks your humor dry. Evidence in this post.”

  13. That was way better than The State Of The Union Address this year. And shorter.

    Good luck in the new job and we’ll catch ya when you have time to write!

  14. Ah, a J-O-B. Someday I shall have one of those job thingies again too.

    But not yet.

    Not yet.

    (Guess the movie reference! 🙂 )

  15. Haven’t really had a chance to discover that the posts were slacking. I am here in the gulf coast region recovering from Hurricane Katrina. Today my electricity has finally come back on and I have returned to work. Its total death and destruction in the region and thousands of homes have been destroyed. I been using my spare time to purchase donations for the make-shift shelters and volunteering. Many Americans throughout the country have left their families behind to come here to help and for that I am completely greatful. Your sacrifices go beyond any measures. They set up a make-shift clinic at the airport and the word is they are dieing at an average of ten per day. A special thanks to Peyton and Eli Manning, Marshall Faulk, and other NFL athletes, who would normally be taking the time getting prepared for the season, leaving their camps to do everything they can to help the victims because you realized what was more important.
    Sorry being off topic but I needed the release and tonight I can go back to sleeping in my bed. But many victims are still suffering and most will never be able to recover. So readers your prayers and well wishes would be greatly appreciated.
    Finally congrats Marvo ALL THE BEST

  16. Lucy – Just like Metamucil, stopping my freelance work will make regular again.

    Megan – So far, I like the work I do at the non-profit I work at. It makes me feel good about myself and gives me good karma, which will hopefully make up for all the evil things I do.

    Pel – Sorry about the withdrawals, hopefully in a few weeks everything will be all right and your hands won’t shake and you’ll be less irritable.

    Chuck – I have been kicked in the groin before. It is not a pleasant experience and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone, except Clay Aiken, but he has no balls, so it wouldn’t be unpleasant for him.

    Andy Skelton – I know. I know. I’m a cheap bastard, and now I’m a blog neglecting bastard. But at least I’m not an reality show contestant bastard or Star Jones.

    wyn – I’ll try my best to finish this freelance gig as soon as possible, but if you need a Marvo fix, you could always read the archives.

    Aaron – Oh, hell no! I haven’t lost interest in the Impulsive Buy. Actually, it helped me get the job I have. Usually, it’s the other way around, people getting fired for their blogs. But I got Blankbabied, which will someday be the official term for getting a job because of your blog.

    Ultimate Best Vamp Ever – You can call me “slacker” A lot of my high school teachers and college professors called me that. Although, they didn’t really call me “slacker,” they instead said, “You have so much potential, but don’t live up to it,” which is a nice way of saying, “slacker.”

  17. Amy in GA – I think if I were homeless, I’d use my laptop not only as a pillow and umbrella, I’d use it to steal someone’s wireless internet connection.

    caitlin – Not all jobs suck, but jobs at Wal-Mart definitely suck.

    Jessika – I’ve been thinking about that for a very long time and I’ve been thinking about doing just a week of reader submitted reviews. We will see.

    Holy Schmidt! – Thanks for the review! You know, I also hate when I get stains on my naughty nurse outfit.

    Bryan – Well if that happens, I’m going to get metal plates inserted into my shins.

    Genny from the Burbs – I remember that thing called “college,” but I don’t remember very well that stuff called “school work.”

    rfduck – Remember, I’m a cheap bastard, so to me higher-priced is about ten dollars. 😉

    missy – I hope I don’t get paid lots of money to do this, because I’ll probably get all arrogant and the money will get to my head. But then again, I would have groupies.

  18. Brandon – Hell yeah, non-profit! They may not sound glamorous, but some non-profits actually pay pretty damn well. Plus, some non-profits give you that warm and fuzzy feeling that you only can get from either helping people or tequila.

    Lorien – Yes, maybe now I can afford to review soy milk. I’ve been wanting to review soy milk, but it’s so damn expensive. Oh yeah, and cheap caviar.

    Jamie – Thanks! But you know, not everyone here surfs and smokes weed. Only 50 percent of the people here surf and smoke weed. Also, I think 0.000001 percent of the people here write product reviews.

    nat – Hmm…I didn’t listen to the State of the Union Address. I also didn’t watch Ice Cube in XXX: State of the Union. I guess I have something against state of the unions.

    Thumper – Presents for all!?! Well, there goes my pay for the entire year. 🙂

    Toni – I don’t remember movie lines very well. The only movie lines I REALLY know are:

    My girlfriend sucked 36 dicks!

    In a row?

    Webmiztris – You’re one of my favorite bloggers, too. I’m not saying this to reciprocate your kind words, I’m saying this because it’s true.

    kent – I’m glad to hear that you’re all right.

  19. Gee, your reason for absence is a lot better than my reason for absence. Hearty congratulations on the gig! Perhaps you could begin with a job review — oh, wait, bad idea there. Nevermind!

  20. Mellie Helen – Hmm…Reviewing jobs? I can see it now…The Impulsive Job!!! Oooh, new blog idea!!! I got dibs!!!

  21. theinfamousj – For the past five years, Hawaii has had a serious lack of teachers in the fields of science and math. If you like hot weather and kids that won’t pay attention, then E komo mai, which means “welcome” in Hawaiian.

  22. ok, no shin violence. for now.

    besides i’m sleepy and i want a snacky cake right now.

    and i think you live like 6,000 miles from me. so you’re probably safe for a while.

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