When I commute to work, I take the bus to the transit center, and then I walk the remaining half mile or so. It takes me past my favorite coffee place, and then past an evil, awful, beautiful, wonderous, wallet-sucking establishment.
When it comes to books and the procurement thereof, I've explored my insanity before. I HAVE A GIANT PROBLEM.
The library is great, and I know (I know, I know, I KNOW) that I should be utilizing it more, but there is just something to be said about holding a book and knowing that it's yours. Putting it on a shelf and looking at its beautiful spine. Loaning it out and knowing that someone is about to experience something you did - it's a great feeling.
I just really, really need to stop buying them.